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M/T Peik
Updated Sept. 28-2010

To Peik on the "Ships starting with P" page.

This external page has a picture of Peik.

Owner: Bulls Tankrederi A/S
Manager: Hans H. Torgersen & Co. A/S, Tønsberg.
Tonnage:
6099 gt

Delivered in Sept.-1930 from Sir W. G. Armstrong, Whitworth & Co. Ltd., Newcastle (1057) as Peik to Jens J. Salvesens Rederi A/S, Oslo - 6099 gt, 3592 net, 9386 tdwt, loa 396' 2" x 55' 1", 10.5 knots. Sold in 1934 to Bulls Tankrederi A/S (Gustav B. Bull), Sandefjord (note that according to the external website that I've linked to above, Anders Jahre had taken over the management of Bulls Tankrederi in 1938, following the death of G. B. Bull - "The World's Merchant Fleets 1939", R. W. Jordan gives manager as Hans H. Torgersen & Co. A/S, Tønsberg).

According to R. W. Jordan, she was managed by British Tanker Co. Ltd., London during the war. I'm assuming this was following an agreement made between Nortraship and the U.K. in 1941, in which a certain amount of Nortraship's ships were to be chartered to the Ministry of War Transport. (This external page has some details on this agreement).

Captain: Ole Westad Hay.

Her voyages are listed on these original images from the Norwegian National Archives:
(the ship's name is missing from the scans, but these are definitely Peik's voyages)
Page 1 | Page 2 | Page 3 | Page 4


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

á Voyage Record
From Dec.-1941 to May-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 several voyages are missing.

Departure From To Arrival Convoy Remarks
1941 Dec. 8 Abadan Colombo Dec. 19 Independent A. Hague says:
Previously traded S Atlantic/I Ocean.
Earlier voyages, Page 1
Dec. 26 Colombo Fremantle Jan. 15-1942 Independent A. Hague says:
With machinery defects
1942 Febr. 21 Fremantle Melbourne March 2 Independent
March 8 Melbourne Sydney, N.S.W. March 10 Independent For engine repairs
July 3 Sydney, N.S.W. CO 8 Dispersed July 6.
Convoy available at CO convoys
(external link)
July 6 Dispersed from CO 8 Abadan Aug. 7 Independent
Aug. 9 Abadan Mombasa Aug. 27 Independent
Aug. 28 Mombasa Durban Sept. 5 Independent
Sept. 19 Durban Bahrein Oct. 9 Independent
Oct. 11 Bahrein Bandar Abbas Oct. 12 Independent
Oct. 13 Bandar Abbas PB 6 For Lourenço Marques.
Detached Oct. 15.
Convoy available at PB 6
(external link)
Oct. 15 Detached from PB 6 Lourenšo Marques Nov. 3 Independent
Dec. 3 Lourenšo Marques Durban Dec. 5 Independent
Dec. 8 Durban DN 5 For Beira.
Dispersed Dec. 10.
Convoy available at DN 5
(external link)
Dec. 10 Dispersed from DN 5 Beira Dec. 15 Independent
Dec. 19 Beira Abadan Jan. 7-1943 Independent
1943 Jan. 12 Abadan Bandar Abbas Independent
Jan. 17 Bandar Abbas Aden Jan. 24 PA 20 Convoy available at PA 20
(external link)
Jan. 24 Aden Port Sudan Jan. 28 Independent
Jan. 30 Port Sudan Massawa Jan. 31 Independent
Febr. 11 Massawa Aden Febr. 13 Independent
Febr. 14 Aden Bandar Abbas Febr. 21 AP 19 Convoy available at AP convoys
(external link)
Stop at Bandar Abbas not mentioned, Page 2
Febr. 21 Bandar Abbas Abadan Febr. 22 Independent
March 3 Abadan Bandar Abbas Independent
March 9 Bandar Abbas Aden March 15 PA 28 Convoy available at PA 28
(external link)
March 19 Aden Abadan March 27 AP 25 A. Hague says:
Independent from Bandar Abbas.
Convoy available at AP convoys
(external link)
March 30 Abadan Bandar Abbas Independent
Apr. 4 Bandar Abbas PB 34 For Fremantle.
Detached Apr. 6.
Convoy available at PB 34
(external link)
Apr. 6 Detached from PB 34 Fremantle Apr. 30 Independent
May 6 Fremantle Los Angeles June 15 Independent
Sept. 5 Los Angeles Brisbane Oct. 7 Independent
Oct. 12 Caloundra Sydney, N.S.W. Oct. 14 PG 73 Convoy available at PG 73
(external link)
Oct. 16 Sydney, N.S.W. Los Angeles Nov. 16 Independent
Dec. 13* Los Angeles Brisbane Jan. 4-1944 Independent *Dec. 3?
See Page 2
1944 Jan. 12 Caloundra Townsville Jan. 15 QL 46 Convoy available at QL 46
(external link)
Jan. 19 Townsville Cairns Jan. 20 Independent
Jan. 21 Cairns Gladstone Jan. 24 Independent
Febr. 24* Gladstone Balboa Febr. 27 Independent *Again, see Page 2
Febr. 28 Cristobal Curacao March 3 Independent
March 6 Curacao Gitmo March 9 TAG 119 Curacao to Gitmo.
Convoy available at TAG convoys
(external link)
March 9 Gitmo New York City March 17 GN 119 Convoy available at GN convoys
(external link)
Apr. 7 New York City Baltimore Apr. 8 Independent
May 9 Baltimore Philadelphia May 10 Independent
May 11 Philadelphia New York City May 12 Independent
June 2 New York City Belfast Lough June 18 HX 294 See also narrative below.
Escort Oiler, 57 depth charges.
June 20 Belfast Lough Clyde June 21 Independent On to Bowling - See Page 3
June 26 Clyde Boston July 10 ON 242 Escort Oiler.
Convoy will be added.
See ships in ON convoys
July 16 Boston Halifax July 19 BX 116 Convoy available at BX convoys
(external link)
July 19 Halifax Londonderry Aug. 2 HX 300
Aug. 11 Londonderry New York City Aug. 28 ON 248S Escort Oiler.
Convoy will be added.
See ships in ON convoys
Aug. 31 New York City Milford Haven Sept. 16 HX 306 Escort Oiler, spare depth charges
Sept. 17 Milford Haven Solent Sept. 19 EBC 106 Convoy available at EBC convoys
(external link)
Compare w/Page 3
Sept. 25 Solent FBC 93 Detached Sept. 27.
Convoy available at FBC convoys
(external link)
Sept. 27 Detached from FBC 93 Belfast Lough Sept. 28 Independent
Sept. 29 Belfast Lough ONS 33 For NYC.
Escort Oiler.
Convoy will be added.
See ships in ONS convoys
Oct. 13 From ONS 33 Cape Cod Canal Oct. 15 XB 129A Convoy available at XB convoys
(external link)
Arrived Baltimore, Oct. 18
(Page 3)
1945 Jan. 28 Baltimore Houston Febr. 5 Independent
Febr. 8 Houston New York City Febr. 16 Independent
Febr. 19 New York City Boston Febr. 20 Independent
Febr. 21 Boston Halifax Febr. 23 BX 146 Convoy available at BX convoys
(external link)
Febr. 25 Halifax Liverpool March 13 SC 168 Convoy will be added.
See ships in SC convoys
March 20 Liverpool Belfast Lough March 21 Independent
March 23 Belfast Lough ONS 45 Escort Oiler.
Convoy will be added.
See ships in ONS convoys
Apr. 10 From ONS 45 Cape Cod Canal Apr. 12 XB 156 Convoy available at XB convoys
(external link)
Apr. 12 Cape Cod Canal Norfolk, VA Apr. 14 Independent Again, see also Page 3
Apr. 19 Norfolk, VA Boston Independent
Apr. 22 Boston Halifax Apr. 24 BX 158 Convoy available at BX convoys
(external link)
Apr. 28 Halifax Loch Ewe May 14 SC 174 Escort Oiler, 60 depth charges.
Convoy will be added.
See ships in SC convoys
May 15 Loch Ewe Scapa Flow May 16 Independent
May 18 Scapa Flow Methil Roads May 19 Independent
May 22 Methil Roads Kristiansand Independent Subsequent voyages:
Page 3 & Page 4


 Some Convoy Voyages: 
For information on voyages made in between those mentioned here, please see the documents received from the National Archives of Norway and A. Hague's Voyage Record above. Follow the convoy links provided for further details; several Norwegian ships took part.

As will be seen when going to Page 1 of the archive documents, Peik was on her way from Dunkirk to Trinidad when war broke out in Norway on Apr. 9-1940 - she arrived Trinidad on Apr. 15, having departed Dunkirk on March 31. From Trinidad, she later headed to Dakar. Her 1941 voyages are also shown on this document which also has a couple of entries for 1942 - the rest are listed on Page 2. It'll be noticed that she spent a long time in Sydney that year. She arrived there from Melbourne on March 10-1942; departure is given as July 3, when she proceeded to Abadan. According to A. Hague, she had been undergoing engine repairs (she had previously also spent over a month in Fremantle, where she had arrived with machinery defects on Jan. 15-1942). Page 2 also has her 1943 voyages (as can be seen, she had a long stay in Los Angeles that summer) as well as a few 1944 voyages; these continue on Page 3. Convoy information can be found in the Voyage Record above.

Peik was scheduled for the New York-U.K. Convoy HX 292 on May 19-1944, but instead joined HX 294 on June 2, for which Abraham Lincoln served as the Commodore Vessel, while the Vice Commodore was in Geisha. According to A. Hague, Peik acted as Escort Oiler for this convoy and also carried 57 depth charges as well as bulldozers. She subsequently returned with the westbound North Atlantic Convoy ON 242*, which originated in Liverpool on June 25 and arrived New York on July 11; Peik arrived Boston on July 10, having started out from Clyde on June 26 (Page 3). She had again served as Escort Oiler for the convoy, which also included the Norwegian Ferncliff, Fernmoor, Fjordheim, Havkong, Marit II, Molda, Samuel Bakke (Vice Commodore), Skiensfjord, Solstad, Solsten, Stirlingville, Tercero, Thorshov and Vera. A little over a week later she can be found among the ships in Convoy HX 300, which originated in New York on July 17. Peik, however, joined this convoy with the Halifax portion, having sailed from Halifax on July 19, and arrived Londonderry on Aug. 2. This was the largest convoy ever to cross the Atlantic; follow the link for more details, as will be seen, several Norwegian ships took part.

Together with Gausdal, Glarona, Hardanger, Iron Baron, Lago, Norvarg, Olaf Bergh, Solstad, Vav, Villanger and Vinland, she returned across the Atlantic with Convoy ON 248S*, originating in Liverpool on Aug. 10-1944. Peik sailed from Londonderry the next day and arrived New York on Aug. 28 (Escort Oiler). Already on Aug. 31 we find her in Convoy HX 306, bound for Milford Haven and Portsmouth, acting as Escort Oiler, with spare depth charges on board. At the end of the following month she's listed in the westbound Convoy ONS 33*, together with Cetus, Chr. Th. Boe, Dagrun (put back), Drammensfjord, Mui Hock, Para, Rena, Romulus and Titanian. This convoy originated in Liverpool on Sept. 29 and arrived Halifax on Oct. 14; Peik, which had again served as Escort Oiler, arrived Baltimore on Oct. 18, having started out from Belfast Lough on Sept. 29.

She subsequently appears to have spent a long time in Baltimore; according to Page 3, she did not leave again until Jan. 28-1945, arriving Houston on Febr. 5, later proceeding to New York, then to Boston and on to Halifax, arriving there on Febr. 23. Arnold Hague now has her in the slow, eastbound North Atlantic Convoy SC 168*, which left Halifax on Febr. 25 and arrived Liverpool on March 13. She was again in the company of several other Norwegian ships, namely Ferncliff, Iron Baron, Kristianiafjord, Lago, Marie Bakke, Torborg and Vera. With Dagrun, Norse Lady and Vera, she went back in the other direction with Convoy ONS 45*, originating in Liverpool on March 22, arriving Halifax on Apr. 11; Peik (Escort Oiler) started out from Belfast Lough on March 23 and arrived Cape Cod Canal on Apr. 12, later proceeding to Boston and from there to Halifax in order to join Convoy SC 174* back to the U.K. This convoy left Halifax on Apr. 28 and arrived Liverpool on May 14; Peik stopped at Loch Ewe that day, continuing to Scapa Flow the next day - in other words, she celebrated VE Day while at sea, as did the Norwegian Danio, Gausdal, Hilda Knudsen, Norse Lady, Para, Stirlingville, Veni and Vera. Peik had station 72 of this convoy, and carried a cargo of sun fuel as well as 60 depth charges, serving as Escort Oiler.

According to Page 3, she got to go home to Norway already in May-1945, following her voyage to Scapa Flow, making another voyage home in June that year. Page 4 lists her voyages to Jan.-1946.

* The ON and ONS convoys will be added to individual pages in my Convoys section in due course, with more information on each; in the meantime, the ships sailing in them (and escorts) are named in the section listing ships in all ON convoys and on the page for ships in all ONS convoys. Note also that the entire SC series will eventually be updated and completed, including the already existing convoys (some have already been updated); but for now, see ships in all SC convoys.

More information on the other Norwegian ships mentioned on this page is available via the alphabet index below, or go to the Master Ship Index.

 POST WAR: 

Renamed Jalna in 1952 (Anders Jahre). This external page has a lovely picture of the ship when named Jalna - The site also has pictures and information on several other Anders Jahre ships; here's a list, and here's the main page. According to this site, Jalna was extensively rebuilt at Kieler Howaldtswerke in 1953, adding that she was laid up at Tranga in 1961, before being broken up in Grimstad, Norway in 1961. After having been rebuilt, she became 6819 gt, 3968 net, 10 020 tdwt, according to "På alle hav - skipene i Anders Jahres rederi" by Pensjonistforeningen Anders Jahre/Kosmos.

Back to Peik on the "Ships starting with P" page.

Other ships by this name: Norway had lost a ship by this name to WW I, built 1896, 1168 gt (H. & J. N. Jacobsen) - torpedoed and sunk by UC-3 in the North Sea on July 5-1915. Another Peik, 701 gt, built in Porsgrunn as Regulus in 1910, was torpedoed and sunk on Apr. 21-1917 by UC-44, voyage Newcastle, U.K.-Arendal, Norway, general cargo - no casualties.

The text on this page was compiled with the help of: "Nortraships flåte", J. R. Hegland, E-mails from Roger W. Jordan, and misc. as already named on this page.

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