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D/S Unita
Updated Sept. 16-2010

To Unita on the "Ships starting with U" page.

Source: Hans Jacob Herholdt, Norway (picture of a painting in his family's ownership, his grandfather served as steward on board during WW I)
Another picture is available on this external page (click in it to enlarge).

Manager: H. M. Wrangell & Co. A/S, Haugesund
3586 gt

Delivered in June-1906 from William Dobson & Co., Newcastle as Unita to P. A. Grøn, Sandefjord. Tonnages given as 3587 gt, 2345 net, 6000 tdwt, 338.1' x 48' x 25.5', Triple exp. 352 nhp (Wallsend Slipway). Purchased in Aug.-1916 by D/S-A/S Corona (H. M. Wrangell & Co. A/S), Haugesund.

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.

  Partial Voyage Record
From Apr.-1943 to Aug.-1944:  

(Received from Don Kindell - His source: The late Arnold Hague's database).

Follow the convoy links provided for more information on each. See also the narrative below.

Departure From To Arrival Convoy Remarks
1943 Apr. 7 Durban DN 31 Earlier voyages:
Page 1 & Page 2
Convoy available at DN 31
(external link)
Dispersed Apr. 9.
Page 3 gives arrival Lourenco Marques same day
(on to Durban, Oct. 7).
Oct. 26 Durban Aden Nov. 15 DKA 5 Convoy available at DKA 5
(external link)
Missing 1943 voyages, Page 3.
1944 March 25 Kilindini Durban Apr. 3 AKD 18 Earlier 1944 voyages,
Page 3.
Convoy available at AKD 18
(external link)
June 6 Durban Kilindini June 17 DKA 19 Convoy available at DKA 19
(external link)
On to Durban, July 2
(Page 3).
July 27 Durban DN 67 Dispersed July 28.
Convoy available at DN 67
(external link)
July 28 Convoy dispersed Colombo Aug. 18 Independent Subsequent voyages:
Page 3 & Page 4


As will be seen when going to Page 1 of the archive documents, Unita arrived Singapore on Apr. 10-1940, the day after the German invasion of Norway. Her 1941 voyages also start on this document and continue on Page 2. It'll be noticed that she appears to have had a long stay at Sandheads (Calcutta) that spring. She also spent quite a long time in Lourenco Marques, where she had arrived from Aden on Dec. 27-1941. Departure is given as Febr. 18-1942, when she proceeded to Mombasa. Similarly, there's a long gap in her voyages for that spring; she had arrived Mauritius on Apr. 10-1942, leaving again for Durban on July 21. Later that year, it looks like she had another long stay in Calcutta (unless some voyages are missing from the record), where she had arrived on Nov. 5-1942, departing again for Madras on Febr. 18-1943.

 Some Convoy Voyages: 

Together with the Norwegian Ora, she's listed in Convoy DN 31, which left Durban on Apr. 7-1943 and dispersed Apr. 9. From Page 3, we learn that Unita arrived Lourenco Marques that same day. There's now another big gap in her voyages; departure Lourenco Marques is given as Oct. 7, arrived Durban Oct. 9. Later that month we find her, with Hallbjørg, Troubadour and Tiradentes, in Convoy DKA 5, departing Durban on Oct. 26, arriving Aden Nov. 15. The rest of her 1943 voyages, as well as her 1944 voyages are shown on the archive document.

In March-1944, A. Hague has included her, together with Gausdal and Wyvern, in Convoy AKD 18, which left Aden on March 16 and arrived Durban Apr. 1; checking her voyages for this period on Page 3, we see that Unita left Mombasa on March 25, and her arrival Durban is given as Apr. 3. She subsequently remained there for 2 months, and she now shows up in Convoy DKA 19, departing Durban on June 6, arriving Aden June 25; Unita, however, stopped at Mombasa on the 17th. Troubadour was again in company. The following month, Unita is listed in Convoy DN 67, which left Durban on July 27 and dispersed the next day, Unita arriving Colombo on Aug. 18 - Cypria and Troja are also named. All the convoys mentioned here are available via the external links provided in the Voyage Record above.

The rest of her voyages are shown on Page 3 and Page 4 (to Febr.-1946).

For more details on the other Norwegian ships named on this page, please see the alphabet index below, or go to the Master Ship Index.


Sold in Sept.-1949 to Wallem & Co. Ltd., Panama and renamed Alina. From 1951 she was registered for Far Eastern & Panama Transport Co., Hong Kong. Broken up in 1953.

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The text on this page was compiled with the help of: "Våre gamle skip", Leif M. Bjørkelund & E. H. Kongshavn and misc.


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