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If you're looking for information on Høegh Carrier, Høegh Silvermann and Høegh Trader, please go to the Homefleet section
Ships starting with He through Hø
(these 3 vessels came under German control).

Name of Ship
Managed By
  • M/T Høegh Giant NS *
Leif Høegh & Co. A/S, Oslo
10 990 gt
Built in Hamburg 1937.

All available information on this ship (convoy voyages, final fate, crew list etc.) has been assembled on a separate page M/T Høegh Giant

  • M/T Høegh Hood NS
Leif Høegh & Co. A/S, Oslo
9351 gt
Built in Odense, Denmark 1936.

For a picture and more details on this ship, please continue to M/T Høegh Hood.

  • M/S Høegh Merchant NS *
Leif Høegh & Co. A/S, Oslo
4858 gt
Built in Copenhagen 1934.

See M/S Høegh Merchant, which has a picture and details on her final fate, as well as a crew and passenger list with info on their rescue (from USS Trever's log).

  • M/T Høegh Scout NS
Leif Høegh & Co. A/S, Oslo
9924 gt
Built in Hamburg, Germany 1939. Managed during the war by British Tanker Co. Ltd., London.

M/T Høegh Scout has info on some war voyages and a picture of the ship.

  • M/S Høegh Silvercloud NS
Leif Høegh & Co. A/S, Oslo
5287 gt
Built in Flensburg, Germany 1939.

See my page M/S Høegh Silvercloud.

  • M/S Høegh Silvercrest
Leif Høegh & Co. A/S, Oslo
5480 gt
Built in Copenhagen, Denmark 1938.

General cargo vessel completed by Burmeister & Wain, Copenhagen in July-1938, 5480 gt, 3311 net, 9275 tdwt, 442' x 58' 4", 8 cyl. two stroke cycle double acting oil engine by the shipbuilders.

The following 5 pictures were very kindly sent to me by Historical Department, MAN B&W Diesel, Copenhagen - (see their museum website, external link):
Pic 1 - probably from the launch, Pic 2, Pic 3, Pic 4, and Pic 5.

This ship was wrecked at Prieto Diaz on Jan. 7-1939, 20 miles north of San Bernardino Island, Philippines, while on her maiden voyage from Seattle to Basrah via Manila. (All details on this vessel from Leif Høegh & Co.'s fleet list).

Leif Høegh & Co. also had a ship by this name post war, originally launched as Høegh Trader, but was seized by the Germans and sailed as Kurland during the war. Follow link for more details (incl. pictures).

  • M/S Høegh Silverdawn NS *
Leif Høegh & Co. A/S, Oslo
7715 gt
Built in Copenhagen 1940.

My page M/S Høegh Silverdawn has more information, including details on some of her voyages, and several pictures.

On June 15-1943 she was sunk by auxiliary cruiser Michel, southeast of the Coco Islands. I've assembled information on all the Norwegian ships captured by Michel at Norwegian victims of M/S Michel. In addition to information on the attack itself it includes a summary of the weeks the 22 from Høegh Silverdawn spent in the lifeboat, and what happened to them once they reached land, as well as a picture of the survivors, and a casualty list.

  • M/S Høegh Silverlight NS
Leif Høegh & Co. A/S, Oslo
5197 gt
Built in Hamburg, Germany 1936.

A picture and more information can be found at M/S Høegh Silverlight.

  • M/S Høegh Silverstar NS
Leif Høegh & Co. A/S, Oslo
5415 gt
Built in Copenhagen 1938.

Again, please continue to a separate page on M/S Høegh Silverstar.

  • M/S Høegh Transporter * neutral
Leif Høegh & Co. A/S, Oslo
4914 gt
Built in Malmö, Sweden 1935.

Completed by Kockums Mekaniska Verkstads A/B, Malmö in Nov.-1935, 4914 gt, 2865 net, 8800 tdwt, 397' 4" x 54' 9", 5 cyl. two-stroke cycle double acting oil engine by the shipbuilders.

Picture of Høegh Transporter - Scanned from Leif Høegh & Co,'s fleet list (w/permission).

WW II: Struck British mine on Oct. 3-1939 and sank at the entrance to Singapore, when inward bound from Saigon,152° 7.7 cables from Outer Shoal Beacon. 1 died. ("World's Merchant Fleets 1939-1945").

Related external link:
More on the 1 who died - Deckboy Nordal Lorentzen is commemorated at this Memorial for Seamen in Stavern, Norway.

Other ships by this name: Leif Høegh later had 3 more ships by this name.
The 2nd one was a bulk carrier built at Dunkirk in 1962, 15 617 gt, sold in 1965 and renamed Fruen (still Norwegian).
The 3rd was a tanker of 21 670 gt built in Bremen in 1958 as Esso Winchester for Esso UK, London, renamed Winchester in 1969. Bought by Leif Høegh in 1970, renamed Høegh Transporter and converted to a car carrier that same year. Sold in Febr.-1979 to Tokyo for scrapping.
The 4th was a RoRo car carrier of 22 820 gt built in Gdynia, Poland in 1982, renamed Hual Transporter that same year. Sold to Panama in Dec.-1985, on bareboat charter to Leif Høegh.

  • D/S Hørda NS *
A/S J. Ludwig Mowinckels Rederi, Bergen
4301 gt
Built in West Hartlepool 1920.

See D/S Hørda (includes crew list).

  • M/S Høyanger NS
Westfal-Larsen & Co. A/S, Bergen
4624 gt
Built Copenhagen 1926.

For a picture and some information on her war voyages, please go to M/S Høyanger.

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