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Albert Johan Moss

Birthdate: (90)
Birthplace: Bergen, Bergen, Hordaland, Norway
Death: July 4, 1973 (90)
Bergen, Bergen, Hordaland, Norway
Place of Burial: Bergen, Bergen, Hordaland, Norway
Immediate Family:

Son of Edvard Wilhelm Moss and Dorothea Moss
Husband of Ingrid Moss
Father of Egil O Moss; Reidun Bertelsen and Gunvor Moss
Brother of Bernard Alexander Moss

Occupation: Sailor
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About Albert Johan Moss

Mr Albert Johan Moss

  • Born: Thursday 14th December 1882
  • Age: 29 years
  • Last Residence: in Bergen Norway
  • 3rd Class passenger
  • First Embarked: Southampton on Wednesday 10th April 1912
  • Ticket No. 312991 , £7 15s 6d
  • Destination: New York City New York United States
  • Rescued (boat B)
  • Disembarked Carpathia: New York City on Thursday 18th April 1912
  • Died: Wednesday 4th July 1973

Albert Johan Moss was born in Bergen Norway on December 14 1882 as one of six children of Eduard and Dorothea Moss. 16 years old he started his career a sailor. After a shipwreck outside Preston vest of England in December 1911, he was on his way to sign on as second mate at the Norwegian steamer “Norheim” in Philadelphia. On Titanic he shared a third class cabin at the E-deck with two more seamen also heading for “Norheim”. Struggling with collapsible B on board Titanic, he was swept overboard, but after some time in the cold water, he reached collapsible B and managed to climb up on it.

After two weeks at hospital in New York he continued to Philadelphia and on board “Norheim” as planned. Later on he was appointed captain at another Norwegian steamer “Nordkyn”. Despite Norway was not a part of WW1, “Nordkyn” was torpedoed outside Morocco. Albert and all the crew members managed to enter the lifeboats and reached a Moroccan town after three days.

Well home in Bergen he married his own niece Ingrid, the daughter of his elder brother Bernhard. He then had a ten year long pause from his seafaring life, and Ingrid and Albert got three children Gunvor, Egil, and Reidun; the latter later married to Håkon Bertelsen and got five children.

In 1930 Albert was back at sea in coal transport from Spitzbergen to Germany. This continued until 1941 when the coal steamers were transferred from Spitzbergen via Iceland to Scotland. Here he took over as a captain at S/S “Munin” in freight along the British coasts until June 1944. Then Albert and “Munin” were engaged in the freight of ammunition and other goods during the invasion in Normandy for the rest of WW2.

Eventually, in January 1946 he was allowed to return to Bergen and meet again with family and friends. There he lived a long and quite life as a pensioner together with Ingrid, children and grandchildren until his death on July 4. 1973. Although he gave some interviews to radio and newspapers, Albert did not like to speak about his experiences at sea, neither the Titanic disaster nor other of his sinister experiences.


Dag Bertelsen, Norway (grandson of Albert Moss)

See also: The Norwegian sailor Albert Moss survived the Titanic tragedy as well as WW1 and WW2.

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Albert Johan Moss's Timeline

December 14, 1882
Bergen, Bergen, Hordaland, Norway
February 18, 1883
Bergen, Bergen, Hordaland, Norway
Age 38
Age 40
Bergen, Bergen, Hordaland, Norway
July 4, 1973
Age 90
Bergen, Bergen, Hordaland, Norway
July 1973
Age 90
Bergen, Bergen, Hordaland, Norway