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The above picture was kindly sent to me by Historical Department, MAN B&W Diesel, Copenhagen, who also sent me this picture while building, this picture from her launch, and this one, also from the launching, as well as a picture of her engine (quality and size of all pics reduced to save space). Their representative says that their museum (external link) has models of some ships.
Captain: Alfred Teigland. Here's a message in my Norwegian Guestbook from his grandson.
Chief Engineer from Febr.-1943 to July-1943 was Ludvig Angel Marthinussen. He later served on Fernbank. Here's a Guestbook message from his son (address can be provided via my contact address at the bottom of this page).
Like so many other Norwegian ships, Maud had a Canadian female radio operator. Her name was Dorothy Sullivan Ramsland (she had married a Norwegian gunner, hence the Norwegian surname). A list of names of several others, along with the names of their ships, can be found on my page about M/S Mosdale. See also YL Radio - an external page about the Canadian female RO's on Norwegian ships.
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 (please be aware that some of the external listings may be incomplete).
According to Page 1 of the archive documents, Maud was in Aruba when war broke out in Norway on Apr. 9-1940. She had arrived there from New Orleans on Apr. 7, and proceeded to Maracaibo 4 days later. Her 1941 voyages are shown on Page 2, and as can be seen, she spent over 2 months in Philadelphia that year, having arrived there from New York on Sept. 17; departure is given as Nov. 27, when she proceeded to Sydney, C.B. in order to join the slow Convoy SC 58 on Dec. 4, cargo of corn for Avonmouth (Montbretia was among the escorts. The Norwegian Nidardal was lost - follow the link for details). According to A. Hague, the reason for Maud's prolonged stay in Philadelphia was that she had a fire on board on Sept. 18.
In Jan.-1942 she joined the westbound North Atlantic Convoy ON 58*, but put back to Loch Ewe (the convoy returned due to the weather - more details on my page about Bronxville). Maud subsequently joined Convoy ON 62*, which had originated in Liverpool on Febr. 1 and was dispersed on the 15th, Maud arriving Providence, RI on Febr. 18. The Norwegian Astrell, Koll, Leikanger, Snar (returned) and Sommerstad are also listed. With a cargo of grain for Cardiff, Maud headed back to the U.K. on March 6 in Convoy SC 73 from Halifax and arrived her destination on March 27, according to Page 3. Together with Bonde, Bur, Drammensfjord, Harpefjell, Norhauk, Sneland I and Trolla, she later joined the westbound Convoy ON 86*, which sailed from Liverpool on Apr. 14; Maud started out from Milford Haven the day before and arrived Halifax on Apr. 29. Acanthus, Eglantine, Potentilla and Rose are named among the escorts - see ON convoy escorts. Maud returned across the Atlantic in May in Convoy SC 84 from Halifax and arrived Cardiff, via Belfast, on May 30 (cargo of grain).
The following month we find her, together with Ferncourt, Frontenac, Garnes, Idefjord, Kaia Knudsen, Kong Haakon VII (Commodore Vessel), Lista, Mirlo, Noreg, Scebeli, Sommerstad, Thorshøvdi, Tijuca and Troubadour, as well as the Panamanian Norvinn (Norwegian managers and, therefore, included on the N-page of this website) in the westbound Convoy ON 103*, which originated in Liverpool on June 12; Maud sailed from Milford Haven on June 11 and arrived New York on June 27, later proceeding to Kingston, Jamaica (convoy info in Voyage Record). On Aug. 29 she joined Convoy SC 98 from Halifax, carrying sugar for Clyde, subsequently returning with Convoy ON 134*, which originated in Liverpool on Sept. 26 and arrived New York Oct. 17. Askeladden, Bonneville (Commodore Vessel), Glarona, Grado, Granfoss, Hallfried, Hjalmar Wessel, Loke, Mathilda, Sir James Clark Ross and Veni are also listed, as is the Panamanian Nortun (Norwegian managers). Maud's subsequent voyages are shown on Page 3, convoy information for some of these can be found in the Voyage Record above.
According to Arnold Hague, she went back to the U.K. in Convoy SC 118*, in which Daghild and several others were sunk - follow the link for more details; see also the external link at the end of this page. This convoy, which also included Annik, Bestik, Cetus, Glarona, Grey County, Norbryn, Petter II and Sommerstad, departed New York on Jan. 24-1943. Maud had a cargo of sugar and sailed in station 131. She subsequently joined the westbound Convoy ON 168*, but returned to port (Clyde), later joining Convoy ON 171*. Ferncliff, Henrik Ibsen, Iron Baron, James Hawson and Norfalk are also named in this convoy, which sailed from Liverpool on March 4 and arrived Halifax March 23; Maud joined from Clyde. From Halifax, she proceeded to New York 2 days later, then on to Puerto Rico the following month - see Page 4 and A. Hague's Voyage Record above.
In June that year she can be found, with a cargo of sugar for Greenock, in Convoy SC 134 from Halifax (having been cancelled from the previous convoy, SC 133). She arrived Greenock on July 1, and later that month she's listed, along with Astrid, Geisha (Commodore Vessel), Harpefjell, Hiram, Norlom, Para, Rena and Sandviken, in the westbound Convoy ONS 13*, which originated in Liverpool on July 14 and arrived Halifax on the 29th. Maud, however, was bound for New York, and arrived there on July 31, having transferred from ONS 13 to Convoy ON 193* on July 29, according to A. Hague. This convoy had started out from Liverpool on July 16 and also included Bralanta, Chr. Th. Boe, Fagerfjell, Fernwood, Geisha, Harpefjell, Herbrand, Hiram, Idefjord, Meline, Norlom, O. B. Sørensen, Para, Samuel Bakke, Sandviken, Santos, Skaraas, Skjelbred, Stiklestad, Thorhild, Thorshov and Tungsha, as well as the Panamanian Norlys (Norwegian managers) - in other words, many of the same ships as those listed in ONS 13, so it looks like they too transferred to the ON convoy en route. From New York, Maud now made another voyage to Puerto Rico, before returning to New York and from there to Boston and on to Halifax (again, see Page 4 and the Voyage Record above).
On Sept. 28-1943 she shows up in Convoy SC 143 from Halifax, cargo of sugar for Greenock, with arrival Oct. 12/13, and later that month she's listed, together with Ferncliff, Gausdal, Henrik Ibsen, Norhauk, Para, Petter II, Sommerstad and Suderøy, in the westbound Convoy ONS 21*, which originated in Liverpool on Oct. 22 and arrived Halifax Nov. 5, but Maud was again bound for New York, arriving there on Nov. 8 (having sailed from Clyde on Oct. 23). Having made a voyage to Portsmouth, RI and Boston, she proceeded to Halifax in order to join Convoy SC 148 back to the U.K. on Dec. 2, steel and lumber for Garston, where she arrived on Dec. 19 (Norhauk, the Vice Commodore Vessel, was sunk before she reached her destination; follow the link for more info. Tropic Star served as Rear Commodore). Eglantine, Potentilla and Rose are named among the escorts (see SC convoy escorts).
With Ferncliff, Fjordheim, Iron Baron (returned), Norse Lady, Orwell, Petter II, Stirlingville, Suderøy (Commodore Vessel - returned) and Vinland, Maud subsequently joined Convoy ONS 27*, departing Liverpool on Jan. 13-1944. She arrived Halifax Febr. 1, and according to A. Hague, she was now dry docked. Page 4 gives departure Halifax as Apr. 17, when she joined the slow Convoy SC 157, cargo of steel and pit props for Immingham, where she arrived May 5. Her voyages in this period are shown on Page 5. Later that month we find her in the westbound Convoy ON 237*, which sailed from Liverpool on May 19 and arrived New York June 3; Maud started out from Loch Ewe May 19. Brimanger (Commodore Vessel), Emma Bakke, Ferncourt, Glarona, Herbrand, Laurits Swenson (whose captain served as Vice Commodore), Mosli, Norefjord, Noreg, Norma, Pan Scandia, Skaraas and Velma were also in company. In July Maud took part in the largest convoy ever to cross the ocean, namely Convoy HX 300 from New York, bound for Liverpool with a cargo of sugar, returning with Convoy ON 249*, departing Liverpool on Aug. 18, arriving New York Sept. 2; Maud, however, arrived Caraquet, NS on Sept. 1, having been detached from the convoy the day before, according to A. Hague. She had again been in the company of several other Norwegian ships, namely Frontenac, Gylfe, Høyanger, Høegh Hood, Kaia Knudsen, Laurits Swenson, Lista, Minerva, Norden, Norma (Vice Commodore's ship), Skaraas, Skiensfjord, Torborg and Velma.
Maud subsequently returned to the U.K. with Convoy HX 309. This convoy, for which Laurits Swenson served as the Vice Commodore's ship again, originated in New York, but Maud joined with the Halifax section together with Velma, Iron Baron and Lago, and was bound for Immingham with pit props, arriving her destination on Oct. 6. At the end of that month she's listed, along with Gausdal, Iron Baron, Solstad, Velma and Vera, in Convoy ONS 35*, which originated in Liverpool on Oct. 29 (Maud sailed from Loch Ewe that day) and arrived Halifax Nov. 15. Her last Trans-Atlantic voyage that year was made in the slow Convoy SC 162 from Halifax on Dec. 2, cargo of wood pulp for Rochester, where she arrived on Dec. 25 (Page 5).
At the end of Jan.-1945, she appears, together with Atlantic, Evanger, Gausdal, Geisha, Sommerstad, Titanian, Veni and Vinland, in the westbound Convoy ONS 41*, which left Liverpool on Jan. 29 and arrived Halifax Febr. 20. Maud, however, was bound for New York, arriving there on Febr. 24 - she had joined from Belfast Lough, see Page 6. From New York, she later proceeded to Nuevitas and Antilla, then back to New York and on to Boston, before heading to Halifax in order to join Convoy SC 172* on Apr. 6. Annik, Arosa, Glarona, Minerva, Norelg, Orwell, Sandviken and Solstad are also listed. On VE Day she was en route to Boston in station 81 of Convoy ONS 49*. She arrived her destination on May 19, having sailed from Belfast Lough May 3 (convoy departed Liverpool May 2, arrived Halifax May 18). Other Norwegian ships in this convoy were Askepot, Evanger, Brush, Germa, Grey County, Henrik Ibsen, Iron Baron, Orwell and Velox.
According to this external page, she was sold in July-1953 D/S A/S Gudvin (H. Gjerpen), Oslo and renamed Gudvang. (See also this message in my Guestbook). In 1955 the managing company was renamed H. Gjerpen & Co., Oslo. Sold in Apr.-1963 to Gold Nav. Line Cia. Nav. Panamena SA, Panama (Leilo Pampaloni), Genoa, Port-au-Prince, Haiti, renamed Jennifer. Registered in Panama from 1968. Sold in Apr.-1972 to Giuseppe Riccardi, Vado, Italy for breaking up.
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This company had previously had a steamship named Maud, built in Grimstad 1907 for Hjalmar Røed & Co., 2117 gt. Sold to Shanghai in 1929 and renamed Lung Shan, then named Enderta 1938-1951. Deleted from reg. in 1951.