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Name of Ship
Managed By
  • D/S Eastern Star NS *
Johan Gran, Bergen
5659 gt
Built in Howden-on-Tyne, England 1920. Previous names: Launched as War Lodge, Camilla Gilbert until 1928, Eir until 1937, Mabuhay III until 1938.

D/S Eastern Star has information on her war voyages, final fate and a crew list at the time of loss (as well as the names of her pre war owners).

  • D/S Edle NS
A. Salvesen, Oslo
654 gt
Built in Larvik 1917 (1916?). Ex Mona (1935), ex Kolsaas, ex Spero.

Please continue to D/S Edle (includes war voyages).

  • D/S Edvard Grieg NS
7176 gt
Built in Baltimore 1943. Liberty ship. Previous name: Thomas F. Bayard.

My page about D/S Edvard Grieg has information on her voyages.

  • M/T Egda NS
A/S J. Ludwig Mowinckels Rederi, Bergen
10 047gt
Built in Odense, Denmark 1940.

Read more about this ship on a separate page about Egda, includes her war voyages.

  • M/T Egerø NS
Skjelbred's Rederi A/S, Kristiansand
7590 gt
Built in Sunderland 1929.

M/T Egerø has a complete Voyage Record and a picture.

  • Eglantine (Sorøy)
925 displ t.
Built 1941.

Please continue to Eglantine.

  • M/T Eidanger NS *
Westfal-Larsen & Co. A/S, Bergen
9432 gt
Built in Sunderland 1938.

M/T Eidanger has information about her war voyages, as well as details on her final fate and a crew list (also incl. a picture, though not very good quality).

  • M/S Eidsvold NS *
Sverre Ditlev-Simonsen & Co., Oslo
4184 gt
Built in Gothenburg 1934.

M/S Eidsvold has information on her war voyages and final fate (also a picture of the ship and crew list).

  • D/S Eika * neutral
K. Sandaas, Kragerø
1503 gt
Built in Langesund, Norway 1939.

Details of her sinking and a casualty list have been added to D/S Eika.

  • D/S Eikhaug NS *
Knut Knutsen O. A. S., Haugesund
1436 gt
Built in Christiania (Oslo). Previous name: Brio.

Please continue to D/S Eikhaug for more information, including an account on her final fate and a crew list.

  • D/S Einar Jarl NS *
Det Nordenfjeldske Dampskibsselskab, Trondheim
1858 gt
Built in Fredrikstad, Norway 1921.

D/S Einar Jarl has more (includes crew list and war voyages).

  • D/S Einvik NS *
Bjarne Tetlie, Trondheim
2000 gt
Built in Toronto, Canada 1918/1919. Previous names: War Taurus until 1920, Cormount until 1924, Femund until 1928, Rendal until 1934.

See D/S Einvik (includes crew list and info on war voyages).

El - Eq
  • M/S Elg NS
Thorvald Hansen, Oslo
4014 gt
Built in Gothenburg, Sweden 1930.

M/S Elg has info on her war voyages.

  • M/S Eli NS *
J. C. Jørgensens Eftf., Grimstad
4332 gt
Built in Gothenburg 1931.

See M/S Eli for more information (incl. crew list at the time of loss).

  • M/T Eli Knudsen NS *
Knut Knutsen O. A. S., Haugesund
9026 gt
Built in Glasgow, Scotland 1925. Previous name: O. A. Knudsen until 1937.

M/T Eli Knudsen has more information on this ship, incl details on her voyages, final fate and a crew list.

  • M/S Elin K NS *
Jacob Kjøde A/S Bergen
5214 gt
Built in Vegesack, Germany 1937.

M/S Elin K has more info, with a list of her war voyages, details on her final fate and a crew list.

  • M/S Elisabeth Bakke NS
Knut Knutsen O. A. S., Haugesund
5450 gt
Built in Gothenburg 1937.

Captain Fjærtoft. Elisabeth Bakke was in Sweden at the outbreak of the war in Norway but was able to get to Gr. Britian along with 4 other Norwegian ships on Jan. 25-1941, and was in Nortraship's service until the end of the war. A separate page on Elisabeth Bakke has a lot more details on the breakout, as well as more details on her history and her later voyages. (The other ships taking part in the breakout were John Bakke from the same company, M/S Tai Shan, M/S Taurus and M/T Ranja). This operation, codenamed "Rubble", was lead by George Binney, who was also leader of the disastrous "Operation Performance" in April of the following year (see Kvarstad Ships & Men).

  • M/T Elise NS
Alexander Bech, Tvedestrand
7910 gt
Built in Newcastle upon Tyne 1931.

See M/T Elise.

  • D/S Ellavore NS *
Gunnstein Stray & sønn, Farsund
1302 gt
Built in Stavanger 1925.

See D/S Ellavore.

  • D/S Elna E NS *
Leif Erichsen, Bergen
1174 gt
Built in Bergen 1925.

D/S Elna E has details on her final fate and a crew list at the time (also, voyage information).

  • M/T Elsa NS *
Harry Borthen & Co. A/S, Oslo
5381 gt
Built in Glasgow 1928.

M/T Elsa has a picture, information on her voyages, details on her loss and a crew list.

  • D/S Elsie *
Johan Greves Rederi A/S, Bergen
712 gt
Built in Stockholm 1920. Previous name. Norrtelje.

Pre war history: Delivered in Oct.-1920 from Bergsunds Mek. Verk., Stockholm as Norrtelje to Norrtalje Rederi AB, (C. G. Grönstedt), Norrtalje, steel hull, 188.1' x 30.4 x 12.8', 1dk MA triple exp. - 8.5 knots - then registered to Norrtalje Nya Rederi AB (M. T. Sjöblom) Stockholm in 1922. Manager became Otto Hellsten, Stockholm in 1928 (same owners), then to Gabor Rederi AB (Olof Borin) Gothenburg in 1935. Sold to Norway in 1936 and renamed Elsie.

Captain Johan Dale. She was on a voyage from Tyne, England to Kristiansand, Norway with a cargo of 700 tons coke (116 tons on deck) in the morning of Jan. 15-1939, having departed Tyne on Jan. 13, when she had an explosion in the engine room, rendering her helpless. Due to the strong current in the area she drifted ashore near Odd, Norway and later became a total loss due to subsequently worsening weather. She broke in 3, and the middle section could not be found. No casualties; all on board rescued from 2 lifeboats by a pilot boat and a fishing vessel and taken to Kleven near Mandal. She had a complement of 16. 2 years earlier, the Finnish steamer Savonmaa was lost with her 26 men in the same area, considered "a ship graveyard" by the locals. (Received from Morten Nygaard, Norway - part of a several page document, but since this took place before WW II started, I've only included the main facts).

It's possible the company later had another ship named Elsie which came under German control in 1940(?).

  • M/S Emma Bakke NS
Knut Knutsen O. A. S., Haugesund
4706 gt
Built in Malmö, Sweden 1929. Previous name: Sveadrott.

Find out more about this ship, and some of her convoy voyages.

  • D/S Enern NS
A/S Thor Dahl, Sandefjord
248 gt
Built in Oslo 1929.

Whale catcher owned by A/S Odd, Sandefjord. Signal letters LDHR. Transferred to control of Royal Netherlands Navy on July 5-1940. Later hired by Royal Navy (Br.) for use as minesweeper in the West Indies, with Dutch crew, 1941?-46.

Some of her voyages are listed on this original document from the National Archives of Norway.

POST WAR: Sold on March 30-1950 to Compania de Pesca Norte de Brazil. By 1962 she had been deleted from Lloyd's Register (Source: Ulf W. Gustavsen, Norway).

Related external Link: - Jan Visser has some information on
Enern and Femern as well as a picture of Toern. (These names simply mean, directly translated The One'er, The Fiver, and The Two'er).

Thor Dahl later had another whaler (motor) by this name, built in Moss, Norway 1952, 908 gt - sold in June-1970 to Ivan Ulsund, Rørvik and renamed Trønderbas.

  • D/S Enid * neutral
Bachke & Co.,Trondheim
1140 gt
Built in Moss, Norway 1924.

For details on her final fate (and a picture), please continue to D/S Enid.

  • M/T Equatore
Brummenæs & Torgersen, Haugesund
4953 gt
Built in Copenhagen, Denmark 1912. Previous names: Fionia, Christian X until 1916, Fratelli Bandiera, Clelia C.

Ordered 1911, delivered in June-1912 from A/S Burmeister & Wains Maskin- og Skibsbyggeri, Copehagen as Fionia to the Danish company A/S Det Østasiatiske Kompagni, Copenhagen (sister ship of Selandia and Jutlandia). 4953 gt, 3054 net, 7300 tdwt, 370.2' x 53' x 27.5', 2 x 8 cyl. 4 tev B & W, 2500 ihp, 11 knots, 2 props. One of the world's first ocean going ships equipped with a diesel motor. Sold to Hamburg-Amerikanischer Packetfart A/G immediately after delivery and renamed Christian X (equipped with a grand piano and silver cutlery, in case celebreties such as the Kaiser himself should happen on board). Taken as prize by Italy in 1916 and put into service under the Italian flag as Fratelli Bandiera of Genoa, then from 1922 as Clelia C and from 1925 as Equatore of Genoa. Purchased by A/S Britannic (Brummenæs & Torgersen), Haugesund in Oct. 1929, keeping the same name. The only motor ship owned by this company. Used for general tramping, but due to the worn down machinery she was often off hire. For a while she was used for grain storage in Stavanger. (Source: "Våre motorskip", Leif M. Bjørkelund & E. H. Kongshavn).

SOLD IN MARCH 1939 to Stavanger Skibs-Ophugnings Co. A/S and broken up in Stavanger.

Er - Ev
  • D/S Erica NS
Leif Erichsen, Bergen
1593 gt
Built in Bergen, Norway 1919. Previous names: Kaparika until 1927, Kvernaas until 1929.

Please see my page D/S Erica (includes her war voyages).

  • D/S Erland
I. M. Skaugen, Oslo - until 1939
1914 gt
Built in Sunderland 1914. Previous names: Wingate until 1922, Vedamore until 1928.

SOLD IN 1939 to Estonia and renamed Neme. Damaged by ice March 22-1940, abandoned, sank 58 53 05N 18 52E ("The World's Merchant Fleets", Roger W. Jordan).

  • M/T Erling Brøvig NS
Th. Brøvig, Farsund
9970 gt
Built in Vegesack 1937.

For more information and a picture, please continue to my page M/T Erling Brøvig. Also includes crew list at the time of loss.

  • D/S Erviken NS *
Wallem & Co. A/S Bergen
6595 gt
Built in Sunderland 1921.

See D/S Erviken for more details - incl. war voyages, info on her final fate and a crew list.

  • M/S Estrella NS
A/S Rederiet Odfjell, Bergen
3888(?) gt
Built in Rotterdam, Holland 1920. Previous name: Athene until 1921.

See M/S Estrella.

  • M/T Europe NS
The Texas Company (Norway) A/S, Oslo
8371 gt
Built in Odense, Denmark 1934.

My page about M/T Europe has more details, including information on her war voyages.

  • D/S Eva NS *
August Kjerland & Co. A/S, Bergen
1599 gt
Built in Bergen 1929.

See D/S Eva for an account on her final fate and a (partial) crew list.

  • D/S Evanger NS
Westfal Larsen & Co. A/S Bergen
3869 gt
Built in West Hartlepool 1920.

Follow this link to D/S Evanger for more information (and a picture).

  • M/T Evita NS
J. M. Ugland, Grimstad
6346 gt
Built in Gothenburg, Sweden 1927. Previous name: Dagland until 1936.

My page about M/T Evita has information on her war voyages.

  • D/S Evviva NS
William Hansen, Bergen
1597 gt
Built in Bergen, Norway 1921. Previous name: Edvard Grieg until 1922.

See D/S Evviva.

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