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D/S Bust
Updated May 30-2011

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Manager: T. B. Torgersen, Oslo
1133 gt

Built in Trondheim in 1918. Previous name: Fidalgo until 1938.

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 Dec.-1941 to May-1944:

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

Follow the convoy links provided for more information on each. Where the "Convoy" column is left blank, it means that convoy is not known.

Errors may exist, and as can be seen, the record is incomplete.

Departure From To Arrival Convoy Remarks
1941 Dec. 7 Singapore Rangoon Dec. 13 Independent A. Hague says:
Previously traded in the Indian Ocean.
Earlier voyages:
Page 1 & Page 2
Dec. 21 Rangoon Singapore Dec. 27 Independent
1942 Jan. 4 Singapore Batavia Jan. 7 Independent
Jan. 12 Batavia Sourabaya Jan. 20 Independent
Jan. 22 Sourabaya Batavia Jan. 25 Independent
Jan. 27 Batavia Colombo Febr. 10 Independent
Febr. 26 Colombo Bombay March 4 Independent
March 12 Bombay Colombo March 19 Independent
March 29 Colombo Bombay Apr. 4 Independent
May 21 Bombay Colombo May 27 BM 18A Convoy available at BM 18A
(external link)
July 14 Colombo Galle July 15 Independent
July 20 Galle Colombo July 21 Independent
July 26 Colombo Karachi Aug. 8 Independent
Aug. 9 Karachi Bushire Aug. 19 Independent
Aug. 24 Bushire Abadan Aug. 25 Independent
Aug. 26 Abadan Bushire Aug. 26 Independent
Aug. 27 Bushire Abadan Aug. 27 Independent
Aug. 28 Abadan Karachi Sept. 5 Independent
Sept. 27 Karachi Bombay Oct. 1 Independent
Oct. 7 Bombay Colombo Oct. 13 Independent Via Cochin
(Page 3).
Oct. 17 Colombo Cochin Oct. 20 Independent
Oct. 21 Cochin Bombay Oct. 25 Independent
Oct. 29 Bombay Karachi Oct. 31 Independent
Nov. 4 Karachi Bahrein Nov. 14 Independent
Nov. 15 Bahrein Bandar Abbas Independent
Nov. 17 Bandar Abbas Karachi Independent
Nov. 25 Karachi Bombay Nov. 28 Independent
1943 Febr. 3 Bombay Bandar Abbas Febr. 9 BP 67B Convoy available at BP 67B
(external link)
Febr. 11 Bandar Abbas Aden Febr. 19 PA 24 Convoy available at PA 24
(external link)
Febr. 20 Aden Suez Febr. 27 Independent On to Port Said Febr. 28
(Page 3).
March 10 Port Said Alexandria March 11 Independent
March 22 Alexandria Benghazi March 27
Apr. 7 Benghazi Tripoli, Libya Apr. 10
Apr. 23 Tripoli, Libya Sfax Apr. 24
Apr. 29 Sfax Tripoli, Libya Apr. 30
May 4 Tripoli, Libya Sfax May 6
May 9 Sfax Tripoli, Libya May 10
May 15 Tripoli, Libya Sfax May 16
May 20 Sfax Tripoli, Libya May 21
May 28 Tripoli, Libya Sfax May 29 Back to Tripoli
(Page 3)
June 5 Tripoli, Libya Sfax June 6
June 12 Sfax Tripoli, Libya June 13
June 24 Tripoli, Libya Sfax June 26
June 27 Sfax Tripoli, Libya June 28
July 19 Tripoli, Libya Benghazi July 22
July 28 Benghazi Alexandria Aug. 1 In tow
Sept. 22 Alexandria Benghazi Sept. 25 XT 3 Convoy available at XT 3
(external link)
Oct. 5 Benghazi Tripoli, Libya Oct. 7 In tow
Oct. 18 Tripoli, Libya Alexandria Oct. 25 In tow A. Hague says:
Possibly part way in TX 5
(external link)
1944 Jan. 29 Alexandria XT 16 Returned to Alexandria due to leaking.
See also Page 4
Convoy available at XT 16
(external link)
Febr. 9 Alexandria Benghazi Febr. 14 XT 17 (Detached for Benghazi Febr. 14).
Convoy available at XT 17
(external link)
Febr. 24 Benghazi* Tripoli, Libya Febr. 26 XT 18 Convoy available at XT 18
(external link)
* As will be seen when following the link to Convoy XT 18, there's a note saying that she joined from Tobruk on Febr. 24 for Benghazi, but see Page 4.
Febr. 29 Tripoli, Libya Augusta March 2 A. Hague says:
Just Possibly KMS 42.
Convoy will be added.
See ships in KMS convoys
March 5 Augusta Brindisi March 7
March 10 Brindisi Brindisi March 16 A. Hague says:
Voyage data unknown.
Page 4 indicates Monopoli
March 24 Brindisi Augusta March 26 HA 32 Convoy available at HA 32
(external link)
March 26 Augusta Tripoli, Libya March 28
Apr. 3 Tripoli, Libya Augusta Apr. 5 Left Augusta for Naples Apr. 7
(Page 4).
Apr. 18 Naples Augusta Apr. 22* LINSEED *Page 4 gives arrival Apr. 20.
Convoy available at Convoy Linseed
(external link)
Apr. 22 Augusta Tripoli, Libya Apr. 24
May 8 Tripoli, Libya Alexandria May 15* TX 23 *May 13?
(See Page 4).
Convoy available at TX 23
(external link)
May 25 Alexandria Port Said May 26 A. Hague says:
Then North African Coast/Cyprus/Levant.
Subsequent voyages:
Page 4, Page 5 & Page 6

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 record above.

According to Page 1 of the archive documents, Bust was in Hong Kong when war broke out in Norway on Apr. 9-1940 (it looks like she had arrived there from Bangkok). Her 1941 voyages also start on this document and continue on Page 2, which also shows a few 1942 voyages, while the rest are listed on Page 3. The latter document also has some 1943 voyages. It'll be noticed that she occasionally had long stays in various ports - reason unknown.

The Norwegian Belpareil is also named in Convoy BP 67B from Bombay to Bandar Abbas in which Bust is listed in Febr.-1943, while Norfjell (bound for Capetown) is included in Convoy PA 24, as is the Panamanian Nortun, which had Norwegian managers and is, therefore, listed under the N's of this website. Links to both these convoys can be found within the table above.

Other Norwegian ships included in Convoy XT 3 in Sept.-1943 are Brønnøy and Toronto. I have no information as to why Bust had arrived Alexandria in tow the previous month (remaining there for several weeks), nor why she had to be towed to Tripoli and Alexandria later on, as stated in Hague's Voyage Record above. She subsequently spent a long time at Alexandria again; she had arrived there from Tripoli (in tow, as mentioned) on Oct. 25-1943 and Page 4 gives departure as Jan. 30-1944. For this voyage she's listed, along with Promise, in Convoy XT 16. Bust was bound for Benghazi, but according to A. Hague she returned to Alexandria leaking, leaving again on Febr. 9 in Convoy XT 17, arriving her destination on the 14th, having been detached from the convoy. Together with Mosna, A. Hague has now included her in Convoy XT 18 later that month (convoy originated in Alexandria Febr. 19). He has added a note saying she joined from Tobruk and was bound for Benghazi, whereas she, in fact, had started out in Benghazi on Febr. 24 and was bound for Tripoli, Libya, where she arrived Febr. 26. Links to all these convoys have been provided in the table above.

Arnold Hague suggests that Bust may have sailed in Convoy KMS 42, when she made her voyage from Tripoli to Augusta at the end of Febr.-1944. This convoy will be added to an individual page in my Convoys section, but for now, the ships sailing in it (and escorts) are named at ships in all KMS convoys. Bust is not listed, but several other Norwegian ships are, namely Askeladden, Hjalmar Wessel, Norholm, Novasli and Ole Bull. This particular portion of the convoy had left Gibraltar on Febr. 25 and had Port Said as its final destination, with arrival there on March 6, but some ships had other destinations and some had joined on the way. Bust had departed Tripoli on Febr. 29 and arrived Augusta March 2 - again, see Page 4. Just for info; this convoy had originally started out in Liverpool on Febr. 12 as the combined Convoy OS 68/KMS 42 which split up on the 23rd, with the Gibraltar portion (KMS 42) arriving there on the 25th. Ships not bound for Gibraltar then continued from there to their various destinations, still with the designation KMS 42. The OS convoy proceeded to Freetown, where it arrived on March 5. (Cetus, Lisbeth, Novasli, Ragnhild and Snar are listed in the combined convoy from the U.K.)

When in "Convoy Linseed" (Naples to Augusta, Apr.-1944 - link in Voyage Record), Bust was in company of the Norwegian Audun, Dux and Gudrun.

Her 1945 voyages start on Page 5 while there rest are shown on Page 6 (to Apr.-1946). As can be seen, she went home to Norway in Oct.-1945.

More information on the ships mentioned here is available via the alphabet index below, or go to the Master Ship Index (see also this page, as well as this list. Note, however, that the Ship Index is more complete).

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