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M/T Noravind
Updated July 18-2010

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This picture shows her as Nordanvik.
Source: Bjørn Milde's postcard collection.

This external site also has pictures of the ship.
More pictures are available on this external page (click in them to enlarge).

Manager: Anders Jahre, Sandefjord
Tonnage:
8234 gt.

Built in 1930 by Götaverken A/B, Gothenborg as Nordanvik for Norrköpings Rederi A/B, Norrköping. 8234 gt, 4864 net, 11 420 tdwt, 451' 1" x 59' 3" x 35' 9", 2 x 7 cyl. diesel engines, 11 knots. Sold in Dec.-1934 to Skips-A/S Noravind (Anders Jahre), Sandefjord and renamed Noravind.

Related item on this website:
Guestbook message from someone whose father served on this ship (and others).

Some of her voyages are listed on these original images from the Norwegian National Archives:
(unfortunately, several pages appear to be missing; these will be added if/when found.
Additionally, the 2nd document is very torn)
1942-1943 | 1943-1944-1945 | 1945


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

á Voyage Record
From March-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 voyages are missing.

Departure From To Arrival Convoy Remarks
1941 March 11 Singapore Colombo March 18 Independent A. Hague says:
Previously traded Pacific/E Indies/Australia
March 19 Colombo Aden March 28 Independent
March 31 Aden Suez Apr. 7 BN 22 From Aden.
Convoy available at BN convoys
(external link)
Apr. 15 Suez Abadan Apr. 29 Independent
May 4 Abadan Durban May 23 Independent
June 1 Durban Lourenšo Marques June 3 Independent
June 5 Lourenšo Marques Bombay June 22 Independent
July 6 Bombay Rangoon July 16 Independent
July 27 Rangoon Cocanilla Aug. 1 Independent
Aug. 4 Cocanilla Calcutta Aug. 6 Independent
Aug. 8 Calcutta Rangoon Aug. 12 Independent
Aug. 14 Rangoon Madras Aug. 20 Independent
Aug. 25 Madras Palembang Aug. 31 Independent
Sept. 1 Palembang Singapore Sept. 3 Independent
Sept. 8 Singapore Pladjoe Sept. 9 Independent
Sept. 11 Pladjoe Singapore Sept. 12 Independent
Sept. 18 Singapore Colombo Sept. 25 Independent
Sept. 28 Colombo Aden Oct. 7 Independent
Oct. 9 Aden Suez Oct. 15 Independent
Oct. 27 Suez Aden Nov. 2 Independent
Nov. 2 Aden Bahrein Nov. 9 Independent
Nov. 11 Bahrein Aden Nov. 18 Independent
Nov. 21 Aden Suez Nov. 28 Independent
Dec. 5 Suez Aden Dec. 11 Independent
Dec. 13 Aden Bahrein Dec. 20 Independent
Dec. 24 Bahrein Mombasa Jan. 4-1942 Independent
1942 Jan. 10 Mombasa Abadan Jan. 22 Independent
Jan. 25 Abadan Aden Febr. 3 Independent
Febr. 7 Aden Suez Febr. 13 Independent
Febr. 15 Port Said Alexandria Febr. 16 Independent
Febr. 23 Alexandria Haifa Febr. 25 Independent
Febr. 27 Haifa Alexandria March 1 Independent
March 12 Alexandria Haifa March 14 Independent
March 17 Haifa Tripoli, Syria March 18 Independent
March 23 Tripoli, Syria Port Said March 24 Independent
March 26 Suez Abadan Apr. 10 Independent
Apr. 12 Abadan Melbourne May 17 Independent
July 17 Melbourne Abadan Aug. 19 Independent
Aug. 22 Abadan Colombo Sept. 2 Independent
Sept. 8 Colombo Abadan Sept. 18 Independent
Sept. 20 Abadan Bandar Abbas Independent
Sept. 30 Bandar Abbas Aden Oct. 7 PA 4 Convoy available via this page
(external link)
Oct. 7 Aden Suez Oct. 13 Independent On to Port Said, Oct. 14
(see this page).
Oct. 14 Port Said Alexandria Oct. 15 Independent
Oct. 22 Alexandria Port Said Oct. 23 Independent
Oct. 27 Port Said Haifa Oct. 28 Independent
Nov. 2 Haifa Port Said Nov. 3 Independent
Nov. 4 Port Said Alexandria Nov. 5 Independent
Nov. 7 Alexandria Port Said Nov. 8 Independent
Nov. 9 Port Said Alexandria Nov. 10 Independent
Nov. 15 Alexandria Port Said Nov. 16 Independent
Nov. 18 Port Said Haifa Nov. 19 Independent
Nov. 23 Haifa Port Said Nov. 24 Independent A. Hague says:
Repairing engines at Suez until March 16-1943.
See also archive document
1943 March 16 Suez Massawa March 20 Independent
March 23 Massawa Aden March 25 Independent
March 26 Aden Shatt-el-Arab Anchorage Apr. 3 AP 26 Convoy available at AP convoys
(external link)
Later arrived Abadan Apr. 5
(see doc. above).
Apr. 6 Abadan Fremantle May 3 Independent A. Hague says:
Possibly via PA 32 initially
Available via this page
(external link)
May 20 Fremantle Geraldton May 21 Independent
May 25 Geraldton Abadan June 16 Independent
June 23 Abadan Independent A. Hague says:
Joined PA 43
June 26 Bandar Abbas Aden July 3 PA 43 Convoy available via link above
July 9 Aden Abadan July 17 Independent
July 19 Abadan Independent A. Hague says:
Joined PA 47
July 29 Bandar Abbas Aden Aug. 6 PA 47 Convoy available via link above
Aug. 7 Aden Suez Aug. 13 Independent
Aug. 19 Suez Massawa Aug. 23 Independent
Aug. 28 Massawa Aden Independent
Aug. 31 Aden Bandar Abbas Sept. 6 AP 43 Convoy available at AP convoys
(external link)
Sept. 6 Bandar Abbas Abadan Sept. 8 Independent See also archive document
Sept. 10 Abadan Bandar Abbas Independent
Sept. 15 Bandar Abbas Aden Sept. 22 PA 53 Convoy available via this page
(external link)
Sept. 22 Aden Massawa Sept. 24 Independent
Sept. 28 Massawa Port Sudan Sept. 29 Independent
Oct. 1 Port Sudan Massawa Oct. 2 Independent
Oct. 6 Massawa Aden Oct. 8 Independent
Oct. 9 Aden Bandar Abbas Oct. 16 AP 48 Convoy available at AP convoys
(external link)
Oct. 16 Bandar Abbas Abadan Oct. 18 Independent See also this document
* Oct. 19 Abadan Bandar Abbas Independent
*Voyage inserted from entry below and date corrected.
Oct. 24 Bandar Abbas PA 58 Detached Oct. 26.
Convoy available via this page
(external link)
Oct. 26 Detached from PA 58 Albany Nov. 19 Independent
?* Oct. 29 Abadan Bandar Abbas Independent
*Departure should probably be Oct. 19 and voyage belongs above.
Nov. 19 Albany N.S.W. Fremantle Nov. 20 Independent
Nov. 22 Esperance Bay Melbourne Independent
Nov. 27 Melbourne Sydney, N.S.W. Nov. 30 OC 146 Convoy available at OC convoys
(external link)
Dec. 4 Sydney, N.S.W. Balboa Jan. 10-1944 Independent
1944 Jan. 11 Cristobal Curacao Jan. 15 Independent
Jan. 21 Curacao Gitmo Jan. 24 TAG 110 Curacao to Gitmo.
Convoy available at TAG convoys
(external link)
Jan. 24 Gitmo New York City Febr. 1 GN 110 Convoy available at GN convoys
(external link)
Aug. 11 New York City Clyde Aug. 26 HX 303
Oct. 15 Clyde Londonderry Oct. 16 Independent
Oct. 16 Londonderry Belfast Lough Oct. 17 Independent
Oct. 29?* Belfast Lough Clyde Oct. 20 Independent *Compare w/archive document
A. Hague says:
Collision in Clyde Oct. 20-1944
Nov. 24 Clyde Londonderry Nov. 24 Independent A. Hague says:
Presumably as station tanker Moville
1945 Apr. 26 Londonderry Clyde* Apr. 27 Independent *For Bowling
(see doc. above)
June 2 Clyde Methil Roads Independent Arrived June 5
June 5 Methil Roads Kristiansand Independent Back to Methil June 23
(see archive doc)
See also further 1945 voyages


Other Norwegian ships listed in the convoys mentioned above:
In BN 22 - Athene, Cypria, Ima
In AP 43 - Torborg
In PA 58 - Ima and Panamanian Norvinn (Norwegian managers)
In TAG 110 - Vestvangen
In GN 110 - Bomma

 Notes: 

According to A. Hague, Noravind spent 2 months in Melbourne in the summer of 1942. He says she had arrived there on May 17 and did not leave again until July 17. It'll also be noticed, when going to this document, that there's a long gap in her voyages later on that year. She had arrived Suez from Haifa and Port Said on Nov. 26-1942 and departure is given as March 16-1943, when she proceeded to Massowah. A. Hague provides the explanation that she had been undergoing engine repairs.

Skipping now to 1944, when we find another long gap in her voyages. She had arrived New York City from Curacao on Febr. 1 and did not leave until Aug. 11. For this voyage, I have her in the New York-U.K. Convoy HX 303, together with Tanafjord, Dalfonn, Romulus, Atlantic, Sommerstad, Skotaas, Geisha (Vice Commodore), Thorhild, Petter, Stirlingville, Rena, Para, Titanian, Mui Hock, Fjordaas and Norse Lady, all listed on this website. The easiest way to find them is through the Master Ships Index. Noravind's voyages in this period are listed on this document. Unfortunately, the page is torn so that arrival dates are not visible, but see A. Hague's record above (he mentions a collision on Oct. 20; I have no further details on this). Another long gap is shown at the end of that year. She had arrived Londonderry on Nov. 24-1944, and according to the archive document she did not leave until Apr. 26-1945, bound for Bowling - arrival there is not provided.

As will be seen when going back to the document referred to above, she got to go home to Norway already in June-1945, making another voyage home the following month. In fact, it looks like she remained there through July and into Aug.-1945, visiting several Norwegian ports (see her 1945 voyages).

 POST WAR: 
(according to the website below):

Belonged to Fratelli d’Amico, Rome from 1951 to 1954, same name. Owners from 1957 were Soc di Nav per Azioni (Fratelli d’Amico), Rome, renamed Normanna. Laid up in Naples from March-1958 until June 1962, then towed to Trieste for breaking up.

Related external link:
Pictures of Noravind - The site also has pictures and information on several other A. Jahre ships; here's a list, and here's the main page. Text is in Norwegian.

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