List of names on ship Palatia sunk 21.10.1942

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List of names on ship Palatia sunk 21.10.1942

Post by Nabucco » 10 Jun 2020 19:45

I am searching for names of German survivors after the sinking of Palatia October 21th 1942 outside Kristiansand, Norway. Can a list be found in German or Norwegian archives? Grateful for replies.

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Re: List of names on ship Palatia sunk 21.10.1942

Post by Peter » 04 Jul 2020 16:18

The records of Uj1704 or its parent Flotilla might give you some information.

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Re: List of names on ship Palatia sunk 21.10.1942

Post by Ro/Lt » 08 Feb 2021 10:44

Some info along the road: According to the Norwegian Wikipedia article https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/MS_Palatia_(1928)
233 were saved: 92 german guard soldiers, 27 sailors (including the captain) and 114 russian prisoners.
986 were lost: 915 prisoners, 70 german soldiers and sailors, and the norwegian pilot (Johannes Sandvik).

Those who can read Norwegian can learn more about both the Palatia and the Riegel maritime disasters here including the story of a russian survivor:
https://www.orkana.no/wp-content/upload ... soleim.pdf
Interesting stories that were held as secrets for many years even after the war... The victims of the half sunk Riegel wasn't even buried until the seventies!

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Re: List of names on ship Palatia sunk 21.10.1942

Post by Darius333 » 11 Feb 2021 06:16

Hello friends,

-some data on PALATIA is here (look mainly for "Schiffschronik" & "Quellen"):
https://www.historisches-marinearchiv.d ... e_value=17

-AIR 27/1938/11: Squadron Number: 489 RNZAF (Royal New Zealand Air Force) Summary of Events: Y
https://discovery.nationalarchives.gov. ... r/D8413090

-AIR 27/1938/12: Squadron Number: 489 RNZAF (Royal New Zealand Air Force) Records of Events: Y
https://discovery.nationalarchives.gov. ... r/D8413091


Regards

Darius

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