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To Ingrid on the "Ships starting with I" page.
Owner: A/S I. A. Hamres Rederi
Built in Duluth, Minnesota in 1920. Previous names: Laid down as Lake Flomaton, then Great Falls until 1920, Haiti until 1936.
Captain: Johannes Thorbjørnsen
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.
As will be seen when going to Page 1 of the archive documents, Ingrid was on her way from Cienfuegos to Philadelphia when war broke out in Norway on Apr. 9-1940 (this voyage was made independently). Her 1941 voyages also start on this document.
On July 22-1941, A. Hague has included her in the slow Convoy SC 38 from Sydney, C.B. to the U.K. This convoy is not yet available among the SC convoys on my website, but will be added. For now, please see ships in all SC convoys for the names of other ships, several of which were Norwegian. Ingrid arrived Loch Ewe on Aug. 6 (the archive document gives her final destination as London), and later that month, we find her in the westbound North Atlantic Convoy ON 10, which originated in Liverpool on Aug. 27 and dispersed Sept. 11. Her destination is given as Curacao, station 113. She arrived St. Thomas on Sept. 20, having started out from Loch Ewe on Aug. 29, and according to Page 2, she continued to Curacao that same day, with arrival Sept. 22. With a cargo of sugar for Liverpool, she was scheduled to return with the slow Sydney (C.B.)-U.K.
Convoy SC 52 on Oct. 29, but did not sail, and was also cancelled from Convoy SC 53, but eventually got away with SC 54 on Nov. 10, her destination is now given as London. Eglantine and Montbretia are named among the escorts.
Ingrid was on a voyage in ballast from Loch Ewe (via Hampton Roads) to Cuba in Convoy ON 57, when she ran aground at Grean, Tiree, Hebrides (56 32 04N 06 56W) on Jan. 19-1942, having departed Loch Ewe the day before (Page 2). This convoy will be added to my Convoys section; in the meantime, please go to the section listing ships in all ON convoys. As will be seen, several Norwegian ships are named, including Astrell, which also ran ground - follow the link for details. Eglantine was again among the escorts (see ON convoy escorts). The entire convoy was waiting off the Hebrides for the weather to improve, and Ingrid had drifted away. All on board came safely ashore on the island Tiree; the 1st mate and 11 men that evening, and the captain and 13 men the next morning. In the course of the night distress calls were sent out but no help arrived. Ingrid was subsequently condemned.
Hearings were held in Glasgow on Febr. 6-1942 with the captain, the 1st mate, the 3rd mate, and the 1st engineer appearing.
A visitor to my website has told me that "Shipwreck Index of the British Isles" says she stranded close to Mor Mheall, her distress message suggested she was ashore on Barra, whereas it was Tiree. Abandoned by her crew who only realized their mistake when they landed in their lifeboats. The weather continued to be so bad that the salvage crew could not get aboard until 2/2/1942 and she was declared a total loss. There is a photo of her aground in "The Hebrides at War". "Argyll Shipwrecks" has an accurate chart of where she lies, her boiler is still visible above water.
Crew List - No Casualties:
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Other ships by this name: Norway had previously had a ship named Ingrid II, built 1889, 1145 gt - torpedoed and sunk by a German U-boat in the Bristol Channel on Dec. 19-1917. The visitor mentioned above says that according to "Shipwreck Index of the British Isles" this ship was the ex Hazelmere, torpedoed by U 60, 6 miles off Trevose Head, Cornwall. Norway also had an Ingrid after the war, launched as War Ocean, 7611 gt, completed as Defiance in 1918 for US Shipping Board, San Francisco. From 1938 she was named Pan Delaware for National Bulk Carriers Inc, New York, and became Norwegian Ingrid in 1947 (Partrederiet Ingrid, Oslo). Later Giacinta Fassio of Genoa from 1949, Emma Fassio from 1959, scrapped the following year.
The text on this page was compiled with the help of: "Nortraships flåte", J. R. Hegland, "Sjøforklaringer fra 2. verdenskrig", Volume I (Norwegian Maritime Museum), and misc. (ref. My sources).