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M/T Egda
Updated July 10-2011

To Egda on the "Ships starting with E" page.

Received from, and painted by, Jan Goedhart, Holland.

Received from Arve Wiborg, Norway.
Another picture is available on this external page (click in the photo to make it larger).

This was received from John McCreadie, who has also posted this message to my Guestbook, naming other Norwegian seamen (the gravestones are at Cardonald Cemetery in Glasgow, Scotland).
Checking with "Våre falne", a series of 4 books listing Norwegian WW II fatalities, I find that Paul Otto Pedersen died at a hospital in Glasgow on the date given. He served on the Norwegian Strinda at the time.
Able Seaman Joakim Wilhelm Sulen died in an accident in Glasgow; date is given as Jan. 7-1942 (he died in 1943). At the time, he served on Egda (since Nov. 11-1942). "Våre falne" adds that he was on board Tancred when that ship was sunk, but this is incorrect (see also crew list for Tancred), as he had signed on Solstad 3 weeks before Tancred was sunk.
Just a few days after I had added the above picture, I received 2 Norwegian Guestbook messages from the nephew of J. Sulen, saying his family had just recently found this gravestone and had visited the place.

Manager: A/S J. Ludwig Mowinckels Rederi, Bergen
10 047 gt (Jürgen Rohwer gives tonnage as 10 068 gt).

Built by Odense Staalskibsværft, Odense, Denmark (82), delivered as Egda in Febr.-1940 to A/S J. Ludwig Mowinckels Rederi, Bergen. 6055 net, 15 700 tdwt, 522.6' x 66.2' x 28.7', 7 cyl. 2 TDV MAN DM (Kockums), 4700 bhp.

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 Apr.-1940 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 may be missing.

Departure From To Arrival Convoy Remarks
1940 Apr. 23 Hampton Roads Kingston Apr. 28 Independent See also Page 1
May 10 Kingston Trinidad May 13 Independent
May 21 Trinidad Curacao May 23 Independent
May 26 Curacao Bermuda May 31 Independent
May 31 Bermuda BHX 47 See link to HX 47 below
June 8 Bermuda portion joined main convoy Avonmouth June 18 HX 47
June 22 Avonmouth Milford Haven Independent
June 27 Milford Haven OB 175 For Trinidad.
Dispersed June 30.
Convoy available at OB 175
(external link)
June 30 Dispersed from OB 175 Trinidad July 12 Independent
Aug. 6 Trinidad Aruba Aug. 8 Independent
Aug. 30 Aruba Halifax Sept. 7 Independent
Oct. 8 Halifax Clyde Oct. 22 HX 79 Missing movements, Page 1
1941 Jan. 1 Clyde OB 268 Dispersed Jan. 4.
Convoy available at OB 268
(external link)
Jan. 4 Dispersed from OB 268 Capetown Febr. 1 Independent
Febr. 2 Capetown Durban Febr. 6 Independent
Febr. 27 Durban Freetown March 14 Independent A. Hague says:
Arrived with defects
March 29 Freetown Belfast Lough Apr. 23 SL 70 Convoy available at SL 70
(external link)
Apr. 23 Belfast Lough Avonmouth Apr. 26 BB 10 (Via Barry Roads - Page 1).
Convoy available at BB convoys
(external link)
May 3 Avonmouth Milford Haven May 5 Independent
May 6 Milford Haven OB 319 For Curacao.
Dispersed in 61N 35W, May 13.
Convoy available at OB 319
(external link)
May 13 Dispersed from OB 319 Curacao May 31 Independent
June 6 Curacao Bermuda June 11 Independent
June 12 Bermuda Halifax June 16 Independent
June 30 Halifax Clyde July 18 HX 136 See also narrative below
(also, Page 1 & Page 2).
July 27 Clyde ON 1 For New York.
Dispersed in 42 29N 45 45W, Aug. 9.
Aug. 9 Dispersed from ON 1 New York City Aug. 13 Independent
Aug. 27 New York City Halifax Aug. 29 Independent
Sept. 4 Halifax Liverpool* Sept. 17 HX 148 *Arrived Stanlow
(Page 2).
Sept. 25 Liverpool ON 20 Dispersed Oct. 9
Oct. 9 Dispersed from ON 20 New York City Oct. 13 Independent
Oct. 21 New York City Halifax Oct. 23 Independent
Oct. 28 Halifax Liverpool Nov. 13 HX 157 On to Stanlow
(Page 2)
Convoy will be added.
See ships in HX convoys
Nov. 25 Liverpool ON 40 For Aruba.
Dispersed Dec. 4
Convoy will be added.
See ships in ON convoys
Dec. 4 Dispersed from ON 40 Aruba Dec. 15 Independent
Dec. 17 Aruba Halifax Dec. 24 Independent A. Hague says:
Serious engine defects
1942 Jan. 13 Halifax Liverpool* Jan. 28 HX 170 See also narrative below.
*Arrived Manchester
(Page 2).
Febr. 8 Liverpool ON 65 For Halifax.
Dispersed in 43 50N 47 45W, Febr. 19.
Convoy will be added.
See link above
Febr. 19 Dispersed from ON 65 Independent Torpedoed Febr. 21,
see narrative below
Febr. 21 Torpedoed Halifax Febr. 23 Independent A. Hague says:
Temporary repairs at Halifax
March 15 Halifax New York City March 17 Independent For further repairs
May 11 New York City Halifax May 14 Independent
May 17 Halifax Liverpool May 28 HX 190 A. Hague says:
Detached as fast section
(missing movements, Page 2).
June 5 Liverpool Boston June 18 ON 101 Convoy will be added.
See ships in ON convoys
June 18 Boston New York City June 19 Independent
June 20 New York City Hampton Roads Independent
June 26 Hampton Roads Key West July 2 KS 514 Convoy available at KS convoys
(external link)
July 2 Key West Mobile
July 5 Mobile New Orleans July 6 Independent
July 6 New Orleans Port Arthur July 7 Independent
July 13 Sabine Bar Key West July 18
July 22 Key West Hampton Roads July 26 KN 122 Convoy available at KN convoys
(external link)
July 29 Hampton Roads New York City July 30 Independent Notional sailing date
Aug. 3 New York City Cape Cod Bay Independent See also Page 3
Aug. 6 Cape Cod Bay Halifax Aug. 8 BX 32B Convoy available at BX convoys
(external link)
Aug. 9 Halifax Belfast Lough Aug. 20 HX 202
Aug. 21 Belfast Lough Swansea Aug. 22 BB 212 Convoy available at BB convoys
(external link)
Sept. 1 Swansea Milford Haven Sept. 2 Independent
Sept. 3 Milford Haven New York City Sept. 21 ON 127 Via Belfast Lough
(Page 3).
Sept. 25 New York City Key West Oct. 2 NK 504 Convoy available at NK convoys
(external link)
Oct. 2 Key West KH 408 Key West to Corpus Christi.
Detached Oct. 6.
Convoy available at KH convoys
(external link)
Oct. 6 Detached from KH 408 Corpus Christi Independent
Oct. 8 Corpus Christi Galveston Bar Oct. 8 Independent
Oct. 12 Galveston Bar Key West Oct. 16 HK 110 Convoy available at HK convoys
(external link)
Oct. 16 Key West New York City Oct. 21 KN 205 Convoy available at KN convoys
(external link)
Oct. 26 New York City Liverpool Nov. 10 HX 213
Nov. 17 Liverpool Halifax Dec. 3 ON 147 Convoy will be added.
See ships in ON convoys
1943 Jan. 1 Halifax New York City Jan. 6 ON 155
Jan. 8 New York City Philadelphia Jan. 8 Independent
Jan. 12 Philadelphia New York City Jan. 13 Independent
Jan. 14 New York City Clyde Febr. 1 HX 223 Missing movements, Page 3
Febr. 21 Clyde ON 168 Dispersed off Cape Cod March 12.
Convoy will be added.
See link above
March 12 Dispersed from ON 168 New York City March 17 Independent
Apr. 6 New York City Belfast Lough Apr. 21 HX 233
Apr. 21 Belfast Lough Avonmouth Apr. 22 BB 281 Convoy available at BB convoys
(external link)
Apr. 28 Avonmouth Milford Haven Apr. 28 Independent
Apr. 29 Milford Haven New York City May 17 ON 181
May 28 New York City New York City May 29 UGS 9 Returned.
Convoy available at UGS convoys
(external link)
Sept. 2 New York City Hampton Roads Sept. 3 Independent
Sept. 6 Hampton Roads Algiers Sept. 25 UGS 17 Convoy available at link above
Oct. 5 Algiers Malta Oct. 9 UGS 18 Algiers to Malta.
Convoy available at link above
Oct. 10 Malta Catania Oct. 10 Independent
Oct. 11 Catania Bari A. Hague says:
Probably AH 2 or 3.
Convoys available at AH convoys
(external link)
Nov. 3 Bari Taranto Nov. 5 HA 7 Convoy available at HA convoys
(external link)
Nov. 10 Taranto Augusta Nov. 12 HA 8 Convoy available at link above
Nov. 15 Augusta Port Said Nov. 21 KMS 31 Augusta to Port Said.
On to Suez Nov. 21
(Page 4).
Convoy will be added.
See ships in KMS convoys
Nov. 29 Suez Aden Dec. 3 Independent
Dec. 6 Aden Abadan Dec. 14 AP 55 Convoy available at AP convoys
(external link)
Dec. 16 Abadan Aden Dec. 24 Independent
Dec. 24 Aden Suez Jan. 1-1944 Independent
1944 Jan. 7 Suez Aden Jan. 12 Independent
Jan. 13 Aden AP 58 Dispersed Jan. 20.
Convoy available at link above
Jan. 20 Dispersed from AP 58 Shatt-el-Arab Anchorage Jan. 21 Independent
Febr. 10 Abadan Bandar Abbas Independent
Febr. 16 Bandar Abbas Aden Febr. 24 PA 69 Convoy available via this page
(external link)
Febr. 24 Aden Suez Febr. 29 Independent
March 4 Port Said Alexandria March 5 Independent
March 6 Alexandria Bizerta March 12 GUS 33 Alexandria to Bizerta
March 23 Bizerta New York City Apr. 14 GUS 34 Bizerta to U.S.A.
Convoy available at GUS convoys
(external link)
May 19 New York City Loch Ewe June 2 HX 292 See also narrative below
June 2 Loch Ewe Methil June 4 WN 590 Convoy available at WN convoys
(external link)
June 4 Methil Hull June 6 FS 1473 Convoy available at FS convoys
(external link)
Left Hull June 8
(Page 4).
June 10 Humber Methil June 11 FN 1383 Convoy available at FN convoys
(external link)
June 16 Methil Loch Ewe June 18 EN 397 Convoy available at EN convoys
(external link)
June 18 Loch Ewe New York City July 2 ON 241 Convoy will be added.
See ships in ON convoys
July 11 New York City Hampton Roads Independent
July 14 Hampton Roads Augusta Aug. 4 UGS 48 Convoy available at UGS convoys
(external link)
Aug. 5 Augusta Naples Aug. 6 VN 57 Convoy available at VN convoys
(external link)
Aug. 10 Naples Augusta Aug. 11 NV 57 Convoy available at NV convoys
(external link)
Aug. 12 Augusta Algiers Aug. 16 MKS 58 Augusta to Algiers.
Convoy will be added.
See ships in MKS convoys
Aug. 21 Algiers New York City Sept. 7 GUS 49 Algiers to U.S.A.
Convoy available at GUS convoys
(external link)
Sept. 20 New York City Hampton Roads Independent Page 5 gives arrival Sept. 21.
Sept. 22 Hampton Roads Augusta Oct. 14 UGS 55 Convoy available at UGS convoys
(external link)
Oct. 14 Augusta Taranto Oct. 15 AH 73 Convoy available at AH convoys
(external link)
Oct. 23 Taranto Augusta Oct. 24 Independent
Oct. 26 Augusta Philadelphia Nov. 18 GUS 56 Augusta to U.S.A.
Convoy available at GUS convoys
(external link)
Nov. 22 Philadelphia New York City Nov. 23 Independent
Nov. 30 New York City Casablanca Dec. 17 UGS 62 Convoy available at UGS convoys
(external link)
Dec. 17 Casablanca Oran Dec. 19
Dec. 19 Oran Port de Bouc Dec. 23 OM 27 Convoy available via this page
(external link)
Dec. 29 Marseilles Oran Dec. 31
1945 Jan. 2 Oran New York City Jan. 20 GUS 63 Convoy available at GUS convoys
(external link)
Jan. 25 New York City Baltimore Jan. 26 Independent
Febr. 22 Baltimore Philadelphia Febr. 22 Independent
Febr. 25 Philadelphia New York City Independent
Febr. 28 New York City Plymouth March 15 HX 341 Escort Oiler.
Convoy will be added.
See ships in HX convoys
March 16 Plymouth Southend March 18 BTC 98 Convoy available at BTC convoys
(external link)
See also Page 5
March 27 Southend New York City Apr. 14 ON 293 Convoy will be added.
See ships in ON convoys
Apr. 18 New York City Avonmouth May 3 HX 351 Escort Oiler.
Convoy will be added.
See ships in HX convoys
May 7 Avonmouth Barry Roads May 7 Independent
May 8 Barry Roads New York City May 22 ON 301 Convoy will be added.
See ships in ON convoys
May 29 New York City Avonmouth June 9 Independent
June 12 Avonmouth New York City Independent
July 1 New York City Thames Haven July 14 Independent
July 19 Thames Haven Methil Roads July 21 Independent
July 22 Methil Roads Oslo July 23 Independent
July 31 Oslo Methil Roads Aug. 2 Independent
Aug. 3 Methil Roads Port Arthur Aug. 21 Independent
Aug. 24 Port Arthur Liverpool Sept. 10 Independent Arrived Stanlow
(Page 6).
Sept. 13 Liverpool Philadelphia Independent
Oct. 2 Philadelphia Downs Oct. 15 Independent
Oct. 20 London Port Arthur Independent Page 6 gives arrival Nov. 8
Nov. 10 Port Arthur Downs Nov. 28 Independent Subsequent voyages, Page 6

 Misc. Convoy Voyages – 1940-1942: 
Please follow the convoy links provided for more details; most of them also include the Commodore's notes, and several Norwegian ships took part. For information on voyages made in between those mentioned here, please go back to A. Hague's Voyage Record and/or the archive documents.

As can be seen when going to Page 1, it looks like Egda got out of Norway shortly before the German invasion (Apr. 9-1940) - her voyage information is given as Norway for Trinidad; she arrived Hampton Roads on Apr. 18-1940, proceeding to Kingston, Jamaica a few days later, then on to Trinidad.

In June that year, she can be found in station 46 of the Halifax-U.K. Convoy HX 47, in which the Norwegian Italia was sunk. Egda had a cargo of gasoline and had joined the convoy with the Bermuda portion, arriving Avonmouth on June 18. Later that month we find her, together with Belita, Bra-Kar, Norma, Solstad, Sveve and Vestland, in Convoy OB 175, originating in Liverpool on June 27, dispersed June 30 (ref. link provided within the table above). Egda arrived Trinidad on July 12, remaining there until Aug. 6, when she proceeded to Aruba, and at the end of that month she sailed to Halifax where she stayed for a month. With Benwood, Sandanger, Triton, Thyra, Høyanger and Ravnefjell, she subsequently headed back to the U.K. on Oct. 8 in Convoy HX 79 from Halifax. Egda had station 42 (behind Sandanger in station 41), cargo of gasoline and kerosine, bound for Clyde, where she arrived Oct. 22. This convoy lost 12 ships, but all the Norwegian ships made it safely to their destinations. Please follow the link to my page about HX 79 for more details; see also the external link provided below.

The first external webste that I've linked to below has her as scheduled for Convoy OB 263, leaving Liverpool on Dec. 23-1940, but she did not sail (her destination is given as Abadan). Going back to Page 1, we see that she was undergoing some repairs in Glasgow that month. Arnold Hague has instead included her, along with Brisk, Facto, Hallanger, Nesttun and Senta, in Convoy OB 268, which originated in Liverpool on Jan. 1-1941 and dispersed Jan. 4, Egda arriving Table Bay on Febr. 1, continuing to Durban the next day and from there to Freetown later that month. With a cargo of petrol and paraffin, she's now listed in station 63 of Convoy SL 70, which left Freetown on March 29 and arrived Liverpool on Apr. 23; Egda stopped at Belfast Lough that day before heading to Avonmouth, where she arrived Apr. 26. A. Hague has also included Andrea Brøvig, Para and Storanger in this convoy, which is available via the external link in the table above (it'll be noticed, that another section of the same site has also added Gudvin, Lisbeth and Ravnefjell and says Dagfred was scheduled but did not sail - compare with the voyage records which can be found on my pages about these ships). In May we find Egda, together with with Grey County, Kaia Knudsen, Nova, Polartank and the Panamanian Norvinn (Norwegian managers), in Convoy OB 319, originating in Liverpool on May 7, dispersed May 13, Egda arriving Curacao on May 31 (again, see the link in the table above).

From Curacao, she proceeded to Bermuda on June 6 and was scheduled for the Bermuda portion of Convoy HX 133 on June 14, but did not sail (Soløy and Vigrid were sunk, and Kongsgaard was torpedoed and damaged - follow the links for details). From Page 1, we learn that she had sailed from Bermuda to Halifax on June 12, with arrival on the 16th, and was also cancelled from HX 134 and HX 135 from there, but eventually got away in Convoy HX 136 on June 30. She was was bound for Clyde with a cargo of gasoline, sailing in station 52 of the convoy, and arrived Clyde on July 18, later proceeding to Bowling, with arrival July 20. She now returned across the Atlantic with the westbound Convoy ON 1, originating in Liverpool on July 26. Egda joined from Greenock and arrived New York on Aug. 13, the convoy having been dispersed on Aug. 9. Her voyages in this period are shown on Page 2.

On Sept. 4, she headed back to the U.K. with Convoy HX 148 from Halifax, together with the Norwegian Ørnefjell (55), James Hawson (83), Grey County (93), Stigstad (64), Idefjord (35), Herbrand (52), Vivi (76) and Mirlo (23), as well as the Panamanian Norvinn (Norwegian managers and, therefore, listed on this website, station 53, between Herbrand and Egda). A. Hague has also included Gefion in this convoy. Some of these ships, including Egda, subsequently returned to the U.S. with the westbound Convoy ON 20 on Sept. 25. Egda, in station 42, was bound for New York again, where she arrived on Oct. 13, following dispersal of the convoy on Oct. 9.

According to Arnold Hague, she now joined Convoy HX 157, which left Halifax on Oct. 28-1941 and arrived Liverpool Nov. 13, and also included Dagfred, Fernmoor and Tankexpress. This convoy is not yet available among the HX convoys included in my Convoys section, but will be added - see ships in all HX convoys. Later that month, she's listed as bound for Aruba in the westbound Convoy ON 40*, departing Liverpool on Nov. 25, dispersed Dec. 4, Egda arriving Aruba on Dec. 15. Arthur W. Sewall, Charles Racine (collided, returned), Evita, Fernmoor, Finnanger (returned), Rio Novo, Slemdal, Storanger, Tai Shan and Velox are also listed. From Aruba, Egda proceeded to Halifax 2 days later and A. Hauge says she arrived there (Dec. 24) with serious engine defects.

She was scheduled for Convoy HX 169 from Halifax to the U.K. on Jan. 8-1942, but instead joined Convoy HX 170 on Jan. 13, and arrived Manchester on Jan. 28 (according to Page 2).

Related external links:
OB (& OA) convoys - As can be seen, Egda is mentioned in Convoy OB 263.

HX 79, 19 Oct, 1940 - 20 Oct, 1940

 Torpedoed - 1942: 

As mentioned above, Egda had arrived U.K. with Convoy HX 170 in Jan.-1942. With Arthur W. Sewall, Bralanta, Cetus, G. C. Brøvig, Hardanger, Kaldfonn, Kollbjørg, Mirlo, N. T. Nielsen Alonso, Nueva Granada, Stiklestad, Tankexpress, Troubadour and Vav, she can later be found in the westbound Convoy ON 65*, which left Liverpool on Febr. 8 and was dispersed on the 19th, so Egda was sailing alone when she was torpedoed by U-107 (Gelhaus) in the morning of Febr. 21 (according to Page 2, Egda's destination had been Aruba). U-107 was on her way home with two torpedoes left, and only one definite and one doubtful success to her name when the Norwegian ship turned up in position 41 12N 52 55W. The torpedo hit in the port side, but she stayed afloat and reached Halifax safely on Febr. 23, then proceeded to New York for repairs on March 15.

Pictures of what she looked like after the attack are available via the link below.

To pictures of Egda following U-boat attack

 Further Convoy Voyages –1942-1945: 
Again, follow the convoy links provided for more details; most of them also include the Commodore's notes, and several Norwegian ships took part. For information on voyages made in between those mentioned here, please go back to A. Hague's Voyage Record and/or the archive documents.

She appears again in Convoy HX 190 from Halifax on May 17-1942, returning with the westbound Convoy ON 101* on June 5; her destination is given as Boston on that occasion, in fact, the convoy arrived there on June 18, according to A. Hague. Egda continued to New York that same day. Brasil is also listed in this convoy, while Acanthus, Montbretia, Potentilla and Rose are named among the escorts. Egda's subsequent voyages are shown on Page 2 - convoy information for some of these can be found within the table above.

On Aug. 9-1942, I have her in Convoy HX 202 from Halifax, bound for Belfast with aviation fuel (station 82). For her return voyage she, and several of the other ships from HX 202, joined Convoy ON 127, in which Hindanger and Sveve were sunk, and Daghild, Marit II and Fjordaas were torpedoed and damaged - follow the links for details. Egda arrived New York on Sept. 21, having sailed from Milford Haven on Sept. 3 (via Belfast Lough - see Page 3). On Oct. 26 we find her in Convoy HX 213 from New York. Egda had a cargo of aviation fuel for Mersey and had station 93, arriving Liverpool on Nov. 10. Together with Abraham Lincoln (Commodore Vessel), Bralanta, Katy, Norfalk and Nortind, she joined the westbound Convoy ON 147* a week later, bound for Halifax, where she arrived on Dec. 3, remaining there for about a month.

Early in Jan.-1943, she's listed in the westbound Convoy ON 155, which had started out in Liverpool on Dec. 19-1942, but Egda only took part from Halifax to New York, arriving there on Jan. 6, having sailed from Halifax on Jan. 1. Acanthus is again named among the escorts, as is Eglantine. The Commodore's narrative is also available for this convoy, and Egda is mentioned under Jan. 2. Later that month (Jan. 14), she joined Convoy HX 223 from New York, in which Kollbjørg and Nortind were lost. The Norwegian Villanger, Brimanger, Norfalk and Brasil also took part. The following month, she's listed as bound for New York with Convoy ON 168*, which originated in Liverpool on Febr. 21 and dispersed March 12, Egda arriving New York on March 17. She had again been in the company of several other Norwegian ships, namely Brajara, Brimanger, Gallia, Heranger, Lynghaug, Maud (returned), Meline, Morgenen, Reinholt, Slemmestad and Tigre (the corvette Buttercup, which came under the Norwegian flag the following year, is named among the escorts). Egda headed back to the U.K. on Apr. 6 in Convoy HX 233. She had a cargo of aviation fuel and oil and had station 64, right next to the Norwegian Villanger on her left and Ivaran on her right, both carrying explosives. The Norwegian Kronprinsen was stationed right behind her. Egda arrived Avonmouth (via Belfast Lough) on Apr. 22, subsequently returning across the Atlantic at the end of that month with Convoy ON 181, station 43, destination New York, with arrival May 17. See also the Commodore's narrative and Keppel's report.

As can be seen when going back to Page 3, as well as Page 4 of the archive docs, she now headed to the Mediterranean and North Africa. Again, convoy information for this and subsequent voyages can be found within the Voyage Record above.

In Nov.-1943, she made a voyage from Augusta to Port Said, having joined Convoy KMS 31*, which started out in Gibraltar on Nov. 10 and arrived Port Said on the 21st - Egda had sailed from Augusta on Nov. 15.

She's also listed in the convoy in which Erling Brøvig was torpedoed in Febr.-1944, namely PA 69 (follow the link to my page about Erling Brøvig for details). Athos, Ima and Pan Aruba are also named. There's a ship listed as Edga in Convoy GUS 33 which is probably a mis-spelling of Egda. This convoy had departed Port Said on March 5-1944 and was bound for Hampton Roads (arrival Apr. 4), but many ships had other destinations and parted company along the way, while others joined. Egda was not present from Port Said, but joined the convoy from Alexandria on March 6, and is said to have parted company for Tunis on March 12; according to Page 4, she arrived Bizerta that same day, later proceeding from there to the U.S.

She was scheduled for the New York-U.K. Convoy HX 288 on Apr. 18-1944, but did not sail and does not show up again until Convoy HX 292 on May 19. In June, she joined the westbound convoy ON 241*, originating in Liverpool on June 18, arriving New York July 2. Brasil, Drammensfjord, Evita, Fosna, Lista, Minerva, Solfonn and Spinanger are also listed, as are the Panamanian Norbris and Norlys (both had Norwegian managers). Egda now headed back to the Mediterranean again (convoy information in Voyage Record).

In Aug.-1944, she made a voyage from Augusta to Algiers, having joined Convoy MKS 58*, originating in Port Said on Aug. 7, arriving Gibraltar on the 17th; Egda, however, had sailed from Augusta on Aug. 12 and arrived Algiers on the 16th, subsequently heading back to the U.S. from there a few days later - see Page 5.

Skipping now to Febr.-1945, when Arnold Hague has included her, together with Belinda, Fernmoor, Fosna and Gefion, in Convoy HX 341*, departing New York on Febr. 28, arriving Liverpool March 15 - Egda arrived Plymouth that day. Later that month, we find her in the westbound Convoy ON 293*, which left Southend on March 27 and arrived New York Apr. 15, and also included Katy, Samuel Bakke, Skaraas, Torborg, Tungsha (Commodore Vessel) and Velma. With Laurits Swenson (Commodore Vessel), Norma, Skaraas and Villanger, A. Hague now has her returning to the U.K. in Convoy HX 351*, which left New York on Apr. 18 and arrived Liverpool May 3; Egda arrived Avonmouth that day. Just a few days later, she shows up, along with Haakon Hauan, Havfru, Høyanger (Commodore Vessel), Norvarg, Skaraas, Temeraire and Thorshov, in the westbound Convoy ON 301*, originating at Southend on May 6, arriving New York on the 22nd. When she headed back to Avonmouth a week later, no convoy was necessary.

From Page 6, we learn that she got to go home to Norway already in July-1945.

*All the ON convoys mentioned here 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 MKS, KMS and HX convoys will also be added, but for now, see ships in all MKS convoys, ships in all KMS convoys, and ships in all HX convoys.

For more details on all the other Norwegian ships named on this page, please see the alphabet index below, or go to the Master Ship Index.


Sold in 1953 to FINAR Financiera Maritima Panamanian Steamship Co. Ltd. S/A, Panama. Broken up in 1960 by Omar Bulens, Belgium.

Back to Egda on the "Ships starting with E" page.

Other ships by this name: The company had lost a ship by this name to WW I, built in Port Glasgow, originally delivered in July-1897 as Ulverston to owners in London (John Smaley & Co.), 2527 gt. Sold in Sept.-1901 to J. Ludwig Mowinckel, Bergen and renamed Egda. Torpedoed and sunk by U-110 on Jan. 7-1918, voyage Bergen-Barry in ballast (my Ship Forum has some messages re this sinking). Another Egda was delivered to A/S J. Ludwig Mowinckels Rederi, Bergen in Aug.-1957, built in Gothenburg, 5403 gt. Sold to Iran in 1973 and renamed Iran Zamin. In 1977 she had the name Amir Khoserow, still with Iranian owners, and in 1979 she was renamed Ocean Trader for owners in Piræus. Arrived Kaohsiung on Jan. 7-1980 for breaking up. Yet another Egda was delivered to the company in Sept.-1974, built in Japan, 24 997 gt. Sold to Hong Kong in 1983, but re-purchased by Egda K/S (A/S J. Ludwig Mowinckels Rederi) in 1988. New Norwegian owners in 1991, renamed Dowe Arrow, then had various owners until Nov.-2001 when she was renamed Dove for owners in Nassau. This external page also has information on some of these ships (w/pictures).

The text on this page was compiled with the help of: "The World's Merchant Fleets 1939", R. W. Jordan and misc., as well as various sources as named on each convoy page.


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