Magnor Jensen

The information on registered seafarers is not in all cases complete. As new sources are studied, information on engagements and medals etc. will be added to some of the already registered seafarers.

Date of birth

April 21, 1923


Ingvald Jensen




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Place of living

Prof. Blikksgt. Narvik




U.d.m. (Utskrevet dekksmann)


  • Participant in WW2
  • Shetlandsgjengen. Heltene i Nordsjøen, s. 400:
    Innlemmet i Shetlandsgjengen: 31.8.1944, nr. c198.
    Antall turer: sesong 1944-45=11.
    Overført annen virksomhet: 20.4.1945.

    Sjøforsvarets londonarkiv:

    Antatt i Marinen: 31.05.1944.

    Sivil stilling: Matros.

    Tjenestested: "Henriksen". Fra 31. august 1944 til 20. april 1945.

    Dimittert ved Marinekommando Nord-Norge: 15.02.1946.

    The National Archives, Kew, HS 9/794/8:

    "9th April 1940. When the Germans attacked Norway JENSEN was in Narvik, staying with his married sister Aagot at 46, Tore Hundsgate, and he remained in the town during the attack by the Allied Forces. After the Allied capture of Narvik, towards the end of May 1940, the civilian population were evacuated owing to enemy air-raids and JENSEN was sent to Bø, Vesteraalen, where he stayed with his sister until September 1940, when they returned to Narvik.

    September 1940 - June 1942. Shortly after, JENSEN got a job unloading coal at Narvik station and was thus employed for about three months. He then worked on the construction of barracks for the German occupation forces and in May 1941, JENSEN, who was now out of work, applied to the contractors VISTER of Oslo who were engaged in the construction of a road between Narvik and Bjørnfjell, and JENSEN worked as a labourer until November 1941, when snow conditions made it necessary to close down for the winter.

    Some weeks later, JENSEN called at the labour exchange in Narvik to seek employment and there it was discovered that he had been a seaman before the War. according to him, he was forced to sign on as an ordinary seaman on the S/S. "VØRINGEN", of the H.S. S/S/. Company of Bergen, this ship being used by the Germans as a troop ship.

    JENSEN made several journeys on the above vessel between Narvik and Tromsø transporting troops and German War material. In March 1942, Jensen was discharged as the captain preferred to man he ship with a crew from his native town of Bergen."

    Jensen ønsket ikke å jobbe i Narvik og valgte å forlate arbeidet. Ønsket senere å flykte til Sverige. Dro med S/S "SALTEN" til Tysfjord september 1942 og rømte derfra til Sverige i robåt. I Sverige frem til april 1944 og ankom med fly fra Stockholm i U.K. 19. april 1944.


    «Shetlandsgjengen. Heltene i Nordsjøen», Asgeir Ueland, 2017.

    Sjøforsvarets londonarkiv ved Marinemuseet i Horten: P.21. kort 095-096

    The National Archives, Kew, HS 9/794/8