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Owner: Partrederiet Lillemor
Delivered in March-1935 from Fredriksstad mek. Verksted A/S, Fredrikstad, Norway (274) as Margit R to A/S Asplund (Georg Rønneberg), Moss. 1571 gt, 910 net, 2425 tdwt, 144.1' x 40.1' x 16.5', 4 cyl. Compound (builder), 131 nhp. Sold in Jan.-1937 to Partrederiet Lillemor (Th. Brøvig), Farsund and renamed Lillemor.
Captain: Bernt Belland.
Please compare the above voyages with Arnold Hague's Voyage Record below.
(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.
As will be seen when going to Page 1 of the archive documents, Lillemor was at Corner Brook when Norway was invaded by the Germans on Apr. 9-1940. From there, she later sailed to St. John's N.F. and New Orleans, then on to Havana. Her 1941 voyages start on Page 2 and continue on Page 3, which also shows some of her 1942 voyages, while the rest are listed on Page 4.
Arnold Hague has included her in Convoy PG 8, which left Cristobal on Aug. 25-1942 and arrived Guantanamo on the 29th (the Norwegian Anna Odland is also listed); Lillemor's final destination is not given, but according to Page 4 of the archive documents she arrived New Orleans on Sept. 9.
At the beginning of 1943 we find her in Convoy PK 133, departing Pilottown on Jan. 11, arriving Key West on the 14th. She left Key West again that same day with Convoy KG 620, which arrived Guantanamo on Jan. 17. About a week later she joined Convoy GZ 20, from Guantanamo Jan. 23, to Cristobal Jan. 27.
In March that same year she's listed in Convoy KG 625, departing Key West on March 1, arriving Guantanamo on the 4th, and together with the Norwegian Ogna, she's now said to have joined Convoy GZ 24, which left Guantanamo on March 7 and arrived Cristobal March 11. Again, see also Page 4.
Skipping now to Aug.-1943, when she appears (together with the Norwegian Bomma) in Convoy ZG 41 - from Cristobal Aug. 22, to Guantanamo Aug. 26. Lillemor, however, arrived Belize on the 25th. As can be seen in the Voyage Record above, A. Hague indicates he's not quite sure if she was in this convoy - Her voyages in this period are shown on Page 5.
On Dec. 5-1943, she rescued 43 men from the American tanker Touchet, torpedoed and sunk on Dec. 3 by U-193. 11 more survivors were picked up by the destroyer USS Falgout, and another 16 by the minesweeper USS Raven (Dec. 6). 10 gunners had died. Lillemor landed the survivors at Pensacola on Dec. 6 - see the external link at the end of this page for more on this sinking.
Later that month she's listed, again with Bomma, in Convoy HK 167, which originated at Galveston Bar on Dec. 11-1943 and arrived Key West on the 15th, continuing from Key West the following day in Convoy KG 676, which arrived Guantanamo on Dec. 19 (Bomma was again in company). About a week later she's listed, together with the Norwegian Aun, in Convoy GZ 54, leaving Guantanamo on Dec. 25, arriving Cristobal on the 29th.
In Febr.-1944 she can be found in Convoy HK 191, which departed Galveston Bar on Febr. 9 and arrived Key West on the 13th; Lillemor's voyage information is given as "Pilottown to Key West" - she had left Pilottown on Febr. 10 (Page 5). Together with the Norwegian Ada, she continued from Key West to Guantanamo in Convoy KG 688 (departure Key West Febr. 13, arrival Guantanamo Febr. 17), then joined Convoy GZ 60 from Guantanamo to Cristobal (left Febr. 23, arrived Febr. 27). This time, the Norwegian Pollux was in company.
In Apr.-1944 she's listed among the ships in Convoy HK 215, which departed Galveston Bar on the 9th and arrived Key West on the 13th. Her voyage information is again given as Pilottown to Key West, having left Pilottown on Apr. 10. The Norwegian Daviken is also named. They both left Key West again that same day (Apr. 13) in Convoy KG 700, which arrived Guantanamo on Apr. 16, Lillemor subsequently joining Convoy GZ 66 from Guantanamo a week later (Apr. 23), arriving Cristobal on Apr. 28. The Norwegian Bajamar, bound for Cartagena, Col., is also included in this convoy.
All the above convoys are available via the external links provided within the Voyage Record. More details on the other Norwegian ships named here can be found with the help of the alphabet index at the end of this page, or go to the Master Ship Index.
Sold in Nov.-1959 to Ole T. Flakke, Kristiansund, renamed Kovda. Sold in July-1960 to Skrot- og Avfallsprodukter (Torsten Johannisson), Gothenburg. Laid up as barge Ingeborg. Sold for breaking up in May-1961.
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This company had previously had another Lillemor, delivered in Jan.-1917. This ship sailed as Randi during WW II.
The text on this page was compiled with the help of: "Nortraships flåte", J. R. Hegland, E-mails from Roger W. Jordan - and misc., including the external website that I've linked to above.