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D/S Bestik
Updated Jan. 21-2013

To Bestik on the "Ships starting with B" page.

I've been told this is a post war picture of this ship, when named Mimer.
Received from Dennis Aske, whose father sailed on her.

Owner: Skibs-A/S Manitowoc
Manager: K. Th. Einersen, Oslo
2684 gt

Built by C. Hill & Sons, Bristol in 1920. Previous names: Annik until 1933, Bestik 2 until 1935.
According to this external page, she was delivered as Annik in Apr.-1920 to Comp. Auxiliaire de Nav., Nantes. Sailed as Bestik 2 for Skibs A/S Manitowoc (K. Th. Einersen), Oslo from 1933. Renamed Bestik in 1935.

Captain: Tore Eidbo-Hansen (from Jan.-1943 - previously 1st mate of Aragon and captain of Fernhill).

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 | Page 7

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

Voyage Record
From Oct.-1940 to Aug.-1945:

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

Follow the convoy links provided for more information on each. The links in the "Convoy" column go to convoys that are available on my own website, and these also have the Commodore's notes and/or reports in some cases. (Where the "Convoy" column is left blank, it means that convoy is not known).

Errors may exist, and several voyages are missing.

Departure From To Arrival Convoy Remarks
1940 Oct. 11 Philadelphia Botwood Oct. 19 Independent Earlier voyages, Page 1
Oct. 25 Botwood Sydney, C.B. Oct. 29 Independent
Oct. 30 Sydney, C.B. Galveston Nov. 12 Independent
Nov. 28 Galveston Mobile Independent
Dec. 1 Mobile Cristobal Dec. 8 Independent
Dec. 8 Balboa Tocopilla Oct. 19* Independent *Should be Dec. 19
Dec. 24 Tocopilla Balboa Independent Page 1 gives arrival Jan. 4-1941
1941 Jan. 4 Cristobal Hampton Roads Jan. 15 Independent
Jan. 19 Hampton Roads Cristobal Jan. 28 Independent
Jan. 29 Balboa Antofagasta Febr. 8 Independent
Febr. 12 Antofagasta Balboa Febr. 24 Independent
Febr. 25 Cristobal Wilmington, NC March 6 Independent
March 9 Wilmington Hampton Roads March 10 Independent
March 12 Hampton Roads Baltimore March 13 Independent
March 31 Baltimore Guaira Apr. 10 Independent
Apr. 10 Guaira Puerto Cabello Apr. 12 Independent
Apr. 12 Puerto Cabello Maracaibo Apr. 14 Independent
Apr. 15 Maracaibo Curacao Apr. 19 Independent Notional sailing date
Apr. 20 Curacao Demerara Apr. 25 Independent
Apr. 27 Demerara Barbados Apr. 29 Independent
Apr. 30 Barbados New York City May 13 Independent
May 14 New York City Boston May 20* Independent *Page 2 gives arrival May 16
May 21 Boston Hampton Roads May 22 Independent
May 23 Hampton Roads St Thomas May 30 Independent
June 1 St Thomas Paramaribo June 10 Independent
June 10 Paramaribo Trinidad June 11 Independent
June 19 Trinidad Paramaribo June 22 Independent
June 28 Paramaribo Trinidad July 1 Independent
July 6 Trinidad Paramaribo July 10 Independent
July 16 Paramaribo Trinidad July 18 Independent
July 22 Trinidad New Orleans July 30 Independent
Aug. 27 New Orleans Galveston Aug. 28 Independent
Sept. 2 Galveston Sydney, C.B. Sept. 14 Independent
Sept. 24 Sydney, C.B. Sydney, C.B. Sept. 25 SC 46 Returned
(see also narrative below).
Convoy will be added
See ships in SC convoys
Sept. 29 Sydney, C.B. Liverpool Oct. 20 SC 47 Convoy will be added
See link above.
Missing movements, Page 2
Nov. 9 Liverpool ON 35 Straggled Nov. 20, arrived St John's, N.F. w/weather damage
(see also narrative).
Nov. 20 Straggled from ON 35 St John's, N.F. Nov. 27 Independent
1942 July 29 St. John's, N.F. Sydney, C.B. Aug. 1 CL 48 Convoy available via this page
(external link)
Aug. 2 Sydney, C.B. Father Point Aug. 6 SQ 25 Convoy available via link above.
Missing movements:
Page 2 & Page 3
Sept. 11 Father Point Sydney, C.B. Sept. 14 QS 34 Convoy available via link above
Sept. 23 Sydney, C.B. Liverpool Oct. 6 SC 102 Convoy will be added
See ships in SC convoys
Missing movements, Page 3 above
Oct. 30 Liverpool Belfast Lough Oct. 31 ON 142 Returned.
Convoy will be added.
See ships in ON convoys
Nov. 7 Belfast Lough New York City Nov. 29 ON 144 Convoy will be added.
See link above
Missing movements, Page 3
1943 Jan. 24 New York City Clyde Febr. 11 SC 118 Convoy will be added
See ships in SC convoys
Febr. 22 Clyde ON 169 Straggled Febr. 28.
Arrived Reykjavik w/weather damage
Febr. 28 Straggled from ON 169 Reykjavik March 3 Independent
March 19 Reykjavik Halifax Apr. 4 ONS 1 Joined from Iceland March 20.
Convoy will be added.
See ships in ONS convoys
May 26 Halifax Loch Ewe June 11 SC 132
June 12 Loch Ewe Methil June 14 WN 440 Convoy available at WN convoys
(external link)
June 14 Methil Southend June 16 FS 1142 Convoy available at FS convoys
(external link)
See also Page 3
July 15 Southend Tyne July 16 FN 1074 Convoy available at FN convoys
(external link)
July 18 Tyne Methil July 19 FN 1075 Convoy available at link above
July 20 Methil Oban July 22 EN 258 Convoy available at EN convoys
(external link)
July 26 Oban Halifax Aug. 9 ONS 14 Convoy will be added.
See ships in ONS convoys
Aug. 16 Halifax Douglastown, NB Aug. 18 HS 102 Convoy available at HS convoys
(external link)
On to Chatham, N.B.
(Page 3).
Sept. 1 Port Mulgrave Halifax Sept. 1 SH 100 Compare w/Page 3.
Convoy available at SH convoys
(external link)
Sept. 3 Halifax Loch Ewe Sept. 16 SC 141
Sept. 17 Loch Ewe Methil Sept. 19 WN 481 Convoy available at WN convoys
(external link)
Sept. 19 Methil Ipswich Sept. 21 FS 1225 Convoy available at FS convoys
(external link)
To Harwich Oct. 3
(Page 3).
Oct. 4 Harwich Methil Oct. 6 FN 1143 Convoy available at FN convoys
(external link)
Oct. 8 Methil Loch Ewe Oct. 9
Oct. 10 Loch Ewe ONS 20 For Halifax.
Convoy will be added.
See ships in ONS convoys
Oct. 26 From ONS 20 St. John, N.B. Oct. 27 XB 80 Convoy available at XB convoys
(external link)
Missing movements, Page 4
Nov. 16 St. John, N.B. Halifax Nov. 18 FH 86 Convoy available at FH convoys
(external link)
Nov. 19 Halifax Loch Ewe Dec. 4 SC 147
Dec. 4 Loch Ewe Methil Dec. 6 WN 513 Convoy available at WN convoys
(external link)
Dec. 6 Methil Southend Dec. 8 FS 1292 Convoy available at FS convoys
(external link)
Again, see Page 4
Dec. 22 Southend Hull Dec. 23 FN 1213 Convoy available at FN convoys
(external link)
1944 Jan. 14 Hull Methil Jan. 16 FN 1236 Convoy available at link above
Jan. 18 Methil Oban Jan. 21 EN 334 Convoy available at EN convoys
(external link)
Jan. 25 Oban OS 66/KMS 40 Convoy split Febr. 5.
Available at OS 66/KMS 40
(external link)
Febr. 5 Convoy split Lisbon Febr. 7 KMS 40G Convoy will be added.
See ships in KMS convoys
Febr. 17 Lisbon Gibraltar Febr. 19 Independent
Febr. 21 Gibraltar Aguilas Febr. 22 Independent
Febr. 24 Aguilas Gibraltar Febr. 25 Independent
March 2 Gibraltar MKS 41G Rendezvoused w/SL 150 March 3.
Convoy will be added.
See ships in MKS convoys
March 3 SL 150 and MKS 41 joined up Loch Ewe March 14 SL 150/MKS 41 Convoy available at SL 150/MKS 41
(external link)
March 15 Loch Ewe Methil March 16 WN 557 Convoy available at WN convoys
(external link)
March 17 Methil Middlesbrough March 18 FS 1394 Convoy available at FS convoys
(external link)
March 22 Middlesbrough Immingham March 23 FS 1399 Convoy available at link above
March 29 Immingham Methil March 31 FN 1311 Convoy available at FN convoys
(external link)
March 31 Methil Oban Apr. 3 EN 365 Convoy available at EN convoys
(external link)
Apr. 4 Oban OS 73/KMS 47 For Tunis.
Convoy split Apr. 16.
Available at OS 73/ KMS 47
(external link)
Apr. 16 Convoy split Gibraltar Apr. 17 KMS 47G For Tunis
(see also Page 4).
Convoy will be added.
See ships in KMS convoys
Apr. 17 Gibraltar Tunis Apr. 21 KMS 47 See link above
May 1 Bizerta Gibraltar May 5 GUS 38 Convoy available at GUS convoys
(external link)
May 7 Gibraltar Huelva May 8 Independent
May 11 Huelva Gibraltar May 12 Independent
May 20 Gibraltar MKS 49G Rendezvoused with SL 158 May 21.
Convoy will be added.
See ships in MKS convoys
May 21 SL 158 and MKS 49 joined up Loch Ewe June 4 SL 158/MKS 49 Convoy available at SL 158/MKS 49
(external link)
June 5 Loch Ewe Methil* June 7 WN 592 *Arrived Grangemouth, to Methil July 5
(Page 5).
Convoy available at WN convoys
(external link)
July 5 Methil Tyne July 6 FS 1504 Convoy available at FS convoys
(external link)
July 9 Tyne Methil July 9 FN 1411 Convoy available at FN convoys
(external link)
July 10 Methil Loch Ewe July 12 EN 407 Convoy available at EN convoys
(external link)
July 12 Loch Ewe OS 83/KMS 57 For Tunis.
Convoy split July 23.
Available at OS 83/KMS 57
(external link)
July 23 Convoy split Gibraltar July 25 KMS 57G For Tunis.
Convoy will be added.
See ships in KMS convoys
July 25 Gibraltar Tunis July 29 KMS 57 See link above.
Later arrived Bizerta Aug. 9
(Page 5).
Aug. 9 Bizerta San Antioco Aug. 11 A. Hague says:
Probably Convoy TC 27 or 28
(not available - see TC convoys via this external page).
Missing voyages, Page 5
Aug. 20 Augusta Taranto Aug. 22 Escorted
Sept. 6 Taranto Augusta Sept. 8 HA 65 Convoy available at HA convoys
(external link)
Sept. 8 Augusta Bizerta Sept. 10 Dates approximate.
Sept. 10 Bizerta San Antioco Sept. 11 A. Hague says:
Either Convoy TC 35 or 36
(not available - see TC convoys via this external page).
Later arrived Augusta Oct. 3
(Page 5).
Oct. 4 Augusta Bizerta Oct. 6 Independent
Oct. 6 Bizerta Gibraltar Oct. 10
Oct. 11 Gibraltar Huelva Oct. 12 Independent
Oct. 18 Huelva MKS 64G A. Hague says:
Sailed Gibraltar Oct. 19
(see also Page 5).
Rendezvoused w/SL 173 Oct. 19.
Convoy will be added.
See ships in MKS convoys
Oct. 19 SL 173 and MKS 64 joined up St Helens Roads Oct. 27 SL 173/MKS 64 A. Hague says:
Probably an FTM convoy to Southend, arr. Oct. 29.
Convoy available at SL 173/MKS 64
FTM convoys available via this page
(external links)
See also Page 5
Oct. 29 Southend Harwich Oct. 29 FN 1525 Convoy available at FN convoys
(external link)
Missing movements, Page 5
Nov. 11 Harwich Immingham Nov. 12 FN 1537 Convoy available at link above
Nov. 17 Immingham Southend Nov. 19 FS 1639 Convoy available at FS convoys
(external link)
Nov. 20 Southend St Helens Roads Nov. 21 TMC 42 Convoy available via this page
(external link)
Nov. 21 Solent Milford Haven Nov. 23 EBF 43 A. Hague says:
Collision Nov. 22.
Convoy available via link above
(see also Page 5).
Nov. 24 Milford Haven OS 96/KMS 70 For Huelva.
Convoy split Nov. 26.
Available at OS 96/KMS 70
(external link)
Nov. 26 Convoy split KMS 70G Dispersed in 45 02N 11 55W Nov. 27
Convoy will be added.
See ships in KMS convoys
Nov. 27 Dispersed from KMS 70 Gibraltar Dec. 2 Independent
Dec. 2 Gibraltar Huelva Dec. 3 Independent
Dec. 13 Huelva Gibraltar Dec. 14 Independent
Dec. 16 Gibraltar Liverpool Dec. 24 MKS 71G Convoy will be added.
See ships in MKS convoys
Dec. 31 Garston Loch Ewe Jan. 2-1945 Independent Had arrived Garston Dec. 25
(Page 6).
1945 Jan. 6 Loch Ewe Kirkwall Jan. 9 WN 667 A. Hague says:
After anchoring off Kyle of Tongue Jan. 7.
Convoy available at WN convoys
(external link)
See also narrative below
Jan. 18 Kirkwall Methil Jan. 19 WN 669 Convoy available at link above
Jan. 20 Methil Blyth Jan. 20 FS 1703 Convoy available at FS convoys
(external link)
March 25 Blyth Southend March 27 FS 1767 Convoy available at link above
Apr. 1 Downs OS 120/KMS 94 For Gibraltar.
Convoy split Apr. 7.
Available at OS 120/KMS 94
(external link)
Apr. 7 Convoy split Gibraltar Apr. 11 KMS 94G Convoy will be added.
See ships in KMS convoys
Apr. 11 Gibraltar Augusta Apr. 17 Independent
Apr. 17 Augusta Taranto Apr. 18 Independent
Apr. 23 Taranto Bari Apr. 24 Independent
Apr. 24 Bari Ancona Apr. 25 AH 32 (2) Convoy available at AH convoys
(external link)
May 6 Ancona Gibraltar May 13 Independent Missing movements, Page 6
May 20 Gibraltar Clyde May 28 MKS 102G Convoy will be added.
See ships in MKS convoys
June 5 Clyde Bizerta June 18 Independent
June 18 Bizerta Sfax June 20 Independent
June 25 Sfax Gibraltar July 1 Independent
July 2 Gibraltar Ardrossan July 10 Independent
July 12 Ardrossan Methil July 15 Independent
July 15 Methil Narvik, Norway Independent
Aug. 4 Narvik Kirkwall Aug. 9 Independent
Aug. 9 Kirkwall Port Talbot Aug. 13 Independent
Aug. 25 Port Talbot Cardiff Aug. 25 Independent Subsequent voyages:
Page 6 & Page 7

 Misc. Convoy 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 more details on them, several Norwegian ships took part.

According to Page 1 of the archive documents, Bestik was in Mobile when war broke out in Norway on Apr. 9-1940, having arrived from Trinidad on Apr. 6. It'll be noticed that she spent quite a long time in Philadelphia later that year. She had arrived there from New York on Aug. 27 and departure is given as Oct. 11, when she proceeded to Botwood. Her 1941 voyages also start on this document and continue on Page 2 (which shows a long stay in New Orleans that summer).

Tony Cooper, England has told me that Bestik left Sydney C.B. in the slow, eastbound North Atlantic Convoy SC 46* on Sept. 24-1941 (cargo of sulphur, station 73), but returned to Sydney with boiler trouble the following day, then left again on Sept. 29 for Manchester, with arrival destination on Oct. 22, Convoy SC 47*. Alaska, Bonde, Bruse Jarl, Fidelio, Gezina, Loke, Senta and Solsten are also named in SC 46, while Berto, Danio, Don, Fido, Heimgar, Ingertre, Marit II, Petter II (returned), Spes, Veni and Victo are listed in SC 47. Eglantine was among the escorts for the latter convoy for a while (see SC convoy escorts). Bestik subsequently returned with the westbound North Atlantic Convoy ON 35, which left Liverpool on Nov. 9. She had station 24, and was bound for Sydney, C.B. There's a note in the Commodore's narrative for this voyage stating that Bestik broke down with engine trouble on Nov. 20, and was still absent from the convoy on Nov. 23. According to A. Hague, she arrived St. John's, N.F. with weather damage. Page 2 gives her arrival St. John's as Nov. 26, and as can be seen, she remained there for a long time; departure is given as July 28-1942, when she proceeded to Sydney, C.B., later making voyages to Montreal (where she also stayed for quite a while) and Rimouski.

In Sept.-1942 we find her in station 14 of Convoy SC 102*, which had originated in New York on Sept. 19, but Bestik, carrying a cargo of lumber and steel, joined from Sydney, C.B., arriving Liverpool Oct. 6. Her voyages in this period are shown on Page 3. She had again been in the company of several other Norwegian ships, namely Aragon, Aun, Borgfred, Fjordheim, Nea (returned), Norvarg, Orwell, Solitaire (returned) and Solsten. At the end of that month Bestik joined the westbound Convoy ON 142*, leaving Liverpool on Oct. 30. The archive document gives her destination as New York, but it looks like she experienced some problems again, because she arrived Belfast Lough on Oct. 31, later joining Convoy ON 144* from there (originated in Liverpool Nov. 7). Other Norwegian ships in ON 142 were Carmelfjell, Fjordheim, Jenny, Kirsten B (joined from Halifax), Norvarg, Primo (from Halifax), Rio Verde, Sevilla (from Halifax), Solitaire, Temeraire and Vinland, while Bencas (joined from Halifax), Borgfred, Cetus, Ingertre, Minister Wedel, Norlom, Orwell, Suderøy and Titanian are listed in ON 144. Eglantine, Potentilla, Montbretia (sunk, as were several other ships - follow the link for details) and Rose were among the escorts for the latter for a while - see ON convoy escorts. According to the archive document, Bestik arrived New York on Nov. 29, proceeding to Newhaven, Conn. on Dec. 6, remaining there for almost a month before returning to New York.

With a cargo of steel and lumber, she's later listed in station 71 of Convoy SC 118* from New York, together with Annik, Cetus, Daghild (sunk, along with several others - follow link for details), Glarona, Grey County, Maud, Norbryn, Petter II and Sommerstad. This convoy left New York on Jan. 24-1943 and arrived Liverpool on Febr. 12; Bestik stopped at Clyde on the 11th. She joined the westbound Convoy ON 169 later that month (Liverpool-New York, Febr. 22-March 21 - Commodore in Geisha), but put into Reykjavik with weather damage on March 3, later joining the first convoy in the ONS series, Convoy ONS 1*, which had sailed from Liverpool on March 15; Bestik joined from Iceland on March 20 and arrived Halifax Apr. 4 (Page 3). Cetus, Gausdal, Grado, Grey County, Mathilda, and Petter II (Vice Commodore ) are also listed in this convoy, and Eglantine, Potentilla and Rose are again named among the escorts (see ONS convoy escorts). Bestik did not leave Halifax until May 26, when she joined Convoy SC 132, arriving Loch Ewe on June 11, cargo of steel and pulp. According to the archive document, her destination was London. She arrived Gravesend on June 16, and again had a long stay in port.

Her next Trans-Atlantic voyage was made with Convoy ONS 14*, which originated in Liverpool on July 26-1943, and which also had Acasta, Boreas, Karmt, Marie Bakke, Norhauk, Snar, Solstad and Tercero in its ranks. Bestik arrived Halifax on Aug. 9, having started out from Oban July 27. She now made voyages to Douglastown, N.B. and Chatham, N.B. (Page 3), then returned to Halifax in order to join Convoy SC 141 on Sept. 3, cargo of steel and lumber for Ipswich, arriving there (via Loch Ewe and Methil Roads) on Sept. 21. The following month she joined the westbound Convoy ONS 20* (originated in Liverpool Oct. 9, arrived Halifax Oct. 26), together with Arosa, Cetus, Elg, Iron Baron, Snar, Solstad, Tercero, Tropic Star and Vinland. Bestik joined from Loch Ewe and arrived St. John, N.B. on Oct. 27, continuing to Hantsport on Nov. 3, later returning to St. John, N.B., then on to Halifax, where she joined Convoy SC 147 back to the U.K. on Nov. 19, cargo of wood pulp for London. She arrived Gravesend, via various other ports, on Dec. 9 - see Page 4 (it'll also be noticed, that she had quite a long stay in Hull at the end of that year).

At the beginning of the new year she's listed in Convoy OS 66/KMS 40, voyaging from Oban to Lisbon with coal. This convoy started out in Liverpool on Jan. 24-1944 and split up Febr. 5, the Gibraltar bound ships arriving there on Febr. 7, while the OS convoy continued to Freetown, with arrival Febr. 15. Elg, Novasli (returned) and Rena (Commodore Vessel) are also listed. Bestik was in the KMS section*, and arrived Lisbon on Febr. 6, according to the archive document, having detached from the convoy that day to proceed to her destination. She later returned to the U.K. with Convoy SL 150/MKS 41, joining with the MKS* portion from Gibraltar on March 3, cargo of iron ore, voyage Aquilas-Loch Ewe (again, see Page 4). Elg is again listed, as are Norvarg, Olaf Bergh and Ragnhild. Bestik arrived Loch Ewe on March 14, continuing to Middlesbrough and Immingham. The following month she joined Convoy OS 73/KMS 47*, together with Lago and Rutenfjell. This convoy departed Liverpool on Apr. 3; her voyage information is given as Oban-Tunis with coal in station 61, and she arrived Tunis Apr. 21 (KMS convoy*), having sailed from Oban Apr. 4.

Together with Rutenfjell, she returned to the U.K. in May with Convoy SL 158/MKS 49. Bestik (MKS portion*) had a cargo of pyrites and arrived Loch Ewe on June 4, continuing to Grangemouth the next day, where she remained for about a month (Page 5). In July she can be found going in the other direction again (along with Astrid and Novasli) in Convoy OS 83/KMS 57*, which originated in Liverpool on July 12 and split up July 23, the Gibraltar portion, in which Bestik sailed, arriving there on July 25, while the OS convoy arrived Freetown on Aug. 3. Bestik was bound for Tunis again, where she arrived on July 29, cargo of coke and coal. Her subsequent voyages can be found on the archive document referred to above. Later that year we find her in Convoy SL 173/MKS 64. The SL portion of this convoy (in which the Norwegian Arosa took part) had departed Freetown on Oct. 9-1944, but Bestik, on a voyage from Huelva to Ipswich with a cargo of pyrites, joined with the MKS portion* from Gibraltar on the 19th, taking up station 104 of the combined convoy, which arrived Liverpool on Oct. 28; Bestik arrived Ipswich on Nov. 1.

According to Arnold Hague, she was involved in a collision on Nov. 22, when in Convoy EBF 43 to Milford Haven (external link - Kolsdal, Leka, Sjofna and Thordis are also listed), but the name of the colliding ship is not given and no further details are available. She arrived Milford Haven on Nov. 23 (Page 5), subsequently joining Convoy OS 96/KMS 70*, cargo of pitch and coal, voyage Milford-Huelva in station 13 of the convoy, which originated in Liverpool on Nov. 23 and also included Alaska and Troubadour. Bestik sailed from Milford Haven on Nov. 24 and arrived Huelva on Dec. 3 - see Page 6. With a cargo of pyrites, she returned to the U.K. again with Convoy MKS 71*, which left Gibraltar on Dec. 16 and arrived Liverpool on Christmas Eve.

Bestik encountered a storm and witnessed the British Ashbury running into the cliffs near Black Rocks, Talmine Skerries on Jan. 8-1945 with the loss of all on board - both ships were in Convoy WN 667 at the time (external link - If you read Norwegian, Captain Eidbo-Hansen writes about it in this pdf file, also external link). Bestik managed to drop both anchors and rode the storm for 36 hours, then continued to Methil (via Kirkwall). It'll be noticed, when going back to Page 6, that she later spent a long time in Blyth, where she had arrived from Methil Roads on Jan. 20. Departure is given as March 25 - the reason for this long stay is not known. About a week later, she made a voyage to Gibraltar with coal in Convoy OS 120/KMS 94*, which originated in Liverpool on Apr. 2. She arrived Gibraltar on Apr. 11, continuing to Augusta that same day. With a cargo of iron ore, she headed back to the U.K. on May 20 with Convoy MKS 102* from Gibraltar. Ragnhild and Tai Yin are also listed.

More details on all the OS/KMS convoys and SL/MKS convoys mentioned here can be found via the external links provided within the Voyage Record above.

Her subsequent voyages are listed on Page 6 and Page 7. As can be seen, she made several voyages to Norway, the first one already in July-1945; in fact, it looks like Christmas was celebrated there that year.

* The entire SC series will be updated and completed, including the already existing convoys (some have already been updated) - see ships in all SC convoys. The ON and ONS convoys will also 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 and ships in all ONS convoys. Additionally, the KMS and MKS convoys will be added, see ships in all KMS convoys and ships in all MKS convoys.

More information on the other Norwegian ships named on this page can be found with the help of the alphabet index below, or go to the Master Ship Index.


Sold in 1950 to Rederi A/S Mimer (S. A. Larsen & E. Thorvildsen), Oslo and renamed Mimer. Sold again in 1954. (Sources: Torsten Hagneus and R. W. Jordan).

Back to Bestik on the "Ships starting with B" page.

Norway had previously had another ship by this name, laid down as War Valour, completed as Lake Tulare 1918. Sold in 1923 to Skibs A/S Manitowoc, Oslo and renamed Bestik. Became Hai Hsiang of Shanghai in 1934, bombed and sunk in China 1941, scrapped 1946.

The text on this page was compiled with the help of: "Nortraships flåte", J. R. Hegland, "The World's Merchant Fleets 1939", R. W. Jordan, and misc.


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