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T/T Nordahl Grieg
Delivered in Aug.-1944 from Alabama Drydock and Shipbuilding Co., Mobile (300). This was 1 of 10 ships transferred to the Norwegian flag in 1944. My page "Ship Statistics & Misc." under "gains" 1944 has a list of all 10. Nordahl Grieg was taken over at Mobile on Aug. 22.
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.
Errors may exist, and some voyages are missing.
As mentioned above, Nordahl Grieg was taken over at Mobile on Aug. 22-1944. From Page 1 of the archive documents, we learn that she arrived Port Arthur on Aug. 28, departing again on the 30th for New York, where she arrived Sept. 4. She was scheduled for the fast New York-U.K. Convoy CU 38 that same day, but instead joined the next convoy on Sept. 12, CU 39, together with the Norwegian Mosdale and Washington Express. Her destination is given as Swansea and Avonmouth, and she arrived the former on Sept. 23, the latter on the 25th, leaving again the next day for Milford Haven. She now joined the westbound Convoy UC 39A*, which originated in Liverpool on Sept. 27 and arrived New York on Oct. 8 (Nordahl Grieg had sailed from Milford Haven on Sept. 28). About a week later she joined the eastbound Convoy CU 43 as the only Norwegian ship, again bound for Avonmouth, where she arrived Oct. 25, and together with Mosdale, she returned across the Atlantic with Convoy UC 43A*, which departed Liverpool on Oct. 29 and arrived New York Nov. 9; Nordahl Grieg arrived Philadelphia on the 10th.
She was scheduled to go back to the U.K. with Convoy CU 47, but joined CU 48 on Nov. 23, again as the only Norwegian ship. She arrived Swansea, via Milford Haven, on Dec. 5. Together with Martin Bakke, we now find her in the westbound Convoy UC 48A*, which started out in Liverpool on Dec. 8 and arrived New York on the 22nd - Nordahl Grieg arrived Philadelphia Dec. 23, having sailed from Milford Haven on the 10th. From Philadelphia, she proceeded to New York the next day in order to join Convoy CU 52 from there on Dec. 26. Her destination is given as Thameshaven, and she arrived there on Jan. 8-1945 (A. Hague has also included Mosdale in this convoy, saying she joined from St. John's, N.F.; not mentioned in the original convoy document).
Just a couple of days later she joined the westbound Convoy UC 52A*, which originated in Liverpool on Jan. 10-1945 and arrived New York on the 21st, and on Jan. 26 she's listed, with destination Avonmouth, in Convoy CU 56, this time with Elisabeth Bakke in company. Nordahl Grieg arrived her destination on Febr. 6, according to Page 1, subsequently heading back to the U.S. with Convoy UC 56A* (with Martin Bakke), originating in Liverpool on Febr. 11, arriving New York on the 23rd. The following month we find her, together with Karsten Wang (returned), in Convoy CU 61, which arrived Liverpool from the U.S. on March 18; Nordahl Grieg arrived Thameshaven that day. A few days later she joined the westbound Convoy UC 61A* (departure Liverpool March 21, arrival New York Apr. 1), returning with Convoy CU 65 on Apr. 8, again as the lone Norwegian ship. According to Page 2 of the archive documents, she arrived Cherbourg on Apr. 19. The last convoy she's mentioned in, with destination Baton Rouge, is UC 65A*, which originated in Liverpool on Apr. 23 and arrived New York on May 5 - going back to the archive document, we see that she had left Cherbourg on Apr. 21 and arrived Bolivar Roads on May 8, Houston that same day. The Norwegian Trondanger is also listed in this convoy.
According to the first external website below she was owned by Skibs-A/S Preba (Prebensen & Blakstad), Risør in 1946. Renamed Emporos in 1962 for Rio Caribe Cia. Armadora S.A., Piræus (Starboard Shipping, Inc., New York). Owned from 1963 by Marfiel Cia. Naviera S.A., Piræus (John & George Dambassis), having been converted to a bulk carrier the previous year. Renamed Cosmopolitan in 1966, Holy Cross in 1973 (same owners). Broken up at Split in 1978 (see also this external page).
Back to Nordahl Grieg on the "Ships starting with N" page.
The text on this page was compiled with the help of: "Nortraships flåte", J. R. Hegland and misc.