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T/T Nordahl Grieg
Updated July 21-2010

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Manager: Nortraship
10 172 gt

Delivered in Aug.-1944 from Alabama Drydock and Shipbuilding Co., Mobile (300). This was 1 of 10 ships transferred to the Norwegian flag in 1944. My page "Ship Statistics & Misc." under "gains" 1944 has a list of all 10. Nordahl Grieg was taken over at Mobile on Aug. 22.

Captain during the last year of the war was Olaf Bjønnes, previously of M/T Solheim and M/T Bralanta

Her voyages are listed on these original images from the Norwegian National Archives:
Page 1 | Page 2 | Page 3

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

  Voyage Record
From Sept.-1944 to May-1945:  

(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 some voyages are missing.
As will be seen, A. Hague has listed the original departure and arrival ports of the convoys; Nordahl Grieg often started out from, and stopped at, other ports.

Departure From To Arrival Convoy Remarks
1944 Sept. 12 New York City Liverpool Sept. 23 CU 39 See also narrative below & Page 1
(also, missing movements)
Sept. 27 Liverpool* New York City Oct. 8 UC 39A *From Milford Haven, Sept. 28
(Page 1)
Convoy will be added.
See ships in UC convoys
Oct. 15 New York City Liverpool Oct. 25 CU 43 Arrived Avonmouth, Oct. 25
(Page 1 - Also, missing movements)
Oct. 29 Liverpool Philadelphia Nov. 9 UC 43A Convoy will be added.
See link above
On to New York, Nov. 11
(Page 1)
Nov. 23 New York City Liverpool* Dec. 5 CU 48 See also narrative below.
*Arrived Milford Haven, Dec. 4
(Page 1 - Also, missing movements)
Dec. 8 Liverpool* New York City Dec. 22 UC 48A *From Milford Haven, Dec. 10,
arr. Philadelphia, Dec. 23,
on to New York, next day
(Page 1).
Convoy will be added.
See link above
Dec. 26 New York City Southend Jan. 8-1945 CU 52 To Thameshaven
(Page 1)
1945 Jan. 10 Liverpool New York City Jan. 21 UC 52A Convoy will be added.
See link above
Jan. 26 New York City Avonmouth Febr. 5 CU 56 From Avonmouth, Febr. 8
(Page 1)
Febr. 11 Liverpool New York City Febr. 23 UC 56A Convoy will be added.
See link above
March 7 New York City Liverpool March 18 CU 61 Compare w/Page 1
March 21 Liverpool New York City Apr. 1 UC 61A Convoy will be added.
See link above
Apr. 8 New York City Liverpool* Apr. 19 CU 65 *Arrived Cherbourg.
See Page 2
Apr. 23 Liverpool New York City(?) May 5 UC 65A A. Hague says:
For Baton Rouge
(see also Page 2).
Convoy will be added.
See link above
Subsequent voyages:
Page 2 above & Page 3

 Convoy Voyages: 

As mentioned above, Nordahl Grieg was taken over at Mobile on Aug. 22-1944. From Page 1 of the archive documents, we learn that she arrived Port Arthur on Aug. 28, departing again on the 30th for New York, where she arrived Sept. 4. She was scheduled for the fast New York-U.K. Convoy CU 38 that same day, but instead joined the next convoy on Sept. 12, CU 39, together with the Norwegian Mosdale and Washington Express. Her destination is given as Swansea and Avonmouth, and she arrived the former on Sept. 23, the latter on the 25th, leaving again the next day for Milford Haven. She now joined the westbound Convoy UC 39A*, which originated in Liverpool on Sept. 27 and arrived New York on Oct. 8 (Nordahl Grieg had sailed from Milford Haven on Sept. 28). About a week later she joined the eastbound Convoy CU 43 as the only Norwegian ship, again bound for Avonmouth, where she arrived Oct. 25, and together with Mosdale, she returned across the Atlantic with Convoy UC 43A*, which departed Liverpool on Oct. 29 and arrived New York Nov. 9; Nordahl Grieg arrived Philadelphia on the 10th.

She was scheduled to go back to the U.K. with Convoy CU 47, but joined CU 48 on Nov. 23, again as the only Norwegian ship. She arrived Swansea, via Milford Haven, on Dec. 5. Together with Martin Bakke, we now find her in the westbound Convoy UC 48A*, which started out in Liverpool on Dec. 8 and arrived New York on the 22nd - Nordahl Grieg arrived Philadelphia Dec. 23, having sailed from Milford Haven on the 10th. From Philadelphia, she proceeded to New York the next day in order to join Convoy CU 52 from there on Dec. 26. Her destination is given as Thameshaven, and she arrived there on Jan. 8-1945 (A. Hague has also included Mosdale in this convoy, saying she joined from St. John's, N.F.; not mentioned in the original convoy document).

Just a couple of days later she joined the westbound Convoy UC 52A*, which originated in Liverpool on Jan. 10-1945 and arrived New York on the 21st, and on Jan. 26 she's listed, with destination Avonmouth, in Convoy CU 56, this time with Elisabeth Bakke in company. Nordahl Grieg arrived her destination on Febr. 6, according to Page 1, subsequently heading back to the U.S. with Convoy UC 56A* (with Martin Bakke), originating in Liverpool on Febr. 11, arriving New York on the 23rd. The following month we find her, together with Karsten Wang (returned), in Convoy CU 61, which arrived Liverpool from the U.S. on March 18; Nordahl Grieg arrived Thameshaven that day. A few days later she joined the westbound Convoy UC 61A* (departure Liverpool March 21, arrival New York Apr. 1), returning with Convoy CU 65 on Apr. 8, again as the lone Norwegian ship. According to Page 2 of the archive documents, she arrived Cherbourg on Apr. 19. The last convoy she's mentioned in, with destination Baton Rouge, is UC 65A*, which originated in Liverpool on Apr. 23 and arrived New York on May 5 - going back to the archive document, we see that she had left Cherbourg on Apr. 21 and arrived Bolivar Roads on May 8, Houston that same day. The Norwegian Trondanger is also listed in this convoy.

Page 2 also shows some of her 1946 voyages - see also Page 3.

* All the UC convoys mentioned here will be added to individual pages in my Convoys section in due course; in the meantime, the ships sailing in them are named on the page listing ships in all UC convoys.


According to the first external website below she was owned by Skibs-A/S Preba (Prebensen & Blakstad), Risør in 1946. Renamed Emporos in 1962 for Rio Caribe Cia. Armadora S.A., Piræus (Starboard Shipping, Inc., New York). Owned from 1963 by Marfiel Cia. Naviera S.A., Piræus (John & George Dambassis), having been converted to a bulk carrier the previous year. Renamed Cosmopolitan in 1966, Holy Cross in 1973 (same owners). Broken up at Split in 1978 (see also this external page).

Related external links:
The T2 Tanker page - Nordahl Grieg is discussed on this page.
T2 Tankers - Includes a picture of the ship. See also this page.

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


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