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M/S Emma Bakke
Updated July 19-2011

To Emma Bakke on the "Ships starting with E" page.

Received from, and painted by Jan Goedhart, Holland.
See also Ida Bakke for another picture.
Another picture is available on this external page (external link - click in the photo to make it larger).

Owner: Skibs-A/S Hilda Knudsen.
Manager: Knut Knutsen O. A. S., Haugesund
4706 gt, 2775 net, 8215 tdwt.
Dimensions: 414' x 54.7' x 24.9'
Machinery: 2 x 8 cyl. 4 tev Kockum-MAN, 12 knots, 2 props.

Delivered in Aug.-1929 from Kockums mek. Verkstads A/B, Malmö as Sveadrott to Stockholms Rederi A/B Svea, Stockholm. Purchased by Skibs-A/S Hilda Knudsen (Knut Knutsen O.A.S.), Haugesund in May-1937 and renamed Emma Bakke.

Related item on this website:
A message on my Find Old Shipmates Forum from the granddaughter of Arne Hansen, who served on Emma Bakke towards the end of the war. (He also served on Hallfried, Pan Scandia and Østhav).

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 Febr.-1940 to Sept.-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 Febr. 12 Halifax HXF 20 Straggled Febr. 19
Febr. 19 Straggled from HXF 20 Clyde Febr. 25 Independent
March 2 Clyde Liverpool March 3 Independent
March 16 Liverpool OB 111 A. Hague says:
For San Pedro.
Straggled March 17.
See also Page 1
Convoy available at OB 111
(external link)
March 17 Straggled from OB 111 Cristobal Apr. 4 Independent
Apr. 5 Balboa Los Angeles Apr. 16 Independent
Apr. 17 Los Angeles Esquimalt Apr. 21 Independent
Apr. 21 Esquimalt New Westminster Apr. 21 Independent
Apr. 25 New Westminster Tacoma Apr. 25 Independent
Apr. 27 Tacoma Portland, Oregon Apr. 28 Independent
May 3 Portland, Oregon San Francisco May 6 Independent
May 7 San Francisco Los Angeles May 9 Independent
May 9 Los Angeles Balboa May 20 Independent
May 21 Cristobal Bermuda May 27 Independent
May 27 Bermuda BHX 46 See link to HX 46
June 2 Bermuda portion joined main convoy Clyde June 12 HX 46
June 21 Clyde Liverpool June 22 Independent See also Page 1
July 5 Liverpool Belfast Lough July 8 Independent
July 10 Belfast Lough Cristobal July 31
Aug. 1 Balboa Los Angeles Aug. 11 Independent
Aug. 12 Los Angeles Vancouver Aug. 17 Independent
Aug. 24 Vancouver New Westminster Aug. 24 Independent
Aug. 26 New Westminster Vancouver Aug. 27 Independent
Aug. 27 Vancouver Seattle Aug. 28 Independent Again, compare w/Page 1
Aug. 29 Seattle Tacoma Aug. 30 Independent
Aug. 31 Tacoma Seattle Sept. 1 Independent
Sept. 1 Seattle San Francisco Sept. 4 Independent
Sept. 7 San Francisco Los Angeles Sept. 9 Independent
Sept. 9 Los Angeles Balboa Sept. 20 Independent
Sept. 21 Cristobal Bermuda Sept. 26 Independent
Sept. 28 Bermuda BHX 77 See link below
Oct. 3 Bermuda portion joined main convoy Liverpool Oct. 14 HX 77 Convoy will be added.
See ships in HX convoys
Nov. 9 Liverpool Belfast Lough Nov. 11 Independent See also narrative below.
Nov. 13 Belfast Lough OB 243 For Vancouver.
Dispersed Nov. 18
54 10N 20 49W.
Convoy available at OB 243
(external link)
Nov. 18 Dispersed from OB 243 Cristobal Dec. 3 Independent
Dec. 4 Balboa Los Angeles Dec. 13 Independent
Dec. 13 Los Angeles New Westminster Dec. 17 Independent
Dec. 21 New Westminster Vancouver Dec. 21 Independent
1941 Jan. 6 Vancouver Tacoma Jan. 7 Independent
Jan. 11 Tacoma Los Angeles Jan. 15 Independent
Jan. 18 Los Angeles Balboa Jan. 29 Independent
Jan. 30 Cristobal Bermuda Febr. 5 Independent
Febr. 7 Bermuda BHX 108
Febr. 12 Bermuda portion joined main convoy Liverpool Febr. 27 HX 108 Convoy will be added.
See ships in HX convoys
March 19 Liverpool OB 299 For Vancouver.
Dispersed March 25.
Convoy available at OB 299
(external link)
March 25 Dispersed from OB 299 Cristobal Apr. 11 Independent
Apr. 12 Balboa Los Angeles Apr. 22 Independent
Apr. 22 Los Angeles Vancouver Apr. 26 Independent
May 7 Vancouver New Westminster May 7 Independent
May 13 New Westminster Tacoma May 14 Independent
May 16 Tacoma San Francisco May 19 Independent
May 22 San Francisco Los Angeles May 24 Independent
May 26 Los Angeles Balboa June 6 Independent
June 6 Cristobal Halifax June 15 Independent
June 16 Halifax Halifax June 20 HX 133 Returned
June 20 Halifax Clyde July 9 HX 134 See also narrative
(& Page 2).
July 25 Clyde OS 1 For Panama.
Detached Aug. 1.
Convoy available at OS 1
(external link)
Aug. 1 Detached from OS 1 Cristobal Aug. 12 Independent
Aug. 13 Balboa Los Angeles Aug. 22 Independent
Aug. 23 Los Angeles New Westminster Aug. 28 Independent
Aug. 29 New Westminster Vancouver Aug. 29 Independent
Aug. 30 Vancouver Columbia River Sept. 1 Independent
Sept. 7 Columbia River San Francisco Sept. 9 Independent
Sept. 14 San Francisco Los Angeles Sept. 14 Independent
Sept. 15 Los Angeles Balboa Sept. 26 Independent
Sept. 27 Cristobal Bermuda Oct. 4 Independent
Oct. 4 Bermuda Halifax Oct. 7 Independent
Oct. 10 Halifax Liverpool Oct. 23 HX 154 12 Passengers
Nov. 13 Liverpool ON 36 For Vancouver
Dispersed Nov. 25
49 24N 46 15W
Nov. 25 Dispersed from ON 36 Cristobal Dec. 6 Independent
Dec. 8 Balboa Los Angeles Dec. 18 Independent
Dec. 19 Los Angeles Vancouver Dec. 24 Independent
1942 Jan. 13 Vancouver Columbia River Jan. 15 Independent
Jan. 18 Portland, Oregon Los Angeles Jan. 22 Independent
Febr. 3 Los Angeles Balboa Febr. 14 Independent
Febr. 15 Cristobal Halifax Febr. 25 Independent
March 3 Halifax Liverpool March 17 HX 178 10 Passengers
Apr. 4 Liverpool ON 83 A. Hague says:
For Port Arthur
(Page 3 says for St. John).
Detached Apr. 17.
Convoy will be added.
See ships in ON convoys
Apr. 17 Detached from ON 83 New York City Apr. 20 Independent
Apr. 30 New York City Halifax May 2 Independent
May 3 Halifax Liverpool May 16 HX 188
May 29 Liverpool Cape Cod Canal June 12 ON 99
June 12 Cape Cod Canal New York City June 15 Independent
June 27 Boston(?*) Halifax June 29 BX 26B *From New York June 27
(Page 3).
Convoy available at BX 26B
(external link)
June 29 Halifax Liverpool July 11 HX 196
July 24 Liverpool Cape Cod Canal Aug. 8 ON 115 13 Passengers
Convoy will be added.
See ships in ON convoys
Aug. 8 Cape Cod Canal New York City Aug. 9 Independent
Aug. 25 New York City Cape Cod Bay Aug. 26 Independent See also Page 3
Aug. 28 Cape Cod Bay Halifax Aug. 30 BX 35B Convoy available at BX 35B
(external link)
Aug. 30 Halifax Liverpool Sept. 11 HX 205
Sept. 25 Liverpool New York City Oct. 11 ON 133 Convoy will be added.
See ships in ON convoys
Nov. 19 New York City Liverpool Dec. 3 HX 216 (See also narrative).
Dec. 19 Liverpool New York City Jan. 6-1943 ON 155
1943 Jan. 22 New York City Belfast Lough Febr. 6 HX 224
Febr. 7 Belfast Lough Cardiff Febr. 9 BB 261 Convoy available at BB 261
(external link)
March 10 Cardiff Milford Haven March 11 Independent (Via Barry Roads - Page 3).
March 13 Milford Haven ON 173 Convoy will be added.
See ships in ON convoys
March 28 From ON 173 Cape Cod Canal March 30 XB 40 Convoy available at XB 40
(external link)
March 30 Cape Cod Canal New York City March 31 Independent
Apr. 18 New York City Liverpool May 4 HX 235
May 15 Liverpool New York City May 31 ON 184 Convoy will be added.
See ships in ON convoys
June 15 New York City Liverpool June 29 HX 244
July 9 Liverpool New York City July 22 ON 192 Convoy will be added.
See link above.
Aug. 7 New York City Liverpool Aug. 23 HX 251
Sept. 2 Liverpool New York City Sept. 18 ON 200 Convoy will be added.
See link above.
Sept. 28 New York City Liverpool Oct. 13 HX 259 Convoy will be added.
See ships in HX convoys
Oct. 24 Liverpool New York City Nov. 7 ON 208 Convoy will be added.
See ships in ON convoys
Dec. 2 New York City Liverpool Dec. 16 HX 269 Convoy will be added.
See ships in HX convoys
Dec. 31 Liverpool New York City Jan. 18-1944 ON 218 Convoy will be added.
See ships in ON convoys
1944 Febr. 12 New York City Liverpool Febr. 29 HX 279
March 15 Liverpool New York City Apr. 1 ON 228 Convoy will be added.
See link above.
Apr. 18 New York City Liverpool May 4 HX 288
May 19 Liverpool New York City June 3 ON 237 Convoy will be added.
See link above.
June 19 New York City Liverpool July 3 HX 296
July 18 Liverpool New York City Aug. 2 ON 245 Convoy will be added.
See link above.
Aug. 17 New York City Liverpool Sept. 1 HX 304
Sept. 16 Liverpool New York City Oct. 5 ON 254 Convoy will be added.
See link above.
Oct. 15 New York City Southend Oct. 30 HX 314
Oct. 31 Southend Hull Nov. 1 FN 1527 Convoy available at FN 1527
(external link - incomplete)
See also Page 4
Nov. 20 Hull Southend Nov. 21 FS 1641 Convoy available at FS 1641
(external link - incomplete)
Nov. 22 Southend New York City Dec. 10 ON 268 Convoy will be added.
See ships in ON convoys
Dec. 29 New York City Liverpool Jan. 12-1945 HX 329 See also narrative below
1945 Jan. 23 Liverpool Liverpool Jan. 24 ON 280 Put back, damaged propellor.
Convoy will be added.
See link above.
Febr. 6 Liverpool New York City Febr. 27 ON 283 Convoy will be added.
See link above.
March 19 New York City Liverpool Apr. 2 HX 345 Convoy will be added.
See ships in HX convoys
Apr. 17 Liverpool ON 297 Detached Apr. 26.
Convoy will be added.
See ships in ON convoys
Apr. 26 Detached from ON 297 Father Point May 1 Independent Arrived Montreal May 2
(Page 5).
May 13 Montreal Sydney, C.B. May 15 Independent
May 16 Sydney, C.B. Liverpool May 27 HX 356 Convoy will be added.
See ships in HX convoys
June 4 Liverpool Boston June 15 Independent
June 26 Boston Clyde July 7 Independent
July 12 Clyde New York City July 23 Independent
Aug. 18 New York City Liverpool Aug. 29 Independent
Sept. 8 Liverpool Savannah Sept. 21 Independent Subsequent voyages, Page 5

 Misc. Convoy Voyages: 
For information on voyages made in between those discussed in this narrative, some of which were made independently (without convoy), please go to the documents received from the National Archives of Norway and A. Hague's Voyage Record above. Follow the convoy links provided for more details; some of them also have the Commodore's notes and/or reports and several Norwegian ships took part.

With general cargo for Glasgow, Emma Bakke is listed in Convoy HXF 20, which left Halifax on Febr. 12-1940. The following month, she appears among the ships in Convoy OB 111, departing Liverpool on March 16, dispersed March 20. According to Arnold Hague, she had become a straggler before the convoy was dispersed. Her destination is given as San Pedro, and she had station 22 of the convoy, which is available via the external link provided within the Voyage Record above; Leiesten and Rym are also listed. Emma Bakke arrived Cristobal on Apr. 4, proceeding to Los Angeles the next day, with arrival Apr. 16 - see Page 1. In the meantime, war had broken out in Norway (Apr. 9-1940). In May that year, we find her in the Bermuda portion of Convoy HX 46, bound for Glasgow with general cargo (zinc, lumber and pulp) in station 16, arriving her destination on June 12. She made a voyage from Belfast to Cristobal in July that year, but convoy is not known. The archive document referred to above has her subsequent movements.

Arnold Hague has later included her in Convoy HX 77* (Bermuda portion), which arrived Liverpool on Oct. 14-1940, and in which Brandanger and Davanger had been sunk - follow the links for details. The Norwegian Dagrun, Heina and Samnanger are also named. The following month, she's listed, with destination Panama and Vancouver, in Convoy OB 241, which left Liverpool on Nov. 9 and dispersed on the 14th - see the external link at the end of this page. Note that A. Hague has instead listed her, along with John P. Pedersen, in Convoy OB 243, originating in Liverpool on Nov. 13, dispersed Nov. 18; again, see the external link provided within the table above. Going back to Page 1, we see that she did leave River Mersey on Nov. 9, but only sailed as far as Belfast Lough, where she arrived on Nov. 11, leaving again for Cristobal on the 13th, so it's possible she had briefly been in OB 241 as well(?), though A. Hague says she had made the voyage to Belfast Lough independently. She arrived Cristobal on Dec. 3, continuing to Los Angeles the next day, before proceeding to New Westminster and Vancouver, where she arrived Dec. 21 (Page 2).

In Febr.-1941, she sailed in Convoy HX 108, again joining from Bermuda, general cargo and aircraft, station 61, bound for Liverpool. It'll be noticed, when following the link to my page about this convoy, that the Bermuda portion only is currently available, but the main portion will be added - Bianca, Bonde (returned), Brant County and Leikanger are also listed. Emma Bakke arrived Liverpool on Febr. 27, and in March she's listed, again with destination Panama and Vancouver, in Convoy OB 299 (link above). Garonne, Morgenen and Sveve are also named in this convoy, which left Liverpool on March 19 and dispersed on the 25th, Emma Bakke arriving Cristobal on Apr. 11, proceeding to Los Angeles the next day, then on to Vancouver, where she arrived Apr. 26 - see Page 2. In June she joined Convoy HX 133 from Halifax (in which Soløy and Vigrid were sunk, and Kongsgaard was torpedoed and damaged - follow the links for more info), but lost touch with the convoy in fog and returned to port, then joined the next convoy at sea on June 22, HX 134. She had a general cargo as well as 3 Douglas bombers on board and took station 83, bound for Liverpool. The Commodore's report is also available for this convoy; Emma Bakke is mentioned under June 22. According to the archive document, she stopped at Clyde on July 9.

Arnold Hague now has her, with destination Panama, in Convoy OS 1, together with Anna Knudsen, Erviken, G. C. Bøvig and Jernfjeld (the latter to Clyde only). He says Emma Bakke was detached on Aug. 1 and arrived Cristobal Aug. 12, having started out from Clyde on July 25. OS 1 had originated in Liverpool on July 24 (arrived Freetown on Aug. 10), and is also available via the external link in the Voyage Record above (another section of the same site has not included Anna Knudsen and Emma Bakke in this convoy). Her subsequent voyages are shown on Page 2.

In Oct.-1941, we find her in station 105 of Convoy HX 154 from Halifax. Other Norwegian ships were Hilda Knudsen, Kaia Knudsen, Ranja, Tai Shan, Samuel Bakke, Polarsol, Skiensfjord, N. T. Nielsen-Alonso, Toronto, Noreg and Svenør. The following month, she joined the westbound North Atlantic Convoy ON 36, her destination is given as Panama and Vancouver, station 12. Montbretia and Eglantine are named among the escorts. The Commodore's narrative is also available for this convoy.

Skipping now to March 3-1942, when she can be found among the ships leaving Halifax in Convoy HX 178, subsequently joining the westbound Convoy ON 83* the following month, general cargo for Port Arthur, station 63. This convoy, which also had Katy (returned to port), Kong Haakon VII, Lynghaug, Norheim (returned), Norsol (returned), Olaf Bergh, Polartank (returned), Siljestad and Tabor in its ranks, left Liverpool on Apr. 4 and arrived Halifax on the 17th; according to Page 3, Emma Bakke arrived New York Apr. 20 (Port Arthur is not mentioned). She headed back to Liverpool on May 3 in Convoy HX 188 from Halifax, returning to the U.S. as Vice Commodore Vessel for Convoy ON 99 on May 29. According to A. Hague, she subsequently went back to the U.K. at the end of June in Convoy HX 196, and in July, we find her listed as bound for New York with Convoy ON 115*, carrying 13 passengers. Brimanger, Herbrand, Høegh Hood, Katy, Norsktank, Solfonn, Topdalsfjord and Ørnefjell are also listed.

On Aug. 30, she can be found in Convoy HX 205 from Halifax to the U.K., for which Acanthus, Eglantine, Montbretia and Potentilla served as escorts. On Sept. 25 she joined the westbound Convoy ON 133* in order to return to New York, where she arrived Oct. 11. Anna Knudsen, Athos, Bello, Brimanger, Garonne, Grey County, Kosmos II, Minerva, Molda, Noreg, Nueva Granada, Petter II (returned), Polarsol, Polartank, Sandanger, Skandinavia, Thorshavet, Thorshov and the Panamanian Norbris (Norwegian managers) are also named. She's later listed in Convoy HX 216, which departed New York on Nov. 19. Emma Bakke had a general cargo as well as ammunition, and was bound for Liverpool in station 123, but became a straggler when the convoy encountered a gale on Nov. 25; she arrived Liverpool on Dec. 3 (Page 3). Her last Trans-Atlantic voyage that year was made in Convoy ON 155. Eglantine and Acanthus are again named among the escorts. See also the Commodore's narrative. Emma Bakke arrived New York on Jan. 6-1943.

She went back across the Atlantic in Jan.-1943 with Convoy HX 224, bound for Belfast Dock, then Cardiff, station 114 (again, see Page 3). In the middle of March we find her listed as bound for New York in Convoy ON 173*, together with B. P. Newton, Dageid, Ferncourt, Frontenac, Haakon Hauan, Idefjord, Mosli, Pan Aruba, Skaraas, Stiklestad, Strinda and Thorshov, returning to the U.K. the following month with Convoy HX 235, bound for Liverpool with general cargo. In the middle of May, she shows up in the westbound Convoy ON 184*, along with Chr. Th. Boe, Fernmoor, Idefjord, Mosli, Petter, Salamis, Samuel Bakke (Commodore Vessel) and Slemmestad, and on June 15 she joined Convoy HX 244 from New York, general cargo for Liverpool, station 42 (Vice Commodore in Samuel Bakke). Together with Anna Knudsen, Buenos Aires, Ferncourt, Ivaran, Laurits Swenson (Commodore Vessel), Norholm, Petter, Reinholt, San Andres, Skaraas (returned), Tai Shan, Topdalsfjord, Vest and Villanger, as well as the Panamanian Norvinn (Norwegian managers), she now returned to New York in July with Convoy ON 192* (see also Page 4). On Aug. 7, she joined Convoy HX 251 from New York, again bound for Liverpool with general cargo, station 143 (Commodore in Laurits Swenson). Acanthus and Potentilla are again named among the escorts, as is Rose - see HX convoy escorts.

With Fagerfjell, Herbrand, O. B. Sørensen, Biscaya, Bralanta, Buenos Aires, Haakon Hauan, Ivaran, Laurits Swenson, Norden, Norheim, Reinholt and the Panamanian Norbris, Emma Bakke subsequently joined the westbound Convoy ON 200* at the beginning of Sept.-1943 (Page 4). Arnold Hague now has her heading back to the U.K. again on Sept. 28 with Convoy HX 259*, carrying explosives, general cargo and 6 aircraft, again in the company of other Norwegian ships, namely Bañaderos, Cypria, Pan Scandia (returned), Reinholt and Velma. The following month, we find her, together with Reinholt (Commodore Vessel) and Thorhild in the westbound Convoy ON 208* (from Liverpool Oct. 24, to New York Nov. 7), then in Dec.-1943, she acted as the Vice Commodore's ship for Convoy HX 269*, which left New York on Dec. 2 and arrived Liverpool Dec. 16 and also had Buenos Aires, Ivaran, Laurits Swenson (Commodore Vessel) and Noreg in its ranks. That year was rounded off by sailing in the other direction with Convoy ON 218*, again with Buenos Aires in company, as well as Herbrand and Strinda, while Eglantine and Rose were among the escorts for a while (see ON convoy escorts). The convoy departed Liverpool on Dec. 31 and arrived New York Jan. 18-1944.

In Febr.-1944, she served as Vice Commodore Ship for Convoy HX 279 from New York, general cargo for Liverpool, and in the middle of March she joined the westbound Convoy ON 228*, arriving New York on Apr. 1. Buenos Aires, Fernwood, Herbrand, Laurits Swenson (Commodore Vessel), Solfonn, Somerville and Sørvard are also listed. On Apr. 18, we find her in the New York-U.K. Convoy HX 288, again with general cargo for Liverpool and again serving as Vice Commodore Ship (Commodore in Laurits Swenson), returning in May with Convoy ON 237*, along with Brimanger (Commodore Vessel), Ferncourt, Glarona, Herbrand, Laurits Swenson (Vice Commodore Ship), Maud, Mosli, Norefjord, Noreg, Norma, Pan Scandia, Skaraas and Velma. In June that year, she was one of several Norwegian ships in Convoy HX 296 from New York. Emma Bakke was again bound for Liverpool with general cargo, arriving there on July 3, later joining the westbound Convoy ON 245*, together with Bralanta, Chr. Th. Boe, Fjordaas, Gudvor, Mathilda, Montevideo, O. B. Sørensen, Petter II and Tanafjord. Emma Bakke served as Commodore Vessel on that occasion, arriving New York on Aug. 2 - again, see Page 4.

She headed back to Liverpool later that month in Convoy HX 304, again acting as the Vice Commodore's ship. Together with Brasil, Ferncliff, James Hawson, Norefjord, Norse Lady, Sommerstad and Stirlingville, she later joined the westbound Convoy ON 254*, serving as Commodore Vessel (from Liverpool Sept. 16, to New York Oct. 5). She's now listed as sailing in Convoy HX 314 from New York on Oct. 15, bound for Hull with general cargo, again as Commodore Vessel (arrived Hull Nov. 1). She subsequently returned in Convoy ON 268*, with Brimanger (Commodore Vessel), Marit II, Montevideo, Strinda and Topdalsfjord (from Southend Nov. 22, to New York Dec. 10), and was scheduled to go back to the U.K. with Convoy HX 328 on Christmas Eve (Commodore in Brimanger), but instead joined the next convoy a few days later, HX 329 and was used as Commodore Vessel again, arriving Liverpool on Jan. 12-1945.

With Fernmoor, she joined the westbound Convoy ON 280* in Jan.-1945 but had a damaged propeller and had to return to port, subsequently joining Convoy ON 283* the following month (left Liverpool Febr. 6, arrived New York Febr. 27). Kaia Knudsen, Nyhorn and President de Vogue are also named in this convoy, for which Emma Bakke served as Commodore Vessel. She returned to the U.K. in March, having joined Convoy HX 345* from New York on the 19th. Kaia Knudsen had again been in company, as had Abraham Lincoln (Commodore Vessel), Montevideo, Solfonn, Toledo and Troja. This convoy arrived Liverpool on Apr. 2, and later that month she served as Commodore Vessel for the westbound Convoy ON 297* (from Liverpool Apr. 17), which also included Abraham Lincoln, Brasil, Brimanger, Fernwood, Geisha, Norsktank and Topdalsfjord. The convoy arrived New York on May 2, Emma Bakke, however, arrived Father Point on May 1, before proceeding to Montreal; according to A. Hague, she had been detached from the convoy on Apr. 26. Her voyages in this period are shown on Page 5. Her last convoy voyage was made in May, when she sailed back to Liverpool in Convoy HX 356*, having joined with the Sydney, C.B. portion (this convoy had originated in New York on May 13 and arrived Liverpool on the 26th). Dalfonn, Fenris, Lista (Vice Commodore) and Sørvard are also named, as is the Panamanian Norvinn (Norwegian managers).

Her next voyage to the U.S. in June could be made without a convoy. Page 5 shows her subsequent voyages, up to and including most of Apr.-1946.

* All the ON convoys mentioned here are available and will be added to individual pages in my Convoys section in due course, along with further details 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 HX series will also be updated and completed (including the already existing convoys - some have already been updated), but for now, please see ships in all HX Convoys. The escorts are named on this page.

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


The ship and the company (Skibs-A/S Hilda Knudsen) were transferred to Christian Haaland, Haugesund in Aug. 1947. (This transfer may have had something to do with the fact that Knut Knutsen died in 1946 and Chr. Haaland, his son in law, inherited some of Knutsen's companies and ships). Abandoned on fire after an explosion in the engine room on Oct. 9-1954, 280 n. miles off Cape Verde, on a voyage from New York to Casablanca* with general cargo. The 4th engineer and a mechanic died. Crew and passengers went in the lifeboats and were picked up by the Argentinian Corientes and taken to Lisbon. In my "Find Old Shipmates" Forum there's a posting from an Italian crew member who was on board at the time.

* Charles Hocking says she was on a voyage from Philadelphia to Istanbul when the fire occurred after an explosion, 250 miles west of Casablanca, adding that 40 crew and 9 passengers were picked up by Corientes. Emma Bakke sank within the next 2 days. Hocking gives the tonnage 4721 gt.

Related external links:
OB convoys - As can be seen, Emma Bakke is listed in Convoy OB 241, but she's not mentioned in A. Hague's listing for this convoy (see narrative above).

See also this chronological
list of OA and OB convoys 1940 as well as list of HX convoys, list of ON convoys, and many other series - they can be reached via this page.

Back to Emma Bakke on the "Ships starting with E" page.

This company later had another Emma Bakke, delivered in Oct.-1962, 6442 gt, later 8198 gt 1971. Became Hai Meng in 1981 (Panamanian flag, Norw. mgrs.). Sold to Taiwan for breaking up in 1988. Pictures and more information can be found on this external page.

The text on this page was compiled with the help of: "Våre motorskip", Leif M. Bjørkelund & E. H. Kongshavn, E-mail from R. W. Jordan, Dictionary of Disasters at Sea during the Age of Steam - including sailing ships and ships of war lost in Action 1824-1962", Charles Hocking, and misc. - (ref. My sources).


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