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Owner: A/S Ocean
Built by Akers mek. Verksted, Oslo in 1932.
Captain: Nils Jørgen Andersen (this external page has a listing of his previous ships).
During the war the following men were awarded Krigsmedaljen:
Related item on this website:
Her voyages are listed on these original images from the Norwegian National Archives:
Please compare the above voyages with Arnold Hague's Voyage Record below.
(Received from Don Kindell - His source: The late Arnold Hague's database).
Follow the convoy links provided for more information on each.
Errors may exist, and several voyages are missing.
Dageid had an unlucky start with many delays. When Norway was invaded on Apr. 9-1940 she was in the middle of the Atlantic, en route from Antwerp to Aruba to pick up a cargo, and was ordered by Clarcton & Co., London as well as Standard Oil Co., New York (I assume this has something to with the contract she was on at the time) to go to Trinidad for further orders, arriving there on Apr. 19, and didn't depart for Aruba until May 6. While still in Trinidad she had been taken over by Nortraship (Apr. 23) and was told by them to unload the cargo from Aruba at Marseilles or St. Louis du Rhone instead of Vado, which was the original order, so on May 10 she proceeded for Marseilles via Gibraltar for further travelling instructions, arriving Marseilles on June 1. While waiting for a pilot, German aircraft started to bomb the harbour, returning that night and again the next day. Her cargo consisted of petrol, so authorities found it rather risky for her to remain and ordered her out to sea again, without the unloading even having started because no barges could be obtained to transport the cargo on to Switzerland, nor could tanks be obtained in which to keep the petrol on shore.
On June 5 they received orders to continue to St. Louis du Rhone arriving there that same day, but before they could go into the harbour 2000 tons of her cargo had to be unloaded into barges, because there was not enough water for her to float into the harbour itself. On June 6 about 1000 tons were transferred to 3 barges which were to return the following day to take another 1000 tons - and they did return, but carrying the same cargo they had unloaded from Dageid the day before, having received orders from French authorities to pump it back into Dageid, whereupon she was again sent out to sea to wait, keeping in contact with the signal station.
On June 10 they were ordered back into Marseilles, but when they got there they received orders from Nortraship to take the cargo to Gibraltar. By the time they were ready to leave that day, Italy had entered the war and French authorities would not let them sail without a convoy, so again they had to wait. Finally, on June 16(?) they joined a convoy to Oran and on to Gibraltar, where they stayed for about a week before proceeding in convoy to Milford Haven, then on to Clyde where they arrived July 10 (she's listed in Convoy HG 36, which left Gibraltar on June 28-1940). However, no decision had yet been made as to what to do with the cargo, so they waited for further orders until Oct. 17, at which time The Ministry of War Transport took over the cargo and ordered them to unload at Stanlow. This done, they went to Liverpool for docking and repairs and on Nov. 12 Anglo-Irania Oil Company (British Tankers) took over; she remained on this charter all through the war.
On departure Liverpool they received orders to go to Trinidad for degaussing and the installation of a gun platform. Together with several other Norwegian ships she's listed in Convoy OB 244, which left Liverpool on Nov. 17-1940 and dispersed Nov. 22. This convoy lost quite a few ships ships; follow the link for details. Dageid proceeded to Trinidad, arriving there on Dec. 8. She was not ready to leave again until Febr. 1-1941.
See also Page 1 for comparison.
From Trinidad Dageid went to Aruba in Febr.-1941 where cargo was loaded for Ango Ango (Belgian Congo) and Lobito. Sailing up the river to Ango Ango she ran aground and remained stuck for a week. In order to get refloated, about 1600 tons of petrol had to be unloaded into barges and with the assistance of a tug she was finally refloated, but in the process she had gotten a lot of sand in her engines. However, she was allowed to go to Lobito with the remainder of the cargo and then on to Cape Town for repairs, arriving there on March 25, but was not completed until June 20 (apparently the worst place to go for repairs during the war years). She subsequently headed to Bahrein to pick up a cargo for Massowa, then made several voyages between Abadan, Suez and Haifa, as well as 2 voyages between Abadan and South Africa, though a lot of time was wasted due to continuous problems with engine parts and repairs.
At the end of July (according to Page 2 this would have been in Abadan in 1942, but early in July, not at the end of the month) she loaded a cargo for East London, and after a few minor repairs there she was ordered to Talara, Peru via Magellan, with a stop at Punta Arenas for further sailing instructions. At Talara they took on cargo for Buenaventura, Columbia and Balboa, Panama, then on to Curacao to load a cargo for the U.K., but first she had to go in convoy to New York, arriving there on Nov. 24-1942, departing again in convoy on Dec. 4, with arrival Stanlow on Dec. 27. According to A. Hague, this voyage had been made with the slow New York-U.K. Convoy SC 112*, together with the Norwegian Acasta, Aragon (to St. John's only), Borgholm, Fjordheim, Garnes (to St. John's), Harpefjell, Heimgar, Norjerv, Primo (to Halifax), Sir James Clark Ross, Solitaire and Tropic Star (returned).
Again, she had some repairs and work done at Birkenhead which took almost 3 months (cabins for gunners were also added). This brings us to March 13-1943, when she left for New York in Convoy ON 173*, which also included B. P. Newton, Emma Bakke, Ferncourt, Frontenac, Haakon Hauan, Idefjord, Mosli, Pan Aruba, Skaraas, Stiklestad, Strinda and Thorshov. Going back to Page 2 above, we learn that Dageid arrived New York on March 31. She returned to the U.K. in Convoy HX 234 the following month. The Commodore's report is also available for this convoy (Commodore was in Laurits Swenson). Dageid now continued between New York and the U.K. for the rest of the war, usually serving as Escort Oiler - see Voyage Record.
At the beginning of May-1943 she joined the westbound North Atlantic Convoy ON 182*, together with Fernwood, Gallia, Germa, Hiram, Ivaran, Oregon Epress, Skiensfjord, Thorshov, Thorshøvdi and Villanger. According to Page 2, Dageid arrived New York on May 21 (having started out from Milford Haven), and at the end of that month she can be found in Convoy HX 242 from New York. Her destination is given as Clyde and she had station 64 of the convoy (arrived Clyde June 15). With Brajara, California Express, Fjordaas, Gefion, Høyanger, Lynghaug, Mosli, Norefjord, Norsol, Orwell, Polartank, Skiensfjord and Tarifa, she subsequently joined the westbound Convoy ON 190*, originating in Liverpool on June 24 - Dageid sailed from Belfast Lough June 25. Her voyages in this period are shown on Page 3. She was scheduled to return to the U.K. in Convoy HX 248 from New York on July 15, but instead joined HX 249 on July 23, later heading back to New York in Convoy ON 197*, which originated in Liverpool on Aug. 14. She had again been in the company of other Norwegian ships, namely Brajara, Orwell, Helgøy, Leiv Eiriksson, Pan Aruba and Slemmestad. On Sept. 2 we find her in Convoy HX 255 from New York to the U.K. (Commodore in Abraham Lincoln), returning across the Atlantic later that month with Convoy ON 203*, departing Liverpool on Sept. 22. California Express, Duala, Gefion, Lista, Norholm, Polartank, Skaraas, Trondheim, Vav and Vinga are also listed, as is the Panamanian Norlys, which had Norwegian managers and is included under the N's on this site.
Arnold Hague now has her, along with the Norwegian Fagerfjell, Kaldfonn, Lista, Montevideo, Samuel Bakke (Vice Commodore), Skaraas, Spinanger and Tungsha, in Convoy HX 264* from New York on Oct. 31. Dageid arrived Loch Ewe on Nov. 17, continuing to Cromarty and Invergordon that same day. Her last Trans-Atlantic voyage that year was made in the westbound Convoy ON 213*, originating in Liverpool on Nov. 26. Skaraas and Lista were again in company, as were Bajamar and Bañaderos. Dageid arrived Philadelphia on Dec. 14, proceeding to New York on the 18th - again, see Page 3.
On Jan. 11-1944 she was in a bad collision with the Dutch tanker Erinna when in Convoy HX 274 from New York (having been cancelled from the previous convoy, HX 273), and had to put in at St. Johns, N.F., then proceeded via Halifax to New York where her cargo was unloaded before heading to Baltimore, remaining there from Febr. 24 until May 13 for repairs. About a week later she joined Convoy HX 292 for the U.K., returning in June with Convoy ON 240*, together with Fagerfjell, Heranger, Høyanger (Vice Commodore), Para, Petter, Strinda, Thorhild, Vanja, Villanger and Østhav. Dageid, in station 115, was bound for Philadelphia, where she arrived on June 28, having joined from Loch Ewe (Page 4). On July 3 she's listed in Convoy HX 298 from New York, and later that month she joined the westbound Convoy ON 246* in order to return to Philadelphia, where she arrived on Aug. 9, continuing to New York the next day. Abraham Lincoln, Alaska, Atlantic, Brimanger (Commodore Vessel), Dalfonn, Danio, Fernwood, Ivaran, James Hawson, Kaldfonn, Leiv Eiriksson, Ørnefjell, Petter, Skotaas, Strinda, Thorhild, Tiradentes, Toronto, Vardefjell and Velox are also listed.
On Aug. 17 we find her, with destination Heysham, in Convoy HX 304 (Vice Commodore in Emma Bakke). Dageid arrived her destination, via Belfast Lough, on Sept. 5, heading back to the U.S. a couple of days later with Convoy ON 252*, which left Liverpool on Sept. 7, and also included Atlantic, Fernmoor, Geisha (Commodore Vessel), Kaldfonn, Petter, Skotaas, Spinanger, Troubadour and Vardefjell, while Acanthus, Rose and Tunsberg Castle are named among the escorts (as is Buttercup, which was transferred to the Norwegian flag later that year, after the loss of Tunsberg Castle - see ON convoy escorts). Dageid had station 103 of this convoy and arrived New York on Sept. 22. On Sept. 28 she shows up in Convoy HX 311 back to Liverpool, where she stopped on Oct. 13, before proceeding to Stanlow, and at the end of that month she joined the westbound Convoy ON 263*, in order to sail to Baltimore, with arrival there on Nov. 16 (according to A. Hague). Fjordaas, Helgøy, Norheim, Samuel Bakke (Commodore Vessel) and Tai Shan also took part. Dageid was scheduled to return with Convoy HX 325 from New York on Dec. 9, but instead joined the next convoy on the 14th, HX 326, so Christmas that year was celebrated while at sea. Acanthus is again named among the escorts - see HX convoy escorts.
She went back to the U.S. in Jan.-1945 with Convoy ON 279, which arrived New York on Febr. 5, and on the 12th we find her in the New York-U.K. Convoy HX 338, bound for Devonport. Dageid returned in March with Convoy ON 288*, again with several other Norwegian ships in company, namely Villanger, Viggo Hansteen, Tanafjord, Slemmestad, G. C. Brøvig, Polartank, Heranger and Harald Torsvik. J. R. Hegland's "Nortraships flåte" also adds Høyanger, but A. Hague has not included this ship in ON 288. The Norwegian commodore, R. G. Bruusgaard was in the British Port Fremantle. This convoy arrived New York on March 19, and on the 24th Dageid is listed in Convoy HX 346*, along with G. C. Brøvig, Polartank, Reinholt (Commodore Vessel), Strinda and Thorshavn. Dageid went to Philadelphia again the following month, having sailed in Convoy ON 296*, again with G. C. Brøvig, Polartank, Strinda and Thorshavn, as well as Montevideo, Noreg and Tai Shan.
From Philadelphia, Dageid proceeded to New York on May 4 (Page 4), and on the first day of peace in Europe, May 8-1945, she departed New York for the U.K. via Boston and Halifax, arriving Manchester on May 31, where she was docked for further repairs - see also Page 5. According to A. Hague, she had made this voyage from Halifax with the slow Convoy SC 176*, which had left Halifax on May 16, and also had Chr. Th. Boe, Elg, Garonne, Glarona, Ima, Rena and Vinga in its ranks.
According to Lillesand Sjømannsforening (external page), she was renamed Tusken in 1955. Owners became Uranian Transport Co. Inc. (E.K. Harkna), Monrovia that same year, renamed Urania. Sold in 1959 for breaking up in The Netherlands.
Back to Dageid on the "Ships starting with D" page.
Norway (E. B. Aabye) had another Dageid in the 1920's. This was originally D/S Fagersand, built in Holland 1906, 1021 gt for Alf Monsen, Tønsberg. Became Dageid in 1920, sold same year to Tanger, renamed Michell Mazella, then to France in 1928 and renamed Caid Mima, later Ile Saint Paul in 1937. See also Lillesand Sjømannsforening's website for information on other ships by this name.
The text on this page was compiled with the help of: "Nortraships flåte", J. R. Hegland, "The Allied Convoy System", Arnold Hague, "19 Oslo-skips historie under verdenskrigen, fra April 1940 til krigens slutt i 1945" ("The Story of 19 Oslo ships during the World War, from April 1940 until the End of the War in 1945") Harald Nicolaisen - based on the ship's logs and diaries, as well as the captain's report - ref. My sources.