MS Oslofjord (1938)

MS Oslofjord was an ocean liner built in 1938 by A/G Weser Shipbuilders, Bremen, Germany for Norwegian America Line. She was 18,673 gross register tons, and could carry 860 passengers. She sank on 21/22 January 1941 after hitting a mine off the River Tyne on 1 December 1940, after just two years of service.[1][2] She sits in 15m at 55°0.17′N 1°23.72′W.

Name: Oslofjord
Operator: Norwegian America Line
Port of registry: Oslo
Builder: Deutsche Schiff- und Maschinenbau, Bremen
Launched: 29 December 1937
Acquired: May 1938
Fate: Sunk 1941
General characteristics
Tonnage: 18,673 GRT
Length: 179.20 m (587 ft 11 in)
Beam: 22 m (72 ft 2 in)
Draught: 10.40 m (34 ft 1 in)
Installed power: 2 x MAN diesel engines
Capacity: 860 passengers


  1. Lawson, Siri Holm. "M/S Oslofjord". Retrieved 24 January 2010.
  2. Miller, William H. Jr. (1995). Pictorial Encyclopedia of Ocean Liners, 1860-1994. New York: Dover Publications. pp. 92. ISBN 0-486-28137-X.

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