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Owner: Skibs-A/S Vestmanrød
Delivered in Nov.-1919 from Wortelboer & Co., Delfzijl as Snenut to P. & O. Thingbø, Stavanger, 691 gt, 1040 tdwt, 180' x 28.8' x 12.5', Triple exp. 115 nhp (N. V. Machf. - H. J. Koopman). Sold in 1923 to Christiania, sailed as Vestmanrød for Borre Dampskibsselskap A/S from 1925. Purchased by Skibs-A/S Vestmanrød (O. G. Gjessens Eftf., Sev. G. Sørensen), Skudeneshavn in June-1929.
Captain: Harald Andersen.
Her voyages are listed on these original images from the Norwegian National Archives:
(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 (this could also mean that she may not have sailed in all the convoys listed here). Also, the record is incomplete.
According to A. Hague, Vestmanrød sailed in Convoy HN 7 from Norway to the U.K. in Jan.-1940. The following month, he has included her in the U.K.-Norway Convoy ON 11, and towards the end of March, we find her in the original Advance Sailing Telegram for Convoy HN 21 from Norway, bound for Concarneau with a cargo of fish roe. Follow the links for more convoy details; several Norwegian ships took part.
When war broke out in Norway on Apr. 9-1940, she was at Partington, having arrived that same day from Concarneau and Weston Mersey Lock, according to Page 1. As can be seen, she later made a couple more voyages to France, one in May, the other in June. It'll also be noticed that she spent a long time in Hull that summer (occasional long stays in port are also shown elsewhere in her record).
The Stavern Memorial says Vestmanrød lost a crew member in Dec.-1941 - see text at the external link below.
From Page 20 of the archive documents, we learn that she went home to Norway in Oct.-1945, and again in Jan.-1946.
Sold in Jan.-1951 to Skibs-A/S Karlander, Fredrikstad, sailed as Libra of Puerto Lemon from 1953 under Panamanian flag. Broken up in 1954.
Related external link:
Back to Vestmanrød on the "Ships starting with V" page.
Other ships by this name: Norway had previously had another D/S Vestmanrød, 1127 gt, built in Aberdeen as Opah in 1873. Sailed as Lagom for Fridthjof Ohlsen, Stavern from 1894 until 1900, having been in British ownership till then (1873-1887 Kirby & Gillies, Newcastle, 1887-1893 Massey & Sawyer, Hull, 1893-1894 W. A. Massey & Co., Hull). Sold in 1900 to H. Kuhnle, Bergen (remeasured in 1902, 1145 gt), then sold at auction to A/S Vestmandrød (Chr. Hannevig), Horten after having run aground at Storflua in1902. Repaired in 1903, renamed Vestmanrød. Later had the name Nøsted from 1915-1923 (Nøsted Rederi, Drammen), then Greek Avydos 1923-1930, Thira 1930-1931, still Greek in 1931. ("Damp - Dampskipets æra i Vestfold"). Also, Norway had a Vestmanrød in the 1920's. This ship had originally been delivered in 1918 as Japanese Kanishima Maru, 1192 gt. Became Norwegian Godøsund for owners in Bergen in 1920, renamed Vestmanrød in 1923. Later sailed as Nico from 1924 (Oslo), Vorma from 1926. Disappeared in Dec.-1936, voyage Google-Sundsvall.
The text on this page was compiled with the help of: "Våre gamle skip" by Leif M. Bjørkelund and E. H. Kongshavn, "Nortraships flåte", J. R. Hegland, and misc.