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War & Decline

The Norwegian Connection

United States of America Declaration of Intention (1)

Period:
20th Century
Description:

U.S.A. Declaration of Intention form completed on behalf of A G Kristiansen (Christiansen).

 

Arnljot was born in Bergen, Norway in 1903. He was 24 when he boarded the steamship West Chetac from Bremen, Germany and sailed to New Orleans, Louisiana. In this document Arnljot renounced his allegiance to the Norwegian King, Haakon VII, and confirmed his intention to become a citizen of the United States. (The steamship West Chetac was built in 1919. It was torpedoed and sunk by a German submarine on 24 September 1942. It was about 300 miles east of Trinidad on a voyage from New York to the Arabian Gulf. The Captain and 30 crew were lost.)

Materials/Media:
paper
Source:
Dumfries Museum & Camera Obscura
Accession number:
DUMFM:1986.13.7
Digital Number:
DMDO111n
Creation Date:
18-Dec-28
Copyright:
Dumfries & Galloway Council