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D/S Edvard Grieg
Updated July 10-2011

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Manager: Nortraship
7176 gt

Built as Thomas F. Bayard by Bethlehem-Fairfield Shipyards Inc., Baltimore, MD (2139), launched on May 24-1943, delivered May 31. One of 10 (11?) ships added to Nortraship's register in 1943, on bareboat charter from the United States War Shipping Administration. Edvard Grieg was taken over in Baltimore on the day of delivery, May 31. See my page "Ship Statistics and Misc." under "Gains 1943" for a list of the others.

Captein: Jørgen Jacobsen.

Her voyages are listed on these original images from the Norwegian National Archives:
Page 1 | Page 2

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

Voyage Record
From June-1943 to Oct.-1945:

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

Follow the convoy links provided for more information on each.

Departure From To Arrival Convoy Remarks
1943 June 3 Baltimore New York City June 4 Independent
June 16 New York City Gitmo June 22 NG 368 Convoy available at NG convoys
(external link)
June 22 Gitmo Trinidad June 29 GAT 70 Convoy available at GAT convoys
(external link)
July 3 Trinidad Rio July 24 TJ 1 Convoy available at TJ convoys
(external link)
Aug. 1 Rio Santos Aug. 2 Independent
Aug. 7 Santos Montevideo Aug. 12 Independent
Aug. 16 Montevideo Buenos Aires Aug. 17 Independent
Aug. 26 Buenos Aires Valparaiso Sept. 8 Independent
Sept. 8 Valparaiso Balboa Sept. 18 Independent
Sept. 20 Cristobal Key West Sept. 24 Independent
Sept. 27 Key West New York City Oct. 3 KN 267 Convoy available at KN convoys
(external link)
Oct. 25 New York City Gitmo Nov. 1 NG 394 Convoy available at NG convoys
(external link)
Nov. 1 Gitmo Trinidad Nov. 7 GAT 96 Convoy available at GAT convoys
(external link)
Nov. 12 Trinidad Rio Dec. 1 TJ 14 Convoy available at TJ convoys
(external link)
Dec. 12 Rio Santos Dec. 13 Independent
Dec. 17 Santos Montevideo Dec. 21 Independent
1944 Jan. 10 Montevideo Rio Jan. 15 Independent
Jan. 17 Rio Trinidad Febr. 1 JT 20 Convoy available at JT convoys
(external link)
Febr. 3 Trinidad Gitmo Febr. 8 TAG 113 Convoy available at TAG convoys
(external link)
Febr. 8 Gitmo New York City Febr. 15 GN 113 Convoy available at GN convoys
(external link)
March 12 New York City Gitmo March 19 NG 422 Convoy available at NG convoys
(external link)
March 19 Gitmo Trinidad March 25 GAT 124 Convoy available at GAT convoys
(external link)
March 31 Trinidad Rio Apr. 20 TJ 28 Convoy available at TJ convoys
(external link)
May 2 Rio Santos May 3 Independent
May 10 Santos Montevideo May 14 Independent
May 18 Montevideo Buenos Aires May 19 Independent
May 30 Buenos Aires Rio June 6 Independent
June 15 Rio Trinidad June 29 JT 35 Convoy available at JT convoys
(external link)
July 2 Trinidad TAG 143 A. Hague says:
Detached independent off Gitmo
July 7
(see also Page 1)
Convoy available at TAG convoys
(external link)
July 7 Detached from TAG 143 New York City July 12 Independent
Aug. 9 New York City Gitmo Aug. 16 NG 452 Convoy available at NG convoys
(external link)
Aug. 16 Gitmo Trinidad Aug. 22 GAT 154 Convoy available at GAT convoys
(external link)
Aug. 28 Trinidad Rio Sept. 15 TJ 43 Convoy available at TJ convoys
(external link)
Sept. 26 Rio Santos Sept. 27 Independent
Oct. 11 Santos Rio Oct. 12 Independent
Oct. 13 Rio Trinidad Oct. 28 JT 47 Convoy available at JT convoys
(external link)
Oct. 29 Trinidad New York City Nov. 8 Independent
Dec. 12 New York City NG 477 A. Hague says:
Detached approx. Dec. 16
Convoy available at NG convoys
(external link)
Dec. 16 Detached from NG 477 Trinidad Dec. 22 Independent
Dec. 23 Trinidad Rio Jan. 5-1945 Independent
1945 Jan. 17 Rio Santos Jan. 18 Independent
Febr. 8 Santos Trinidad Febr. 22 Independent
Febr. 23 Trinidad New York City March 4 Independent
Apr. 3 New York City Trinidad Apr. 13 Independent
Apr. 14 Trinidad Rio Apr. 28 Independent
May 14 Rio Santos May 15 Independent
June 4 Santos Montevideo Independent
June 8 Montevideo Fray Bentos Independent Page 2 gives arrival June 9
June 16 Fray Bentos Montevideo June 16 Independent
June 18 Montevideo Santos June 22 Independent
July 4 Santos Pernambuco July 10 Independent
July 11 Pernambuco Bergen Aug. 1 Independent A. Hague says:
Notional sailing date
(agrees w/Page 2)
Via Kirkwall
Aug. 16 Bergen Oslo Aug. 17 Independent
Sept. 1 Oslo Methil Sept. 3 Independent
Sept. 5 Methil Delaware Capes Sept. 17 Independent
Oct. 5 Delaware Capes Rouen Oct. 25 Independent Subsequent voyages, Page 2


A few days after delivery in Baltimore, she travelled to New York, with arrival June 4-1943. Later that month, she joined Convoy NG 368 (with Fernglen and Kirsten B), departing New York on June 16, arriving Guantanamo on the 22nd, proceeding that same day in Convoy GAT 70 (again with Fernglen in company, as well as B. P. Newton), and arrived Trinidad on June 29. At the beginning of the following month she served as Commodore ship for Convoy TJ 1, in which B. P. Newton was sunk, follow the link for details (Fernglen and Litiopa are also listed). TJ 1 had left Trinidad on July 3 and arrived Rio de Janeiro, Edvard Grieg's destination at the time, on the 24th - all these convoys are available via the external links provided within the Voyage Record above. Page 1 shows her subsequent voyages, with convoy details in the table above.

In the summer of 1945, she got to go home to Norway, arriving Bergen (from Pernambuco, via Kirkwall) on Aug. 1 - see Page 2 (lists voyages to July-1946).


Sold in 1946 to the Norwegian Government for Andreas Stray, Farsund, then to A/S Sobral (Øivind Lorentzen, Oslo) in 1950. To Socony Vacuum Oil Co. in 1951, converted at Kiel to liquified gas tanker in 1952 and came under the Panamanian flag (owned by Brilliant Transport Co., Panama, also, Øivind Lorentzen Inc., Oslo & New York), 7468 gt, then Liberian flag in 1952 under the name Ultragas Sao Paulo (L.P.G. Carriers Inc, New York). Renamed Mundogas Sao Paulo in 1961 and back to Norwegian flag for A/S Gasskib (Øivind Lorentzen). Converted at Santos to floating store from Febr. 27-1969 for use as permanent, non-propelled storage tank depot. From 1970 - Mundogas Storage Inc. (Source at the bottom of this page - compare with the information found on this external page).

Related external links:
Liberty Ships - Alphabetical list where Thomas F. Bayard was included on the T list. Unfortunately, as can be seen, the list no longer appears to be included at this site (unfortunate, because I have 100's of links to it from my Convoys section). If I remember correctly, that particular section was hosted by Peter Thompson, who has now moved to a different site, but I cannot find his list of Liberty Ships. I'll leave the link up for now until I can find out whether it's still available somewhere else. I did find an identical page here, but as will be seen, the alphabetical links receive an error.

But see also:
List of Liberty Ships - Includes info on the men (and women) for whom the ships were named (from Wikipedia - Thomas F. Bayard is listed on this page, and here is information on Thomas F. Bayard himself).

Back to Edvard Grieg on the "Ships starting with E" page.

Norway had previously had another ship by this name - see Evviva.

The text on this page was compiled with the help of: "Nortraships flåte", J. R. Hegland, Liberty Ships in Peacetime, and their Contribution to World Shipping History" I. G. Steward - 1992, and misc.


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