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Owner: A/S Athene
Built by Swan, Hunter & Wigham Richardson, Ltd., Wallsend, Sunderland in 1928.
Captain: Finn Steen (1939). Also served on Santos.
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 (it'll be noticed that some listings are incomplete).
Errors may exist, and several voyages are missing.
From Page 1 of the archive documents, we learn that Jenny arrived New Orleans (from Caibarien) on Apr. 9-1940, the day of the German invasion of Norway.
In Sept.-1940, she's mentioned in the original document for Convoy BHX 75 (the Bermuda portion of HX 75), but she did not join the main convoy to the U.K. There's a note saying "to be sent to Halifax to await orders". The archive document referred to above does not mention a voyage to Halifax for that month, but there is an indication that she was intended for Bermuda in this period, though arrival/departure there is not given; it's possible the voyage to Bermuda was cancelled? (BHX 75 sailed from Bermuda on Sept. 20). The document says she had arrived New York from Houston on Sept. 18, and the next voyage shown is from New York to Halifax Oct. 26/Oct. 30. As can be seen, she subsequently remained in Halifax for a long time. She was scheduled for Convoy HX 85 on Nov. 1, but did not sail. She was also cancelled from HX 95 on Dec. 10 (escort's report is also available), then joined HX 96 on Dec. 14. However, according to the Commodore's notes, she was unable to maintain the prearranged speed and lost touch with the convoy on the night of Dec. 18/19. She returned to Halifax, with arrival Dec. 23. A. Hague says her problems were due to engine defects.
She did not leave Halifax again until Febr. 18-1941 (Page 1), joining the slow Convoy SC 23, arriving Liverpool on March 12. The original Advance Sailing Telegram for this convoy indicates that she had been scheduled for Convoy HX 109, which left Halifax on Febr. 13, but unfortunately, I don't have the Advance Sailing Telegram for this convoy so cannot confirm (Augvald was sunk - follow the link for details). About a week after arrival Liverpool, Jenny is listed as bound for New York with Convoy OB 300, leaving Liverpool on March 20, dispersed March 26, Jenny arriving New York on Apr. 9 - see the external link provided in the table above for more convoy info (Ingertre and Ranja are also listed - Ranja returned). Jenny now appears to have spent quite a long time in New York; departure is given as June 13, when she headed to Aruba, with arrival there on June 21.
According to the external website that I've linked to at the end of this page, Jenny was scheduled for Convoy SL 84, which left Freetown on Aug. 15-1941, but instead joined SL 85, departing on Aug. 25 (Lisbeth is also named - ref. link in Voyage Record). She was also scheduled for station 14 of Convoy OS 7 the following month, but joined OS 8 from Liverpool on Oct. 3, together with Primero. Jenny was in station 44, bound for Freetown, where she arrived Oct. 26, proceeding to Forcados a few days later - again, see Page 1. With a cargo of palm oil, she later returned to the U.K. in Convoy SL 95, departing Freetown on Dec. 12 (link in the table above, Ingria is also listed). Her voyages in this period are shown on Page 2.
In Febr. -1942, she's listed, with Charles Racine (sunk - follow link for details), Havkong, Høegh Scout and Sandar, in Convoy OS 20, departing Liverpool on Febr. 22, arriving Freetown March 12. In May that year, she was in Convoy SL 109, which left Freetown on May 4 and arrived Liverpool on the 28th; Jenny stopped at Loch Ewe that day. She had started out from Calabar on Apr. 17, cargo of 6319 tons of palm oil, station 82. Brasil and Ingria also took part; Thorshavet was present for a couple of days. In July, we find Jenny in station 14 of Convoy OS 33, which lost several ships. Again, please see the external links in the table above for a lot more information on its passage. The webmaster has told me she joined from Oban on July 2, bound for Freetown, Sierra Leone and arrived without incident on July 20, which agrees with Page 2. She was unarmed and in ballast. Other Norwegian ships named are Sophocles, Maloja and Ingria. With another cargo of palm oil, Jenny later returned to the U.K. in Convoy SL 122, departing Freetown on Sept. 14, arriving Liverpool on Oct. 6.
She now joined the westbound North Atlantic Convoy ON 141 (Commodore in Samuel Bakke), departing Liverpool on Oct. 24, but she returned to port (according to Page 3 of the archive documents she went to Belfast Lough to land a sick man on Oct. 24/25), subsequently joining Convoy ON 142, which started out in Liverpool on Oct. 30 and arrived New York Nov. 21; Jenny, however, was bound for Freetown again, where she arrived on Nov. 25, having detached from the convoy on Nov. 11. Both these convoys will be added to individual pages in my Convoys section, but for now, the ships sailing in them, many of which were Norwegian, are named in the section listing ships in all ON convoys.
In Febr.-1943, we find her in station 52 of Convoy MKS 8 from Gibraltar to the U.K., together with Ferncliff and Kong Sverre, and in March she's listed, with Bosphorus and Vest, in Convoy OS 45 to Freetown (station 42). Again, see Page 3 for a listing of her voyages in this period. With Bosphorus, Hai Lee, San Andres, Sørvard and Tanafjord, she later joined Convoy SL 130, which left Freetown on May 30 and arrived Liverpool on June 21, having joined up with MKS 14* (in which Topdalsfjord took part) on June 11. Jenny had a cargo of bulk palm oil and also had 2 passengers on board. From Liverpool, she proceeded to Manchester, where she arrived on June 22/23, according to the archive document. Together with Borgholm, Fernhill (sunk - follow the link for details) Hallfried and Spurt, she's now listed in Convoy OS 52/KMS 21, which left Liverpool on July 19 and split up on the 28th, Jenny arriving Freetown in the OS convoy on on Aug. 7, continuing to Lagos that same day. The following month, she can be found, with a cargo of palm oil, in Convoy SL 137/MKS 26*, having started out from Freetown in the SL convoy on Sept. 23 (together with Olaf Bergh). This convoy joined up with the MKS convoy (which included Drammensfjord) on Oct. 5, the combined convoy arriving Liverpool on Oct. 17. Later that month, she made a voyage from Liverpool to Freetown in station 123 of Convoy OS 57/KMS 31*, arriving Freetown on Nov. 19, proceeding to Lagos a few days later - see Page 4. Direct links to all these convoys have been provided within the Voyage Record (Askeladden, Germa, Lido, Norlom and Somerville are also named in the latter convoy).
In Jan.-1944, she joined Convoy SL 146 from Freetown, but put into Dakar with defects on the 17th, later joining Convoy SL 147, which joined up with MKS 38* on Febr. 2 (Norefjord, Sirehei, Germa, Helgøy and Norelg are also listed in SL 147/MKS 38). Jenny arrived Liverpool on Febr. 14 (Page 4), then in March she joined Convoy OS 70/KMS 44*, together with Bruse Jarl and Topdalsfjord. The convoy split up on March 15, Jenny arriving Freetown with the OS portion on March 25, again proceeding to Lagos. With Bosphorus, she headed back to the U.K. in May in Convoy SL 157/MKS 48*, and was later scheduled to go back in the other direction with Convoy OS 79/KMS 53*, but did not sail. Additionally, she's mentioned in OS 80/KMS 54* in June with a notation saying "retired" - as can be seen in the Voyage Record above, A. Hague says she returned to Liverpool (agreeing with the archive document), remaining there for several weeks, before joining Convoy OS 87/KMS 61*, bound for Lagos in station 64. She appears to have been the only Norwegian ship in this convoy, which departed Liverpool on Aug. 25, with the Gibraltar section arriving there on Sept. 4 and the OS portion arriving Freetown on Sept. 13. Jenny continued to Lagos on Sept. 17, with arrival Sept. 23.
The following month, she's listed in Convoy SL 174/MKS 65*, cargo of palm oil. The SL portion of this convoy (in which Jenny sailed) departed Freetown on Oct. 18, joined up with the MKS portion from Gibraltar at the end of that month, the combined convoy arriving Liverpool on Nov. 7. The Norwegian Brønnøy, Kristianiafjord and Norelg also took part (the latter joining with the MKS portion from Gibraltar). Jenny's movements in this period are shown on Page 5, and it'll be noticed, that she later spent a long time at Tyne, where she had arrived on Nov. 16-1944; departure is given as Jan. 31-1945 when she left for Freetown.
She's subsequently listed (together with Boreas) in Convoy OS 109/KMS 83*, which originated in Liverpool on Febr. 6-1945 and split up on the 10th. A. Hague says that Jenny was detached from the convoy on Febr. 9; according to Page 5, she put in at Dakar on Febr. 19, departing that same day, arriving Freetown on the 21st, continuing to Lagos the next day. In Apr.-1945, she can be found, with Evviva and Karmt, in Convoy MKS 94*. She had sailed from Casablanca on Apr. 10 and arrived Liverpool on the 18th, joining Convoy OS 127/KMS 102* in May in order to return to Lagos, where she arrived on May 26. The rest of her voyages are shown on Page 5 above, as well as on Page 6.
Again, direct links to the convoys mentioned here have been provided in the Voyage Record.
According to this external page
Owned from Oct.-10 1951 by Alpha Shipping Co. (Naess & Meklaender & Co.), Monrovia, renamed Kiki Naess. Sailed as Alpha from Nov-1953 for Pan American S.S. Corp. of Panama, Monrovia. Engine removed in Dec-1954, converted to oil barge. Converted to steam tanker in 1957 with a Triple 4 cyl. engine. From 1958, sailed as Santi for Ibero Continental S.A., Monrovia. Sold in Jan.-1962 to Spanish breakers, arriving Aviles on Jan. 25.
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