MS Oslofjord (1938)
|Operator:||Norwegian America Line|
|Port of registry:||Oslo|
|Builder:||Deutsche Schiff- und Maschinenbau, Bremen|
|Launched:||29 December 1937|
|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|
On 27 April 1939, Oslofjord collided with the American 160-foot (48.8 m) pilot boat Sandy Hook in the North Atlantic Ocean west of Sandy Hook, New Jersey, off the Ambrose Lightship at . Sandy Hook sank in 100 feet (30 m) of water, and Oslofjord rescued all 26 crew members and harbor pilots on board Sandy Hook.
During World War II, Oslofjord sank after just two years of service on the night of 21-22 January 1941 after hitting a mine in the North Sea off the coast of England off the River Tyne on 1 December 1940. Her wreck lies in 15 metres (49 ft) of water at Coordinates: .
- "Casualty Reports". The Times (48291). London. 28 April 1939. col C, p. 29.
- njscuba.net Sandy Hook - Pilot Boat
- Lawson, Siri Holm. "M/S Oslofjord". Warsailors.com. Retrieved 24 January 2010.
- Miller, William H. Jr. (1995). Pictorial Encyclopedia of Ocean Liners, 1860-1994. New York: Dover Publications. pp. 92. ISBN 0-486-28137-X.
Shipwrecks and maritime incidents in April 1939
Shipwrecks and maritime incidents in December 1940
Shipwrecks and maritime incidents in January 1941