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D/S Clio
Updated June 10-2011

To Clio on the "Ships starting with C" page.

A picture is available at Lillesand Sjømannsforening's website (external links - click in the photo to make it larger).

Manager: Det Bergenske Dampskibsselskab, Bergen
556 gt

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:
Page 1 | Page 2 | Page 3 | Page 4 | Page 5 | Page 6 | Page 7 | Page 8 | Page 9 | Page 10 | Page 11 | Page 12 | Page 13 | Page 14 | Page 15 | Page 16 | Page 17

 WW II: 

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):
Left Methil on May 27 - arrived Clyde May 31, Convoy EC 25 - compare with info found on Page 2 of the archive documents (which says she arrived Fraserburgh on May 28, proceeding to Methil Roads 2 days later).
Left Clyde June 20 - arrived Methil June 23, Convoy WN 143 (agrees w/Page 2).
Left Oban Aug. 17 - arrived Methil Aug. 21, Convoy WN 169 (see also Page 3).
Left Oban Oct. 4 - arrived Methil Oct. 6, Convoy WN 189 (Page 3).

All these convoys are available via the external links provided below. Other Norwegian ships are also named.

From Page 16, we learn that she got to go home to Norway at the beginning of Sept.-1945. See also Page 17.


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.

Related external links:
Convoy EC 25 - The site also has WN 143, WN 169 and WN 189.

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.


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