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T/T Hammerfest
Updated July 14-2009

To Hammerfest on the "Ships starting with H" page.

Source: Received from, and painted by, Jan Goedhart, Holland (see Post War details below).

Source: Bjørn Milde's postcard collection.

Manager: Nortraship
10 297 gt

Built by Sun Shipbuilding Co., Chester, Pa (483), delivered in May-1945. Taken over in Chester on April 30-1945. One of 5 new ships transferred to Nortraship that year. The others were T/T Finnmark, D/S Lektor Garbo, D/S Carl Oftedal and T/T Honningsvaag, all included on this website - see this page.

This ship had 2 Canadian, female radio operators. One of them was Yvonne Demers (from May 1945 till Jan.-1946) and the other was Margaret Dixon. A list of names of other female, Canadian radio operators can be found on my page about M/S Mosdale.

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

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

Voyage Record
From May-1945 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.

Departure From To Arrival Convoy Remarks
1945 May 7 Lynn Haven Roads NG 506 A. Hague says:
From Lynn Haven Roads.
Detached May 10.
Convoy available at NG 506
(external link)
May 10 Detached from NG 506 Curacao May 13 Independent
May 15 Curacao New York City May 20 Independent
May 25 New York City Southend June 4 CU 72
June 6 Southend Houston Independent
June 23 Houston Liverpool July 6 Independent Missing movements, Page 1
July 10 Liverpool Philadelphia Independent Hague says:
Probably via West Indies oil port.
Compare w/Page 1 above
July 22 Philadelphia Aruba July 26 Independent
July 28 Aruba Cristobal July 30 Independent
July 31 Balboa Leyte Independent
Aug. 31 Leyte Eniwetok Sept. 7 Independent
Sept. 8 Eniwetok Pearl Harbor Sept. 17 Independent
Sept. 18 Pearl Harbor Balboa Oct. 1 Independent
Oct. 2 Cristobal Houston Independent
Oct. 14 Houston Antwerp Oct. 29 Independent
Oct. 31 Antwerp New York City Nov. 18 Independent Subsequent voyages:
Page 1 & Page 2

 Some Convoy Voyages: 

As mentioned above, Hammerfest was delivered in May-1945. Together with the Norwegian Notos and Ravnefjell, she's listed in Convoy NG 506, which left New York on May 6-1945 and arrived Guantanamo on the 13th (ref. external link provided within the above table). According to Page 1 of the archive documents, Hammerfest had started out in Philadelphia and was headed for Curacao, where she arrived on May 13, proceeding to New York on the 15th, with arrival May 20. A few days later we find her in the fast New York-U.K. Convoy CU 72, departing on May 25, arriving Liverpool on June 3; Hammerfest arrived Thameshaven on June 4. As will be seen when following the link, Karsten Wang and Kirkenes are also included.

Page 2 shows her voyages to June-1946.


Later purchased by Johs. Hansens Tankrederi A/S, Oslo, named Polyglory in 1949, Union Glory in 1960.

Related external link:
The T2 Tanker page
- I found Hammerfest at this website, under Sun Shipbuilding

Back to Hammerfest on the "Ships starting with H" page.

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


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