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  • M/S Tabor NS *
Wilh. Wilhelmsen, Tønsberg
4768 gt
Built in Oslo, launched May 27-1936, completed July 31.

A separate page about M/S Tabor has more information on this ship, as well as details on her final fate and a crew list.

  • D/S Taborfjell NS *
Olsen & Ugelstad, Oslo
1339 gt
Built in Oslo 1938.

Again, please continue to a separate page for more details, D/S Taborfjell (incl. crew list).

  • M/S Tai Ping Yang NS
Wilh. Wilhelmsen, Tønsberg
7025 gt
Built in Kiel, Germany 1929.

Please see my page about M/S Tai Ping Yang for more info, including war voyages.

  • M/S Tai Shan NS
Wilh. Wilhelmsen, Tønsberg
6962 gt
Built in Malmö 1929.

M/S Tai Shan has a picture of the ship as well as more information.

  • M/S Tai Yang NS
Wilh. Wilhelmsen, Tønsberg
7084 gt
Built in Kiel 1929.

My page M/S Tai Yang has more info and a picture.

  • M/S Tai Yin NS
Wilh. Wilhelmsen, Tønsberg
7077 gt
Built in Kiel 1929.

Please see M/S Tai Yin for more information (and a picture).

Tak - Tal
  • D/S Takstaas * neutral
Arnt J. Mørland, Arendal
1830 gt
Built at Fevig, Norway 1916. Previous names: Standford until 1917, Stokke until 1927.

A separate page about D/S Takstaas has information on her final fate, as well as a picture.

  • M/S Talabot NS *
Wilh. Wilhelmsen, Tønsberg
6798 gt
Built in Gothenburg, launched Nov. 5-1935, completed March 20-1936.

Read about Talabot's voyages and final fate, with a crew list at the time of loss.

  • M/S Talisman NS
Wilh. Wilhelmsen, Tønsberg
6701 gt
Built in Malmö 1937.

Please continue to M/S Talisman (incl. a picture of the ship).

  • M/S Talleyrand NS *
Wilh. Wilhelmsen, Tønsberg
6732 gt
Built in Kiel 1927.

Pre war: Launched July 28-1927 by Deutsche Werke A.G., Kiel (Yard No. 211), completed Oct. 20-1927. 6732 gt, 4038 net, 10 010 tdwt, 461.4' x 60.6' x 29.0', two 8 cyl. 4 scsa oil engines totalling 7000 ihp by the shipbuilders, driving twin screws. Service speed 14.5 knots, 12 passengers. (Wilh. Wilhelmsen fleet list).

WW II: Captain Mathias Foyn. Captured on Aug. 2-1940 by the German raider Atlantis, southeast of Mauritius, about 31S 67E, while on a voyage from Sydney N.S.W. and Fremantle to Cape Town and the U.K. with a cargo of steel bars, wheat, teak and wool. The section for Norwegian Victims of Atlantis has more information on this incident and her final fate, as well as a crew list and information on all the other Norwegian ships captured by this raider.

Her voyages prior to capture are listed on this original document received from the National Archives of Norway. (As will be seen, she had gotten out of Norway shortly before the German invasion).

NOTE: Two brothers who hadn't seen each other for over 3 years met again when Talleyrand was captured. They were both 3rd mates, Svend Bjørneby on Tirrana (captured by the same raider on June 10 that year, he was prisoner on Atlantis), Finn Bjørneby on Talleyrand. Again, more details can be found on the page mentioned above.

Wilh. Wilhelmsen later had another ship by this name, from 1949 till 1971.

Tam - Tan
  • M/S Tamerlane NS
Wilh. Wilhelmsen, Tønsberg
6778 gt
Built in Malmö 1936.

Please continue to M/S Tamerlane for more information (including war voyages).

  • M/S Tamesis NS *
Wilh. Wilhelmsen, Tønsberg
7256 gt
Built in Danzig, Germany, launched May 13-1939, completed Sept. 29.

Please follow this link to M/S Tamesis where I've assembled all available information on this ship, including details on her loss and a crew list.

  • T/S Tana NS *
Wilh. Wilhelmsen, Tønsberg
5535 gt
Built in England 1921, launched at Jarrow on March 24, completed Oct. 10. Wilhelmsen's first steam turbine ship.

One of the 26 ships interned in North and West Africa. My page Interned Ships has a list of all 26. I've assembled all my available information about this ship on a separate page, T/S Tana (also has a partial crew list).

  • D/S Tanafjord NS
Den Norske Amerikalinje A/S, Oslo
5922 gt
Built in Glasgow 1921.

Please continue to D/S Tanafjord for more information.

  • M/S Tancred NS *
Wilh. Wilhelmsen, Tønsberg
6094 gt
Built in Hamburg 1925, launched June 6, completed July 25.

More information is available at M/S Tancred (w/crew list).

  • M/T Tankexpress NS *
Sigurd Herlofsen & Co. A/S, Oslo
10 095 gt
Built in Gothenburg 1937. Previous name: Petrofina until 1939.

My page M/T Tankexpress has more details on her final fate as well as a crew list (and voyage information).

Tar - Tau
  • M/S Taranger NS *
Westfal-Larsen & Co. A/S, Bergen
4873 gt
Built in Copenhagen, Denmark 1930.

See M/S Taranger (includes crew list).

  • M/S Tarifa NS *
Wilh. Wilhelmsen, Tønsberg
7229 gt
Built in Danzig 1936.

More information is available at M/S Tarifa which includes details on her loss with a crew list at the time, as well as a picture of the ship.

  • M/S Tarn NS
Wilh. Wilhelmsen, Tønsberg
6850 gt
Built in Amsterdam, Holland 1933.

Please continue to M/S Tarn (includes war voyages).

  • M/S Tatra NS
Wilh. Wilhelmsen, Tønsberg
4766 gt
Built in Danzig 1937.

More information can be found at M/S Tatra.

  • M/S Taurus NS *
Wilh. Wilhelmsen, Tønsberg
4767 gt
Built in Oslo, Norway 1935.

In Sweden when war broke out in Norway, but managed to escape with 4 other ships on Jan. 23-1941 in an operation with the code name "Rubble", under the leadership of the British George Binney - more details on the breakout can be found under Elisabeth Bakke. For info on her loss and a crew list, please go to M/S Taurus.

D/S Tautra NS
Karl Torkildsen, Trondheim
1749 gt
Built in Sunderland 1920. Previous names: S. B. Lund until 1928, St. Joseph until 1937.

See D/S Tautra for more information, including voyage information.

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  • M/T Teddy NS *
A. F. Klaveness & Co. A/S, Oslo
6748 gt
Built in Sunderland 1930. Previous name: Thorsholm until 1936 (Thor Dahl, Sandefjord).

Her voyages are listed on this original document received from the National Archives of Norway (as can be seen, she was in Yokohama when Norway was invaded by the Germans on Apr.9-1940, proceeding from there to Los Angeles).

Captured by the German auxiliary cruiser Atlantis on Nov. 8-1940. Please go to my page Norwegian Victims of Atlantis for more details on this incident (includes pictures and a crew list as well as related links and information on all the other Norwegian ships captured by this raider). George Monk, England has told me that Chief Engineer Herman Rudolf Jansen (included in the crew list) received the British King's Medal for Courage in the Cause of Freedom - not sure for what services - his source: Seedies List of awards to the British Merchant Navy which also includes awards to Allied merchant seamen.

Norwegian sources state that the Scandinavians from Teddy and M/T Ole Jacob, captured by the same raider, were freed through diplomatic avenues, 54 Norwegians and 6 Swedes all total. "Nortraships flåte" states that the entire complement of 32 from Teddy were sent to France; from there 22 Norwegians and 6 Swedes were sent home to their own countries while 4 Australians ended up in a camp in Germany. However, I've been contacted by an Australian who says his Norwegian father, who was on board Ole Jacob, was definitely not freed, but ended up in Japanese camps. His message can be found in my Guestbook. If anyone can shed some light on what really happened to the crews of Teddy and Ole Jacob, please contact me. I can be reached via my Guestbook, or use the contact address provided at the bottom of this page.

  • D/S Tejo NS *
E. B. Aaby, Oslo
967 gt
Built in Zalt-Bommel, Netherlands 1916. Previous name: Triumf.

More information is available on my page D/S Tejo (w/crew list at time of loss).

  • D/S Telnes * neutral
Kristian Jebsen Jr., Bergen
1694 gt
Built in Stavanger, Norway 1936.

See D/S Telnes for info on her final fate.

  • M/S Temeraire NS
Wilh. Wilhelmsen, Tønsberg
6465 gt
Built St. Nazaire, France 1927.

Please follow this link to M/S Temeraire for more information.

  • D/S Tempo * neutral
Richard Aas, Oslo
629 gt
Built in Thorskog 1903. Previous names: Ingvar, Tempo, then Borgvold until 1932.

Sunk by German aircraft off the Northumberland coast on Febr. 3-1940. Continue reading about the attack on Tempo.

  • M/S Teneriffa NS *
Wilh. Wilhelmsen, Tønsberg
5655 gt
Built in Copenhagen 1922, launched Dec. 15-1921, completed May 3-1922.

Please see M/S Teneriffa for further info (incl. crew list).

  • M/S Tennessee NS *
Wilh. Wilhelmsen, Tønsberg
5667 gt
Built in Copenhagen 1922.

For more information on this ship, as well as details on her fate and a crew list, please continue to M/S Tennessee.

  • M/S Tercero NS
S. Holter-Sørensen, Oslo
4415 gt
Built in Copenhagen 1926. Previous names: Tercero until 1928, Sud Cubano until 1930.

My page about M/S Tercero has some details as well as pictures.

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