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D/S Halvdan
Updated July 9-2009

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Manager: Bruusgaard, Kiøsterud & Co., Drammen
1350 gt

Built in Shanghai in 1920.

Her voyages are listed on these original images from the Norwegian National Archives:
Page 1 | Page 2 | Page 3 | Page 4 | Page 5 | Page 6

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

Voyage Record
From Aug.-1943 to Aug.-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 the record is incomplete.

Departure From To Arrival Convoy Remarks
1943 Aug. 12 Capetown Durban Aug. 17 CD 31 Earlier voyages:
Page 1, Page 2, Page 3 & Page 4
Convoy available at CD 31
(external link)
Sept. 2 Durban DN 59 Dispersed 26S 43 (45?)E, Sept. 5.
Convoy available at DN 59
(external link)
Sept. 5 Disperpsed from DN 59 Zanzibar Independent Page 4 gives arrival Sept. 13
(also, missing 1943 voyages).
1944 Aug. 18 Durban Durban Aug. 21 DN 68 Earlier 1944 voyages, Page 4
Convoy available at DN 68
(external link)
Subsequent voyages:
Page 4, Page 5 & Page 6


As will be seen when going to Page 1 of the archive documents, Halvdan was on her way from Bangkok to Singapore when war broke out in Norway on Apr. 9-1940. Her 1941 voyages start on Page 2 and continue on Page 3, which also shows her 1942 and some of her 1943 voyages. Judging from Page 4, she spent a long time at Table Bay (Cape Town) from May-1943 - reason not known. This document also lists some 1944 voyages, while her 1945 voyages start on Page 5.

From Page 6, we learn that she went home to Norway in Sept.-1945.

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