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Manager: Det Bergenske Dampskibsselskab, Bergen
Built at Danziger Werft & Eisenbahnswerkstatten AG, Danzig (23) in 1922, laid up almost completed. Purchased in 1923 by Bergenske D/S and delivered in June that year as Clio. 556 gt, 550 tdwt, 153.9' x 24.2' x 17.5 ', Triple exp. 380 ihp. Placed in coastal service.
Her voyages, from May-1940 to March-1946, are listed on these original images from the Norwegian National Archives:
In graphite trade between Skaland (Senja) and the U.K. in the spring of 1940. To the U.K. on May 21-1940.
According to A. Hague, she sailed in the following convoys in 1941 (info received from D. Kindell):
All these convoys are available via the external links provided below. Other Norwegian ships are also named.
Ran aground off Scotland when on a voyage from London(?) to Porsgrunn in Dec.-1945, but managed to refloat and continue her voyage. Sold in Sept.-1946 to SA de Gerance et d'Armement, Rouen/Pointe Noire, delivered in Bergen on Dec. 11, renamed Ogooue. From 1951 she sailed as Gaspare for Gaspare Russo, Trapani. Converted to motor vessel in 1952. Sold in 1955 to Ubaldo Gennari fu Torquato & C. Rimini, renamed Fulix. Sailed from 1962 as Santa Guistina for Andrea Longobardo, Naples. Broken up in Italy in the winter of 1965.
Back to Clio on the "Ships starting with C" page.
Bergenske later had another ship by this name. Built 1939 as Bukarest (Deutsche Levant Linie, Hamburg), 4622 gt. Seized at Kiel by the Allies in 1945, renamed Empire Ettrick. Became Norwegian Bremnes in 1946 (possibly war reparation?), then Clio for Bergenske D/S in 1947. Later sailed as Greek Panorea from 1963 (E.T.Kolintzas & Maltakis), Charity from 1972. Scrapped in Taiwan in 1974. Lillesand Sjømannsforening has more about this ship, including a picture. The site also has info on other ships by this name, see this page (external links).
The text on this page was compiled with the help of: "Bergenske, byen og selskapet", Dag Bakka Jr., "Nortraships flåte", J. R. Hegland, and misc. - ref My sources.