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Owner: Wallem & Co. A/S
Built by Wm. Hamilton & Co. Ltd., Port Glasgow in 1926.
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 several voyages are missing.
As will be seen when going to Page 1 of the archive documents, Sandviken was on her way from Calcutta to Singapore when war broke out in Norway on Apr. 9-1940. Her 1941 voyages also start on this document and continue on Page 2 and Page 3. The latter page also lists her 1942 voyages, as well as some early 1943 voyages - convoy information for a few of these is shown in the Voyage Record above. It'll be noticed that she spent a long time in New York, where she had arrived from Curacao on Dec. 2-1942; departure is given as Apr. 1-1943.
On Apr. 16-1943, we find her in Convoy SC 127 from Halifax. She was bound for Reykjavik, where she arrived on May 1, and from there, she later went back across the Atlantic with the westbound Convoy ONS 7. This convoy had started out in Liverpool on May 7; Sandviken sailed from Reykjavik on May 10 and joined the convoy on May 12, arriving Boston on May 27. On June 16, she's listed in Convoy SC 134 from Halifax (as are many of the other ships from Convoy ONS 7). She was again bound for Reykjavik, via Loch Ewe, arriving Reykjavik July 6, leaving again on July 15, joining the westbound Convoy ONS 13* on the 18th (convoy originated in Liverpool on July 14 and had Halifax as its final destination - Commodore was in Geisha). A couple of days before arrival U.S. Sandviken joined up with Convoy ON 193*, which had started out in Liverpool on July 16 and arrived New York on the 31st; according to Page 4 of the archive documents, she arrived Boston on July 30.
Further 1943 voyages and some 1944 voyages are listed on the archive document referred to above (as will be seen, she made a voyage to Greenland in Sept./Oct.-1943 - it'll also be noticed that she appears to have had a long stay in Philadelphia at the end of that year). See also Page 5; again, convoy information for some of these is shown in the Voyage Record above.
Skipping now to Jan. 1-1945, when she joined the slow Halifax-U.K. Convoy SC 164, bound for Iceland (via Loch Ewe) with a general cargo and lumber, and at the beginning of the following month, I have her in the Iceland-U.K. Convoy RU 152, destination Belfast for Halifax. In fact, she's listed in the westbound Convoy ONS 42*, which originated in Liverpool on Febr. 13 and arrived Halifax on March 5 (Sandviken remaining there for a month - Page 5). According to Arnold Hague, she later returned to the U.K. with the slow Convoy SC 172*, departing Halifax on Apr. 6, arriving Liverpool on the 22nd. Sandviken, however, was again bound for Reykjavik, where she arrived, via Belfast Lough, on May 1. This convoy is not yet available among the SC convoys included in my Convoys section, but will be added. When she headed back to Halifax at the end of that month, no convoy was necessary. The rest of her 1945 voyages, as well as some early 1946 voyages, are listed on Page 6.
Renamed Negosun in 1959. Renamed Nego Sun in 1960. Sold in 1964 to Doreen Shipping Corp, Panama, renamed Carina. Aground on reef off Borneo in 04 35N 119 25E on March 22-1966 on a voyage from Bali to Hong Kong, and abandoned by crew. (Compare with details found on this external page).
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