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D/S Ingrid
Updated Nov. 8-2011

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Owner: A/S I. A. Hamres Rederi
Manager: Ingrid Hamre, Oslo
2606 gt, 4245 tdwt.
Signal Letters: LJBV

Built in Duluth, Minnesota in 1920. Previous names: Laid down as Lake Flomaton, then Great Falls until 1920, Haiti until 1936.

Captain: Johannes Thorbjørnsen

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 March-1940 to - Jan.-1942:

(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 31 Mobile Cienfuegos Independent
Apr. 8 Cienfuegos Philadelphia Apr. 16 Independent
Apr. 22 Philadelphia Philadelphia Apr. 25 Independent Put back
Apr. 28 Philadelphia Baltimore Apr. 28 Independent
Apr. 29 Baltimore Hampton Roads Independent Page 1 gives arrival Norfolk May 1.
May 1 Hampton Roads Curacao May 14 Independent Arrived La Guaira, May 14
(Page 1)
May 14 Curacao Maracaibo May 15 Independent From La Guaira May 14
May 18 Maracaibo Trinidad May 28 Independent Via Paramaribo
(Page 1).
May 29 Trinidad Mobile June 9 Independent
June 10 Mobile Hampton Roads June 16 Independent
? June 21 New York City Philadelphia June 22 Independent
July 13 Hampton Roads Kingston July 20 Independent
Aug. 8 Kingston Sydney, C.B. Aug. 19 Independent Arrived Dingwall Aug. 29
(Page 1).
Aug. 29 Dingwall New York City Sept. 1 Independent
Sept. 10 New York City Philadelphia Sept. 11 Independent
Dec. 19 New York City New Orleans Jan. 5-1941 Independent
1941 Jan. 7 New Orleans Philadelphia Jan. 26 Independent
Febr. 2 Philadelphia Philadelphia Febr. 22 Independent A. Hague says:
Voyage data unknown.
Page 1 indicates Tunas de Zaza.
Febr. 27 Philadelphia Nuevitas March 4 Independent
March 8 Nuevitas New York City March 14 Independent
March 18 New York City Tunas de Zaza Independent
Apr. 1 Tunas de Zaza Philadelphia Apr. 8 Independent
Apr. 11 Philadelphia Caibarien Apr. 16 Independent
Apr. 20 Caibarien Boston Apr. 30 Independent A. Hague says:
Notional sailing date.
Page 1 gives departure Apr. 22
June 27 Boston Kingston July 4 Independent
July 10 Kingston Sydney, C.B. July 21 Independent
July 22 Sydney, C.B. Loch Ewe Aug. 6 SC 38 Convoy will be added.
See ships in SC convoys
Aug. 7 Loch Ewe Methil Aug. 9 WN 163 Convoy available at WN convoys
(external link)
Aug. 9 Methil Southend Aug. 11 FS 564 Convoy available at FS convoys
(external link)
See also Page 1
Aug. 21 Southend Loch Ewe Aug. 25 EC 63 Convoy available at EC convoys
(external link)
Aug. 29 Loch Ewe ON 10 For Curacao
Dispersed Sept. 11
Sept. 11 Dispersed from ON 10 St. Thomas Sept. 20 Independent
Sept. 20 St. Thomas Curacao Sept. 22 Independent
Sept. 23 Curacao Gitmo Sept. 26 Independent
Oct. 6 Gitmo Jucaro Independent Page 2 gives arrival Oct. 8.
Oct. 11 Jucaro Sydney, C.B. Oct. 24 Independent
Nov. 10 Sydney, C.B. Loch Ewe Nov. 25 SC 54 See also narrative below
Nov. 28 Loch Ewe Methil Nov. 30 WN 211 Convoy available at WN convoys
(external link)
Dec. 3 Methil Southend Dec. 5 FS 663 Convoy available at FS convoys
(external link)
Again, see also Page 2
Dec. 13 Southend Tyne Dec. 15 FN 577 Convoy available at FN convoys
(external link)
1942 Jan. 7 Tyne Methil Jan. 7 FN 597 Convoy available at link above
Jan. 9 Methil Loch Ewe Jan. 11 EN 30 Convoy available at EN convoys
(external link)
Jan. 18 Loch Ewe ON 57 Wrecked on Tiree.
See "Final Fate" below.
Convoy will be added.
See ships in ON convoys

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

As will be seen when going to Page 1 of the archive documents, Ingrid was on her way from Cienfuegos to Philadelphia when war broke out in Norway on Apr. 9-1940 (this voyage was made independently). Her 1941 voyages also start on this document.

On July 22-1941, A. Hague has included her in the slow Convoy SC 38 from Sydney, C.B. to the U.K. This convoy is not yet available among the SC convoys on my website, but will be added. For now, please see ships in all SC convoys for the names of other ships, several of which were Norwegian. Ingrid arrived Loch Ewe on Aug. 6 (the archive document gives her final destination as London), and later that month, we find her in the westbound North Atlantic Convoy ON 10, which originated in Liverpool on Aug. 27 and dispersed Sept. 11. Her destination is given as Curacao, station 113. She arrived St. Thomas on Sept. 20, having started out from Loch Ewe on Aug. 29, and according to Page 2, she continued to Curacao that same day, with arrival Sept. 22. With a cargo of sugar for Liverpool, she was scheduled to return with the slow Sydney (C.B.)-U.K. Convoy SC 52 on Oct. 29, but did not sail, and was also cancelled from Convoy SC 53, but eventually got away with SC 54 on Nov. 10, her destination is now given as London. Eglantine and Montbretia are named among the escorts.

 Final Fate - 1942: 

Ingrid was on a voyage in ballast from Loch Ewe (via Hampton Roads) to Cuba in Convoy ON 57, when she ran aground at Grean, Tiree, Hebrides (56 32 04N 06 56W) on Jan. 19-1942, having departed Loch Ewe the day before (Page 2). This convoy will be added to my Convoys section; in the meantime, please go to the section listing ships in all ON convoys. As will be seen, several Norwegian ships are named, including Astrell, which also ran ground - follow the link for details. Eglantine was again among the escorts (see ON convoy escorts). The entire convoy was waiting off the Hebrides for the weather to improve, and Ingrid had drifted away. All on board came safely ashore on the island Tiree; the 1st mate and 11 men that evening, and the captain and 13 men the next morning. In the course of the night distress calls were sent out but no help arrived. Ingrid was subsequently condemned.

Hearings were held in Glasgow on Febr. 6-1942 with the captain, the 1st mate, the 3rd mate, and the 1st engineer appearing.

A visitor to my website has told me that "Shipwreck Index of the British Isles" says she stranded close to Mor Mheall, her distress message suggested she was ashore on Barra, whereas it was Tiree. Abandoned by her crew who only realized their mistake when they landed in their lifeboats. The weather continued to be so bad that the salvage crew could not get aboard until 2/2/1942 and she was declared a total loss. There is a photo of her aground in "The Hebrides at War". "Argyll Shipwrecks" has an accurate chart of where she lies, her boiler is still visible above water.

Crew List - No Casualties:

Johannes Thorbjørnsen
1st Mate
Per Endresen
2nd Mate
Helge Slettingdalen
3rd Mate
Trygve Waage
Alf Lund
Able Seaman
Karl Osberg
Able Seaman
Olaf Olsen
Able Seaman
Jakob Christiansen
Able Seaman
Thorbjørn Leinhardt
Able Seaman
Rolf Fillip S. Milde
Able Seaman
Olscar Olff
Able Seaman
Frank Marr
Able Seaman
Frank Kapon
1st Engineer
Karl Bøe
2nd Engineer
Harald Jakobsen
3rd Engineer
Sigvald Stornes
Sverre Jensen
Martin Larsen
Magnus Haug
Ole Olsen
Arne Høvik
Arthur Jacobsen
Frank Thorsen
Galley Boy
Osvald Lopez
Mess Boy
George Redknap
Mess Boy
John Olff

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Other ships by this name: Norway had previously had a ship named Ingrid II, built 1889, 1145 gt - torpedoed and sunk by a German U-boat in the Bristol Channel on Dec. 19-1917. The visitor mentioned above says that according to "Shipwreck Index of the British Isles" this ship was the ex Hazelmere, torpedoed by U 60, 6 miles off Trevose Head, Cornwall. Norway also had an Ingrid after the war, launched as War Ocean, 7611 gt, completed as Defiance in 1918 for US Shipping Board, San Francisco. From 1938 she was named Pan Delaware for National Bulk Carriers Inc, New York, and became Norwegian Ingrid in 1947 (Partrederiet Ingrid, Oslo). Later Giacinta Fassio of Genoa from 1949, Emma Fassio from 1959, scrapped the following year.

The text on this page was compiled with the help of: "Nortraships flåte", J. R. Hegland, "Sjøforklaringer fra 2. verdenskrig", Volume I (Norwegian Maritime Museum), and misc. (ref. My sources).


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