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M/T Evita
Updated July 25-2011

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

Source: Markus Berger (see Swiss Ships - external link).
More pictures are available on this external page (click in them to make them larger).

Manager: J. M. Ugland, Grimstad
6346 gt

Built at Götaverken A/B, Gothenburg, Sweden in 1927. Previous name: Dagland until 1936. Aaccording to the external website that I've linked to above, she was owned at the time by A/S Ocean (John P. Pedersen & Søn), Oslo. Sold in Jan.-1936 to A/S Uglands Rederi (J. M. Ugland), Grimstad, renamed Evita.

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 March-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 (where the "Convoy" column is left blank, it means that convoy is not known).

Errors may exist, and some voyages are missing.

Departure From To Arrival Convoy Remarks
1940 March 23 Bahrein Wellington May 1 Independent
May 20 Wellington Los Angeles June 13 Independent
July 5 Los Angeles Sydney, N.S.W. Aug. 2 Independent
Aug. 5 Sydney, N.S.W. Sydney, N.S.W. Aug. 17 Independent A. Hague says:
Voyage data unknown
(but see Page 1)
Aug. 23 Sydney, N.S.W. Singapore Sept. 14 Independent
Sept. 17 Singapore Capetown Oct. 11 Independent
Oct. 14 Capetown Freetown Oct. 28 Independent
Nov. 4 Freetown Liverpool Nov. 28 SL 54 Convoy available at SL 54
(external link)
Missing movements, Page 1
Dec. 12 Liverpool Ardrossan Dec. 13 Independent Missing voyages?
(see Page 1).
Dec. 25 Ardrossan Clyde Dec. 25 Independent
1941 Jan. 24 Clyde OB 277 Dispersed Jan. 27.
Convoy available at OB 277
(external link)
Jan. 27 Dispersed from OB 277 New York City Febr. 11 Independent
July 13 New York City Halifax July 17 Independent
July 22 Halifax Belfast Lough Aug. 5 HX 140 See also narrative below
* Aug. 6 Belfast Lough Swansea Aug. 8 Independent
*? Aug. 7 Belfast Lough Swansea Aug. 8 BB 58 Convoy available at BB convoys
(external link)
* Did she sail to Swansea independently, or in Convoy BB 58? See also Page 1.
Aug. 17 Swansea Milford Haven Aug. 18 Independent
Aug. 19 Milford Haven ON 9 For N.Y.C.
Dispersed Aug. 25
54 51N 20 42W
Aug. 25 Dispersed from ON 9 New York City Sept. 5 Independent
Sept. 20 New York City Halifax Sept. 23 Independent
Sept. 28 Halifax Sydney, C.B. Oct. 2 HX 152 Put back, Sydney C.B.
Oct. 5 Sydney, C.B. Belfast Lough Oct. 21 SC 48
Oct. 22 Belfast Lough Milford Haven Oct. 24 BB 92 Convoy available at BB convoys
(external link)
Nov. 1 Milford Haven Southampton Nov. 4 WP 59 Convoy available at WP convoys
(external link)
Compare w/Page 1, see also Page 2
Nov. 13 Solent Falmouth Nov. 14 PW 65 Convoy available at via this page
(external link)
Nov. 19 Falmouth Milford Haven Nov. 20
Nov. 24 Milford Haven ON 40 For Halifax.
(Via Belfast Lough, Page 2).
Dispersed Dec. 4
Convoy will be added.
See ships in ON convoys
Dec. 4 Dispersed from ON 40 Halifax Dec. 12 Independent
Dec. 12 Halifax St. John, N.B. Dec. 13 Independent
1942 Jan. 4* St. John, N.B. Halifax Jan. 7 Independent *Jan. 6?
(see Page 2).
Febr. 1 Halifax Clyde Febr. 16* HX 173 Straggled
*Page 2 gives arrival Febr. 13.
Also, missing voyages.
March 11 Clyde ON 75 For Aruba.
Dispersed March 19
42N 46W
Convoy will be added.
See ships in ON convoys
March 19 Dispersed from ON 75 New York City March 25 Independent See also narrative below
Apr. 24 New York City Halifax Apr. 27 Independent
May 7 Halifax Belfast Lough May 22 SC 83 For Iceland
May 23 Belfast Lough Avonmouth May 25 BB 177 Convoy available at BB convoys
(external link)
Via Barry Roads
(Page 2).
May 30 Avonmouth Cardiff May 30 Independent
July 14 Cardiff Barry July 14 Independent
July 15 Barry Milford Haven July 16 Independent
July 16 Milford Haven ON 113 For N.Y.C.
(via Belfast Lough - Page 2).
Detached July 31.
Convoy will be added.
See ships in ON convoys
July 31 Detached from ON 113 New York City Aug. 3 Independent
Aug. 11 New York City Cape Cod Bay Independent
Aug. 13 Cape Cod Bay Halifax Aug. 16 BX 33 Convoy available at BX convoys
(external link)
Aug. 19 Halifax Curacao Aug. 28 HA 4 Convoy available at HA convoys
(external link)
Aug. 31 Curacao Gitmo Sept. 5 TAG 1 Convoy available at TAG convoys
(external link)
Sept. 5 Gitmo New York City Sept. 12 GN 1 Convoy available at GN convoys
(external link)
Sept. 20 New York City Gitmo Sept. 27 NG 307 For Aruba.
Convoy available at NG convoys
(external link)
Sept. 27 Gitmo Aruba Oct. 1 GAT 9 Convoy available at GAT convoys
(external link)
Oct. 1 Aruba Curacao Oct. 1 AW 7 Convoy available via this page
(external link)
Oct. 6 Curacao Aruba Oct. 6 WA 1 Convoy available via link above
Oct. 8 Aruba Curacao Oct. 9 Independent
Oct. 11 Curacao Gitmo Oct. 14 TAG 12 Curacao to Gitmo.
Convoy available at TAG convoys
(external link)
Oct. 15 Gitmo New York City Oct. 24 GN 12 Convoy available at GN convoys
(external link)
Nov. 3 New York City Belfast Lough Nov. 17 HX 214 See also narrative below
Nov. 19 Belfast Lough Avonmouth Nov. 20 BB 236 Convoy available at BB convoys
(external link)
Nov. 24 Avonmouth Belfast Lough Nov. 26 Independent Via Barry Roads
(Page 3).
Nov. 27 Belfast Lough New York City Dec. 12 ON 149 Convoy will be added.
See ships in ON convoys
1943 Febr. 7 Hampton Roads* Bermuda Febr. 9 UGS 5 *From New York
(Page 3).
Returned, collision.
See narrative below.
Convoy available at UGS 5
(external link)
Febr. 19 Bermuda Hampton Roads Febr. 22 Independent
Febr. 28 Hampton Roads Baltimore March 1 Independent
March 26 Baltimore New York City March 27 Independent
Apr. 1 New York City New York City Apr. 1 Independent Collision and put back
May 7 New York City Liverpool May 22 HX 238
June 10 Liverpool New York City June 26 ON 188 Convoy will be added.
See ships in ON convoys
July 15 New York City Loch Ewe July 28 HX 248 See also narrative
July 29 Loch Ewe Scapa Flow July 29 WN 460 Convoy available at WN convoys
(external link)
Aug. 2 Lyness Clyde Aug. 4 EN 263 Convoy available at EN convoys
(external link)
See also Page 3
Sept. 10 Clyde New York City Sept. 24 ON 201 Convoy will be added.
See ships in ON convoys
1944 March 12 New York City Gitmo March 19 NG 422 Convoy available at NG convoys
(external link)
March 19 Gitmo Curacao March 22 GAT 124 Gitmo to Curacao.
Convoy available at GAT convoys
(external link)
March 31 Curacao Gitmo Apr. 3 TAG 124 Curacao to Gitmo.
Convoy available at TAG convoys
(external link)
Apr. 3 Gitmo New York City Apr. 10 GN 124 Convoy available at GN convoys
(external link)
Apr. 12 New York City Clyde Apr. 26 HX 287 Missing movements, Page 3
May 19 Clyde Milford Haven May 21 Independent
May 22 Milford Haven Devonport May 23 WP 526 Convoy available at WP convoys
(external link)
Compare w/Page 4
May 28 Devonport PW 528 Detached May 29.
Convoy available via this page
(external link)
May 29 Detached from PW 528 Clyde May 30 Independent Again, see also Page 4
June 3 Clyde Milford Haven June 5 Independent
June 6 Milford Haven Falmouth June 7 EBC 3 Convoy available at EBC convoys
(external link)
June 10 Falmouth Clyde June 12
June 18 Clyde New York City July 2 ON 241 Convoy will be added.
See ships in ON convoys
Aug. 8 New York City Philadelphia Aug. 8 Independent
Aug. 9 Philadelphia Hampton Roads Aug. 10 Independent
Aug. 13 Hampton Roads Oran Aug. 31 UGS 51 Convoy available at UGS convoys
(external link)
Sept. 8 Oran Port Said Sept. 17 UGS 52 Oran to Port Said.
Convoy available at link above.
Sept. 17 Port Said Haifa Sept. 18 Independent
Sept. 20 Haifa Port Said Sept. 21 Independent
Sept. 22 Port Said Bone Oct. 17* GUS 53 Port Said to Bone.
Convoy available at GUS convoys
(external link)
*Should be Sept. 27
Sept. 29 Bone Augusta Oct. 1
Oct. 6 Augusta Naples Oct. 7 VN 69 Convoy available at VN convoys
(external link)
Oct. 11 Naples Augusta Oct. 12 Independent
Oct. 13 Augusta Port Said Oct. 17 UGS 55 Augusta to Port Said.
Convoy available at UGS convoys
(external link)
Oct. 18 Port Said Haifa Oct. 19 Independent
Oct. 20 Haifa Port Said Oct. 22 Independent
Oct. 22 Port Said Augusta Oct. 27 GUS 56 Port Said to Augusta.
Convoy available at GUS convoys
(external link)
Oct. 30 Augusta Naples Oct. 31 VN 74 Convoy available at VN convoys
(external link)
Nov. 4 Naples Oran Nov. 8 Independent
Nov. 10 Oran Hampton Roads Nov. 30 GUS 57 Oran to U.S.A.
Convoy available at GUS convoys
(external link)
Dec. 11 Hampton Roads Oran Dec. 27* UGS 63 Convoy available at UGS convoys
(external link)
*Page 4 gives arrival Dec. 29
Dec. 31 Oran Port Said Jan. 8-1945 Independent Left Port Said Jan. 8
(Page 4).
1945 Jan. 9 Suez Aden Jan. 15 Independent
Jan. 15 Aden Abadan Jan. 24 Independent See also Page 5
Jan. 25 Abadan Colombo Febr. 5 Independent
Febr. 5 Colombo Madras Febr. 9 Independent
Febr. 10 Madras Calcutta Febr. 13 Independent
Febr. 18 Calcutta Abadan March 9 Independent Again, see Page 5
March 10 Abadan Bombay March 17 Independent
Apr. 2 Bombay Abadan Apr. 9 Independent See also Page 5
Apr. 10 Abadan Aden Apr. 19 Independent
Apr. 19 Aden Suez* Apr. 25 Independent *Arrived Port Said
(Page 5).
Apr. 26 Port Said Augusta Apr. 30 Independent
Apr. 30 Augusta Toulon May 3 Independent
May 6 Toulon Oran May 8 Independent
May 12 Oran GUS 89 Detached May 20.
Convoy available at GUS convoys
(external link)
Page 5 says put back Oran, May 12
May 20 Detached from GUS 89 Houston Independent Page 5 gives arrival June 2
June 5 Houston Southend June 26 Independent Again, see Page 5
July 2 Southend Clyde July 5 Independent
Aug. 28 Clyde Tripoli, Syria Sept. 12 Independent A. Hague says:
Then Tripoli, Syria/Haifa trade.
See also Page 5 & Page 6

 Misc. Convoy Voyages: 
For information on voyages made in between those discussed here, please go to the archive documents and/or Hague's Voyage Record above. Follow the convoy links provided for more details; the Commodore's notes and/or misc. reports are also available for some of them and several Norwegian ships took part.

When war broke out in Norway on Apr. 9-1940, Evita was on her way from Bahrein to Wellington - see Page 1 of the archive documents.

Later that year, she's listed in Convoy SL 54, which departed Freetown for the U.K. on Nov. 4. The Norwegian Lincoln Ellsworth and Norse King are also listed - ref link provided within the above table.

Together with Haakon Hauan and Inger Lise, she later joined Convoy OB 277, originating in Liverpool on Jan. 22-1941, dispersed Jan. 27, Evita arriving New York independently on Febr. 11, having started out from Clyde on Jan. 23. There's now a long gap in her voyages; according to Page 1, she did not leave New York again until July 13, when she proceeded to Halifax, then joined Convoy HX 140 on July 22 (having been cancelled from HX 139), together with the Norwegian Madrono (112), Boreas (16), Velox (56), Velma (96), Alaska (106), Stiklestad (95), Vardefjell (84), Thorshov (83), Olaf Bergh (124), Skiensfjord (97), Ferncastle (113), Thorshavet (43), Bonneville (82) and Helgøy (77). Beth and Petter were also initially in this convoy but left due to engine problems. Evita arrived Swansea, via Belfast Lough, on Aug. 8, returning accross the Atlantic later that month with Convoy ON 9. She was bound for New York, where she arrived independently on Sept. 5, the convoy having been dispersed Aug. 25.

On Sept. 28, she's named among the ships in Convoy HX 152 from Halifax. However, she put back to Sydney, C.B. on Oct. 2, subsequently joining the slow Convoy SC 48 from there on Oct. 5, in which several Norwegian ships were sunk, one of them being Erviken. Follow the links for further details; cruising order and Commodore's notes are also available for this convoy, along with misc. reports. Evita's last Trans-Atlantic voyage that year was made in Convoy ON 40*. Arthur W. Sewall, Charles Racine (returned), Egda, Fernmoor, Finnanger (returned), Rio Novo, Slemdal, Storanger, Tai Shan and Velox are also listed in this convoy, which originated in Liverpool on Nov. 25 and dispersed Dec. 4, Evita arriving Halifax independently on Dec. 12, proceeding to St. John, N.B. that same day - her voyages in this period are shown on Page 2.

She headed back to the U.K. on Febr. 1-1942 in Convoy HX 173 from Halifax. According to Arnold Hague's "The Allied Convoy System", she was involved in a collision with the Russian Dvinoles in this convoy, while Roger W. Jordan's "The world's Merchant Fleets 1939" says the Russian ship sank following a collision with Havprins. The latter is correct.

According to the external website that I've linked to at the end of this page, she joined Convoy OS 21 on March 4 that year, voyaging from Clyde to Aruba in ballast in station 35 of the convoy. Note, however, that Arnold Hague has included her, along with Brand, Brasil, Norfjell and Vanja, in the westbound North Atlantic Convoy ON 75* in this time period. This convoy originated in Liverpool on March 10 (Evita sailed from Clyde, March 11) and dispersed on the 19th, Evita arriving New York independently on March 25. If she was in ON 75, she either did not join OS 21 at all, or joined and returned to port. Her final destination is again given as Aruba, but arrival there is not given on Page 2 of the archive documents, which shows that she remained in New York for a month, before proceeding to Halifax, where she joined the slow Convoy SC 83 on May 7, for which Acanthus, Eglantine, Potentilla and Rose served as escorts for a while. Evita's destination is given as Avonmouth, and she arrived there, via Belfast Lough and Barry Roads, on May 25/26, continuing to Cardiff a few days later. There's now another long gap in her voyages; the archive document gives departure Cardiff as July 14, and she's subsequently listed, with Abraham Lincoln, Harpefjell, Norsol, Pan Aruba, Salamis, Solsten, Thorhild and Vav, in the westbound Convoy ON 113*, originating in Liverpool on July 17. Evita arrived New York on Aug. 3, having sailed from Milford Haven on July 16.

Her subsequent voyages are shown on Page 2, while convoy information for some of them can be found in the Voyage Record above.

Skipping now to Oct. 26-1942, when she was scheduled for Convoy HX 213 from New York, but she instead joined the next convoy on Nov. 3, HX 214 (station 91), bound for Avonmouth, where she arrived, via Belfast Lough, on Nov. 20. She had time for one more Trans-Atlantic crossing before that year was over, and she joined Convoy ON 149* later that month, arriving New York on Dec. 12. She had again been in the company of a number of other Norwegian ships, namely Høyanger, Morgenen, N. T. Nielsen Alonso, Vanja and Vinga, as well as the Panamanian Norlys (Norwegian managers). Page 3 lists her voyages in this period.

It looks like Evita was scheduled for Convoy HX 225 (New York-U.K.) at the end of Jan.-1943, but is crossed out from station 122, cargo of diesel oil. A. Hague has instead included her in Convoy UGS 5, which left Hampton Roads on Febr. 7 (Evita left New York that day) and arrived Oran on the 26th, but Evita arrived Bermuda on Febr. 10, following a collision. According to the archive document she had indeed been bound for North Africa at the time. Charles Hocking (see My Sources) says the following: "The American steamship Pan Royal, Capt. W. B. Johnson, was in convoy (this was UGS 5) in the North Atlantic on February 9th, 1943, when she collided with the motor vessel Evita, 6346 tons, and the steamship George Davis, 7177 tons. She sank with the loss of eight men. Capt. Johnson was among the survivors". This incident is not mentioned in any of my Norwegian sources. Sandanger is also listed in Convoy UGS 5 - ref. external link in the table above. A. Hague also mentiones another collision on Apr. 1 that year - I have no further details on that, but she subsequently remained in New York for over a month.

On May 7, we find her in Convoy HX 238 from New York, bound for Dingle with pool gas oil, station 92. In June, she joined Convoy ON 188*, departing Liverpool on June 10, arriving New York on the 26th. Abraham Lincoln (Commodore Vessel), Bajamar, Bañaderos, Belinda, Duala, G. C. Brøvig, Gylfe, Kaia Knudsen, Kaldfonn, Montevideo, Mosdale, Skandinavia, Strinda, Thorhild, Vav and Velma are also named. Evita was scheduled to return to the U.K. at the end of June with Convoy HX 246, but instead joined HX 248 on July 15 - see also the Commodore's report. Her destination is given as Scapa, and she arrived there, via Loch Ewe, on July 29. In Sept.-1943, she's listed in the westbound Convoy ON 201*, together with Chr. Th. Boe, Gallia, Heranger, Tai Shan, Toledo and Velma. She arrived New York on Sept. 24, having sailed from Clyde on Sept. 10 (ON 201 originated in Liverpool on Sept. 9).

There's now another long gap in her voyages; it looks like she did not leave New York again until March 12 the following year, when she proceeded to Curacao - again, see Page 3, as well as Hague's Voyage Record above.

In Apr.-1944, she joined the New York-U.K. Convoy HX 287, heading back to New York on June 18 with Convoy ON 241*, arriving July 2. Brasil, Drammensfjord, Egda, Fosna, Lista, Minerva, Solfonn and Spinanger are also included, as are the Panamanian Norbris and Norlys (both included under the N's on this website).

Page 4, Page 5 and Page 6 list her later voyages (to March-1946), with convoy info in A. Hague's Voyage Record above.

* All the ON convoys 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.

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


Sold in 1957 to Typaldos Bros, Piraeus, Greece and renamed Irinicos. Laid up at Uddevalla from Sept. 7-1957. Sold to Belgian breakers and arrived Antwerp June 15-1959.

Related external link:
OS and OS/KMS convoys - As mentioned, Evita is listed in Convoy OS 21, but probably did not sail.

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

Uglands Rederi had 3 more ships by this name post war.

The text on this page was compiled with the help of: Misc. sources as named within text (ref. My sources). Sources for information on the convoys are listed on each convoy page.


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