|Site Map | Search Warsailors.com |Merchant Fleet Main Page | Warsailors.com Home|
D/S Marques de Estella
To Marques de Estella on the "Ships starting with M" page.
Manager: H. Holter, Oslo
From Tore Setså, Norway, who has collected information on Nortraship ships for a very long time, I've received the following:
Hired by Royal Navy from July 27-1942 for use as salvage vessel.
Together with Vinland, she's listed in the Iceland-U.K. Convoy RU 116 in Apr.-1944. This voyage is confirmed by a document received from the National Archives of Norway, which gives her departure Reykjavik as Apr. 19, arrival Loch Ewe Apr. 22.
Returned to owner on Apr. 18-1946. Sold that same year to Lars Hufthammer, Austevoll, registered in Haugesund. Converted to fishing vessel (motor) in1948, renamed Sundsholm, 169 gt. Sold in July-1948 to Skips- A/S Strønøy, AB Bergenhus Canning Co., Bergen, renamed Strønøy. Sold in June-1952 to A/S Øyulf (Einar Hareide), Hareide, registered in Ålesund, renamed Øyulf (M-24-HD). Lengthened in 1954 at Hjørungavaag Verksted, 196 gt. Became a seiner in the middle of the 1960's. Taken over by Johan E. Hareide. Sold in 1973 to Einar Nerland, Kvalsvikøy, registered in Ålesund, renamed Nerland Jr. (M-99-HØ). Extensively damaged by fire on Nov. 11-1977 while at Fosnavåg. Subsequently condemned.
Related external link:
Back to Marques de Estella on the "Ships starting with M" page.
The text on this page was compiled with the help of: "Nortraships flåte", J. R. Hegland, and misc. (ref. My sources).