World War IDS Pollux

DS Pollux was sunk by the German U-boat UC-45 on March 18, 1917, in the North Sea. The ship was en route from Newcastle to Bergen, carrying general cargo and 20 passengers. Eight crew members and eight passengers lost their lives in the shipwreck. The last lifeboat arrived at Lerwick after three days.

Passengers who lost their lives in the sinking of DS Pollux:

  • Rolf Whist, Deputy Director of Norsk Lloyd, Oslo
  • Carl Adolf Pedersen, Sandefjord
  • Georg J. Johannesen, Engineer, Larvik
  • Sverre Hope, Bergen
  • Olaf Eriksen, First Mate
  • Ivar Tuvasson, Master, Landskrona, Sweden
  • Mr. E. Brook, United Kingdom
  • Mrs. M. W. Brook, United Kingdom

(Source: Sjø

Maritime enquiry: Pollux

(Source: Sjøforklaringer over norske skibes krigsforlis, 1914-1918. B. 2 : 1ste halvaar 1917, via

About DS Pollux

  • Nationality


  • Built


  • Wrecked


  • Carrier

    Det Bergenske Dampskipsselskap, Bergen

  • Tonnage

    1450 dvt