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D/S Nidareid
Updated July 17-2010

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Manager: Krogstad Shipping Agencies Ltd. A/S (Geo. Hansen, Oslo)
1321 gt

Built in Sunderland in 1924.

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.

  Partial Voyage Record
From May-1942 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
1942 May 12 Halifax Boston* May 14 XB 19 Earlier voyages:
Page 1 & Page 2
Convoy available at XB 19
(external link)
*Convoy XB 19 did arrive Boston on May 14, but Nidareid was bound for New York, where she arrived on May 17. Page 2 now shows some voyages that are not included in A. Hague's record.
June 13 Sydney, C.B. Corner Brook June 14* SB 6 *Page 3 gives arrival June 16.
Convoy available at SB 6
(external link)
June 19 Corner Brook Sydney, C.B. June 20 BSC 7 Convoy available at BSC 7
(external link)
June 20 Sydney, C.B. Halifax June 23 SH 16 Convoy available at SH 16
(external link)
Missing 1942 voyages:
Page 3
1943 Aug. 3 Havana Key West Aug. 3 CK 319 Earlier 1943 voyages:
Page 3 above & Page 4
Convoy available at CK 319
(external link)
Missing voyages:
Page 4
Sept. 23 Key West Savannah Sept. 28* KN 266 Key West to Savannah.
*Page 4 gives arrival Sept. 25,
left for Key West, Sept. 29.
Convoy available at KN 266
(external link)
Oct. 3 Key West Gitmo* Oct. 6 KG 661 *Arrived Vita, Oct. 5
(Page 4).
Convoy available at KG 661
(external link)
Further voyages:
Page 4, Page 5, Page 6 & Page 7


As will be seen when going to Page 1 of the archive documents, Nidareid was in New Orleans when war broke out in Norway on Apr. 9-1940, departing that day for Tampa, where she arrived Apr. 13, proceeding to Kingston, Jamaica 2 days later. Her 1941 voyages also start on this document and continue on Page 2, which also has some of her 1942 voyages, while the rest are shown on Page 3. It'll be noticed, when going to the latter page, that she appears to have spent quite a long time* in New Orleans, where she had arrived on Febr. 10-1943. Departure is given as Apr. 22, when she proceeded to San Juan, P.R., via Key West and Guantanamo Bay.

*According to Robert Cressman ("The Official Chronology of the U.S. Navy in World War II" - ref. external link at the end of this page) Nidareid was involved in a collision with the American freighter Norwalk north of Cuba, 28 18N 80 00W on Jan. 10-1943 - perhaps Nidareid had required some repairs following this collision? The American ship sank with the loss of 1 of her 30 crew. Charles Hocking (see My sources) also mentions this incident, adding that it happened about 50 miles north of Sagua la Grande and that Norwalk sank in over 100 fathoms. Going back to Page 3, we learn that Nidareid had left Jacksonville for Nicaro (Cuba) on Jan. 5. She stopped at Tanamo, but arrival there is not given. Left Tanamo on the 30th for Key West, then proceeded to Tampa and from there on to New Orleans, with arrival Febr. 10, as mentioned.


Page 7 shows her voyages to Apr.-1946. Sold to China that same year and renamed Way Tung.

Related external link:
Hyperwar - Scroll down to Jan. 10 for Robert Cressman's details on Nidareid's collision with Norwalk, mentioned above.

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