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D/S Hallbjørg
Updated July 9-2009

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Source: Roger W. Jordan.

Owner: Skibs-A/S Hallbjørg
Manager: P. Kleppe, Oslo
2850 gt

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.

Her voyages are listed on these original images from the Norwegian National Archives:
Page 1 | Page 2 | Page 3 | Page 4

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

Voyage Record
From Oct.-1943 to Sept.-1944:

(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.

Departure From To Arrival Convoy Remarks
1943 *Oct. 16 Beira Aden Nov. 5 DKA 4 Earlier voyages:
Page 1 & Page 2
Convoy available at DKA 4
(external link)
* According to Page 3, she left Beira for Aden on Oct. 21, but put back to Beira the next day.
Oct. 31 Beira Mombasa Nov. 7 DKA 5 Convoy available at DKA 5
(external link)
Missing voyages, Page 3
Dec. 12 Aden AKD 9 A. Hague says:
Straggled, arrived Kilindini Dec. 23
(? - see also Page 3)
Convoy available at AKD 9
(external link)
* Dec. 21 Kilindini Durban Independent *Again, compare w/Page 3
1944 May 31 Durban DN 63 Dispersed June 2.
Convoy available at DN 63
(external link)
June 2 Detached from DN 63 Colombo June 21 Independent On to Trincomalee June 22
(Page 3).
July 9 Trincomalee Calcutta July 14 JC 55 Convoy available at JC 55
(external link)
Missing voyages, Page 3
Aug. 31 Colombo Calcutta Sept. 7 JC 62 Convoy available at JC 62
(external link)
Subsequent voyages:
Page 3 & Page 4

 Some Convoy Voyages: 
Her 1940 and some 1941 voyages are shown on Page 1, while the rest of her 1941 voyages and her 1942 voyages are listed on Page 2.

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.


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