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D/S Lido
Updated Dec. 17-2011

To Lido on the "Ships starting with L" page.

Post war picture when named Vard - see Post War below.
Source: Bjørn Milde's postcard collection.
A picture of Lido is available on this external page (click in the little thumbnail to make it larger).

Owner: D/S A/S Laly
Manager: C. T. Gogstad & Co., Oslo
1918 gt

Delivered in Sept.-1930 from Nylands Verksted, Oslo as Lido to D/S A/S Laly (C. T. Gogstad & Co.), Oslo. "Våre gamle skip" gives tonnages as 1938 gt, 1133 net, 3150 tdwt, 283.5' x 42.9' x 18.4', Compound 4 cyl. 175 nhp (by yard).

According to R. W. Jordan she was managed by Furness, Withy & Co. Ltd., London during the war.

Her voyages are listed on these original images from the Norwegian National Archives:
Page 1 | Page 2 | Page 3 | Page 4 | Page 5 | Page 6 | Page 7

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

Voyage Record
From Jan.-1941 to June-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 several voyages are missing, including all her 1940 and 1941 voyages.

Departure From To Arrival Convoy Remarks
1941 *Jan. 6 Halifax Liverpool Jan. 22 HX 101 *This must be an error - see narrative below.
Missing voyages:
Page 1, Page 2 & Page 3
1942 March 18 Halifax Loch Ewe Apr. 2 SC 75 See also narrative
Apr. 3 Loch Ewe Methil Apr. 5 WN 265 Compare w/Page 3.
Convoy available at WN convoys
(external link)
Apr. 5 Methil Southend Apr. 7 FS 769 Convoy available at FS convoys
(external link)
Again, see also Page 3
Apr. 18 Southend Tyne Apr. 20 FN 685 Convoy available at FN convoys
(external link)
Apr. 21 Tyne Methil Apr. 22 FN 687 Convoy available at link above
Apr. 24 Methil Loch Ewe Apr. 26 EN 75 Convoy available at EN convoys
(external link)
Apr. 28 Loch Ewe ON 90 For Montreal.
Detached May 14.
Convoy will be added.
See ships in ON convoys
May 14 Detached from ON 90 Montreal May 18 Independent Missing voyages, Page 3
May 29 Father Point Sydney, C.B. June 1 QS 4 Convoy available via this page
(external link)
June 5 Sydney, C.B. Belfast Lough June 18 SC 86
June 19 Belfast Lough Swansea June 21 BB 188 Convoy available at BB convoys
(external link)
Again, see also Page 3
June 29 Milford Haven Halifax July 15 ON 108 Convoy will be added.
See ships in ON convoys
July 21 Halifax Sydney, C.B. July 23 HS 32 Convoy available at HS convoys
(external link)
July 26 Sydney, C.B. Father Point July 30 SQ 23 Convoy available via this page
(external link)
Missing movements, Page 3
Aug. 9 Father Point Sydney, C.B. Aug. 12 QS 25 Convoy available via link above
Aug. 12 Sydney, C.B. Liverpool Aug. 26 SC 96
Sept. 5 Liverpool Halifax Sept. 21 ON 128
Oct. 6 Halifax Oban Oct. 21 SC 104 Convoy will be added.
See ships in SC convoys
Oct. 22 Oban Methil Oct. 24 WN 352 Convoy available at WN convoys
(external link)
Oct. 25 Methil Southend Oct. 27 FS 943 Convoy available at FS convoys
(external link)
Again, see also Page 3
Nov. 9 Southend Methil Nov. 11 FN 861 Convoy available at FN convoys
(external link)
Nov. 12 Methil Loch Ewe Nov. 14 EN 161 Convoy available at EN convoys
(external link)
Nov. 15 Loch Ewe Halifax Dec. 5 ON 146 Convoy will be added.
See ships in ON convoys
Dec. 9 Halifax Cape Cod Bay Dec. 11 HF 20 A. Hague says:
Onward to Cape Cod Canal.
Convoy available at HF convoys
(external link)
Dec. 11 Cape Cod Bay New York City Dec. 12 Independent
1943 Jan. 19 New York City Gitmo Jan. 26 NG 338 Convoy available at NG convoys
(external link)
Jan. 26 Gitmo Trinidad Febr. 1 GAT 40 Convoy available at GAT convoys
(external link)
Missing voyages, Page 4
May 29 Trinidad Gitmo June 3 TAG 63 Convoy available at TAG convoys
(external link)
June 3 Gitmo New York City June 10 GN 63 Convoy available at GN convoys
(external link)
Aug. 1 Boston(?) Halifax Aug. 3 BX 66 Compare w/Page 4.
Convoy available at BX convoys
(external link)
Aug. 9 Halifax Loch Ewe Aug. 25 SC 139 A. Hague says:
153 passengers (?)
Aug. 27 Loch Ewe Reykjavik Aug. 31 UR 88 Convoy available at UR convoys
(external link)
Sept. 11 Reykjavik RU 89 A. Hague says:
Detached Sept. 14
(Page 4 gives arrival Liverpool Sept. 16)
Oct. 27 Liverpool OS 57/KMS 31 For Augusta.
Convoy split Nov. 9.
Available at OS 57/KMS 31
(external link)
Nov. 9 Convoy split Passed Gibraltar Nov. 10 KMS 31G For Algiers.
Convoy will be added.
See ships in KMS convoys
Nov. 10 Passed Gibraltar Augusta Nov. 16 KMS 31 See link above
Nov. 16 Augusta VN 9 A. Hague says:
Detached Nov. 18
(Page 4 gives arrival Torre Annunziata Nov. 22, Naples Nov. 27).
Convoy available at VN convoys
(external link)
Dec. 3 Naples Augusta Dec. 5 NV 10A Convoy available at NV convoys
(external link)
Left Augusta for Girgenti Dec. 5, back in Augusta Dec. 14
(Page 4 & Page 5)
Dec. 15 Augusta Naples Dec. 17 VN 12 Convoy available at VN convoys
(external link)
Missing 1943 voyages, Page 5.
1944 Febr. 18 Augusta Barletta Febr. 19 AH 25A Earlier 1944 voyages, Page 5.
Convoy available at AH convoys
(external link)
Febr. 28 Bari Augusta March 1 HA 27 Convoy available at HA convoys
(external link)
Missing voyages, Page 5
March 24 Augusta Naples March 25 VN 29 Convoy available at VN convoys
(external link)
Missing movements, Page 5.
Apr. 4 Naples Augusta Apr. 5 Escorted Missing voyages, Page 5
Apr. 22 Augusta Naples Apr. 24 VN 34A Convoy available at link above
Apr. 26 Naples Augusta Apr. 28 Escorted Missing voyages, Page 5.
June 20 Algiers Augusta June 24 UGS 44 Algiers to Augusta.
Convoy available at UGS convoys
(external link)
June 26 Augusta Naples June 27 VN 49 Convoy available at VN convoys
(external link)
?* July 11 Naples Augusta July 12 NV 51 Convoy available at NV convoys
(external link)
July 16 Naples Augusta July 17 NV 52 Convoy available at link above
*This entry should probably be deleted - she left Naples July 16 and arrived Augusta July 17, according to Page 5
July 18 Augusta Palermo* Escorted *Page 5 gives arrival Naples, July 26
July 30 Naples Piombino Aug. 1 Escorted Left Piombino Aug. 7
(Page 5).
See also Page 6
Aug. 12 Augusta Algiers Aug. 16 MKS 58 Augusta to Algiers
(missing voyages, Page 6).
Convoy will be added.
See ships in MKS convoys
Sept. 22 Piombino Leghorn Sept. 22 Escorted
Oct. 3* Leghorn Naples Oct. 5 Escorted *Page 6 gives departure Oct. 1
(also, missing 1944 voyages)
1945 May 26 Ancona Venice May 29 AV 1 Earlier 1945 voyages, Page 6
Convoy available via this page
(external link)
June 1 Venice Ancona June 3 VA 1 Convoy available via link above.
Missing voyages, Page 6
June 16 Ancona Venice June 17 AV 7 Convoy available via link above.
Subsequent voyages, Page 7

 Some Convoy Voyages: 
For information on voyages made in between those discussed here, please see the documents received from the National Archives of Norway and A. Hague's Voyage Record above. Follow the convoy links provided for more details on them - other Norwegian ships also took part.

From Page 1 of the archive documents, we learn that Lido was in New York when war broke out in Norway on Apr. 9-1940. Later that year, she appears to have spent quite a long time in Philadelphia; she had arrived there on July 5 and departure is given as Sept. 12. Her 1941 voyages also start on this document.

According to Arnold Hague, Lido sailed in Convoy HX 101 in Jan.-1941. As will be seen when following the link to my own page about this convoy, based on original convoy documents, she's not mentioned there. There is, however, a Polish Lida (1387 gt), which had been cancelled from the previous convoy, so this is probably a mix up. This is confirmed by the information found on the archive document mentioned above, which shows that Lido was in Trinidad at that time, so could not have been in this convoy. (Hague's listing for HX 101 is available at ships in all HX convoys).

Page 2 shows her voyages from Febr.-1941 through that year. Her 1942 voyages also start on this document and continue on Page 3. It again looks like she had a long stay in port (unless some voyages are missing from the record). Page 2 shows that she had arrived St. John, N.B. on Jan. 9-1942, and according to Page 3, she left St. John on March 4, when she proceeded to Halifax in order to join a convoy to the U.K. She was scheduled for Convoy SC 73 on March 6, but instead joined Convoy SC 75 on March 18, cargo of flour for London. Together with Aun, Bjørkhaug, Borgholm, Heimgar, Lisbeth (returned), Nea, Norjerv, Norvarg, Rio Verde, Selbo, Snar, Suderøy, Velox and Ørnefjell, she returned across the Atlantic with Convoy ON 90*, which originated in Liverpool on Apr. 28 and arrived Halifax May 15; Lido, however, was bound for Montreal, where she arrived on May 18, having joined from Loch Ewe.

From Montreal, she proceeded to Quebec a week later, then headed to Sydney, C.B., joining Convoy SC 86 on June 5, cargo of wheat for Swansea, where she arrived on June 21 (Vice Commodore for this convoy had been Ramø's captain). At the end of that month we find her in the westbound Convoy ON 108*. Her destination is given as Halifax, where she arrived on July 15, having started out from Milford Haven on June 29. She had again been in the company of several other Norwegian ships, namely Don, Inger Lise, Senta, Star, Far, Grado, Iron Baron, Ramø, Selbo and Sneland I. Having made another voyage to Montreal (Page 3), she proceeded to Sydney, C.B., joining the Sydney portion of Convoy SC 96 on Aug. 12, cargo of flour (and landing craft?) for Liverpool. On Sept. 5, she headed in the other direction with Convoy ON 128, and arrived Halifax Sept. 21. The Commodore's narrative is also available for this convoy.

According to A. Hague, she subsequently went back to the U.K. in Convoy SC 104, originating in New York on Oct. 3-1942; Lido joined from Halifax a few days later (Page 3). This convoy, in which Fagersten and Senta were sunk (among others), is not yet available among the SC convoys included on my website, but will be added (see ships in all SC convoys). In addition to the 2 Norwegian ships already mentioned, Bernhard, Bonde (returned), Boreas, Garnes, Gudvor (the latter 2 to Sydney, C.B.), Inger Lise, Ingerfem, Nea, Suderøy and Vinga are also listed, while Acanthus, Eglantine, Monbretia and Potentilla are named among the escorts (see SC convoy escorts). My page about Potentilla has an eye witness account of this battle; see also the various websites that I've linked to at the end of my page about Fagersten for further information.

Together with Arosa, Ada, Boreas and Ingertre, Lido later joined the westbound Convoy ON 146*, originating in Liverpool Nov. 15-1942, arriving New York Dec. 8; Lido arrived Halifax on Dec. 5, having started out from Loch Ewe on Nov. 15. She continued to New York on Dec. 9, with arrival on the 12th, remaining there for several weeks - see Page 4. This document also shows that she now made voyages to Guantanamo, Trinidad, Demerara and Paramaribo; convoy information for some of these voyages can be found in the Voyage Record (though as can be seen, several voyages from this period are missing from Hague's record).

Skipping now to Aug. 9-1943, when we find her in station 55 of Convoy SC 139 from Halifax, bound for Iceland via Loch Ewe, general cargo. She arrived Loch Ewe on Aug. 25, Reykjavik on Aug. 31, and the following month I have her in Convoy RU 89 from Reykjavik to the U.K., together with Lyra. Lido was bound for Liverpool in ballast on that occasion.

In Oct./Nov.-1943 she's listed in Convoy OS 57/KMS 31, bound for Algiers in station 93, carrying medical stores - ref. external link provided in the Voyage Record; Askeladden, Germa, Jenny, Norlom and Somerville are also named. This convoy left Liverpool on Oct 27 and split up on Nov. 9, the Gibraltar bound ships (KMS 31*, in which Lido is listed) arriving there on Nov. 10, while the OS convoy proceeded to Freetown. The KMS ships that were bound for other ports than Gibraltar continued on Nov. 10; the convoy's final destination was Port Said, but as already mentioned, Lido is said to have been bound for Algiers. However, arrival Algiers is not given on Page 4, which says she arrived Augusta on Nov. 16. KMS 31 had been attacked by aircraft on Nov. 11, see the external website that I've linked to at the end of this page for more information. Lido's subsequent 1943 voyages are shown on the archive document already mentioned, as well as on Page 5, which also lists 1944 voyages. Convoy info to match some of these can be found in Hague's Voyage Record above.

I also have a snippet of information saying that a ship by this name was in Augusta in Aug.-1944, departing for Algiers on Aug. 10 - note that according to Page 6 she left Augusta on Aug. 12 and arrived Algiers on the 16th. In fact, Lido is listed as bound from Augusta to Algiers in Convoy MKS 58*, which had originated in Port Said on Aug. 7 with Gibraltar as its destination (arriving there on the 17th). For info, this convoy would then join up with SL 167 from Freetown on Aug. 19, the combined convoy proceeding to the U.K., where it arrived on Aug. 29, but as already noted, Lido was bound for Algiers so was not present in this combined convoy. Lido did not return to the U.K. until Nov.-1945 - see Page 7.

* The ON convoys mentioned here will be added to individual pages in my Convoys section in due course, with more information on each; in the meantime, the ships sailing in them (and escorts) are named in the section listing ships in all ON convoys. All the KMS and MKS convoys will also be added, but for now, see ships in KMS convoys and ships in MKS convoys.

For more information on all the other Norwegian ships mentioned on this page, please see the alphabet index below, or go to the Master Ship Index.


Purchased in Apr.-1954 by Vards Rederi (Egil Næsheim A/S), Haugesund and renamed Vard. In seasonal lumber trade White Sea-U.K. Sold in Jan.-1971 for breaking up. Departed Emden on Jan. 28-1971 in tow for Flushing, where she was broken up. This was Haugesund's last steam ship.

Related external link:
The attack on Convoy KMS 31

Back to Lido on the "Ships starting with L" page.

This company later had another Lido from 1955; this ship had sailed as Stiklestad during the war.

The text on this page was compiled with the help of: "Våre gamle skip", Leif M. Bjørkelund & E. H. Kongshavn, R. W. Jordan, and misc.


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