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D/S Le Norvegien II
Manager: Den norske Amerikalinje A/S, Oslo
Launched on May 20-1921 by Schiffswerft und Maschinenfabrik (vorm Janssen & Schmilinsky) A. G., Hamburg (Yard No. 576) as Minna for Flensburger Dampfer Compagnie (H. Schuldt), Germany. Delivered in Nov.-1921. 1058 gt, 605 net, 1200 tdwt, 243.7' x 34.2' x 14.1' (length at the time of delivery was 215.8'), 3 cyl. Triple exp. steam engine by Hannoversche Maschinenbau A.G., Hanover. Sold to Roland Linie A.G., Germany in 1922 and renamed Amsel. Lengthened to 243.7 ft in 1923. In 1926 the owners were taken over by Norddeutscher Lloyd A.G., Germany. Sold in 1927 to Koninklijke Nederlandsche Stoomboot Maatschappij, Netherlands and renamed Proteus. She was purchased by Den norske Amerikalinje in 1934 and given the name Le Norvegien II.
It'll be noticed, when going to Page 1 above, that there are some long gaps in her voyages for 1940. Also, it looks like she spent quite a long time at Lourenco Marques, where she had arrived from Durban on Oct. 9-1941; departure is given as Jan. 13-1942, when she proceeded to Mombasa. Page 2 shows that she had a long stay in Durban that summer, with similar long stops in port being shown all through her record.
In Nov.-1942, she's listed in Convoy DN 1 (external link). She had left Durban on Nov. 20 and arrived Mombasa on the 30th, according to Page 2 above.
Sold in 1952 to South East Asia Shipping Co. (Private) Ltd., India, and renamed Mahakhursheed in 1953. Sold for breaking up in Bombay in May 1960.
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Den Norske Amerikalinje had previously had a ship by the name Le Norvegien, [ex Rothenburg, ex Frieden] which was sold in 1934 and renamed Carabao, broken up at Mombasa in 1959. The company later had Le Norvegien III, 1954-1971.
The text on this page was compiled with the help of: Norwegian America Line fleet list by Bjørn Pedersen & F. W. Hawks - and misc.