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D/S Gudvin
Updated Sept. 25-2011

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Owner: D/S A/S Gudvin
Manager: Hans Gjerpen, Oslo
1931 gt

Built by Sørlandets Skibsbyggeri A/S, Fevig, Norway in 1918. Previous name: Sørland until 1933. According to the external website that I've linked to above, she was delivered as Sørland in March-1918 to A/S Excelsior (S.O. Stray & Co.), Kristiansand. From 1920, owned by A/S Excelsior (S.O. Stray & Co. A/S), Kristiansand, same name. From Nov-1921, A/S Norsk Rutefart (S.O. Stray & Co. A/S), Kristiansand. Nov.-1924, A/S Bris (Johan Bang), Grimstad. From Febr.-1932, Skibs A/S Sørland (Johan Bang), Grimstad. May-1933, Agdesidens Bank, Grimstad. June-1933, D/S A/S Gudvin (H. Gjerpen), Oslo, renamed Gudvin.

Related item on this website:
Guestbook message from the son of William Charles Anderson, who served on this ship. I can provide his address. My contact address is available at the bottom of this page.

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 | Page 7

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

Voyage Record
From Apr.-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 (where the "Convoy" column is left blank, it generally means that convoy is not known). Note that some of the external convoy listings may be incomplete.

Please be aware that errors may exist, and this in turn could mean that she may not have sailed in all the convoys mentioned here, even though she's listed in all of them. Also, some voyages are missing.

Departure From To Arrival Convoy Remarks
1940 Apr. 12 Houston Cienfuegos Apr. 17 Independent See also Page 1
Apr. 20 Cienfuegos New Orleans Apr. 25 Independent
May 15 New Orleans Port Alfred June 1 Independent
June 6 Port Alfred Three Rivers June 7 Independent
June 9 Three Rivers Quebec June 10 Independent
June 11 Quebec Hampton Roads June 17 Independent Notional sailing date
June 17 Hampton Roads Tampa June 26 Independent
June 29 Tampa Galveston July 1 Independent
July 4 Galveston Tampa July 6 Independent
July 9 Tampa Sagua July 14 Independent
July 21 Sagua Savannah July 24 Independent
July 26 Savannah Jacksonville July 27 Independent
Aug. 2 Jacksonville Hampton Roads Independent Page 1 gives arrival Aug. 5.
Aug. 6 Hampton Roads Quebec Aug. 14 Independent
Aug. 15 Quebec Montreal Aug. 15 Independent
? Aug. 17* Three Rivers Quebec Aug. 28 Independent
* I believe the above voyage has been given the wrong departure date; it should probably be Aug. 27(?) and the entry belongs below - inserted there.
Aug. 24 Montreal Three Rivers Aug. 24 Independent
* Aug. 27 Three Rivers Quebec Aug. 28 Independent
* Voyage taken from above and departure date altered.
Aug. 29 Quebec Sydney, C.B. Sept. 1 Independent
Sept. 19 Sydney, C.B. Preston Oct. 2* SC 5 See also narrative below.
*Page 1 gives arrival Oct. 5.
Oct. 12 Preston Sydney, C.B. Oct. 30 Independent
Nov. 1 Sydney, C.B. Chatham, N.B. Nov. 2 Independent
Nov. 6 Chatham, N.B. Newcastle, N.B. Nov. 6 Independent
Nov. 9 Newcastle, N.B. Sydney, C.B. Nov. 11 Independent
Nov. 13 Sydney, C.B. Clyde Nov. 30 SC 12
?* Dec. 3 Clyde Methil Dec. 8 WN 49 Convoy available at WN convoys
(external link)
Dec. 4 Clyde Methil Dec. 9
*Gudvin may have missed the sailing date, and left a day late.
Dec. 11 Methil Hartlepool Dec. 13 FS 359 Convoy available at FS convoys
(external link)
1941 Jan. 26 Hartlepool Methil Jan. 28 FN 392 Convoy available at FN convoys
(external link)
Jan. 31 Methil Clyde Febr. 4 EN 65/1 Convoy available at EN convoys
(external link)
See also Page 1
Febr. 16 Clyde OG 53 For Takoradi.
Detached Febr. 26
Convoy will be added.
See ships in OG convoys
Febr. 26 Detached from OG 53 Takoradi March 11 Independent
March 11 Takoradi Lagos March 13 Independent
March 22 Lagos Freetown March 29 Independent
Apr. 8 Freetown Oban May 3 SL 71 Convoy available at SL 71
(external link)
May 6 Oban Methil May 8 WN 124 Convoy available at WN convoys
(external link)
May 12 Methil Hull May 13 FS 487 Convoy available at FS convoys
(external link)
May 30 Hull Oban June 5 EC 27 Convoy available at EC convoys
(external link)
June 5 Oban OG 64 For Seville.
Detached June 18.
Convoy will be added.
See ships in OG convoys
* June 18 Detached from OG 64 Seville June 19 Independent
*The above has been taken from the 1942 listing further down on this page, and date corrected. See also Page 2
June 28 Seville Gibraltar June 29 Independent
July 8 Gibraltar Workington July 23 HG 67 Convoy available at HG 67
(external link)
Aug. 1 Workington Ardrossan Aug. 2 Independent
Aug. 6 Ardrossan Clyde Aug. 6 Independent Missing movements - Page 2 above
Aug. 7 Clyde ON 4 For Sydney, C.B.
Dispersed 52 40N 47 26W, Aug. 18
Aug. 18 Dispersed from ON 4 Sydney, C.B. Aug. 23 Independent
Aug. 23 Sydney, C.B. Halifax Aug. 24 Independent
Sept. 8 Halifax Sydney, C.B. Sept. 9 Independent
Sept. 11 Sydney, C.B. Loch Ewe Sept. 27 SC 44 Convoy will be added.
See ships in SC convoys
Sept. 28 Loch Ewe Methil Sept. 30 WN 186 Convoy available at WN convoys
(external link)
Oct. 1 Methil Southend Oct. 3 FS 609 Convoy available at FS convoys
(external link)
See also Page 2
Oct. 24 Southend Methil Oct. 26 FN 536 Convoy available at FN convoys
(external link)
Compare w/Page 2.
Nov. 5 Methil Southend Nov. 7 FS 639 Convoy available at FS convoys
(external link)
?? Nov. 14 Southend Methil Nov. 16 FN 552 Convoy available at FN convoys
(external link)
Again, see also Page 2
Nov. 17 Methil Oban Nov. 20 EN 7 Did not sail.
Convoy available at EN convoys
(external link)
Nov. 18 Methil Oban Nov. 21 EN 8 Did not sail.
Convoy available at link above
Nov. 20 Methil Loch Ewe Nov. 22 EN 9 Convoy available at link above
Nov. 23 Loch Ewe Reykjavik Nov. 27 ON 39 Loch Ewe to Iceland.
See also Page 3.
Convoy will be added.
See ships in ON convoys
1942 Jan. 1 Reykjavik Belfast Lough Jan. 6 RU 3 Convoy available at RU convoys
(external link)
Jan. 7 Belfast Lough Swansea Jan. 8 BB 121 Convoy available at BB convoys
(external link)
Febr. 27 Swansea Milford Haven Febr. 28 Independent
March 2 Milford Haven Loch Ewe March 5 Independent
March 7 Loch Ewe Reykjavik March 11 UR 15 Convoy available at UR convoys
(external link)
March 11 Reykjavik Akureyri March 15 Independent
March 20 Akureyri Reykjavik March 23 Independent
Apr. 3 Reykjavik Belfast Lough Apr. 9 RU 17
Apr. 11 Belfast Lough Barry Apr. 13 BB 160 Convoy available at BB convoys
(external link)
See also Page 3
May 2 Barry Milford Haven May 2 Independent
May 3 Milford Haven Liverpool May 4
May 6 Liverpool Holyhead Independent
May 9 Holyhead Mumbles May 10 BB 172 Convoy available at link above.
May 12 Mumbles Newport May 13 Independent
May 25 Newport Barry Island Independent
May 26 Milford Haven* Southampton May 28 WP 162 *Barry Island
(Page 3).
Convoy available at WP convoys
(external link)
June 1 St. Helens Roads Southend June 2 CE 84 Again, see also Page 3.
Convoy available at CE convoys
(external link)
June 2 Southend Tyne June 4 FN 724 Convoy available at FN convoys
(external link)
June 10 Methil Southend June 12 FS 825 Convoy available at FS convoys
(external link)
See also Page 3.
June 16 Southend Tyne June 17 FN 736 Convoy available at FN convoys
(external link)
* June 18 Detached from OG 64 Seville June 19 Independent
* This entry belongs under 1941 and has been inserted there
June 24 Methil* Southend June 26 FS 837 *From Tyne
(Page 3).
Convoy available at FS convoys
(external link)
June 27 Southend Southampton June 28 CW 99 See also Page 4
Convoy available at CW convoys
(external link)
July 5 Southampton Southend July 6 CE 101 Convoy available at CE convoys
(external link)
Also, Page 4.
July 11 Southend Methil July 13 FN 757 Convoy available at FN convoys
(external link)
July 13 Methil Clyde July 15 EN 110 Convoy available at EN convoys
(external link)
July 28 Clyde Holyhead July 29 Independent
July 30 Holyhead Cardiff July 31 BB 204 Convoy available at BB convoys
(external link)
Aug. 6 Cardiff Milford Haven Aug. 7 Independent
Aug. 7 Milford Haven Loch Ewe Aug. 10
Aug. 10 Loch Ewe Reykjavik Aug. 14 UR 36 Convoy available at UR convoys
(external link)
Aug. 14 Reykjavik Akureyri Aug. 17 Independent
Aug. 27 Akureyri Reykjavik Aug. 29 Independent
Aug. 31 Reykjavik Clyde Sept. 6 RU 38
Oct. 31 Clyde Holyhead Independent
Nov. 1 Holyhead Barry Nov. 2 HM 55 Convoy available at HM 55
(external link)
Nov. 6 Barry Barry Roads Independent
Nov. 7 Barry Roads Southampton Nov. 9 WP 245 Convoy available at WP convoys
(external link)
Left Southampton Nov. 13
(Page 4).
Nov. 14 Solent Cardiff Nov. 16 PW 248 Convoy available at PW 248
(external link - incomplete listing)
Nov. 18 Cardiff Liverpool Nov. 20 Independent Missing movements, Page 4.
Dec. 3 Liverpool Loch Ewe Dec. 5 Independent
Dec. 8 Loch Ewe Reykjavik Dec. 12 UR 53 Convoy available at UR convoys
(external link)
1943 Jan. 6 Reykjavik Loch Ewe Jan. 12 RU 56 Convoy available at RU convoys
(external link)
Jan. 12 Loch Ewe Methil Jan. 14 WN 383 Convoy available at WN convoys
(external link)
Jan. 15 Methil Tyne Jan. 16 FS 1013 Convoy available at FS convoys
(external link)
Febr. 12 Tyne Methil Febr. 13 FN 942 Convoy available at FN convoys
(external link)
Febr. 14 Methil Loch Ewe Febr. 17 EN 196 Convoy available at EN convoys
(external link)
Febr. 17 Loch Ewe Reykjavik Febr. 25 UR 63 Convoy available at UR convoys
(external link)
Missing movements, Page 5
May 8 Reykjavik Belfast Lough May 14 RU 73 Convoy available at RU convoys
(external link)
May 14 Belfast Lough Port Talbot May 15
July 7 Port Talbot Swansea July 7 Independent
July 24 Swansea Milford Haven July 25 Independent
July 27 Milford Haven Gibraltar Aug. 9 KMS 22 For Bone.
Aug. 9 Gibraltar Bone Aug. 13 KMS 22 See link to KMS 22
Aug. 25 Bone Augusta?* Aug. 26 *Page 5 gives arrival Bizerta
Sept. 1 Augusta?* Bizerta Sept. 24 *From Bizerta.
Voyages in between unknown.
Oct. 12 Bizerta Philippeville Oct. 12
Oct. 13 Philippeville Bougie Oct. 13 Voyage not included, Page 5.
Oct. 15 Bougie Algiers Oct. 16
Nov. 11 Algiers Bougie Nov. 11
Nov. 14 Bougie Philippeville Nov. 14
Nov. 20 Philippeville Augusta Nov. 23 Notional sailing date.
Nov. 24 Augusta Catania Nov. 25
Dec. 2 Catania Syracuse Dec. 2
Dec. 9 Syracuse Taranto Dec. 11 AH 12 Convoy available at AH convoys
(external link)
Dec. 12 Taranto Brindisi Dec. 15
Dec. 26 Brindisi Augusta Dec. 28 Escorted
Dec. 29 Augusta Bizerta Dec. 31
1944 Jan. 9 Bizerta Philippeville Jan. 14 A. Hague says:
Voyage data unknown
Jan. 22 Philippeville Augusta Jan. 27
Jan. 30 Augusta Barletta Febr. 2 AH 21A Convoy available at link above
Febr. 8 Barletta Brindisi Febr. 9
Febr. 9 Brindisi Augusta Febr. 11
Febr. 13 Augusta Bizerta Febr. 18
Febr. 19 Bizerta Bone Febr. 19
March 1 Bone Augusta March 4
March 7 Augusta Naples* March 9 *Arrived Torre Annunziata
(Page 6)
March 13 Torre Annunziata Naples
March 19 Naples Bizerta March 23 Escorted
Apr. 2 Tunis Bizerta Apr. 3
Apr. 9 Bizerta Augusta
Apr. 12 Augusta Bizerta* Apr. 10(?) Escorted *Compare w/Page 6 above
?? Apr. 17 Bizerta Barletta Apr. 20 A. Hague says:
Notional sailing dates.
Apr. 21 Barletta Brindisi Apr. 21
Apr. 22 Brindisi Taranto Apr. 23
May 18 Taranto Augusta May 20 HA 43 Convoy available at HA convoys
(external link)
May 21 Augusta Tunis May 23
May 30 Tunis Bizerta May 30
June 1 Bizerta Augusta June 3
June 5 Augusta Torre Annunzio June 7 VN 44A Via Naples.
Convoy available at VN convoys
(external link)
June 12 Torre Annunziata Naples June 12
June 20 Naples Augusta June 21 NV 46A Convoy available at NV convoys
(external link)
June 22 Augusta Brindisi June 24 AH 50A Convoy available at AH convoys
(external link)
July 12 Brindisi Barletta July 12
July 13 Barletta Augusta July 16
July 19 Augusta Naples July 21 Escorted
July 27 Naples Piombino July 28 Escorted
Aug. 1 Piombino Naples Aug. 2 Escorted
Aug. 4 Naples Augusta Aug. 5
Aug. 8 Augusta Algiers Aug. 13
Aug. 22 Algiers Bone
Aug. 24 Bone Augusta Aug. 27
Aug. 29 Augusta Naples Aug. 31
Sept. 4 Naples Augusta?* Sept. 7 *Bizerta?
(see Page 6)
Sept. 11 Bizerta Bone Sept. 12
Sept. 20 Bone Augusta Sept. 23
Sept. 25 Augusta Bari*?
Sept. 29 Bari*? Ancona*? Escorted *See Page 6 above
Oct. 5 Ancona Barletta Oct. 7
Oct. 13 Barletta Ancona Oct. 14 Escorted
Oct. 19 Ancona Brindisi Oct. 21 Escorted
Oct. 23 Brindisi Augusta Oct. 25 Notional sailing date.
Oct. 26 Augusta Bizerta Notional sailing date.
(See also Page 7)
Nov. 25 Bizerta Augusta Dec. 2
Dec. 4 Augusta Barletta Dec. 6 AH 83 Convoy available at AH convoys
(external link)
Dec. 26 Barletta Piraeus Dec. 30
1945 Jan. 7 Piraeus Augusta Jan. 11
Jan. 15 Augusta Barletta Jan. 18 Independent
Jan. 23 Barletta Barletta Jan. 23 AH 3/2 Put back.
Convoy available at link above
Jan. 28 Barletta Ancona Jan. 30 AH 5/2 Convoy available at link above
Febr. 6 Ancona HA 10/2 Detached Febr. 8.
Convoy available at HA convoys
(external link)
Febr. 8 Detached from HA 10 Algiers Febr. 13 Independent
Febr. 18 Algiers Augusta Febr. 22 Independent
Febr. 23 Augusta Brindisi Febr. 25 Independent
Febr. 27 Bari Ancona Febr. 28 AH 14/2 Convoy available at AH convoys
(external link)
March 8 Ancona Bari March 9 HA 18/2 Convoy available at HA convoys
(external link)
March 15 Bari Piraeus March 18
March 29 Piraeus Corfu March 31 Independent
Apr. 13 Corfu Brindisi Apr. 22 Independent A. Hague says:
Voyage data unknown
Apr. 24 Brindisi Patras Apr. 27 Notional sailing date.
May 3 Patras Taranto May 5 Independent
May 6 Taranto Bari May 8 Independent
May 16 Bari Barletta May 16 Independent Left Barletta May 26
(Page 7).
* May 26 Ancona Venice May 29 AV 1 Convoy available at AV 1
(external link)
*Compare w/Page 7 above
June 1 Venice Ancona June 3 VA 1 Convoy available at VA 1
(external link)
June 11 Ancona Venice June 12 AV 5 Convoy available at AV 5
(external link)
June 16 Venice Brindisi June 18 VA 7 Convoy available at VA 7
(external link)
July 2 Brindisi Augusta July 4 Independent
July 4 Augusta Sfax July 6 Independent
July 15 Sfax Cardiff July 29 Independent
Aug. 1 Cardiff Kirkwall Aug. 5 Independent
Aug. 5 Kirkwall Trondheim, Norway Aug. 9 Independent

 Some Convoy Voyages: 
For information on voyages made in between those mentioned here, please see the documents received from the National Archives of Norway and A. Hague's Voyage Record above. Follow the convoy links provided for more details on them; several Norwegian ships took part.

In service U.K.-Iceland with coal early in the war?

As will be seen when going to Page 1 of the archive documents, Gudvin arrived Houston on Apr. 9-1940, the day of the German invasion of Norway.

With a cargo of wood pulp for Preston, she was scheduled for the slow Convoy SC 4 from Sydney, C.B. to the U.K. on Sept. 10, but instead joined the next convoy on Sept. 18, SC 5. According to the archive document mentioned above, she arrived Preston on Oct. 5. She returned across the Atlantic shortly thereafter, arriving Sydney, C.B. on Oct. 30 (A. Hague says she made this voyage independently), and on Nov. 13, we find her in Convoy SC 12, cargo of pit props for West Hartlepool, where she arrived Dec. 13. She now appears to have spent quite a long time there; departure date is given as Jan. 26-1941.

The following month, she joined Convoy OG 53*, together with Fana and Rimfakse. The convoy originated in Liverpool on Febr. 15-1941 and arrived Gibraltar March 1; Gudvin, however, was bound for Takoradi, arriving there on March 11, having detached from the convoy on Febr. 26. She continued to Lagos that same day, with arrival March 13 and from there, she later proceeded to Freetown (again, see Page 1). She's now mentioned in Convoy SL 70 (see external link at the end of this page), which left Freetown on March 29 and arrived Liverpool on Apr. 23, but she probably did not sail (or returned to port), as she's also listed in the next convoy on Apr. 8, SL 71. Gudvin, carrying a cargo of groundnuts, arrived Oban on May 3 - see Page 2. Both these convoys had other Norwegian ships, namely Andrea Brøvig, Egda, Lisbeth (probably did not sail), Para, Ravnefjell (probably did not sail) and Storanger in SL 70 (Dagfred was scheduled, but did not sail), and Dagfred, Lisbeth, Lise, Ravnefjell and Thorshov in SL 71.

Abount a month later, Gudvin can be found in Convoy OG 64*, which originated in Liverpool on June 4 and arrived Gibraltar on the 18th; Gudvin arrived Seville on June 19, having left the convoy the day before. Kos VII, Kos X, Kos XI, Kos XII, Lisbeth, Loke, Norse King and Ranella are also named in this convoy. With a cargo of iron ore, Gudvin returned to the U.K. again in Convoy HG 67 from Gibraltar on July 8, and arrived Workington on July 23. This convoy is not available among the HG convoys included in my own Convoys section, but I've linked directly to A. Hague's listing for it within the above record - Orwell and Trolla are also listed. Gudvin now headed to Sydney, C.B. again, joining Convoy ON 4. She had station 74 of the convoy, which was dispersed on Aug. 18, Gudvin arriving her destination on Aug. 23, continuing to Halifax that same day. With Ada, Barbro (sunk, follow the link for details), Bollsta, Borgfred, Carrier, Cetus, Hjalmar Wessel, Iron Baron, Lago, Marita, Rolf Jarl, Sirehei, Sneland I, South Africa and Spero, she returned to the U.K. in Convoy SC 44*, departing Sydney, C.B. on Sept. 11, arriving Liverpool Sept. 30; Gudvin stopped at Loch Ewe on the 27th (Page 2).

Later that year, she's listed in the westbound North Atlantic Convoy ON 39*, but only went as far as Reykjavik (convoy originated in Liverpool Nov. 21; Gudvin sailed from Loch Ewe, Nov. 23 and arrived Iceland on the 27th). Grado, Ledaal (returned) and Thorshavn (joined from Iceland) are also named in this convoy.

Skipping now to Apr. 3-1942, when I have her in Convoy RU 17 from Reykjavik to the U.K., and on Aug. 31 that same year she shows up in Convoy RU 38, vehicles and stores for Glasgow, where she arrived on Sept. 7. Her 1942 voyages start on Page 3 and continue on Page 4, while convoy info for some of them can be found in the Voyage Record above.

In July-1943, she's listed among the ships in the Liverpool-Gibraltar Convoy KMS 22, together with Belnor and Tanafjord. Gudvin was bound for Bone with coal - note that she's also included in the second table on my page for this convoy. She arrived Bone on Aug. 13, having sailed from Milford Haven on July 27. The rest of her 1943 voyages are shown on Page 5; see also Page 6 and Page 7 (as can be seen, she went home to Norway in Aug.-1945).

* Convoy ON 39 and the 2 OG convoys mentioned here 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 and on the page for ships in all OG convoys. The entire SC series will also be updated and completed, but for now, the names of other ships in Convoy SC 44 can be found at 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 use the Master Ship Index.


Sold by D/S A/S Gudrun (should this be D/S A/S Gudvin?) in 1960 to Brødrene Anda, Stavanger, where she arrived on March 19-1960 for breaking up.

Related external link:
SL convoys - Gudvin is mentioned in SL 70 as well as in SL 71.

Back to Gudvin on the "Ships starting with G" page.

The text on this page was compiled with the help of: "Nortraships flåte", J. R. Hegland, E-mail from Roger W. Jordan - and misc. other.


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