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D/S Bertha Brøvig
Manager: Th. Brøvig, Farsund
Delivered from Moss Værft & Dokk, Moss (73) in March-1938 as Bertha Brøvig to Partrederiet Brøvigtank (Th. Brøvig), Farsund. 2415 gt, 1449 net, 4050 tdwt, 316' x 47.5' x 19', 3 cyl. Compound, 228 nhp.
Her voyages (from Apr.-1940 to Apr.-1946) are shown on these original images from the Norwegian National Archives:
Radio operator was Kristian M. Akselsen all through the war and until 1947. (He later became a captain, serving on Ugland's Lisita, Juanita, Favorita and Senorita. He died in Jan.-2006).
Judging from the information found on Page 1 of the archive documents, Bertha Brøvig was on her way from New Orleans to Progreso when war broke out in Norway on Apr. 9-1940, and it looks like she continued in this kind of service throughout the war. Occasional long stays in port are shown.
Sold in 1961 to Transportacion Maritima Mexicana, Vera Cruz and renamed Merida. Sold for breaking up in 1968.
Back to Bertha Brøvig on the "Ships starting with B" page.
This company had another Bertha Brøvig later on, delivered in Nov.-1968, 13 766 gt. Later names: Greek Astor Princess 1976, Greek Flag Tina 1984, broken up in 1993.