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T/T Kaptein Worsøe
Delivered from The Kaiser Co., Swan Island, Portland (73) in July-1944. Launched as Trailblazer. 1 of 10 ships transferred to the Norwegian flag in 1944, renamed Kaptein Worsøe. See my page "Ship Statistics & Misc." under "gains" 1944 for a list of all 10. Kaptein Worsøe was taken over at Portland on July 8.
The Canadian Alice House and Ola McLean were radio operators on this ship. See also this Guestbook message. A list of names of other female, Canadian radio operators can be found on my page about M/S Mosdale.
Captain: From June-1944 until June-1945, Knut O. Bringedal - see also O. A. Knudsen.
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 mentioned, Kaptein Worsøe was taken over at Portland on July 8-1944. Already on the 12th she left Portland for Los Angeles, where she arrived July 14, continuing to Sydney on the 18th - see Page 1, which also shows some of her 1945 voyages.
She had been to Aruba in May-1945, travelling from there to Guantanamo Bay, and is subsequently listed, together with Slemmestad and Suderøy, in Convoy GN 205, which left Guantanamo on May 13 and arrived New York on the 19th - ref. external link provided in the Voyage Record above. The next day, she joined the fast New York-U.K. Convoy CU 71; her destination is given as Havre (Elisabeth Bakke, Mosdale and Trondanger are also listed, follow the link for more info). Kaptein Worsøe was back in the U.S. in June.
Page 2 of the archive documents shows her voyages up to and including June-1946 (as can be seen, she spent a long time at Pearl Harbor at the end of 1945).
For more information on the other Norwegian ships mentioned here, please see the alphabet index at the bottom of this page, or go to the Master Ship Index.
Returned to US in 1946 and renamed Trailblazer. Sold to France in 1948 and renamed Berry. Transferred to French Navy in 1961 on a long-term bareboat charter, refitted as a fleet replenishment ship. Returned to previous owners in March 1963. Sold that same year and renamed Hepta for voyage to shipbreakers, and arrived Hong Kong in June 1963 to be broken up. (This info received from R. W. Jordan - see also this external page).
Back to Kaptein Worsøe on the "Ships starting with K" page.
The text on this page was compiled with the help of: "Nortraships flåte", J. R. Hegland, E-mails from R. W. Jordan, and misc.