Can someone clarify the following for me?
I have information that the Norwegian Høegh Trader was seized by the Germans while building in 1940, renamed Kurland, transferred to the Kriegsmarine (in the management of Norddeutscher Lloyd), July-1941. Served until 1942 as a "Fleet Scout Ship", then as a target ship and naval auxiliary. Is the name Kurland incorrect here, or was it renamed again later while serving in the Kriegsmarine?
Theo sent me some info a while back on another Norwegian ship, M/S Bratland, saying among other things, she was put into service in the Baltic as Kurland in Aug.-1944. (See my text for Bratland
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