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D/S Kronviken
Updated Oct. 14-2009

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Manager: Wallem & Co. A/S, Bergen
2363 gt

Built in West Hartlepool in 1904. Previous names: Delta until 1920, Domburg until 1922. This external page has a more detailed history.

Her voyages are listed on the following original images received from the National Archives of Norway:
Page 1 | Page 2 | Page 3

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

Voyage Record
From Febr.-1941 to Oct.-1943:

(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
1941 Febr. 1 Aden Port Sudan Febr. 5 BN 14 Earlier voyages, Page 1
Convoy available at BN 14
(external link)
Febr. 10* Port Sudan BS 15 Dispersed Febr. 16.
Convoy available at BS 15
(external link)
*Page 1 gives departure Febr. 13
(arr. Aden Febr. 17).
Also, missing 1941 voyages, w/more on Page 2).
1943 March 17 Durban DN 25 Missing voyages, Page 2 above.
Dispersed March 19 (Page 2 gives arrival Mauritius March 31).
Convoy available at DN 25
(external link)
Missing voyages, Page 2.
Sept. 29 Lourenço Marques Tanga Oct. 8* DKA 2 *Page 2 gives arrival Zanzibar Oct. 9, arr. Tanga Oct. 11.
Convoy available at DKA 2
(external link)
Subsequent voyages:
Page 2 & Page 3

 War Voyages: 

Her 1940 voyages and some 1941 voyages are shown on Page 1 of the archive documents, continuing on Page 2, which also lists her 1942 and some 1943 voyages. The rest can be found on Page 3, to Apr.-1946. As can be seen, she often spent quite a long time in various ports, several months in some cases.

Other Norwegian ships listed in the convoys mentioned above:
In BN 14 (left Aden Febr. 1-1941, dispersed in 10 05N 40E, Febr. 3) - Arena, Fagersten, Norse Lady, Solheim and Woolgar.

In BS 15 (left Suez Febr. 10-1941, dispersed Febr. 16) - Alcides. According to Page 1 of the archive documents, Kronviken left Port Sudan on Febr. 13 and arrived Aden on the 17th, leaving Aden again the next day for Lourenco Marques, then on to Durban.

In DN 25 (left Durban March 17-1943, dispersed March 19) - Marina and Olaf Bergh. According to Page 2 of the archive documents, Kronviken arrived Mauritius on March 31.

In DKA 2 (left Durban Sept. 28-1943, arrived Aden Oct. 19) - Løvstad and Wyvern. Going back to Page 2, we see that Kronviken left Lourenco Marques on Sept. 30 and arrived Zanzibar Oct. 9, continuing to Tanga on the 11th, with arrival same day.

For more information on these ships, please see the alphabet index below.


Sold to E. Hsiang Steamship Co Ltd, Shanghai in 1946 and renamed Lee Ming. Transferred to registration at Keelung, Formosa, in 1950. Broken up in Taiwan in 1952.

Back to Kronviken on the "Ships starting with K" page.

This company had another ship by the name Kronviken after the war, ex Liberty Ship John Carroll, built 1943, 7176 gt. Became Norwegian Kronviken in Aug.-1947, then Solmar in 1960 (Bergh & Helland, Bergen). Came under the Liberian flag in 1963 as Pomona (Carl Aune S.A., Rio de Janeiro), renamed Union Prosper in 1965, still under Liberian flag (Marine Industry Corp, Hong Kong). In 1965 managers became United Forward Development Corp, Hong Kong. Broken up in Taiwan in 1967, having arrived Kaohsiung on June 17.

The text on this page was compiled with the help of: "The World's Merchant Fleets 1939", R. W. Jordan and misc.


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