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Manager: Hans Borge, Tønsberg
Built by Swan, Hunter & Wigham Richardson, Sunderland in 1929. Previous name: Hopecrag until 1938.
Her voyages are listed on these original images from the Norwegian National Archives:
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.
Judging from the information found on Page 1 of the archive documents, Wyvern was at Tampico when war broke out in Norway on Apr. 9-1940. It looks like she had spent quite a long time there; she had arrived from Walvis Bay on Febr. 26 and departure is given as Apr. 16 when she proceeded to Kingston, Jamaica. The following month, she headed to Japan. Her 1941 voyages also start on this document (showing occasional long stays in port) and continue on Page 2, which also has her 1942 voyages and some 1943 voyages - it'll be noticed that she appears to have spent a long time at Lourenço Marques in the summer/fall of 1942, and again at Table Bay in the spring/summer of 1943. There's also a long gap in her voyages for 1944. According to Page 3, she had arrived Durban on June 4 that year and did not leave until Aug. 4. This document also lists some 1945 voyages (another long stay at Durban early that year) while the rest can be found on Page 4. In Oct.-1945, she finally got to go home to Norway.
Convoy information for some of her voyages can be found in the Voyage Record above.
Sold to Zeta Shipping Co Ltd, Hong Kong in 1953, and renamed Zeta Trader. Sold to Hong Kong breakers during March 1959. Vessel had been laid up at Hong Kong since Jan. 17-1959.
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