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M/T Marina
Updated Febr. 7-2012

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Source: Bjørn Pedersen's collection.
The Australian War Memorial also has a picture of this ship, taken in 1941 (both links are external).
This message in my Guestbook provides an external link to a picture of her as Rio Besaya (probably post war?). If my Spanish does not fail me, it gives the additional information that she was scrapped in Italy in 1960.

Owner: A/S Tanktransport
Manager: Thorvald Berg, Tønsberg
9898 gt

Built by Deutsche Werft A/G, Betrieb Finkenwärder, Hamburg, Germany in 1935.

Related item on this website:
A Guestbook message

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

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

Some 1942 and 1943 Voyages:

(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 the record is incomplete.

Departure From To Arrival Convoy Remarks
1942 March 27 Colombo C 12 Earlier voyages:
Page 1 & Page 2
Dispersed March 30.
Convoy available at C 12
(external link)
March 30 Dispersed from C 12 Melbourne* Apr. 17 Independent *Arrived Adelaide
(missing voyages, Page 2).
Marina is also listed in Convoy OC 9. According to Page 2, she left Melbourne on July 7 and arrived Sydney on July 10.
Aug. 17 Sydney, N.S.W. CO 19 Dispersed Aug. 20.
Convoy available at CO 19
(external link)
Aug. 20 Dispersed from CO 19 Abadan Independent Missing 1942 voyages, Page 2
She later appears in Convoy PB 12, departing Bandar Abbas Nov. 16, arriving Bombay Nov. 22 - Marina, however, was bound for Fremantle, where she arrived Dec. 10 (Page 2).
1943 Jan. 24 Bandar Abbas PA 21 See also Page 3
For Durban.
Detached Jan. 27.
Convoy available at PA 21
(external link)
Jan. 27 Detached from PA 21 Durban Febr. 12 Independent
Marina is subsequently included in Convoy DN 17 from Durban - She arrived Lourenco Marques Febr. 14, heading back to Durban Febr. 27. See Page 3.
March 17 Durban DN 25 Dispersed March 19.
Convoy available at DN 25
(external link)
March 19 Dispersed from DN 25 Abadan Apr. 9 Independent Left Abadan Apr. 12
(Page 3)
She now shows up in Convoy PB 36 from Bandar Abbas on Apr. 16, arriving Bombay Apr. 22 - again, see also Page 3.
Apr. 26 Bombay Cochin Apr. 29* BM 51 Convoy available at BM 51
(external link)
A. Hague says:
Detached Apr. 28.
*Page 3 gives arrival Cochin Apr. 27.
Subsequent voyages:
Page 3 & Page 4
She's also listed in Convoy PA 66 from Bandar Abbas on Jan. 14-1944. According to A. Hague, she was detached on Jan. 16 and arrived Fremantle Febr. 6. Page 3 says she arrived Albany Febr. 7.
See also Convoy GUS 78 and compare with Page 4 - Convoy left Oran March 18-1945, arrived Hampton Roads Apr. 4.


From Page 1 of the archive documents, we learn that she was on her way from Los Angeles to Hong Kong when war broke out in Norway on Apr. 9-1940. Some of her 1941 voyages are also shown on this document and continue on Page 2, which also lists her 1942 voyages. 1943 and most of her 1944 voyages can be found on Page 3, while Page 4 has her 1945 and some early 1946 voyages. It'll be noticed that she sometimes had long stays in port, with a particularly long stay in Los Angeles at the end of 1943 (Page 3). She had arrived there from Devonport, Tas. on Aug. 12 and departure is given as Oct. 31, when she proceeded to Hobart (Page 3 shows another long stay at Brisbane in the fall of 1944).

Other Norwegian ships listed in the convoys mentioned in the above Voyage Record:
In Convoy C 12: Solør and Strix.
In Convoy PB 12 - Beau, Britannia, Hilda Knudsen, Jotunfjell and Kongsdal.
In Convoy PA 21: Strix (bound for Capetown).
In Convoy DN 17 - Cypria.
In Convoy DN 25: Kronviken and Olaf Bergh.
In Convoy PB 36 - Alcides, Høegh Silverstar, Minerva and Norfjell.
In Convoy BM 51: Norfjell.
In Convoy PA 66 - Athos, Høegh Scout, Norfold, Polartank, Salamis and Strix.
In Convoy GUS 78 - Norholm and Nueva Granada.

Marina lost a crew member in May-1945 - see the text at the external link below.

Related external link:
Stavern Memorial commemoration - This man, Gullik Marthinius Gulliksen was a gunner, cause of death or date not given, but the date Dec. 2-1941 is mentioned under the heading "wrecked" - this in some cases also refers to the date of death at this website. However, checking with "Våre falne", a series of 4 books naming Norwegian WW II casualties, I find that he died at a hospital in Auckland, New Zealand on May 19-1945, having previously taken ill in Dec.-1944, and is buried there. He may have been serving on Marina when he became ill - from Page 4, we learn that she had arrived Auckland (from Talara) on Dec. 28-1944. The date Dec. 2-1941 actually goes back to the sinking of D/S Fjord, on which he served at the time of her loss, but survived.

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