The Second Great War No. 55

NEW MERCHANTMEN TO REPLACE NORWAY’S WARTIME LOSSES Launched at a Scottish shipyard on December 21,1941, by Norw ay’s King, the ‘Kong Haakon VII 'was the first replacement to her Merchant Marine which, by this date, had lost 300 of its ships in war service for the Allies. Of the fine fleet of Norwegian tankers Mr. Noe! Baker (of the Ministry o f'W ar Transport) in April 1942 said that they were to the Battle of the Atlantic what the Spitfires were to the Battle of Britain in 1940. Photo ,Central P rcsi 2174 I B H
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