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D/S Askot
Updated Dec. 12-2012

To Askot on the "Ships starting with A" page.

Source: Bjørn Milde's post card collection.

Askot, Febr.-1945. Received from Eric Wiberg (original source: U.S. Navy/NARA photo archives).

Manager: J. T. Farsjø & Co., Oslo
1323 gt

Built at Fredriksstad mek. Verksted, Fredrikstad in 1938.

Her voyages are listed on these original images from the Norwegian National Archives:
(unfortunately, one of the scans is cropped a little too close)
Page 1 | Page 2 | Page 3 | Page 4 | Page 5 | Page 6 | Page 7

Please compare the above voyages with Arnold Hague's Voyage Record below.

 Voyage Record
From May-1940 to May-1945:

(Received from Don Kindell - His source: The late Arnold Hague's database).

Follow the convoy links provided for more information on each (some of the listings are incomplete). Where the "Convoy" column is left blank, it means that convoy is not known.

Errors may exist, and some voyages may be missing.

Departure From To Arrival Convoy Remarks
1940 May 6 Cienfuegos Baltimore May 13 Independent Some earlier voyages, Page 1
May 13 Baltimore New York City May 16 Independent
May 18 New York City Caibarien May 24 Independent
May 24 Caibarien Cienfuegos June 2 Independent
June 5 Cienfuegos Savannah June 9 Independent
June 12 Savannah Cardenas Independent
June 20 Cardenas Baltimore June 25 Independent
July 3 Baltimore New York City July 4 Independent
Aug. 7 New York City Pernambuco Aug. 27 Independent
Aug. 28 Pernambuco Capetown Sept. 13 Independent
Sept. 16 Capetown Aden Oct. 7 Independent
Oct. 19 Aden Suez Oct. 26 BN 7 Convoy available at BN 7
(external link)
See also Page 1
Nov. 14 Alexandria Port Said Nov. 15 Independent
Nov. 19 Suez BS 9 For Capetown.
Dispersed in 12 30N 48 23E, Nov. 26
Convoy available at BS 9
(external link)
Nov. 26 Dispersed from BS 9 Capetown Dec. 18 Independent
Dec. 19 Capetown Trinidad Jan. 10-1941 Independent
1941 Jan. 10 Trinidad Boston Jan. 21 Independent
Jan. 22 Boston New York City Jan. 23 Independent
Jan. 29 New York City St Thomas Febr. 5 Independent
Febr. 5 St Thomas Pernambuco Febr. 20 Independent
Febr. 21 Pernambuco Para Febr. 27 Independent
March 4 Para St Thomas March 12 Independent
March 12 St Thomas New York City March 20 Independent
March 26 New York City Hampton Roads March 27 Independent
March 27 Hampton Roads Trinidad Apr. 4 Independent
Apr. 5 Trinidad Santos Apr. 21 Independent
May 1 Santos Trinidad May 14 Independent
May 14 Trinidad Baltimore May 22 Independent
May 27 Baltimore Ciudad Trujillo June 2 Independent
June 5 Ciudad Trujillo Montreal June 17 Independent
June 19 Montreal Rimouski June 20 Independent
June 28 Rimouski Argentia July 2 Independent Again, see also Page 1
July 11 Botwood Philadelphia July 17 Independent
July 19 Philadelphia Hampton Roads July 20 Independent
July 20 Hampton Roads Georgetown, SC July 23 Independent
July 24 Georgetown, SC Botwood Aug. 1 Independent
Aug. 15 Botwood New York City Aug. 20 Independent
Aug. 26 New York City Argentia Aug. 31 Independent
Sept. 6 Argentia Botwood Sept. 10 Independent Sailing date approximate
Sept. 16 Botwood New York City Sept. 21 Independent
Sept. 29 New York City Argentia Oct. 4 Independent
Oct. 8 Argentia Botwood Oct. 13 Independent
Oct. 16 Botwood New York City Oct. 22 Independent
Oct. 24 New York City Hampton Roads Oct. 25 Independent
Oct. 26 Hampton Roads Botwood Oct. 29 Independent
Nov. 8 Botwood Alexandria, VA Nov. 15 Independent
Nov. 17 Alexandria, VA Hampton Roads Nov. 18 Independent
Nov. 18 Hampton Roads New York City Nov. 19 Independent
Nov. 24 New York City Argentia Nov. 29 Independent
Dec. 5* Argentia Botwood Dec. 5 Independent *Page 2 gives departure Dec. 3.
Dec. 11 Botwood New York City Dec. 18 Independent
Dec. 23 New York City Argentia Dec. 30 Independent
1942 Jan. 3 Argentia Botwood Jan. 5 Independent
Jan. 10 Botwood Vera Cruz Jan. 27 Independent
Jan. 31 Vera Cruz Antilla Febr. 7 Independent
Febr. 10 Antilla New York City Febr. 17 Independent
March 17 New York City Baltimore March 18 Independent
March 25 Baltimore Boston Independent
March 29 Boston St. John, N.B. March 30 Independent Stop at Boston not mentioned, Page 2
(left New York March 28).
Apr. 12 St. John, N.B. Halifax Apr. 13 BX 6 Convoy available at BX 6
(external link)
Apr. 15 Halifax St. John's, N.F. Apr. 18 LC 6 Convoy available at LC 6
(external link)
May 1 St. John's, N.F. Halifax May 4 CL 30 Convoy available at CL 30
(external link)
May 6 Halifax Cape Cod Canal May 8 XB 17 A. Hague says:
Thence New York City,
arrived May 8.
Convoy available at XB 17
(external link)
May 11 New York City Vera Cruz May 23 Independent
May 30 Vera Cruz Coatzacoalcos Independent (See also Page 2).
May 31 Coatzacoalcos Kingtson June 6 Independent
June 10 Falmouth, Jamaica St. John, N.B. June 19 Independent
June 25 St. John, N.B. Halifax June 26 BX 26J Convoy available at BX 26J
(external link)
June 29 Halifax St. John's, N.F. July 2 HX 196 Detached to St. John's, N.F.
July 3 St. John's, N.F. Botwood July 7 JN 5 (returned) A. Hague says:
Independent when convoy put back.
Convoy available at JN 5
(external link)
July 14 Botwood St. John's, N.F. Independent Page 3 gives arrival July 19.
July 20 St. John's, N.F. Sydney, C.B. July 22 CL 47 Convoy available at CL 47
(external link)
July 24 Sydney, C.B. Father Point July 27 SQ 22 Convoy available at SQ 22
(external link)
Missing movements, Page 3
Aug. 5 Father Point Sydney, C.B. Aug. 8 QS 24 Convoy available at QS 24
(external link)
Aug. 13 Sydney, C.B. St. John's, N.F. Aug. 15 LC 37 Convoy available at LC 37
(external link)
Aug. 26 St. John's, N.F. Botwood Aug. 28 JN 11 Convoy available at JN 11
(external link)
Sept. 4 Botwood St. John's, N.F. Sept. 5 NJ 11 Convoy available at NJ 11
(external link)
Sept. 6 St. John's, N.F. Sydney, C.B. Sept. 9 CL 56 Convoy available at CL 56
(external link)
Sept. 12 Sydney, C.B. Father Point Sept. 16 SQ 36 Convoy available at SQ 36
(external link)
Again, see Page 3
Sept. 23 Father Point QS 37 A. Hague says:
Detached to join SG 9, Sept. 27.
Convoy available at QS 37
(external link)
Sept. 27 Sydney, C.B.* Ivigtut Oct. 3 SG 9 Convoy available at SG 9
(external link)
Compare w/Page 3.
*Convoy SG 9 did start out from Sydney, C.B. on Sept. 27, but according to A. Hague's own notes, she had been detached from Convoy QS 37 in order to join this convoy.
Nov. 13 Kungnait Bay St. John's, N.F. Nov. 19 GS 13 Convoy available at GS 13
(external link)
Nov. 23 St. John's, N.F. Sydney, C.B. Nov. 26 WB 15 Convoy available at WB 15
(external link)
Nov. 28 Sydney, C.B. Halifax Dec. 2 SH 65 Convoy available at SH 65
(external link)
Dec. 16 Halifax St. John's, N.F. Dec. 20 SC 113 Convoy will be added
See ships in SC convoys
1943 Jan. 15 St. John's, N.F. Halifax Jan. 18 JH 29 Convoy available at JH 29
(external link)
Jan. 19 Halifax Halifax Jan. 22 ON 158 Put back
Convoy will be updated.
See ships in ON convoys
Jan. 25 Halifax Cape Cod Canal Jan. 27 HF 32 A. Hague says:
Onward to NYC,
arrived Jan. 28.
Convoy available at HF 32
(external link)
Febr. 3 New York City Halifax Febr. 6 SC 119 For St. John's, N.F.
Convoy will be added
See ships in SC convoys
Febr. 6 Halifax St. John's, N.F. Febr. 9 A. Hague says:
Sailing date estimated
(agrees w/Page 3,
had put back Febr. 6)
Febr. 18 St. John's, N.F. Louisburg Febr. 22 JH 37 Convoy available at JH 37
(external link)
Febr. 28 Halifax St. John's, N.F. March 3 HJ 37 Convoy available at HJ 37
(external link)
March 15 St. John's, N.F. Halifax March 18 JH 42 Convoy available at JH 42
(external link)
March 21 Halifax Cape Cod Canal March 23 XB 38 Convoy available at XB 38
(external link)
March 23 Cape Cod Canal New York City March 24 Independent
March 25 New York City Hampton Roads Apr. 2 Independent A. Hague says:
Intermediate call unknown
(Page 3 indicates Alexandria, Va).
Apr. 10 Hampton Roads New York City Apr. 12 Independent
Apr. 13 New York City Boston Independent
Apr. 16 Boston Halifax Apr. 18 BX 44 Convoy available at BX 44
(external link)
Apr. 19 Halifax St. John's, N.F. Apr. 23 HJ 47 Convoy available at HJ 47
(external link)
May 4 St. John's, N.F. Halifax May 7 JH 52 Convoy available at JH 52
(external link)
May 10 Halifax Cape Cod Canal May 12 XB 51 Convoy available at XB 51
(external link)
May 12 Cape Cod Canal New York City May 13 Independent
May 22 New York City Boston Independent
May 26 Boston Halifax May 28 BX 54 Convoy available at BX 54
(external link)
June 3 Halifax Sydney, C.B. June 5 HS 89 Convoy available at HS 89
(external link)
June 6 Sydney, C.B. St. John's, N.F. June 8 BW 28 Convoy available at BW 28
(external link)
June 22 St. John's, N.F. Ivigtut June 28 SG 26 Convoy available at SG 26
(external link)
Missing movements, Page 4
July 22* Greenland St. John's, N.F. July 28 GS 26 (*Page 4 gives departure July 27, but probably incorrect).
Convoy available at GS 26
(external link)
July 31 St. John's, N.F. Sydney, C.B. Aug. 2 WB 38 Convoy available at WB 38
(external link)
Aug. 3 Sydney, C.B. Halifax Aug. 4 SH 95A Convoy available at SH 95A
(external link)
Aug. 9 Halifax Cape Cod Canal Aug. 11 XB 68 Convoy available at XB 68
(external link)
Aug. 11 Cape Cod Canal New York City Aug. 12 Independent
Aug. 27 New York City Boston Independent
Aug. 30 Boston Halifax Sept. 1 BX 71 Convoy available at BX 71
(external link)
Sept. 2 Halifax Sydney, C.B. Sept. 4 HS 105 Convoy available at HS 105
(external link)
Sept. 4 Sydney, C.B. St. John's, N.F. Sept. 7 BW 58 St. John's, N. F. for Greenland.
Convoy available at BW 58
(external link)
Sept. 9 St. John's, N.F. Greenland Sept. 15 SG 30 Convoy available at SG 30
(external link)
See also Page 4
Oct. 25 Greenland Argentia Nov. 1 GS 34 Convoy available at GS 34
(external link)
Nov. 1 Argentia Sydney, C.B. Nov. 2 WB 69 Convoy available at WB 69
(external link)
Nov. 3 Sydney, C.B. Halifax Nov. 4 SH 110 Convoy available at SH 110
(external link)
Nov. 12 Halifax Sydney, C.B.* Nov. 14 HS 116 Convoy available at HS 116
(external link)
*Convoy HS 116 did arrive Sydney, C.B. on Nov. 14, but as A. Hague says in his next entry, Askot was detached from the convoy that day in order to proceed to Montreal.
Nov. 14 Detached from HS 116 Montreal Nov. 17 Independent
Nov. 20 Montreal Sydney, C.B. Independent
Nov. 24 Sydney, C.B. St. John's, N.F. Nov. 27 BW 85 Convoy available at BW 85
(external link)
Missing movements?
(see Page 4).
Dec. 8 St. John's, N.F. Halifax Dec. 11 JH 81 Convoy available at JH 81
(external link)
Dec. 17 Halifax Cape Cod Canal Dec. 19 XB 88 Convoy available at XB 88
(external link)
Dec. 19 Cape Cod Canal New York City Dec. 20 Independent
Dec. 23 New York City Baltimore Dec. 24 Independent
Dec. 25 Baltimore Boston Independent
Dec. 29 Boston Halifax Dec. 31 HX 273 A. Hague says:
Possibly this convoy
(See also narrative below)
1944 Jan. 12 Halifax St. John's, N.F. Jan. 15 HJ 76 Convoy available at HJ 76
(external link)
Jan. 22 St. John's, N.F. Halifax Jan. 25 JH 88 Convoy available at JH 88
(external link)
Jan. 27 Halifax Cape Cod Canal Jan. 29 HF 98 Cape Cod Canal for NYC
(Page 5 gives arrival NYC Jan. 30).
Convoy available at HF 98
(external link)
Jan. 31 New York City Philadelphia Febr. 1 Independent
Febr. 9 Philadelphia Baltimore Febr. 10 Independent
Febr. 11 Baltimore New York City Febr. 12 Independent
Febr. 12 New York City Boston Independent
Febr. 18 Boston Halifax Febr. 20 BX 96 Convoy available at BX 96
(external link)
March 7 Halifax St. John's, N.F. March 10 HJ 87 Convoy available at HJ 87
(external link)
March 18 St. John's, N.F. Halifax March 21 JH 99 Convoy available at JH 99
(external link)
March 21 Halifax Cape Cod Canal March 23 XB 101 Convoy available at XB 101
(external link)
March 23 Cape Cod Canal New York City March 23 Independent
March 26 New York City Key West Apr. 1 NK 604 A. Hague says:
Thence Vera Cruz,
arrived Apr. 6
(stop at Key West not mentioned, Page 5).
Convoy available at NK 604
(external link)
Apr. 12 Vera Cruz Cienfuegos Apr. 17 Independent
Apr. 19 Cienfuegos Key West Apr. 21 Independent
Apr. 23 Key West Philadelphia Apr. 29 KN 309 Convoy available at KN 309
(external link)
May 2 Philadelphia Boston Independent Via Baltimore May 2
(Page 5).
May 9 Boston Halifax May 11 BX 107 Convoy available at BX 107
(external link)
May 22 Halifax Cape Cod Canal May 24 XB 109 Convoy available at XB 109
(external link)
May 24 Cape Cod Canal New York City May 24 Independent
June 15 New York City Gitmo June 21 NG 441 Convoy available at NG 441
(external link)
June 21 Gitmo Kingston June 23 GAT 143 A. Hague says:
Possibly this convoy.
Available at GAT 143
(external link)
June 30 Port Antonio* Gitmo July 1 Independent *Kingston
July 2 Gitmo Boston July 8 GN 142 A. Hague says:
Probably in this convoy.
Available at GN 142
(external link)
July 8 Boston St. John, N.B. July 10
July 25 St. John, N.B. New York City July 29 Independent Via Walton, N.B. July 26
(Page 5).
July 30 New York City Hampton Roads Aug. 1 Independent
Aug. 1 Hampton Roads Boston Independent Page 5 gives arrival Aug. 5.
Aug. 5 Boston Clarenville Aug. 9 On to Botwood Aug 13
(Page 5).
Aug. 17 Botwood Halifax Aug. 20
Aug. 20 Halifax Cape Cod Canal Aug. 22 XB 121 Convoy available at XB 121
(external link)
Aug. 22 Cape Cod Canal New York City Aug. 23 Independent
Aug. 24 New York City Vera Cruz Sept. 1 Independent
Sept. 3 Vera Cruz Kingston Sept. 14 Independent A. Haguge says:
Probably via KG 730 & indep KW
* Sept. 10 Key West Gitmo Sept. 13 KG 730 Convoy available at KG 730
(external link)
*Convoy KG 730 did start out at Key West on Sept. 10, but it does not look like Askot joined from there, nor does it look like she stopped at Guantanamo(?) - See also Page 5
Sept. 16 Kingston Port-au- Prince Sept. 16 Independent
Sept. 19 Port-au- Prince Trinidad Sept. 24 Independent Via Gitmo
(see Page 6)
Sept. 26 Trinidad Barbados Sept. 27 Independent
Sept. 29 Barbados Barbados Oct. 2 Independent A. Hague says:
Intermediate call unknown
(Page 6 indicates Dominica, and gives arrival Barbados Oct. 4)
Oct. 8 Barbados Trinidad Oct. 9 Independent
Oct. 10 Trinidad Gitmo Oct. 14 TAG 163 Convoy available at TAG 163
(external link)
Oct. 14 Gitmo New York City Oct. 22 GN 163 A. Hague says:
Thence Boston, arrived Oct. 22
(stop at New York not mentioned, Page 6).
Convoy available at GN 163
(external link)
Oct. 23 Boston Halifax Oct. 25 Independent
Oct. 28 Halifax Sydney, C.B. Oct. 31 HS 182 Convoy available at HS 182
(external link)
Nov. 1 Sydney, C.B. Halifax Nov. 2 Independent
Nov. 2 Halifax New York City Nov. 5 Independent
Nov. 12 New York City NG 471 A. Hague says:
Possibly this convoy.
Detached indep. to Kingston, Nov. 18.
Convoy available at NG 471
(external link)
Nov. 26 Kingston Tunas de Zaza Nov. 28 Independent
Nov. 30 Tunas de Zaza Charleston, SC Dec. 7 Independent
Dec. 8 Charleston, SC Boston Dec. 13 Independent
Dec. 16 Boston St. John, N.B. Dec. 18 Independent
Dec. 27 St. John, N.B. New York City Dec. 29 Independent
Dec. 30 New York City Havana Jan. 6-1945 Independent
1945 Jan. 10 Havana Caibarien Jan. 11 Independent
Jan. 13 Caibarien Philadelphia Jan. 19 Independent
Febr. 1 Philadelphia Hampton Roads Febr. 1 Independent
Febr. 4 Hampton Roads Boston Independent Page 6 gives arrival Febr. 5.
Febr. 9 Boston New York City Febr. 12 Independent
Febr. 15 New York City Havana Febr. 22 Independent
Febr. 28 Havana Boston March 6 Independent
March 10 Boston New York City March 11 Independent
March 28 New York City Cartagena, Col. Apr. 5 Independent
Apr. 6 Cartagena, Col. Barranquilla Apr. 6 Independent
Apr. 12 Barranquilla New York City Apr. 21 Independent
May 1 New York City Gitmo May 8 NG 505 Convoy available at NG 505
(external link)
May 9 Gitmo Cartagena, Col. May 12 GZ 138 Convoy available at GZ 138
(external link)
May 14 Cartagena, Col. Barranquilla May 14 Independent
May 22 Barranquilla New York City May 30 Independent Subsequent voyages:
Page 6 & Page 7

 Misc. Voyages: 
For information on voyages made in between those mentioned here, please see the documents received from the National Archives of Norway and A. Hague's Voyage Record above. Follow the convoy links provided for further details; several Norwegian ships took part.

According to Page 1 of the archive documents, Askot was on her way from New York to Caibarien when war broke out in Norway on Apr. 9-1940. It'll also be noticed that she had a long stay in New York that summer. Her 1941 voyages also start on this document and continue on Page 2, which also has some 1942 voyages (showing another long stay in New York early on that year).

The cargoes she carried ranged from bauxite to raw sugar, cotton and other general cargo.

As can be seen, she never made any Transatlantic crossings. She's listed among the ships in the Halifax-U.K. Convoy HX 196 at the end of June-1942, station 75, but was only bound for St. John's, N.F. on that occasion, arriving there on July 2, proceeding to Botwood the next day (Page 2).

In the fall of 1942 she made her first voyage to Greenland, having joined Convoy SG 9 (convoy originated at Sydney, C.B. Sept. 27, arrived Greenland Oct. 3 - Askot had sailed from Father Point, Sept. 23). She was bound for Ivigtut, where there was a cryolite mine at the time. Ref. link provided in the above record, the Norwegian Aragon and Brush are also included (see also this Guestbook message). Askot's voyages in this period are shown on Page 3; as can be seen, she returned to St. John's the following month (convoy info in the table above).

At the end of that year, she made a voyage from Halifax to St. John's, N.F in Convoy SC 113*, which had originated in New York on Dec. 12-1942 and had Liverpool as its final destination. The Norwegian Hallanger, Henrik Ibsen, Kirsten B (also for St. John's), Lisbeth, Norvarg, O. B. Sørensen, Rio Verde, Ruth I and Titanian are also listed. Askot arrived her destination on Dec. 20, having sailed from Halifax on the 16th. She subsequently remained at St. John's for almost a month (Page 3).

A. Hague says she later joined the westbound North Atlantic Convoy ON 158, which had originated in Liverpool on Jan. 2-1943; Askot was not present from the U.K. but joined from Halifax (left Jan. 19, bound for New York). It'll be noticed, when following the link to my page about this convoy, that Askot is not mentioned, perhaps my information is incomplete? A. Hague's listing for ON 158 can be found in the section naming ships in all ON convoys. She returned to Halifax, however (reason not given, but according to Page 3, she lost the convoy; also, the Commodore says bad weather was encountered), then proceeded to New York, where she arrived on Jan. 29, subsequently joining Convoy SC 119* from there on Febr. 3. Again, she did not follow the convoy all the way to the U.K., only going as far as Halifax with arrival there on Febr. 6, later continuing to St. John's, N.F., arriving Febr. 9. From the archive document, we learn that she was bound for St. John's from the start, but lost the convoy and put in at Halifax (twice?) on the way. Other Norwegian ships in SC 119 were Boreas, Iris (also for St. John's only), Iron Baron, James Hawson, Kirsten B (for St. John's) and Primo.

Her subsequent voyages are shown on Page 3 and Page 4, with convoy details in the Voyage Record above.

According to Arnold Hague, she may briefly have sailed in Convoy HX 273 at the end of Dec.-1943, bound for Halifax only. He has added a note saying "possibly in this convoy". Note, however, that she's not mentioned on my page about HX 273, where the information is based on the original Advance Sailing Telegram, but again, it's possible the information is incomplete(?) - A. Hague's listing for HX 273 can be found at ships in all HX convoys. Askot had started out from Boston on Dec. 29 (Page 4) and arrived Halifax on the 31st - see Page 5. Her 1944 voyages also start on this document and continue on Page 6, which also has some 1945 voyages, while the rest are listed on Page 7 (to March-1946). Again, convoy information for some of them is available in A. Hague's record above.

* The SC series will be updated and completed (including the already existing convoys - some have already been updated), but for now, see ships in all SC convoys.

More information on the other Norwegian ships mentioned here can be found via the alphabet index below, or go to the Master Ship Index.


According to this external page, she sailed as Attanagalla for Ceylon Shipping Lines Ltd., Colombo, Ceylon from 1957. From 1961 as Hiwind for Northwind Nav. Co., Panama Ltd. (Taiship Co. Ltd), Panama. Renamed Angelina for Doreen Steamship Corp. S.A. (Fuji Marden & Co), Panama in 1964. Sold in Jan.-1968 to Fuji Marden & Co. Ltd., Hong Kong for breaking up.

Related external link:
Greenland Convoys - Here's the the main page.

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