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D/S Aun
Updated Dec. 22-2012

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From Bjørn Milde's postcard collection.
Another picture is available on this external page (click in it to enlarge).

Manager: Finn Johnsens Rederi A/S, Bergen
1908 gt, 3175 tdwt, 1137 net.

Built by Smith's Dock Co. Ltd., Middlesbrough, England in 1930 (Yard Number 916?). Dimensions 270.6'-43'-18.6'. Triple expansion 3 cylinder by Smith's Dock. Cylinders 19" 31" 52" x 36" stroke.

Her voyages are listed on these original images from the Norwegian National Archives:
Page 1 | Page 2 | Page 3 | Page 4 | Page 5 | Page 6

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

Voyage Record
From Sept.-1939 to Nov.-1945:

(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 some voyages are missing.

Departure From To Arrival Convoy Remarks
1939 Sept. 30 Blyth Baltimore Nov. 6 Independent
Nov. 13 Baltimore Hampton Roads Nov. 14 Independent
Nov. 17 Hampton Roads Downs Dec. 4 Independent
Dec. 13 Downs New Waterway Dec. 13 Independent
Dec. 19 New Waterway Oslo, Norway Independent
Dec. 30 Oslo New Waterway Jan. 10-1940 Independent
1940 Jan. 26 New Waterway New York City Febr. 20 Independent
Febr. 23 New York City Halifax Independent
March 2 Halifax HX 24 Straggled March 3
March 3 Straggled from HX 24 Falmouth March 16 Independent
March 19 Falmouth Downs March 20 Independent
March 23 Downs Dover March 27 Independent
March 27 Dover Boulogne March 27 Independent
March 28 Boulogne New Waterway March 31 Independent
Apr. 4 New Waterway Antwerp Apr. 5 Independent
Apr. 23 Antwerp Downs Apr. 24 Independent See also Page 1
Apr. 25 Southend OA 136 See also Page 1.
A. Hague says:
For St. John, N.B.
Dispersed Apr. 27.
Convoy available at OA 136
(external link)
Apr. 27 Dispersed from OA 136 New York City May 12 Independent
May 14 New York City Baltimore May 15 Independent
May 18 Baltimore New York City May 21 Independent
May 24 New York City Fort de France June 3 Independent
June 3 Fort de France Trinidad June 4 Independent
June 5 Trinidad Trinidad June 23 Independent A.Hague says:
Intermediate calls unknown,
Page 1 says Paramaribo
June 24 Trinidad Mobile July 5 Independent
July 11 Mobile New Orleans July 12 Independent Missing voyage, Page 1
(see note at * below)
July 19 Port au Prince Ciudad Trujillo July 22 Independent
July 23 Ciudad Trujillo Guaira July 26 Independent
July 27 Guaira Maracaibo July 29 Independent
Aug. 2 Maracaibo Trinidad Aug. 12 Independent
Aug. 12 Trinidad Mobile Aug. 21 Independent
Sept. 23 Mobile Galveston Sept. 24 Independent
Sept. 25 Galveston Sydney, C.B. Oct. 8 Independent
Oct. 9 Sydney, C.B. Bathurst, N.B. Oct. 11 Independent
Oct. 23 Bathurst, N.B. Corner Brook Oct. 25 Independent
Oct. 27 Corner Brook Hampton Roads Nov. 1 Independent
Nov. 2 Hampton Roads Savannah Nov. 5 Independent
Nov. 13 Savannah St. Lucia Independent
Nov. 19 St. Lucia New York City Nov. 25 Independent
Nov. 28 New York City Hampton Roads Nov. 30 Independent
Nov. 30 Hampton Roads Botwood Dec. 8 Independent
* Dec. 13 New Orleans Port au Prince Independent
* The above voyage seems out of place - This is probably the voyage missing from the entries above, and the month should be July (see also Page 1)
Dec. 22 Botwood Alexandria, VA Dec. 30 Independent
Dec. 31 Alexandria, VA Hampton Roads Jan. 5-1941 Independent Sailing date approximate
1941 Jan. 5 Hampton Roads Port au Basques Jan. 11 Independent Again, see also Page 1
Jan. 17 St. John's, N.F. Hampton Roads Jan. 21 Independent
Jan. 21 Hampton Roads Houston Jan. 31 Independent
Jan. 31 Houston Mobile Febr. 2 Independent
Febr. 5 Mobile Cristobal Febr. 12 Independent
Febr. 8* Cristobal Jacksonville March 15 Independent
* This voyage is also out of place. Departure date should be March 8; the voyage belongs further down, and has been inserted there.
Febr. 13 Balboa Iquique Febr. 22 Independent
Febr. 24 Iquique Balboa March 7 Independent
March 8 Cristobal Jacksonville March 15 Independent This voyage inserted from above
(see also Page 2).
March 17 Jacksonville New York City March 20 Independent
March 23 New York City Cristobal Apr. 2 Independent
Apr. 9 Balboa Iquique Apr. 19 Independent
Apr. 20 Iquique Tocopilla Apr. 21 Independent
Apr. 22 Tocopilla Balboa May 3 Independent
May 4 Cristobal Savannah May 11 Independent
May 13 Savannah Santa Lucia Independent
May 18 Santa Lucia New York City May 24 Independent
July 16 New York City Louisbourg July 20 Independent
July 22 Louisbourg Boston Aug. 14 Independent
Aug. 19 Boston Sydney, C.B. Aug. 22 Independent
Aug. 23 Sydney, C.B. Boston Sept. 6 Independent
Sept. 11 Boston Philadelphia Oct. 7 Independent A. Hague says:
Intermediate calls unknown
(Page 2 indicates Greenland)
Oct. 15 Philadelphia New York City Independent
Oct. 18 New York City Philadelphia Dec. 7 Independent A. Hague says:
Intermediate calls unknown
(but again, see Page 2).
Dec. 24 Philadelphia New York City Dec. 26 Independent Arrived Newark, N.J.
1942 Jan. 8 New York City Halifax Jan. 11 Independent
Jan. 17 Halifax Belfast Lough Febr. 1 SC 65 See also narrative below
Febr. 2 Belfast Lough Milford Haven* Febr. 3 BB 132 *Arrived Holyhead, Febr. 3
(Page 2).
Convoy available at BB convoys
(external link)
Febr. 4 Holyhead Milford Haven Febr. 5 BB 133 Convoy available at link above
Febr. 6 Milford Haven Southampton Febr. 8 WP 108 Convoy available at WP convoys
(external link)
Febr. 13 Southampton Barry Febr. 15 PW 111 Convoy available at PW convoys
(external link)
Febr. 17 Barry Milford Haven Febr. 17 Independent
Febr. 18 Milford Haven St. John's, N.F. March 5 ON 68 For St. John's, N.F.
Convoy will be added
See ships in ON convoys
March 12 St. John's, N.F. Halifax March 15 CL 8 Convoy available at CL 8
(external link)
March 18 Halifax St. John, N.B. March 19 XB 1 For St. John, N.B.
Convoy available at XB convoys
(external link)
March 25 St. John, N.B. Halifax March 27 Independent
March 30 Halifax Belfast Lough Apr. 16 SC 77
Apr. 17 Belfast Lough Bristol Apr. 19 BB 163 Convoy available at BB convoys
(external link)
Left Bristol Apr. 22 - see Page 3
Apr. 25 Barry Milford Haven Apr. 26 Independent
Apr. 27 Milford Haven Halifax May 15 ON 90 A. Hague says:
For Montreal.
Convoy will be added
See ships in ON convoys
May 21 Halifax Boston May 23 XB 21 Convoy available at XB convoys
(external link)
May 24 Boston St. John, N.B. May 26 BX 20 To St John, N.B.
Convoy available at BX convoys
(external link)
June 9 St. John, N.B. Halifax June 12 BX 24 Convoy available at link above
June 12 Halifax Sydney, C.B. June 14 HS 12 Convoy available at HS convoys
(external link)
June 19 Sydney, C.B. Wabana June 22 SC 88 See also narrative below.
June 28 Wabana Liverpool July 11 SC 89 Missing movements, Page 3
Aug. 8 Liverpool Halifax Aug. 27 ON 120 For Sydney, C.B.
Convoy will be added
See ships in ON convoys
Sept. 9 Halifax St. John, N.B.* Sept. 11 Independent *Arrived Chatham, N.B.
(Page 3).
Sept. 11 St. John, N.B. Nelson, N.B. Sept. 12 Independent
Sept. 19 Chatham, N.B. Sydney, C.B. Sept. 21 Independent
Sept. 23 Sydney, C.B. Loch Ewe Oct. 5 SC 102 Convoy will be added
See ships in SC convoys
Oct. 6 Loch Ewe Methil Oct. 8 WN 345 Convoy available at WN convoys
(external link)
Oct. 8 Methil Hartlepool Oct. 9 FS 928 Convoy available at FS convoys
(external link)
Oct. 16 Hartlepool Methil Oct. 17 FN 840 Convoy available at FN convoys
(external link)
Oct. 20 Methil Oban Oct. 23 EN 152 Convoy available at EN convoys
(external link)
Oct. 24 Oban Halifax Nov. 7 ON 141 For Halifax.
Convoy will be added
See ships in ON convoys
Nov. 11 Halifax Sydney, C.B. Nov. 13 HS 67 Convoy available at HS convoys
(external link)
Nov. 20 Sydney, C.B. Port au Port Nov. 22 SB 36 A. Hague says:
Grounded on arrival, salved.
Convoy available at SB 36
(external link)
Nov. 30 Port au Port Humbermouth Nov. 30 Independent Discharging & repairs
Dec. 13 Humbermouth Sydney, C.B. Dec. 14 Independent
Dec. 14 Sydney, C.B. Halifax Dec. 17 SH 69 For repairs.
Convoy available at SH convoys
(external link)
Dec. 25 Halifax St. John, N.B.* Dec. 27 HF 24 For docking at Boston, arr. Dec. 27.
Convoy available at HF convoys
(external link)
*Convoy HF 24 did arrive St. John, N.B. on Dec. 27, but Aun arrived Boston that day - See Page 3.
1943 March 8 Boston New York City March 10 Independent
March 14 New York City Gitmo March 21 NG 349 Convoy available at NG convoys
(external link)
March 21 Gitmo Trinidad March 27 GAT 51 Convoy available at GAT convoys
(external link)
March 29 Trinidad Demerara March 31 Independent
Apr. 12 Demerara Trinidad Apr. 13 Independent
Apr. 16 Trinidad Demerara Apr. 18 Independent
Apr. 22 Demerara Trinidad Apr. 24 Independent
Apr. 26 Trinidad Pernambuco Apr. 29 Independent See also Page 4
May 5 Pernambuco Trinidad May 7 Independent
May 9 Trinidad Gitmo May 14 TAG 59 Convoy available at TAG convoys
(external link)
May 14 Gitmo New York City May 22 GN 59 Convoy available at GN convoys
(external link)
June 6 New York City Sandy Pt, Maine June 7 Independent Departure date estimated
June 9 Sandy Pt, Maine Boston June 9 Independent Thence Halifax, date unknown
July 7 Halifax St. John's, N.F. July 10 HJ 60 Convoy available at HJ 60
(external link)
July 15 St. John's, N.F. Greenland July 19 SG 28 Convoy available at SG 28
(external link)
See also Page 4
Sept. 30 Greenland St. John's, N.F. Oct. 5 GS 31 Convoy available at GS 31
(external link)
Oct. 7 St. John's, N.F. Sydney, C.B. Oct. 10 WB 61 Ex St. John's N.F.
Convoy available at WB 61
(external link)
Oct. 12 Sydney, C.B. Cape Cod Canal Oct. 16 A. Hague says:
Possibly ON 204, dep. date estimated.
Convoy will be added
See ships in ON convoys
Oct. 14(?) Halifax Boston* Oct. 16 XB 78 Convoy available at XB convoys
(external link)
*Convoy XB 78 did arrive Boston on Oct. 16 (having started out in Halifax), but Aun arrived New York City that day - See Page 4.
Dec. 13 New York City Gitmo Dec. 20 NG 404 Convoy available at NG convoys
(external link)
Dec. 25 Gitmo Cristobal Dec. 29 GZ 54 Convoy available at GZ convoys
(external link)
1944 Jan. 2 Balboa Lyttleton Febr. 3 Independent
Febr. 4 Lyttleton Brisbane Febr. 14 Independent
Febr. 24 Brisbane Townsville Febr. 29 Independent
March 6 Townsville Milne Bay March 10 Independent Departure date estimated
March 12 Milne Bay Buna March 13 Independent
March 14 Buna Langemak Bay March 15 BG 58 Convoy available at BG convoys
(external link)
March 22 Langemak Bay Milne Bay March 24 GB 63A Convoy available at GB 63A
(external link)
Apr. 6* Milne Bay Sydney, N.S.W. Apr. 13 Independent *Page 4 gives departure Apr. 3
May 1 Sydney, N.S.W. Newcastle, N.S.W. May 1 Independent
May 5 Newcastle, N.S.W. Townsville May 11 Independent
May 12 Townsville Milne Bay May 16 Independent
May 29 Milne Bay Townsville June 2 Independent
June 3 Townsville Sydney, N.S.W. June 10 Independent
June 15 Sydney, N.S.W. Milne Bay June 26 Independent Intermediate calls unknown
June 26 Milne Bay Townsville July 29 Independent Intermediate calls unknown
July 31 Townsville Sydney, N.S.W. Independent Page 5 gives arrival Sydney Aug. 7.
A. Hague says:
Intermediate calls unknown
Aug. 16 Sydney, N.S.W. Unknown destination Independent A. Hague says:
Movements to Oct. 6 unknown
(see also Page 5)
Oct. 6 Oro Bay Madang Independent
Oct. 23 Madang Langemak Bay Oct. 24 Independent
Nov. 17 Langemak Bay Brisbane Independent See also narrative below
* Dec. 7 Brisbane Sydney, N.S.W. Dec. 27 Independent A. Hague says:
Intermediate calls unknown
*Page 5 gives departure Brisbane Dec. 17, arrival Sydney Dec. 20.
1945 Jan. 4 Sydney, N.S.W. Albany Jan. 16 Independent
Jan. 18 Albany Colombo Febr. 11 Independent
Febr. 11* Colombo Calcutta Febr. 22 Independent *Page 5 gives departure Febr. 13
March 4 Calcutta Colombo March 13 Independent
March 14 Colombo Aden March 27 Independent
March 27 Aden Suez Apr. 4 Independent On to Port Said Apr. 4
(Page 5)
Apr. 5 Port Said Gibraltar Apr. 17 Independent
Apr. 20 Gibraltar Falmouth Apr. 27 MKS 96 Convoy will be added
See ships in MKS convoys
Apr. 27 Falmouth Southend Apr. 29 BTC 140 Convoy available at BTC convoys
(external link)
See also Page 5
May 20 Southend Milford Haven May 23 TBC 164 Convoy available at TBC convoys
(external link)
Again, see also Page 5
May 23 Milford Haven Belfast Lough May 24 Independent
May 29 Belfast Lough New York City June 12 Independent
July 17 New York City Caraquet July 22 Independent
July 27 Caraquet Sydney, C.B. Independent Page 5 gives arrival July 29
July 30 Sydney, C.B. Liverpool Aug. 10 Independent Missing movements, Page 5
Aug. 22 Liverpool Clyde Aug. 23 Independent (Also, Page 5).
Aug. 28 Clyde Bergen, Norway Sept. 3 Independent
Sept. 5 Bergen Copenhagen Independent
Sept. 8 Copenhagen Hernö Sept. 11 Independent
Sept. 24 Hernö Kristiansand, Norway Independent
Sept. 30 Kristiansand Tyne Oct. 3 Independent
Nov. 1 Tyne Reykjavik Nov. 8* Independent *Page 6 gives arrival Nov. 6.
Also, subsequent voyages

 Misc. Voyages: 
For information on voyages made in between those mentioned here, please see the documents received from the National Archives of Norway and A. Hague's Voyage Record above. Follow the convoy links provided for further details; several Norwegian ships took part.

Aun is listed in the Halifax-U.K. Convoy HX 24 in March-1940. She had a cargo of grain, and the original convoy document gives her destination as Rotterdam - according to A. Hague, she arrived Falmouth on March 16, having become a straggler on March 3. The following month she's listed, together with the Norwegian Octavian, in Convoy OA 136, which departed Southend on Apr. 25 and dispersed 2 days later - ref. external link provided in the above table. Her destination is given as St. John, N.B., but she arrived New York on May 12, proceeding to Baltimore on the 14th; see Page 1 (it'll be noticed that she spent quite a long time in Mobile that fall). Her 1941 voyages also start on this document and continue on Page 2, which shows a long stay in New York City (it looks like she made 2 voyages to Greenland that year).

Skipping now to Jan. 17-1942 when we find her, with a cargo of timber for Southampton, in the slow Halifax-U.K. Convoy SC 65, having cancelled from the previous convoy, SC 64. She returned across the ocean the following month with the westbound North Atlantic Convoy ON 68*, which left Liverpool on Febr. 19 and dispersed on March 9; Aun had arrived St. John's, N.F. on March 5, having sailed from Milford Haven Febr. 18 (Page 2). Other Norwegian ships in this convoy were Carrier, Danio, Evanger (Commodore Vessel), Ingertre, Rio Verde and Tyr (sunk - follow link for details). At the end of March she joined Convoy SC 77 in order to head back to the U.K. Aun had station 102, cargo of flour for Bristol, where she arrived Apr. 19. She's now listed, together with Bjørkhaug, Borgholm, Heimgar, Lido, Lisbeth (returned), Nea, Norjerv, Norvarg, Rio Verde, Selbo, Snar, Suderøy, Velox and Ørnefjell, in the westbound Convoy ON 90* - her voyages in this period are shown on Page 3 (convoy originated in Liverpool Apr. 28, arrived Halifax May 15). Some of these ships headed back to the U.K. with the slow Convoy SC 87 from Sydney, C.B. on June 12, and Aun was also scheduled, but instead joined the next convoy on June 19, SC 88, having previously arrived Sydney C.B. on June 14 with Convoy HS 12 from Halifax (June 12). Acanthus, Montbretia, Potentilla and Rose are named among the escorts for SC 88 (see SC convoy escorts). Aun, however, had to put into St. John's, N.F. with boiler trouble, and later joined Convoy SC 89 from there. Her destination is given as Garston, cargo of lumber, and she arrived there on July 12, later spending over 3 weeks in Liverpool.

In Aug.-1942 she's listed in the westbound Convoy ON 120*, which left Liverpool on Aug. 8 and dispersed on the 27th, Aun arriving Halifax that same day. The Norwegian Borgfred, Fjordheim, Måkefjell, Solitaire and Suderøy are also listed. About a month later, A. Hague has her returning to the U.K. with Convoy SC 102*, which originated in New York on Sept. 19, but Aun joined this convoy from Sydney, C.B. a few days later, cargo of lumber, station 11. Page 3 gives her destination as Hartlepool, and she arrived there on Oct. 9. Aragon, Bestik, Borgfred, Fjordheim, Nea, Norvarg, Orwell, Solitaire and Solsten are also named (though Nea and Solitaire returned to port). Aun subsequently headed back across the Atlantic with Convoy ON 141*, which originated in Liverpool on Oct. 24 and arrived New York on Nov. 10, but Aun was bound for Halifax on that occasion, arriving there on Nov. 7, having started out from Oban Oct. 24. She had again been in the company of several other Norwegian ships, namely Albert L. Ellsworth, Anna Odland, Fagerfjell, Fernmoor, Fernwood, Gallia, Herbrand, Jenny (returned), Pan Aruba, Reinholt, Salamis, Samuel Bakke (Commodore Vessel), Skiensfjord, Trondheim and Ørnefjell.

According to Arnold Hague, she ran aground on arrival destination when in Convoy SB 36 from Sydney, C.B. to Port au Port, which left on Nov. 20-1942 and arrived 2 days later. She needed some repairs afterwards; from Port au Port, she proceeded to Humbermouth on Nov. 30 for discharge and repairs, leaving again for Sydney, C.B. on Dec. 13. She's now listed in Convoy SH 69 (from Sydney, C.B. Dec. 14, to Halifax Dec. 17), and later that month she continued to Boston, where she arrived on Dec. 27 for docking and repairs, having joined Convoy HF 24 for this voyage (departed Halifax Dec. 25) - again, see the external links provided within the voyage Record.

She did not leave Boston again until March 8-1943, when she made an independent voyage to New York, and on March 14 she joined Convoy NG 349 from there, arriving Guantanamo on the 21st (the Norwegian Baalbeck and Brønnøy are also included). She subsequently joined the Guantanamo-Trinidad Convoy GAT 51, which left on March 21 and arrived on the 27th (see also Page 3). In May that same year we find her, together with Askeladden and Litiopa, in Convoy TAG 59, departing Trinidad on May 9, arriving Guantanamo on the 14th, then joined Convoy GN 59 that same day, arriving New York on May 22. The Norwegian Heimgar and Litiopa are also listed in this convoy, ref. links in the table above. Aun's voyages in this period can be found on Page 4.

That summer she's listed, together with the Norwegian Annik, Lutz, Nyco, Sevilla and Ørnefjell, in the Halifax to St. John's Convoy HJ 60, leaving Halifax on July 7-1943, arriving St. John's on the 10th, then made a voyage to Greenland. For this voyage, A. Hague has included her in Convoy SG 28 - departure St. John's, N.F. July 15, arrival Greenland July 19. (Annik, Carmelfjell, Gudvor, Havmøy, Iris, Lutz, Nyco and Ørnefjell are also included in this convoy). She's later listed as 1 of 2 ships in Convoy GS 31 from Greenland to St. John's, N.F. (departure Sept. 30, arrival Oct. 5). She subsequently travelled to Sydney, C.B. in Convoy WB 61, originating in Wabana on Oct. 7, arriving Sydney, C.B. on the 10th, then proceeded to New York, where she remained for a long time (Page 4). At the end of that year, in Dec.-1943, she shows up (with the Norwegian Bernhard and Drafn) in Convoy NG 404, from New York Dec. 13, to Guantanamo Dec. 20, and is then listed, along with Lillemor, in Convoy GZ 54, departing Guantanamo on Dec. 25, arriving Cristobal on the 29th.

In the spring of 1944 she appears in Convoy BG 58 from Buna to Langemak Bay (departure March 14, arrival next day), and is said to have joined Convoy GB 63A a week later (departure Langemak Bay March 22, arrival Milne Bay March 24). The rest of her 1944 voyages are noted in the table above, as well as on Page 4 and Page 5, the latter document also showing some of her 1945 voyages.

According to "Våre falne", a series of 4 books naming Norwegiana who died during the war, Able Seaman Bernt Martin Egeland signed on Aun on Dec. 4-1944. Around midnight the next day he was found dead. The assumption was that he had been beaten to death by an Australian. He's buried in Brisbane, and here's a picture of his gravestone (external link). According to Page 5 above, Aun had arrived Brisbane from Langemak Bay, but arrival date is not given.

In Apr.-1945, she's listed in Convoy MKS 96* and arrived Falmouth on Apr. 27 (convoy left Gibraltar Apr. 20, arrived Liverpool Apr. 28). Again, please see Page 5 and the Voyage Record above for further voyages. Page 6 has her voyages to March-1946.

* The ON convoys will be added to individual pages in my Convoys section in due course, with more information on each; in the meantime, the ships sailing in them (and escorts) are named in the section listing ships in all ON convoys. The entire SC series will also be updated and completed (including the already existing convoys - some have already been updated), but for now, see ships in all SC convoys. Aditionally, the MKS convoys will be added, see the section for ships in all MKS convoys.

More information on all the other Norwegian ships mentioned on this page can be found via the alphabet index below, or go to the Master Ship Index.


Renamed Liana in 1948, Rederi A/B Lerberget (Jan-Erik Fange), Helsingborg. Renamed Marguerita in 1963. Compare with the information found on this external page, which also says she was sold for breaking up in Sept.-1970.

Back to Aun on the "Ships starting with A" page.

A more recent Aun: The company also had a ship named Aun (tanker/chemicals) in 1981, delivered in Dec. that year, 1425 gt. Renamed Solstraum in 1985 (Anders Utkilens Rederi, Bergen). Became Sun Trader (Haugesund owned) in 1990, 2092 gt.


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