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D/S Inviken
Updated Nov. 11-2011

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Manager: Wallem & Co., Bergen
4171 gt

Built in Germany in 1925. Previous names: Elaine L-D until 1935, Lu Hsing until 1937.
According to this external page, she was delivered from Nüscke & Co. A/G., Stettin in Sept.-1925 as Merkator to Viktor Schuppe, Stettin. From 1926, sailed as Elaine L-D for Louis Dreyfus & Co., Dunkirk. From 1934, Chung Hsing Coal Mining Co. Ltd. (Young Wong), Shanghai, no name change. Renamed Lu Hsing in 1935. Renamed Inviken for Wallem & Co. A/S (H. J. Wallem), Bergen in 1937.

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

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

Voyage Record
From Oct.-1940 to Nov.-1945:

(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
1940 Oct. 19 Aden Suez Oct. 26 BN 7 A. Hague says:
Previously traded Indian Ocean/Pacific
(see Page 1).
Aden to Suez.
Convoy available at BN 7
(external link)
Nov. 19 Suez Aden Nov. 26 BS 9 A. Hague says:
Then Traded Inidan Ocean & Pacific
(again, see Page 1 above).
Convoy available at BS 9
(external link)
1941 Dec. 18 Sourabaya Colombo Jan. 1-1942 Independent Missing 1941 voyages:
Page 1 & Page 2
1942 Jan. 3 Colombo Karachi Jan. 11 Independent
Jan. 12 Karachi Bushire Jan. 22 Independent
Jan. 30 Bushire Karachi Febr. 3 Independent
March 19 Karachi Aden March 27 Independent
March 27 Aden Suez Apr. 5 Independent Arrived Port Said Apr. 7
(Page 2).
Apr. 8 Port Said Alexandria Apr. 9 Independent
Apr. 30 Alexandria Port Said May 2 Independent
May 4 Port Said Beirut May 5 Independent
May 12 Beirut Tripoli, Syria May 12 Independent
May 17 Tripoli, Syria Beirut May 18 Independent
May 19 Beirut Port Said May 21 Independent
May 27 Port Said Alexandria May 28 Independent
June 10 Alexandria Port Said Independent
June 19 Port Said Beirut June 21 Independent
June 27 Beirut Mersin June 28 Independent
July 6 Mersin Iskenderun July 7 Independent
July 12 Iskenderun Port Said July 15 Independent On to Suez July 19
(Page 3).
July 20 Suez Port Sudan July 25 Independent
Aug. 5 Port Sudan Massawa Aug. 7 Independent
Sept. 2 Massawa Port Sudan Sept. 4 Independent
Sept. 13 Port Sudan Colombo Sept. 27 Independent A. Hague says:
Indian Ocean/Red Sea/Levant to Apr. 4.-1943
See also Page 3.
1943 Apr. 4 Mombasa Durban Apr. 13 Independent Earlier 1943 voyages, Page 3
Apr. 17 Durban Lourenço Marques Apr. 19 DN 34 Convoy available at DN 34
(external link)
Apr. 30 Lourenço Marques Mombasa May 8 Independent A. Hague says:
E Africa/Red Sea/Levant to Oct. 25-1943
Missing voyages:
Page 3 & Page 4
Oct. 25 Durban Aden Nov. 18 Independent
Dec. 3 Aden Aden Dec. 4 AKD 8 Put back.
Convoy available at AKD 8
(external link)
Dec. 13 Aden Suez Dec. 22 Independent On to Port Said same day
(Page 4).
A. Hague says:
Passed Suez Canal, at Port Said to June-1944
1944 July 6 Safaga Aden July 13 Independent Again, see Page 4
A. Hague says:
At Aden to Aug. 8-1944
Aug. 8 Aden Mombasa Aug. 26 Independent
Aug. 28 Mombasa Durban Sept. 12 Independent
Oct. 20 Durban Durban Oct. 20 Independent Put back with defects
Oct. 25 Durban Mombasa Nov. 6 Independent
Nov. 14 Mombasa Durban Nov. 24 Independent
Dec. 24 Durban Mombasa Jan. 5-1945 Independent
1945 Jan. 16 Mombasa Beira Jan. 23 Independent
Jan. 30 Beira Aden Febr. 16 Independent
Febr. 18 Aden Suez Febr. 26 Independent On to Port Said same day
(Page 4).
Febr. 27 Port Said Alexandria March 1 Independent
March 11 Alexandria Bone March 18 Independent
March 21 Bone Gibraltar March 25 Independent
March 26 Gibraltar Gibraltar March 28 MKS 91G Returned.
Convoy will be added.
See ships in MKS convoys
March 31 Gibraltar Workington Apr. 13* MKS 92G *Page 4 gives arrival Apr. 8
(missing movements?).
Convoy will be added.
See link above
Apr. 20 Workington Belfast Lough Apr. 21 Independent
Apr. 22 Belfast Lough Clyde Apr. 22 Independent
Oct. 17 Clyde Baltimore Nov. 13 Independent Subsequent voyages:
Page 4 & Page 5


As will be seen when going to the archive documents, Inviken occasionally spent a long time in port.

From Page 1, we learn that she was at Rangoon when war broke out in Norway on Apr. 9-1940, having arrived there from Hong Kong on Apr. 6. Some of her 1941 voyages are also shown on this document, and continue on Page 2, which also lists some 1942 voyages, while the rest can be found on Page 3. The latter page also has some 1943 voyages, with more on Page 4. Convoy info for some of them is available in the Voyage Record above. Her 1944 and 1945 voyages are also listed on Page 4. It'll be noticed, that she got to go to Drammen, Norway at the end of that year, but arrival date is not given. See also Page 5.

In the spring of 1945, she's listed in Convoy MKS 92, which left Gibraltar on March 31 and arrived Liverpool on Apr. 8 - Inviken, cargo of iron ore, arrived Workington that day. She had inititally started out in Convoy MKS 91 on March 26, but returned to port. Both these convoys will be added to individual pages in my Convoys section, in the meantime, the ships sailing in them are named in the section listing ships in all MKS convoys.

Again from this external page

1947: Chung Hsing Steamship Co. Ltd., Shanghai, renamed Lu Hsing.
1950: Wallem & Co. Ltd., Panama, renamed Storbay.
1952: Chung Hsing S.S. Co. Ltd., Shanghai, renamed Tai Shan.
1958: Deleted from Lloyds, not shown in Casualty Returns.

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