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D/S Lynghaug
Updated Dec. 24-2011

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Manager: Johan Hvide, Bergen
2829 gt, 4588 tdwt.
Signal Letters: LDYN

Built in Vancouver, Canada in 1919. Delivered in Aug.-1919 as Canadian Trooper for Canadian Government Merch. Mar., Montreal. Purchased by D/S A/S Lynghaug (Lars Mæland), Haugesund in Apr.-1930, renamed Lynghaug. Sold in 1932 to Johan Hvide's Rederi A/S, Bergen.

Captain: Arne Høst-Olsen

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 Apr.-1940 to June-1944:

(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 Apr. 26 Southend Boston* May 16 Independent Earlier voyages, Page 1
* May 1 Southend OA 139 For Boston.
Dispersed May 4.
Convoy available at OA 139
(external link)
*Left Southend Apr. 26, arrived Downs same day, arrived Boston May 16, as stated by A. Hague above. Again, see Page 1
May 16 Boston Philadelphia May 19 Independent Via New York
(Page 1)
May 27 Philadelphia Georgetown May 29 Independent
May 30 Georgetown Corner Brook June 5 Independent
June 9 Corner Brook Jacksonville June 18 Independent Via Savannah
(Page 1)
June 20 Jacksonville Caibarien Independent Page 1 gives arrival Caibarien, via Vita, June 30.
July 10 New Orleans Belize July 16 Independent
July 23 Belize New Orleans July 28 Independent
July 31 New Orleans Nuevitas Aug. 4 Independent Again, see also Page 1
Aug. 7 Nuevitas Baltimore Aug. 14 Independent Later arrived Philadelphia Oct. 13
(Page 1).
Oct. 15 Philadelphia New York City Oct. 15 Independent
Oct. 23 New York City Hampton Roads Oct. 24 Independent
Oct. 26 Norfolk Va St Thomas Nov. 1 Independent
Nov. 1 St Thomas Pernambuco Nov. 16 Independent
Nov. 18 Pernambuco Capetown Dec. 6 Independent
Dec. 7 Capetown Durban Dec. 13 Independent
Dec. 20 Durban Aden Jan. 8-1941 Independent
1941 Jan. 17 Aden Suez Jan. 24 BN 13 Convoy available at BN convoys
(external link)
Jan. 30 Port Said Alexandria Jan. 31 Independent
Febr. 9 Alexandria Port Said Febr. 10 Independent
March 11 Suez Aden March 19 BS 19 For Aden.
Convoy available via this page
(external link)
March 20 Aden Bombay March 28 Independent
Apr. 1 Bombay Koilthottam Independent See also Page 1
Apr. 8 Koilthottam Durban Apr. 28 Independent
Apr. 30 Durban Pernambuco May 21 Independent
May 22 Pernambuco St Thomas June 3 Independent
June 5 St Thomas Baltimore June 11 Independent
July 20 Baltimore Parrsboro July 25 Independent See also Page 2
Aug. 7 Parrsboro Halifax Aug. 9 Independent
Aug. 16 Halifax Loch Ewe Aug. 30 HX 145
Sept. 1 Loch Ewe Methil Sept. 3 WN 175 Convoy available at WN convoys
(external link)
Sept. 3 Methil Southend Sept. 6 FS 585 See also Page 2.
Convoy available at FS convoys
(external link)
Sept. 14 Southend Tyne Sept. 16 EC 73 Convoy available at EC convoys
(external link)
Sept. 18 Tyne Methil Roads Sept. 19 EC 74 Convoy available at link above
Sept. 21 Methil Roads Oban Sept. 23 EC 75 Convoy available at link above
Sept. 24 Oban Freetown Oct. 14 OS 7 For Takoradi.
Convoy available at OS 7
(external link)
Oct. 17 Freetown Takoradi Oct. 22 ST 6 Convoy available at ST convoys
(external link)
Oct. 25 Takoradi Freetown Oct. 30 Independent
Nov. 6 Freetown Barrow Dec. 3 SL 92 Convoy available at SL 92
(external link)
Dec. 8 Barrow Liverpool Dec. 9 Independent
Dec. 15 Holyhead Barry Dec. 17 BB 111 Convoy available at BB convoys
(external link)
1942 Jan. 16 Barry Port Talbot Jan. 18 Independent
Jan. 22 Port Talbot Milford Haven Jan. 23 Independent
Jan. 25 Milford Haven Huelva Febr. 7 OG 79 For Huelva
(see also Page 2)
Febr. 18 Huelva Gibraltar Febr. 19 Independent
Febr. 22 Gibraltar Oban March 7 HG 79
March 7 Oban Methil March 10 WN 255 Convoy available at WN convoys
(external link)
March 11 Methil Ipswich March 15 FS 747 Convoy available at FS convoys
(external link)
Left Ipswich March 21
(Page 2).
March 22 Harwich Methil March 24 FN 662 Convoy available at FN convoys
(external link)
March 27 Methil Loch Ewe March 29 EN 64 Convoy available at EN convoys
(external link)
Apr. 4 Liverpool* Halifax Apr. 18 ON 83 *From Loch Ewe, Apr.4
(Page 3).
For Halifax.
Convoy will be added.
See ships in ON convoys
May 9 Halifax St. John, N.B. May 11 XB 18 For St. John, N.B.
Convoy available at XB convoys
(external link)
May 19 St. John, N.B. Halifax May 20 BX 18 Convoy available at BX convoys
(external link)
May 24 Halifax Clyde June 6 HX 191 See also Page 3
July 10 Clyde Halifax July 22 ON 111 For Sydney, C.B.
Convoy will be added.
See ships in ON convoys
July 24 Halifax Sydney, C.B. July 26 HS 34 Convoy available at HS convoys
(external link)
July 31 Sydney, C.B. Father Point Aug. 3 SQ 24 Again, see also Page 3.
Convoy available via this page
(external link)
Aug. 19 Father Point Sydney, C.B. Aug. 23 QS 28 Convoy available via link above
Aug. 23 Sydney, C.B. Halifax Aug. 25 SH 37 Convoy available at SH convoys
(external link)
Aug. 30 Halifax Loch Ewe Sept. 10 HX 205
Sept. 11 Loch Ewe Methil Sept. 13 WN 335 Convoy available at WN convoys
(external link)
Sept. 14 Methil Tyne Sept. 15 FS 908 Convoy available at FS convoys
(external link)
Sept. 24 Tyne Methil Sept. 24 FN 820 Convoy available at FN convoys
(external link)
Sept. 25 Methil Loch Ewe Sept. 27 EN 142 Convoy available at EN convoys
(external link)
Oct. 2 Loch Ewe New York City Oct. 20 ON 135 For NYC.
Convoy will be added.
See ships in ON convoys
Oct. 31 New York City Gitmo Nov. 7 NG 318 For Trinidad.
Convoy available at NG convoys
(external link)
Nov. 7 Gitmo Trinidad Nov. 12 GAT 20 Convoy available at GAT convoys
(external link)
Nov. 23 Trinidad Demerara Nov. 26 Independent
Dec. 6 Demerara Trinidad Dec. 7 Independent
Dec. 16 Trinidad Gitmo Dec. 20 TAG 29 Convoy available at TAG convoys
(external link)
Dec. 20 Gitmo New York City Dec. 26 GN 29 Convoy available at GN convoys
(external link)
1943 Jan. 6 New York City Belfast Lough Jan. 22 HX 222 See also narrative below
Jan. 22 Belfast Lough Newport Jan. 23
Febr. 11 Newport Swansea Febr. 12 Independent
Febr. 18 Swansea Milford Haven Febr. 19 Independent
Febr. 20 Milford Haven Cape Cod Canal March 12 ON 168 See also Page 4
For NYC.
Convoy will be added.
See ships in ON convoys
March 16 Cape Cod Canal New York City March 17 Independent
March 23 New York City Gitmo March 30 NG 351 Convoy available at NG convoys
(external link)
March 30 Gitmo Guaira Apr. 5* GAT 53 *Apr 3?
(Page 4).
Convoy available at GAT convoys
(external link)
Apr. 8 Guaira Curacao Apr. 9 Independent
Apr. 14 Curacao Ciudad Trujillo Apr. 16 Independent
Apr. 20 Ciudad Trujillo Gitmo Apr. 22 Independent
Apr. 24 Gitmo New York City May 1 GN 55 Convoy available at GN convoys
(external link)
May 6 New York City Boston Independent Page 4 gives arrival May 7.
May 10 Boston Halifax May 12 BX 50 Convoy available at BX convoys
(external link)
May 18 Halifax Clyde May 31 SC 131 Again, see also Page 4
June 25 Clyde Halifax July 6 ON 190 Convoy will be added.
See ships in ON convoys
July 13 Halifax Compton July 16 Independent
July 25 Compton Port Mulgrave Independent
July 28 Port Mulgrave Halifax July 28 Independent
Aug. 1 Halifax Belfast Lough Aug. 12 HX 250
Aug. 12 Belfast Lough Sharpness Aug. 14 BB 316 Convoy available at BB convoys
(external link)
Sept. 17 Sharpness Barry Sept. 17 Independent
Sept. 18 Barry Liverpool Sept. 19 Independent On to Garston
(Page 4).
Sept. 26 Liverpool Passed Gibraltar Oct. 7 KMS 28G Convoy will be added.
See ships in KMS convoys
Oct. 7 Passed Gibraltar Tripoli, Libya Oct. 14 KMS 28 See link above
Nov. 10 Tripoli, Libya Malta Nov. 11
Nov. 12 Malta Casablanca Nov. 19 GUS 21 Malta to Casablanca.
Convoy available at GUS convoys
(external link)
Nov. 21 Casablanca Gibraltar Nov. 22 CG 75 Convoy available via this page
(external link)
Nov. 23 Gibraltar MKS 31 Rendezvoused w/SL 140, Nov. 24.
Nov. 24 SL 140 & MKS 31 joined up Preston Dec. 11 SL 140/MKS 31 Convoy available at SL 140/MKS 31
(external link)
See also narrative below
1944 Jan. 11 Preston Loch Ewe Jan. 12 Independent See also Page 5
Jan. 12 Loch Ewe Methil Jan. 14 WN 530 Convoy available at WN convoys
(external link)
Jan. 15 Methil Tyne Jan. 16 FS 1332 Convoy available at FS convoys
(external link)
Apr. 7 Tyne Methil Apr. 8 FN 1319 Convoy available at FN convoys
(external link)
Again, see also Page 5
June 7 Poole Bay Seine Bay June 8 Corncob 3 Convoy available at Corncob 3
(external link)
See "Lynghaug's Last Voyage" below

 Some Convoy Voyages: 
For information on voyages made in between those discussed 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 info - several Norwegian ships took part.

Lynghaug was in Antwerp when war broke out in Norway on Apr. 9-1940. She had arrived there from New York on Apr. 7 - see Page 1.

She's later listed as bound for Boston in Convoy OA 139, which left Southend on May 1-1940 and dispersed on the 4th, Lynghaug arriving Boston on May 16 - ref. external link provided within the Voyage Record; Grey County, Nueva Granada, Snar and Torborg are also included. Her subsequent voyages are shown on the archive document mentioned above, as well as on Page 2. Convoy information for some of these can be found in the Voyage Record (it'll be noticed that she had a couple of long stays in Baltimore, one in the fall of 1940, the other in the summer of 1941).

According to Arnold Hague, she took part in Convoy HX 145, which left Halifax on Aug. 16-1941 and arrived Liverpool on the 31st; Lynghaug, cargo of lumber, stopped at Loch Ewe on Aug. 30. The following month, we find her in station 92 of Convoy OS 7, on a voyage from Oban to Freetown and Takoradi. (She sailed from Oban on Sept. 24, arrived Freetown Oct. 14, Takoradi Oct. 22). Para and Strinda are also named (link in the table above), Jenny was scheduled but did not sail. With a cargo of manganese, Lynghaug headed back to the U.K. again on Nov. 6 in Convoy SL 92 from Freetown - again, ref. external link in the Voyage Record. She arrived Barrow on Dec. 3, later proceeding to Barry, where she stayed for a month.

In Jan.-1942, she joined the U.K.- Gibraltar Convoy OG 79, bound for Huelva, station 33, arriving Febr. 7, returning to the U.K. later that month with Convoy HG 79, bound for Ipswich with a cargo of ore, arriving there on March 15 (Page 2). The following month, she's listed in station 92 of the westbound North Atlantic Convoy ON 83*, which originated in Liverpool on Apr. 4; Lynghaug joined from Loch Ewe, and arrived Halifax on Apr. 18, later proceeding to St. John, N.B., before returning to Halifax in order to join Convoy HX 191 on May 24 - her voyages in this period are shown on Page 3. In July, we find her in station 91 of the westbound Convoy ON 111*, which originated in Liverpool July 10. Lynghaug sailed from Clyde that day, arriving Halifax on July 22, continuing to Sydney, C.B. 2 days later, and from there to Montreal, with arrival Aug. 4. Acanthus, Montbretia and Potentilla are named among the escorts for ON 111 - see ON convoy escorts.

On Aug. 30, she headed back across the Atlantic with Convoy HX 205 from Halifax, again with Potentilla, Montbretia and Acanthus among the escorts, as well as Eglantine. Lynghaug, with final destination Demerara, later joined the westbound Convoy ON 135* (originated in Liverpool Oct. 2, Lynghaug joined from Loch Ewe and arrived New York Oct. 20; again, see Page 3 as well as the Voyage Record for further arrival dates). She was scheduled for Convoy HX 221 from New York on Dec. 29, but instead joined the next convoy on Jan. 6-1943, HX 222 (Vestfold was sunk - follow the link for details). Lynghaug was bound for Newport, where she arrived, via Belfast Lough, on Jan. 23.

The following month, she joined the westbound Convoy ON 168*, which originated in Liverpool on Febr. 21-1943 and dispersed March 12, Lynghaug arriving New York on March 17 - see Page 4. On May 18, we find her in the slow Halifax-U.K. Convoy SC 131, for which Acanthus, Eglantine, Potentilla and Rose served as escorts for a while. It looks like she may originally have been scheduled for Convoy HX 238 from New York on May 7, but the name of the ship is very blurry, so I can't be sure. Lynghaug now joined the westbound Convoy ON 190*, which originated in Liverpool June 24 and arrived NewYork July 9; Lynghaug, however, stopped at Halifax on July 6. She subsequently returned to the U.K. in Convoy HX 250, which had started out in New York City on July 30, but Lynghaug joined this convoy from Halifax on Aug. 2. Her destination is given as Sharpness, cargo of lumber, and she arrived her destination, via Belfast Lough, on Aug. 14 (remaining there for over a month).

She's now listed in Convoy KMS 28*, which sailed from Liverpool on Sept. 26; some ships were bound for Gibraltar, with arrival there Oct. 7, while the other ships then proceeded from there to their various destinations. Lynghaug was bound for Tripoli, Libya, where she arrived on Oct. 13 (remaining for almost a month - see Page 4). Having made voyages to Malta and Casablanca and on to Gibraltar, we find her, with a cargo of phosphates, in Convoy MKS 31 on Nov. 23, together with Danio and Slemmestad. MKS 31 joined up with Convoy SL 140 from Freetown the next day; info on the combined convoy is available via the external link provided in the Voyage Record. Lynghaug was bound for Preston, where she arrived on Dec. 11 - see Page 5 (having run aground en route, more in the next paragraph).

* The ON convoys 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. See also ships in all KMS convoys.

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

 Lynghaug's Last Voyage - 1944: 

4 old war ships along with the 56 oldest, or otherwise suitable ships that could be found were ordered sunk by the Admiralty off the beach near Arromanches (Operation Gooseberry), to be used as breakwater in connection with the Normandie invasion in June-1944. Lynghaug was one of them, due to the fact that she had run aground just before arrival Preston when on a voyage from Casablanca via Gibraltar at the end of Nov.-1943. It had been possible to bring her afloat again and she continued to Preston to unload her cargo, then to Newcastle for repairs (again, see Page 5 of the archive documents), but following an inspection she was condemned.

Lynghaug was de-rigged and readied for her new task in Newcastle before continuing to Leith to join the convoy of other ships chosen for the same purpose (her holds were filled with sand and explosives). The convoy arrived on the coast of Arromanches on June 7, the day after the landings, and the ships were taken in one by one and sunk in a line. Lynghaug's turn came on the 10th - ref. these external pages about Corncob 1 and Corncob 3.

D/S Sirehei, D/S Norfalk and D/S Norjerv were others earmarked for this purpose, though the latter struck a mine en route to Normandie. She was taken in tow, but sank only 2 n. miles from her destination.

Crew List:

Arne Høst Olsen
1st Mate
Harald Næss
2nd Mate
Egil Christensen
Radio Operator
Johannes Bugge
Radio Operator
Charles Remø
Radio Operator
Frederick Abrahams
1st Engineer
Waldemar Melby
2nd Engineer
Thoralf? Knudsen
3rd Engineer
Kristian Hotvedt
Arthur Rasmussen
Alf O. Adorsen
Hjalmar Hodneland
Haakon Kristiansen
Aage Sande
Karl Dahl
John Lund
Odd Skogen
Karl Falck
Hipolet Dolinski
Anchlios? Nicholas
Eric Ward Turner
Einar Stensrud
Leif Johansen
Mess Boy
Dennis Clements

Related external links:
Mulberry Harbour - According to this Wikipedia article, Lynghaug and Sirehei were used at Gold Beach (Norfalk is not mentioned).

Mulberry - From the comprehensive website Skylighters. Also has a picture showing "Operation Goosberry" ships.

Back to Lynghaug on the "Ships starting with L" page.

Haugesund (A/S Mercator) had a ship by this name shortly after WW I, built 1919, 840 gt. Sold in 1924 to D/S A/S Vard (G. O. Aavold & Co.), registered as Ole Aarvold in 1925. Ran aground at Cape Pine near New Foundland on Sept. 1-1929 on a voyage Twillinggate-Buffet Harbour in ballast - no casualties.

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


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