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Owner: Skibs-A/S Hallbjørg
Delivered in Jan-1919 from Canadian Vickers Ltd., Montreal as Canadian Voyageur for Canadian Gov., Montreal. Purchased in 1931 by Lars Mæland & Co. A/S, Haugesund and renamed Thuhaug, sold that same year to William Hansen, Bergen, then sailed as Hallbjørg for P. Kleppe from 1936.
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 as can be seen, this record is incomplete.
As will be seen when going to Page 2 above, she appears to have spent almost 2 months in Calcutta from Sept. 20-1942 - reason not known. The same page shows that she had quite a long stay in Colombo from Jan. 21-1943.
"Nortraships flåte" says that Hallbjørg reported being attacked by torpedoes in the Mozambique channel in the morning of Nov. 4-1943 and again the following day. In the first attack 3 torpedoes were seen to have gone in front of the ship, and in the second attack 3 passed behind her, but a sub had not been seen. I-37 (Otani) is suggested as the possible culprit. According to Arnold Hague, she was in Convoy DKA 4 in this time period. This convoy had started out in Lourenço Marques on Oct. 16-1943 and arrived Aden on Nov. 5; I'm not sure she was in this convoy(?). Please compare with the voyages listed on Page 3 of the archive documents. Note also that A. Hague has her, together with Tiradentes, Troubadour and Unita, in Convoy DKA 5 (convoy originated in Durban Oct. 26-1943, arrived Aden Nov. 15) - Hallbjørg is said to have arrived Mombasa on Nov. 7, having started out from Beira on Oct. 31, so this must have been the voyage on which the attack occurred(?). In Dec. 1943, she's included, together with the Norwegian Norma, in Convoy AKD 9, which departed Aden on Dec. 12 and arrived Kilindini on the 21st. A. Hague says she straggled and arrived Kilindini Dec. 23; according to the archive document, she put in at Mombasa on the 22nd, continuing to Durban the next day, where she arrived Jan. 3-1944.
Departure Durban is given as May 31-1944, so she remained there for a long time. For this voyage, A. Hague has her in Convoy DN 63 which was dispersed on June 2, Hallbjørg arriving Colombo independently on June 21, proceeding to Trincomalee the next day. In July, she's listed in Convoy JC 55, which originated in Colombo on July 7 and arrived Calcutta on the 14th; Hallbjørg had started out in Trincomalee on July 8, according to the archive document. At the end of the following month, she's said to have joined Convoy JC 62, departing Colombo Aug. 31, arriving Calcutta Sept. 7. The rest of her 1944 voyages and some of her 1945 voyages are listed on Page 3, while Page 4 shows her voyages to Febr.-1946.
For more information on the other Norwegian ships mentioned on this page, please see the alphabet index below, or go to the Master Ship Index.
Broken up in West Germany in 1954.
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The text on this page was compiled with the help of: "Nortraships flåte", J. R. Hegland, E-mails from Roger W. Jordan - and misc.