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M/S Elg
Updated July 15-2011

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Manager: Thorvald Hansen, Oslo
4014 gt

Built in Gothenburg, Sweden in 1930 (Götaverken A/B).

Captain: Gustav Adolf Ramsland.

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

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

Voyage Record
From March-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.

Departure From To Arrival Convoy Remarks
1940 March 18 Oslo Hampton Roads Apr. 10 Independent
Apr. 12 Hampton Roads Barbados Apr. 21 Independent
Apr. 22 Barbados Buenos Aires May 13 Independent
June 6 Buenos Aires Bahia Blanca June 10 Independent
June 14 Bahia Blanca Freetown July 2 Independent
July 9 Freetown Avonmouth July 30 SL 39 Convoy available at SL 39
(external link)
Aug. 8 Avonmouth Barry Aug. 10 Independent
Sept. 11 Barry Milford Haven Sept. 12 Independent
Sept. 13 Milford Haven OB 213 Dispersed Sept. 18.
Convoy available at OB 213
(external link)
Sept. 18 Dispersed from OB 213 Sydney, C.B. Independent
Sept. 27 Sydney, C.B. Newcastle, N.B. Sept. 28 Independent
Oct. 8 Newcastle, N.B. Sydney, C.B. Oct. 9 Independent
Oct. 13 Sydney, C.B. Oban Oct. 26 HX 80 See also narrative below
Oct. 27 Oban Methil Oct. 31 WN 26 Convoy available at WN convoys
(external link)
Nov. 3 Methil Tyne Nov. 4 FS 327 Convoy available at FS convoys
(external link)
Nov. 20 Tyne Methil Nov. 20 FN 337 Convoy available at FN convoys
(external link)
Nov. 23 Methil Oban Nov. 26 EN 30/1 Convoy available at EN convoys
(external link)
Dec. 1 Oban OB 252 (Stop at Oban not mentioned, Page 1).
Dispersed Dec. 4.
Convoy available at OB 252
(external link)
See also narrative below.
Dec. 4 Dispersed from OB 252 Tampa Dec. 24 Independent
Dec. 31 Tampa Bermuda Jan. 6-1941 Independent
1941 Jan. 9 Bermuda BHX 102 See HX 102 below.
Jan. 15 Bermuda portion joined main convoy Halifax Jan. 18 HX 102 Returned
Jan. 25 Halifax Loch Ewe Febr. 8 HX 105
?* Febr. 8 Clyde Methil Febr. 11 WN 82 Convoy available at WN convoys
(external link)
Febr. 12 Loch Ewe Aberdeen Febr. 14 WN 83 Convoy available at link above
?* March 4 Methil Oban March 9 EN 81/1 Convoy available at EN convoys
(external link)
* These 2 voyages do not seem to fit in, and should probably be deleted - see also Page 1
March 11 Aberdeen Loch Ewe March 13 EN 83/1 Convoy available at link above
March 14 Loch Ewe OB 297 For Takoradi.
Dispersed March 17
61 28N 21 59W.
Convoy available at OB 297
(external link)
March 17 Dispersed from OB 297 Takoradi Apr. 7 Independent
Apr. 18 Takoradi Freetown Apr. 23 Independent
Apr. 27 Freetown Workington May 25 SL 73 Convoy available at SL 73
(external link)
May 30 Workington Ardrossan June 1 Independent
June 5 Ardrossan Clyde June 5 Independent
June 8 Clyde OB 331 A. Hague says:
For Montreal.
Dispersed June 19.
Convoy available at OB 331
(external link)
June 19 Dispersed from OB 331 Quebec June 23 Independent
July 5 Quebec Sydney, C.B. July 9 Independent
July 13 Sydney, C.B. Loch Ewe July 26 HX 138
July 27 Loch Ewe Methil July 29 WN 158 Convoy available at WN convoys
(external link)
July 30 Methil Southend Aug. 1 FS 555 See also Page 2
Convoy available at FS convoys
(external link)
Aug. 14 Southend Clyde Aug. 19 EC 60 Convoy available at EC convoys
(external link)
Aug. 23 Clyde Freetown Sept. 14 OS 4 Convoy available at OS 4
(external link)
Sept. 24 Freetown SL 88 Rendezvoused w/HG 74 Oct.8.
Convoy available at SL 88
(external link)
Oct. 8 From SL 88 Barrow Oct. 20 HG 74 Convoy available at HG convoys
(external link)
Oct. 26 Barrow Clyde Oct. 28 Independent See also Page 2
Nov. 7 Clyde Freetown Nov. 28 OS 11 For Takoradi.
Convoy available at OS 11
(external link)
Dec. 15 Freetown Takoradi Dec. 20 Independent
Dec. 27 Takoradi Forcados Dec. 30 Independent
1942 Jan. 4 Forcados Lagos Jan. 5 Independent
Jan. 13 Lagos Takoradi Jan. 15 Independent
Jan. 16 Takoradi Freetown Jan. 22 Independent
Jan. 27 Freetown Liverpool Febr. 16 SL 99 Convoy available at SL 99
(external link)
March 9 Liverpool Halifax March 25 ON 74 Convoy will be added.
See ships in ON convoys
March 27 Halifax Cape Cod Canal March 29 XB 5 Convoy available at XB convoys
(external link)
March 29 Cape Cod Canal New York City March 31 Independent
Apr. 12 New York City Capetown May 20 Independent
May 24 Capetown Aden June 12 Independent
June 12 Aden Suez June 18 Independent Later arr. Port Said next day
(Page 2).
June 21 Port Said Alexandria June 22 Independent
July 5 Alexandria Port Said July 6 Independent
July 8 Port Said Haifa July 9 Independent
July 10 Haifa Beirut July 10 Independent
July 24 Beirut Port Said July 26 Independent Left Port Said Aug. 8
(Page 2).
Aug. 9 Suez Aden Aug. 15 Independent
Aug. 19 Aden Mauritius Sept. 3 Independent
Sept. 10 Mauritius Capetown Sept. 24 Independent
Sept. 26 Capetown Freetown Oct. 17 Independent
Oct. 27 Freetown Charleston, S.C. Nov. 19 FTT 1 A. Hague says:
Indep. from off Trinidad.
Convoy available via this page
(external link)
Nov. 29 Charleston, S.C. Norfolk, VA Dec. 7 Independent A. Hague says:
After grounding Dec. 1,
refloated Dec. 3.
Dec. 8 Norfolk, VA New York City Dec. 10 Independent Notional sailing date
Dec. 27 New York City Liverpool Jan. 16-1943 SC 115 Convoy will be added.
See ships in SC convoys
1943 March* 21 Liverpool Barry March 22 Independent *Page 3 gives the month as May
June 1 Barry Milford Haven June 2 Independent
June 3 Milford Haven OS 49/KMS 16 Convoy split June 13.
Available at OS 49/KMS 16
(external link)
June 13 Convoy split OS 49 Detached June 18.
Convoy available at OS 49
(external link)
June 18 Detached from OS 49 Montevideo July 9 Independent
July 20 Montevideo Mar del Plata July 21 Independent
July 28 Mar del Plata Freetown Aug. 16 Independent
Sept. 3 Freetown SL 136 Rendezvoused w/MKS 24, Sept. 14.
Convoy available at SL 136
(external link)
Sept. 14 SL 136 & MKS 24 joined up Avonmouth Sept. 27 SL 136/MKS 24 Convoy available at SL 136/MKS 24
(external link)
Oct. 4 Avonmouth Cardiff Oct. 5 Independent
Oct. 8 Cardiff Milford Haven Oct. 8 Independent
Oct. 9 Milford Haven St. John's, N.F. Oct. 23 ONS 20 Convoy will be added.
See ships in ONS convoys
Nov. 3 St. John's, N.F. Sydney, C.B. Nov. 6 WB 70 Convoy available via this page
(external link)
Nov. 13 Sydney, C.B. Halifax Nov. 15 SH 111A Convoy available at SH convoys
(external link)
Dec. 2 Halifax Loch Ewe Dec. 16 SC 148
Dec. 16 Loch Ewe Methil Dec. 18 WN 519 Convoy available at WN convoys
(external link)
Dec. 19 Methil Tyne Dec. 20 FS 1305 Convoy available at FS convoys
(external link)
Dec. 31 Tyne Immingham Jan. 1-1944 FS 1317 Convoy available at link above
1944 Jan. 7 Immingham Hull Jan. 7 Independent Left Hull Jan. 17
(Page 3).
Jan. 19 Humber Methil Jan. 20 FN 1240 Convoy available at FN convoys
(external link)
Jan. 20 Methil Oban Jan. 24 EN 335 Convoy available at EN convoys
(external link)
Jan. 25 Oban OS 66/KMS 40 For Oran.
Convoy split Febr. 5.
Available at OS 66/KMS 40
(external link)
Febr. 6(?) Convoy split Passed Gibraltar Febr. 7 KMS 40G For Oran.
Convoy will be added.
See ships in KMS convoys
Febr. 7 Passed Gibraltar Oran Febr. 8 KMS 40 See link above
Febr. 24 Oran Casablanca Febr. 27 GUS 31 Oran to Casablanca.
Convoy available at GUS convoys
(external link)
March 2 Casablanca SL 150 Casablanca to U.K.
Rendezvoused w/MKS 41 March 3.
Convoy available at SL 150
(external link)
March 3 SL 150 & 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 Hull March 19 FS 1394 Convoy available at FS convoys
(external link)
Apr. 1 Hull Middlesbrough Apr. 2 FN 1314 Convoy available at FN convoys
(external link)
Apr. 16 Middlesbrough Methil Apr. 17 FN 1328 Convoy available at link above
Apr. 17 Methil Loch Ewe Apr. 19 EN 373 Convoy available at EN convoys
(external link)
Apr. 20 Loch Ewe New York City May 8 ON 233 Convoy will be added.
See ships in ON convoys
May 11 New York City Gitmo May 17 NG 434 Convoy available at NG convoys
(external link)
May 17 Gitmo Trinidad May 23 GAT 136 Convoy available at GAT convoys
(external link)
May 23 Trinidad Barbados May 24 Independent
May 30 Barbados Demerara June 2 Independent
June 11 Demerara Trinidad June 12 Independent
June 22 Trinidad Gitmo June 27 TAG 141 Convoy available at TAG convoys
(external link)
June 27 Gitmo New York City July 4 GN 141 Convoy available at GN convoys
(external link)
July 17 New York City Clyde Aug. 2 HX 300 See also Page 4
Sept. 1 Clyde ON 251 For Sydney C.B.
Joined SQ 93 Sept. 15.
Convoy will be added.
See ships in ON convoys
Sept. 15 From ON 251 Father Point Sept. 18 SQ 93 Convoy available via this page
(external link)
Also, Page 4
Sept. 27 Red Islet Sydney, C.B. Sept. 30 QS 93 Convoy available via link above.
Oct. 4 Sydney, C.B. Loch Ewe Oct. 19 SC 158
Oct. 19 Loch Ewe Methil Oct. 21 WN 646 Convoy available at WN convoys
(external link)
Oct. 22 Methil Hull Oct. 23 FS 1613 Convoy available at FS convoys
(external link)
Nov. 6 Hull Southend Nov. 8 FS 1628 Convoy available at link above
Again, see also Page 4
Nov. 8 Southend Halifax Nov. 21 ON 265 Convoy will be added.
See ships in ON convoys
Dec. 2 Halifax Liverpool Dec. 17 SC 162
1945 Jan. 4 Liverpool Barry Jan. 6 Independent
Jan. 16 Barry Milford Haven Jan. 17 Independent
Jan. 18 Milford Haven OS 105/KMS 79 For Freetown.
Convoy available at OS 105/KMS 79
(external link)
Jan. 22 Convoy split up OS 105 Dispersed Jan. 26.
Convoy available at OS 105
(external link)
Jan. 26 Dispersed from OS 105 Freetown Febr. 2 Independent
Febr. 10 Freetown Bathurst Febr. 12 Independent
Febr. 24 Bathurst Casablanca March 4 Independent
March 6 Casablanca Southend March 14 MKS 87G Convoy will be added.
See ships in MKS convoys
March 14 Southend Hull March 15 FN 1661 Convoy available at FN convoys
(external link)
March 29 Hull Methil March 31 FN 1676 Convoy available at link above.
Apr. 7 Methil Belfast Lough Apr. 10 EN 485 Convoy available at EN convoys
(external link)
Apr. 12 Belfast Lough St. John's, N.F. Apr. 28 ONS 47 Convoy will be added.
See ships in ONS convoys
Apr. 29 St. John's, N.F. Corner Brook May 1 Independent
May 15 Corner Brook Sydney, C.B. May 16 Independent
May 16 Sydney, C.B. Downs May 30 SC 176 Convoy will be added.
See ships in SC convoys
See also Page 5
June 10 London Falmouth June 12 Independent
June 16 Falmouth Houston July 13 Independent
July 22 Houston Oslo Aug. 14 Independent Via Kirkwall.
Subsequent voyages, Page 5 above

 Misc. Convoy Voyages: 
For information on voyages made in between those mentioned here, please see the archive documents and A. Hague's Voyage Record. Follow the convoy links provided for more details; several Norwegian ships took part.

According to Page 1 of the archive documents, Elg got out of Norway shortly before the German invasion (Apr. 9-1940) - she arrived Hampton Roads on Apr. 10, having sailed from Oslo on March 18.

Together with Borgland, Jamaica, Samnanger and Tigre, she can later be found in Convoy SL 39, departing Freetown on July 9-1940. She had a cargo of wheat, sailing in station 74, and arrived Avonmouth on July 30 - ref. external link provided within the Voyage Record above for more on this convoy. In Sept.-1940 she's listed, along with Siremalm and Tigre, in Convoy OB 213, which originated in Liverpool on Sept. 13 and dispersed on the 18th. No destination is given for Elg, but going back to the archive document we learn that she proceeded to Sydney, C.B., having sailed from Milford Haven on Sept. 13. She returned to the U.K. the following month in the Halifax-U.K. Convoy HX 80, joining with the Sydney, C.B. portion, bound for Tyne with pit props (it looks like she had previously been cancelled from HX 79). She arrived Tyne, via Oban and Methil, on Nov. 4, having left Sydney, C.B. on Oct. 13. The external website that I've linked to at the end of this page now has her in station 46 of Convoy OB 251, originating in Liverpool on Nov. 28, dispersed Dec. 1. Elg is said to have joined from Oban; her destination is given as Tampa. Note, however, that Arnold Hague has included her in Convoy OB 252 instead, together with Andrea Brøvig, Brisk, Havørn, Malmanger, Profit, Skrim (sunk - follow link for details) and Solhavn. This convoy left Liverpool Nov. 30 and dispersed Dec. 4 (see link in the table above). A. Hague says she started out from Oban on Dec. 1, having previously arrived there from Methil on Nov. 26 - according to the archive document, she had left Methil Roads on Nov. 23 (the stop at Oban is not mentioned) and arrived Tampa on Christmas Eve.

From Tampa, she proceeded to Bermuda on Dec. 31, arriving Jan. 6-1941, subsequently joining the Bermuda portion of Convoy HX 102 on Jan. 9, but returned to port, arriving Halifax on Jan. 18, then joined Convoy HX 105 from there on Jan. 25. She had a cargo of phosphates for Aberdeen, where she arrived, via Loch Ewe, on Febr. 14, remaining there for almost a month, before going back to Loch Ewe (again, see Page 1). From there, she made a voyage to Takoradi; with Somerville, A. Hague has included her in Convoy OB 297, which originated in Liverpool on March 12 and dispersed on the 17th, Elg arriving Takoradi Apr. 7 (ref. link in the table above - another section of the same website has also added Strinda, but does not mention Elg). From Takoradi, she later continued to Freetown and is now listed in station 94 of Convoy SL 73, which left Freetown on Apr. 27 and arrived Liverpool on May 25; Elg, cargo of manganese, continued to Workington that same day. Fana, Hardanger, Lysaker V, Novasli and Tanafjord are also listed in SL 73 - again, see the link provided in the Voyage Record above.

With Barbro, Hardanger, Havsten, Hellen, Ida Knudsen, Solfonn, Torfinn Jarl, Troubadour and Vivi, Elg subsequently appears in Convoy OB 331, originating in Liverpool on June 8-1941, dispersed June 19, Elg arriving Quebec independently on June 23, having joined from Clyde. With a cargo of grain for London, she headed back to the U.K. again in July with Convoy HX 138, joining with the Sydney, C.B. portion - see also Page 2. A. Hague later has her in Convoy OS 4 for Freetown (in which Segundo was sunk), originating in Liverpool on Aug. 23; Elg joined from Clyde and arrived Freetown on Sept. 14. Beth, Chr. Knudsen and Ingria are also listed. Together with Belnor, she subsequently went in the other direction with Convoy SL 88 (departure Freetown Sept. 24, rendezvoused with Convoy HG 74 from Gibraltar on Oct. 8). Elg arrived Barrow on Oct. 20, then joined Convoy OS 11 early the following month, voyage from Clyde to Freetown and Takoradi with war stores; arriving Freetown on Nov. 28, Takoradi on Dec. 20 (having departed Freetown again on Dec. 15). Other Norwegian ships taking part were Dagrun, Danio, Fana and Tigre - again, see the external links provided in the table above for further dates and info on these convoys.

At the beginning of 1942 we find her in station 74 of Convoy SL 99, departing Freetown on Jan. 27, arriving Liverpool Febr. 16. Fana had again been in company, as had Norma, San Andres and Vest, though the latter returned to port. In March, Elg travelled to Halifax, having joined the westbound North Atlantic Convoy ON 74*, which left Liverpool on March 9 and arrived Halifax on the 25th. This time, Arosa, Beth, Borgfred, Sirehei, Thorsholm, Titanian, Tortugas and Tungsha had been in company.

The day before Tobruk fell Elg had arrived Alexandria with war materials (this does not quite agree with what can be found on Page 2, which states she arrived Alexandria on June 23, having left Port Said on the 21st). June 21 was a Sunday with no unloading of cargo taking place, so some of the crew had gotten the day off to go sightseeing at the pyramides. When the news of Tobruk's fall came, Elg was suddenly ordered to leave the harbour area and anchor outside, only to return the following day. It became increasingly obvious that the British were preparing for a hasty departure when Elg took on board a mixture of uniforms, food and other necessities, as well as oil barrels. Some parts of the ship's engine were still in town for repairs; without them she couldn't leave, so the engineer stopped the first car he could get a hold of and ordered it to take him to the workshop and back, which was done without protest. Not until his errands had been successfully completed did he realize he had ordered a British colonel and a major to chauffeur him around! When the ship was given the order to leave without prior notice, two of her gunners and several crew members were on shore, but Elg had received on board 11 evacuees from a hospital, and many of them were well enough to offer their assistance. She was sent to Port Said, where the situation was also so critical that the British didn't want to unload, so she was instead sent on to Haifa. Nobody there seemed to be in any immediate need of Elg's uniforms/food/oil mixture, though part of that cargo was gotten rid of in Beirut, before she was again sent to Egypt.

Skipping now to Oct. 27-1942, when she made a voyage from Freetown to the U.S. (see Voyage Record and Page 2), later heading to the U.K. on Dec. 27 with the slow Convoy SC 115*, which arrived Liverpool on Jan. 16-1943. The Norwegian Bencas (to Halifax), Herbrand and Vinga are also listed. Elg had a cargo of sugar, sailing in station 62. It'll be noticed, when going to Page 3, that there's now a long gap in her voyages; departure Liverpool is given as May 21, when she proceeded to Barry. At the beginning of June, she's listed in Convoy OS 49/KMS 16. Corvus, Jan, Måkefjell and Somerville are also named. This convoy originated in Liverpool on June 4 and split up on the 13th, the Gibraltar portion (KMS 16*) arriving there on June 15, while the OS convoy continued to Freetown, with arrival on June 23; Elg, however, was bound for Montevideo, where she arrived independently on July 9, having detached from OS 49 on June 18 (acording to A. Hague). In Sept-1943, she's mentioned in Convoy SL 136/MKS 24. The SL convoy, in which Elg took part, along with Somerville, had departed Freetown on Sept. 3 and joined up with the MKS convoy* from Gibraltar on the 14th. Elg, cargo of linseed, arrived Avonmouth on Sept. 26/27. More convoy info is available at the external website already mentioned.

The following month, she crossed the North Atlantic again, having joined the westbound Convoy ONS 20*, originating in Liverpool on Oct. 9, arriving Halifax on the 26th. Elg joined from Milford Haven and was bound for St. John's, N.F., where she arrived on Oct. 23. She had again been in the company of several other Norwegian ships, namely Arosa, Bestik, Cetus, Iron Baron, Snar, Solstad, Tercero, Tropic Star and Vinland. At the beginning of Dec.-1943, we find her, with a cargo of steel and pit props for Tyne, in station 11 of the slow Halifax-U.K. Convoy SC 148 (Vice Commodore was in Norhauk, which was sunk before arriving her destination - follow the link for details). Eglantine, Potentilla and Rose are named among the escorts - see SC convoy escorts. Elg arrived Tyne, via Loch Ewe and Methil Roads, on Dec. 20 (Page 3).

In Jan.-1944, she's listed in Convoy OS 66/KMS 40, voyaging from Oban to Oran with coke and coal in station 124 (listed in KMS 40*). The convoy originated in Liverpool on Jan. 24 and split up on Febr. 5, KMS 40 arriving Gibraltar on Febr. 7, while the OS portion continued to Freetown, where it arrived on the 15th. Bestik is again included, as are Novasli (returned) and Rena (Commodore Vessel), while Cetus was scheduled but did not sail. Elg arrived her destination Oran on Febr. 8, returning to the U.K. with Convoy SL 150/MKS 41, again with Bestik in company, as well as Norvarg, Olaf Bergh and Ragnhild. Elg's voyage information is given as Casablanca-Loch Ewe, cargo of phosphates. The SL convoy had started out in Freetown on Febr. 21 and joined up with the MKS convoy* from Gibraltar on March 3 - again, see the external site about these convoys for further details. Elg had sailed from Casablanca on March 2 and arrived Loch Ewe on the 14th, proceeding to Hull the next day.

She now made another voyage to the U.S., having joined Convoy ON 233*, which originated in Liverpool on Apr. 20-1944 and arrived New York on May 8. Elg had a cargo of sulphate and mails, and had station 37 of the convoy, which also included Atlantic, Ferncliff, Kaia Knudsen, Norsktank, Olaf Bergh, Slemmestad and Thorhild. Elg's subsequent voyages are shown on Page 4, with convoy information in the table above. In July that year, she was in the large New York-U.K. Convoy HX 300, bound for Greenock with a cargo of sugar and rum, arriving there on Aug. 3. About a month later, she returned across the ocean with Convoy ON 251*, together with Bernhard, Evanger, Ferncliff (returned), Fjordheim (sunk - follow link for more info), Germa, Grey County, Heimgar, Henrik Ibsen, Rutenfjell, Snar, Thorhild, Tungsha (Commodore Vessel), Veni and Vera, as well as the Panamanian Norbris, which had Norwegian managers and can be found under the N's on this website. Elg had station 167 of this convoy, which had originated in Liverpool on Sept. 1 and arrived New York on the 19th; Elg arrived Father Point on the 18th, having joined from Clyde. Several of these ships, including Elg, subsequently headed back to the U.K. with the slow Convoy SC 158, cargo of grain and general for Hull. This convoy originated in Halifax on Oct. 4, but Elg joined with the Sydney, C.B. portion. With Frontenac, Kaia Knudsen, Leiv Eiriksson and Solør, she later joined Convoy ON 265*, departing Southend on Nov. 8, arriving New York Nov. 23; Elg, however, stopped at Halifax on the 21st. Her last Trans-Atlantic voyage that year was made in Convoy SC 162, departing Halifax on Dec. 2, cargo of grain for Liverpool, with arrival Dec. 17.

At the beginning of 1945 she headed to Freetown again, having joined Convoy OS 105/KMS 79*, which originated in Liverpool on Jan. 17 and split up on the 22nd. Elg joined from Milford Haven, taking station 61, and arrived Freetown independently on Febr. 2, the convoy having been dispersed on Jan. 26. The Norwegian Mathilda also took part (more convoy details via link in the table above). In March that year she made a voyage from Casablanca to the U.K. with Convoy MKS 87*, cargo of ground nuts. Other Norwegian ships were Alaska, Boreas and Olaf Bergh. About a month later, Elg made another voyage across the North Atlantic, having sailed in Convoy ONS 47*, originating in Liverpool on Apr. 11, arriving Halifax on the 30th; Elg, however, was bound for St. John's, N.F., and arrived there on Apr. 28, having started out from Belfast Lough on Apr. 12. Frontenac, Marie Bakke, Rena (Commodore Vessel) and Romulus are also listed. From St. John's, she continued to Corner Brook the next day, before heading to Sydney, C.B. in order to join the slow Convoy SC 176*. Again, see Page 4 as well as Page 5. This convoy, which also had Chr. Th. Boe, Dageid, Garonne, Glarona, Ima, Rena and Vinga in its ranks, had originated in Halifax on May 16 and arrived Liverpool on May 29 but as already indicated, Elg joined with the Sydney, C.B. portion, cargo of newsprint, station 23. She anchored at Downs on May 30.

From Page 5 above, we learn that she got to go home to Norway in Aug.-1945, and again in Jan.-1946.

* 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 ONS convoys will also be added, but for now, see the page naming ships in all ONS convoys. Additionally, the MKS, KMS and SC convoys are available and will be added - see ships in all MKS convoys, ships in all KMS convoys and ships in all SC convoys.

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


According to this external page, she was owned from 1959 by Maraventura Comp. Nav. S.A (Lemos & Pateras Ltd.), Piræus as Rinoula. Sold to Germany in 1967 for breaking up.

Related external link:
OB convoys - As mentioned in the narrative above, Elg is listed in OB 251, while A. Hague instead has her in OB 252.

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

The text on this page was compiled with the help of: "Nortraships flåte", J. R. Hegland, and misc. (ref. My sources).


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