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D/S Lyder Sagen
Updated Dec. 24-2011

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Owner: Ørvigs D/S A/S
Manager: Olaf Ørvig, Bergen
3944 gt

Delivered in Nov.-1918 from Osaka Iron Works Ltd., Osaka as Meichu Maru to Taisho K. K., Dairen. 3944 gt, 2390 net, 6776 tdwt, 345' x 50' x 25.7', Triple exp. (by yard). Purchased in 1918 by D/S A/S Storborg (Jacob Ringen), Haugesund and renamed Storborg. Managed by Brummenæs & Torgersen from Jan. 1-1922, then went to D/S A/S Solvang in 1924. Sold in Apr.-1925 to Ørvigs D/S A/S (Olaf Ørvig), Bergen and renamed Laval County, later Lyder Sagen. (See also this external page, which shows a slightly different history - the site also gives manager as Alf M. Wiik, Bergen).

Managed by Andrew Weir & Co., London during the war, according to R. W. Jordan.

Eilif Steier, who was the captain of Hermod when she was sunk in Apr.-1942, served as 1st mate on Lyder Sagen from May to Nov.-1944.

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.-1941 to Nov.-1944:

(Received from Don Kindell - His source: The late Arnold Hague's database).

Follow the convoy links provided for more information on each.

Errors may exist, and the record is incomplete.

Departure From To Arrival Convoy Remarks
1941 Febr. 24 Aden BN 17 Earlier voyages, Page 1
Dispersed Febr. 27
(Page 1 gives arrival Suez March 2/3).
Convoy available at BN 17
(external link)
Missing voyages, Page 1.
Apr. 1 Suez BS 22 For Lourenco Marques.
Dispersed Apr. 9.
(Page 1 gives arrival Aden Apr. 9, Lourenco Marques Apr. 26).
Convoy available at BS 22
(external link)
Missing 1941 voyages:
Page 1 & Page 2
1942 Febr. 8 Colombo Calcutta Febr. 15 Escorted A. Hague says:
Escorted after Febr. 9-1942.
Missing 1942 voyages, Page 2.
1943 Aug. 13 Durban DN 56 Earlier 1943 voyages:
Page 2 & Page 3.
Dispersed Aug. 14.
Convoy available at DN 56
(external link)
Aug. 14 Dispersed from DN 56 Kilindini* Aug. 27 Independent *Arrived Mombasa Aug. 27
Missing 1943 voyages, Page 3
1944 March 9 Colombo Calcutta March 16 JC 40 Had arrived Colombo Febr. 19
(Page 3).
Convoy available at JC 40
(external link)
March 30 Calcutta Madras Apr. 3 CJ 22 Convoy available at CJ 22
(external link)
Apr. 13* Madras Calcutta Apr. 17 JC 44 *Page 3 gives departure Apr. 15.
Convoy available at JC 44
(external link)
Apr. 30 Calcutta Madras May 5 CJ 26 Convoy available at CJ 26
(external link)
May 15 Madras Calcutta May 19 JC 48 Convoy available at JC 48
(external link)
June 10 Calcutta Madras June 14 CJ 31 Convoy available at CJ 31
(external link)
June 24 Madras Calcutta June 27 JC 53 Convoy available at JC 53
(external link)
July 24 Calcutta Madras July 29 CJ 37 Convoy available at CJ 37
(external link)
To Calcutta Aug. 12
(Page 3).
Aug. 31 Calcutta Madras Sept. 2* CJ 40 *Page 4 gives arrival Sept. 4.
Convoy available at CJ 40
(external link)
Missing voyages, Page 4.
Nov. 3 Calcutta Madras Nov. 7 CJ 42 Convoy available at CJ 42
(external link)
Subsequent voyages:
Page 4 & Page 5

 Some Convoy Voyages: 

As will be seen when going to Page 1 of the archive documents, Lyder Sagen was on her way from Osaka to Shanghai when war broke out in Norway on Apr. 9-1940. Her 1941 voyages also start on this document.

According to Arnold Hague, she was in Convoy BN 17, which left Aden on Febr. 24-1941 and dispersed on the 27th. The Norwegian Corona, Talabot, Tonjer and Wilford are also listed. Lyder Sagen had a cargo of coal and coke. Her destination is not given, but from the archive document mentioned above, we learn that she arrived Suez on March 2/3. The following month she appears in Convoy BS 22, departing Suez on Apr. 1, dispersed Apr. 9. Her destination is given as Lourenco Marques, general cargo; Thelma is also included. Lyder Sagen arrived her destination, via Aden, on Apr. 26.

It looks like she spent quite a long time at Suez towards the end of 1942. According to Page 2, she had arrived there from Aden on Oct. 2; departure date is given as Dec. 2, when she returned to Aden. (The same document shows that she had spent several weeks at Lourenco Marques that summer).

Skipping now to Aug.-1943, when she's listed, together with Brønnøy, Drammensfjord and Scotia, in Convoy DN 56, departing Durban on Aug. 13, dispersed next day, Lyder Sagen arriving Mombasa on Aug. 27 - her voyages in this period are shown on Page 3. It'll be noticed that there's a long gap in her voyages later on. She had arrived East London from Durban on Sept. 19 and departure is given as Dec. 22 (back to Durban, where she subsequently appears to have spent a month, before proceeding to Colombo).

In March-1944 she shows up in Convoy JC 40, departing Colombo on March 9, arriving Calcutta on the 16th, continuing later that month to Madras with Convoy CJ 22, departing Calcutta March 30, arriving Madras Apr. 3 (convoy arrived Colombo Apr. 6). According to A. Hague, she now joined Convoy JC 44 on the 13th of that month (originated in Colombo on Apr. 10 and arrived Calcutta on Apr. 17) - note that the archive document gives her departure Madras as Apr. 15, instead of the 13th. She left Calcutta again on Apr. 30 with Convoy CJ 26, and arrived Madras on May 5 (convoy arrived Colombo May 9), departing Madras on May 15 in Convoy JC 48, which had left Colombo on May 12 and arrived Calcutta on May 19. The following month we find her, with Anders Jahre, in Convoy CJ 31, departing Calcutta on June 10, arriving Madras on the 14th (convoy arrived Colombo June 18), leaving again on the 24th in Convoy JC 53, which had started out in Colombo June 21, arriving Calcutta June 28 - Kristianiafjord and Utsire are also listed in the latter convoy. About a month later she's listed, again with Kristianiafjord and Utsire in company, in Convoy CJ 37, from Calcutta July 24, to Madras July 29 (while the convoy arrived Colombo Aug. 2). At the end of Aug.-1944 she joined Convoy CJ 40, departure Calcutta Aug 31, arrival Madras Sept. 4 (convoy arrived Colombo Sept. 7), and 2 months later she's listed in Convoy CJ 42, which left Calcutta Nov. 3 and arrived Colombo Nov. 10; Lyder Sagen, however, was again bound for Madras, where she arrived on the 7th. The Norwegian Wyvern is also included in CJ 42.

Follow the links provided within the Voyage Record for more details on these convoys. For more information on all the other Norwegian ships mentioned here, please see the alphabet index below, or go to the Master Ship Index.

The rest of Lyder Sagen's voyages are listed on Page 4 and Page 5 of the archive documents.


Sold to Chinese interests in 1947. Registered in Shanghai as Hwa Mong, East China S. S. Corp., in 1948 as An Dah, Dak S. S. Co., and in 1949 as Sagen, Wallem & Co., Ltd., Hong Kong/Panama. From 1952, Purple Star S. S. Co, Panama. Again, see also this external page.

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The text on this page was compiled with the help of: "Nortraships flåte", J. R. Hegland, "Våre gamle skip", Leif M. Bjørkelund and E. H. Kongshavn, and misc.


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