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D/S Tonjer
Updated Jan. 29-2011

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Manager: H. M. Wrangell & Co. A/S, Haugesund

Delivered in Aug.-1920 from Smith's Dock & Co. Ltd., Middlesbrough as Tonjer to D/S A/S Corona (H. M. Wrangell & Co. A/S) Haugesund. "Våre gamle skip" by Leif M. Bjørkelund and E. H. Kongshavn gives tonnages as 3269 gt, 1949 net, 5500 tdwt, 334.2' x 48' x 22.7', Triple exp. 313 nhp (S. D. & Co.). In service to The Far East from 1923. Captain in the period 1922-1939 was Ole Henrik Rasmussen.

Her voyages are listed on these original images from the Norwegian National Archives:
Page 1 | Page 2 | Page 3 | Page 4

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

á Voyage Record
From Sept.-1940 to Nov.-1945: á

(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
1940 ?Sept. 25 Chinwangtao Shanghai Independent A. Hague says:
Previously traded China Coast, voyage unknown
(missing voyages, Page 1).
1941 Jan. 9 Shanghai Singapore Jan. 18 Independent
Jan. 18 Singapore Calcutta Jan. 25 Independent
Febr. 6 Calcutta Colombo Febr. 12 Independent
Febr. 13 Colombo Aden Febr. 22 Independent
Febr. 24 Aden Port Sudan Febr. 28 BN 17 Convoy available at BN 17
(external link)
March 8 Port Sudan BS 18 From Port Sudan.
Dispersed March 9.
Convoy available at BS 18
(external link)
March 9 Dispersed from BS 18 Aden March 12 Independent
March 14 Aden Durban March 30 Independent
Apr. 3 Durban Port Elizabeth Apr. 5 Independent
Apr. 21 Port Elizabeth Durban Apr. 24 Independent
Apr. 26 Durban Mombasa May 5 Independent
May 13 Mombasa Durban May 22 Independent A. Hague says:
Arrived with shaft defects
July 1 Durban Aden July 16 Independent
July 20 Aden Suez July 26 Independent On to Port Said, July 27
(Page 1).
July 28 Port Said Alexandria Independent
Aug. 4 Alexandria Port Said Aug. 5 Independent On to Suez, Aug. 6
(Page 1).
Aug. 8 Suez Safaga Independent
Aug. 15 Safaga Aden Aug. 20 Independent
Sept. 1 Aden Colombo Sept. 12 Independent
Sept. 15 Colombo Calcutta Sept. 21 Independent
Sept. 27 Calcutta Singapore Oct. 6 Independent
Oct. 13 Singapore Penang Oct. 16 Independent A. Hague says:
Arrived with defects
Oct. 20 Penang Calcutta Oct. 26 Independent
Nov. 8 Calcutta Aden Nov. 27 Independent
Nov. 29 Aden Suez Independent Arrived Port Said, Dec. 9
(Page 2).
Dec. 10 Port Said Haifa Dec. 12 Independent
Dec. 23 Haifa Port Said Dec. 24 Independent On to Suez, Dec. 25
(Page 2).
Dec. 26 Suez Aden Jan. 3-1942 Independent
1942 Jan. 4 Aden Lourenšo Marques Jan. 18 Independent
Jan. 31 Lourenšo Marques Aden Febr. 16 Independent
Febr. 22 Aden Lourenšo Marques March 9 Independent
March 13 Lourenšo Marques Mombasa March 23 Independent
Apr. 1 Mombasa Durban Apr. 11 Independent
Apr. 14 Durban East London Apr. 16 Independent
July 31 East London Durban Aug. 3 Independent
Aug. 17 Durban Mombasa Independent Page 2 gives arrival Aug. 24
Aug. 26 Mombasa Tanga Aug. 27 Independent
Sept. 4 Tanga Dar-es-Salaam Sept. 5 Independent
Sept. 8 Dar-es-Salaam Lourenšo Marques Sept. 15 Independent
Sept. 18 Lourenšo Marques Colombo Oct. 5 Independent
Oct. 15 Colombo Vizag Oct. 20 Independent
Oct. 20 Vizag Calcutta Oct. 23 Independent
Oct. 29 Calcutta Basra Nov. 22 Independent
Dec. 14 Basra Bandar Abbas Independent
Dec. 22 Bandar Abbas Bombay Dec. 28 PB 18 Convoy available at PB 18
(external link)
Dec. 29 Bombay Colombo Jan. 3-1943 BM 36 Convoy available at BM 36
(external link)
1943 Febr. 6 Colombo Durban Febr. 25 Independent
March 1 Durban Lourenšo Marques March 3 Independent
March 21 Lourenšo Marques Durban March 22 Independent
March 24 Durban DN 27 Dispersed March 26.
Convoy available at DN 27
(external link)
March 26 Dispersed from DN 27 Mombasa Apr. 4 Independent
Please note that the reference to the Norwegian Narvik in Convoy DN 27 is incorrect - Narvik was not delivered until 1944. The ship in DN 27 was probably the Polish Narwik, ex Empire Roamer (see this external page).
Apr. 11 Mombasa Lourenšo Marques Apr. 21 Independent
May 2 Lourenšo Marques Mombasa May 9 Independent
May 18 Mombasa Durban May 30 Independent
July 1 Durban DN 50 Dispersed July 4.
Convoy available at DN 50
(external link)
July 4 Dispersed from DN 50 Kilindini July 10 Independent See also Page 3
July 17 Mombasa Beira July 23 Independent
Aug. 1 Beira Beira Aug. 2 Independent Put back
Aug. 18 Beira Aden Sept. 5 Independent
Sept. 6 Aden Port Sudan Sept. 11 Independent
Sept. 18 Port Sudan Aden Sept. 22 Independent
Sept. 23 Aden Mombasa Oct. 6 Independent
Oct. 9 Mombasa Beira? Aug. 19? Independent
Oct. 15 Beira Durban Oct. 18 Independent Stop at Beira not mentioned, Page 3
A. Hague says:
Requires engine repairs
1944 March 21 Durban Durban March 21 Independent Put back
March 23 Durban Colombo Apr. 15 Independent
May 3 Colombo Calcutta May 11 Independent
June 2 Calcutta Trincomalee June 8 CJ 30 Convoy available at CJ 30
(external link)
Aug. 2 Trincomalee Colombo Aug. 5 Independent
Aug. 23 Colombo Trincomalee Aug. 25 Independent
Sept. 9 Trincomalee Colombo Sept. 11 Independent
Sept. 16 Colombo Bombay Sept. 21 Independent
Sept. 26 Bombay Karachi Sept. 29 Independent
Oct. 7 Karachi Colombo Oct. 14 Independent
Oct. 14 Colombo Madras Oct. 18 Independent
Oct. 26 Madras Calcutta Oct. 31 Independent
Nov. 21 Calcutta Madras Nov. 25 Independent
Dec. 8 Madras Calcutta Dec. 14 Independent Missing voyages, Page 3
1945 Febr. 22 Calcutta Colombo March 2 Independent
March 4 Colombo Tuticorin March 5 Independent
March 18 Tuticorin Colombo March 19 Independent
March 19 Colombo Calcutta March 30 Independent
May 31 Calcutta Calcutta May 31 Independent Put back
June 7 Calcutta Cuddalore June 21 Independent See also Page 4
June 23 Cuddalore Calcutta June 28 Independent
July 5 Calcutta Cuddalore July 20 Independent Again, see also Page 4
July 24 Cuddalore Calcutta July 28 Independent
Aug. 14 Calcutta Cuddalore Sept. 18 Independent A. Hague says:
Voyage data unknown,
but see Page 4
Sept. 28 Cuddalore Calcutta Oct. 3 Independent
Oct. 10 Calcutta Colombo Oct. 19 Independent
Nov. 8 Colombo Calcutta Nov. 14 Independent
Nov. 21* Calcutta Mormagoa Nov. 30 Independent *Page 4 gives departure Nov. 19.
Also, further voyages


As will be seen when going to Page 1 of the archive documents, Tonjer was at Chinwangtao on Apr. 11-1940, 2 days after the German invasion of Norway. Her 1941 voyages also start on this document and continue on Page 2, which also shows her 1942 voyages as well as a few 1943 voyages, while Page 3 has the rest. The latter document also lists her 1944 movements and some early 1945 voyages; these continue on Page 4 (to Apr.-1946).

It'll be noticed that there are several long gaps in her voyages - the reason for these long stays in various ports is unknown, except for where A. Hague has given an explanation in his record above.


Sold on Nov. 5-1951 to Mitsui Line K. K., Kobe, Japan and renamed Mandasan Maru. Broken up early 1961.

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Other ships by this name: Haugesund had a small steamship by this name from 1911, originally delivered in 1890 as Victor for a Swedish company (built in Gothenburg), 238 gt. Purchased in 1893 by Lars Riisdahl, D. Gjessen and K. J. Kjeldsen, Skudeneshavn, used for herring trade. Sold in 1900 to B. Stolt-Nielsen, Haugesund, continuing in the same trade. Registered under the Icelandic flag in 1908, but back to the Norwegian flag in 1910 (B. Stolt-Nielsen). Sold in 1911 to Johs. Fresvig, Haugesund and sailed as Tonjer, then in 1916 to Hekla Silde- og Fiskekompagnie (H. Henriksen), Haugesund. Sailed as Material, Christiania from 1918, sank as Erling of Oslo on Dec. 2-1938 while laid up at Hovedøy in Oslofjord. ("Våre gamele skip", Leif. M. Bjørkelund & E. H. Kongshavn). Haugesund also had a passanger/car ferry named Tonjer, built 1953, 332 gt, lengthened in 1955, 341 gt. Rammed by M/S Nordlys in Bergen harbour on July 20-1960, rammed again by M/S Corvus in Stavanger harbour on Dec. 26-1960. Repaired and back in service, taken out of service and laid up in Haugesund in June-1968. Sold to Italy in Dec.-1969, taken over in Jan.-1970 and renamed Espresso Giglio, renamed Giglio Espresso 1971, sunk in shallow water near Napoli in 1999. ("Våre motorskip", same authors as "Våre gamle skip").


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