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M/S Trondanger
Updated Febr. 5-2011

To Trondanger on the "Ships starting with T" page.

Both pics received from Bjørn Milde, Norway (from his postcard collection), who has also provided me with the post war details.

Manager: Westfal-Larsen & Co. A/S Bergen
6826 gt

Delivered in Sept.-1932 from Nederlandsche Scheepsbouw Mij., Amsterdam, 6826 gt, 9774 tdwt, 456' x 61' x 31.3', 7 cyl. 2T 8200 ihp, 15.5 knots.

Related item on this website:
Guestbook message re someone who served on this ship (William Karl Nilsen), as well as Askild, Aragon, Askepot, Meline and Atlantic.

Trondanger was mostly in service South America-U.S., usually sailing independently (without convoy).

Her voyages are listed on these original images from the Norwegian National Archives:
Page 1 | Page 2 | Page 3 | Page 4 | Page 5 | Page 6

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

  Voyage Record
From Apr.-1940 to Aug.-1945:  

(Received from Don Kindell - His source: The late Arnold Hague's database).

Follow the convoy links provided for more information on each.

As can be seen, several voyages are not included.

Departure From To Arrival Convoy Remarks
1940 Apr. 7 Rio Santos Apr. 8 Independent See also Page 1
Apr. 10 Santos Montevideo Apr. 13 Independent On to Buenos Aires Apr. 13
(Page 1).
Apr. 25 Buenos Aires Santos Apr. 28 Independent
May 2 Santos Rio May 3 Independent
May 4 Rio Pernambuco May 9 Independent
May 11 Pernambuco Boston May 22 Independent
May 28 Boston New York City May 29 Independent A. Hague says:
Then traded USA/S America to Dec. 3-1941
Missing voyages:
Page 1, Page 2 & Page 3
1941 Dec. 6 Santos Rio Dec. 8 Independent
Dec. 9 Rio Maranham Dec. 15 Independent
Dec. 18 Maranham Curacao Dec. 23 Independent
Dec. 24 Curacao Cristobal Dec. 26 Independent
Dec. 29 Balboa Los Angeles Jan. 7-1942 Independent
1942 Jan. 11 Los Angeles San Francisco Independent Page 3 gives arrival Jan. 12.
Jan. 17 San Francisco Portland, Oreg Jan. 20 Independent
Jan. 22 Portland, Oreg Seattle Jan. 23 Independent
Jan. 24 Seattle Vancouver Jan. 24 Independent
Febr. 11 Vancouver Seattle Febr. 12 Independent
Febr. 16 Seattle Portland, Oreg Independent Again, see Page 3
Febr. 21 Portland, Oreg San Francisco Febr. 23 Independent
Febr. 25 San Francisco Los Angeles Febr. 28 Independent
Febr. 28 Los Angeles Balboa March 10 Independent
March 12 Cristobal Santos March 28 Independent
Apr. 1 Santos Buenos Aires Apr. 4 Independent
Apr. 26 Buenos Aires Boston May 17 Independent Via New York
(Page 3).
May 25 Boston New York City May 26 Independent
June 8 New York City Hampton Roads Independent
June 11 Hampton Roads Rio June 27 Independent
July 3 Rio Santos July 5 Independent
July 11 Santos Buenos Aires July 15 Independent
July 29 Buenos Aires Trinidad Aug. 13 Independent
Aug. 16 Trinidad Key West Aug. 25 TAW 14 Convoy available at TAW 14
(external link)
Aug. 26 Key West New York City Aug. 31 KN 134 Convoy available at KN 134
(external link)
Sept. 1 New York City Boston Independent Page 3 gives arrival Sept. 1
Sept. 6 Boston New York City Sept. 7 Independent
Sept. 28 New York City NG 309 For Cristobal.
Detached Oct. 3.
Convoy available at NG 309
(external link)
Oct. 3 Detached from NG 309 Cristobal Oct. 6 Independent
Oct. 7 Balboa Montevideo Oct. 25 Independent
Oct. 31 Montevideo Buenos Aires Oct. 31 Independent
Nov. 17 Buenos Aires Montevideo Nov. 18 Independent
Nov. 19 Montevideo Valparaiso Nov. 28 Independent
Nov. 29 Valparaiso Balboa Dec. 6 Independent
Dec. 8 Cristobal New York City Dec. 15 Independent
1943 Jan. 7 New York City Gitmo Jan. 11 NG 335 Convoy available at NG 335
(external link)
Jan. 13 Gitmo Cristobal Jan. 15 Independent
Jan. 17 Balboa Santos Febr. 7 Independent
Febr. 20 Santos Montevideo Febr. 23 Independent
March 16 Buenos Aires Balboa Apr. 3 Independent A. Hague says:
Arrived Buenos Aires March 13, departure Montevideo not known,
but see Page 4
(also, missing stop, Punta Arenas, March 21)
Apr. 9 Cristobal New York City Apr. 16 Independent
May 8 New York City Cristobal May 15 Independent
May 16 Balboa Rio June 6 Independent A. Hague says:
Traded NYC/Brazil/Argentina, via Balboa.
Missing voyages:
Page 4 & Page 5
1944 May 27 New York City Rio June 12 Independent A. Hague says:
Resumed direct NYC/Brazil service
June 18 Rio Santos June 19 Independent
June 25 Santos Montevideo June 28 Independent
July 5 Montevideo Buenos Aires July 6 Independent
July 12 Buenos Aires Montevideo July 13 Independent
July 18 Montevideo New York City Aug. 6 Independent
Aug. 27 New York City Rio Sept. 12 Independent
Sept. 21 Rio Santos Sept. 22 Independent
Sept. 28 Santos Montevideo Oct. 1 Independent
Oct. 6 Montevideo Buenos Aires Oct. 7 Independent
Oct. 14 Buenos Aires Montevideo Oct. 15 Independent
Oct. 22 Montevideo New York City Nov. 10 Independent
Dec. 13 New York City Rio Dec. 29 Independent
1945 Jan. 10 Rio Santos Jan. 10 Independent
Jan. 17 Santos Montevideo Jan. 20 Independent
Febr. 7 Montevideo New York City Febr. 28 Independent
March 31 New York City Liverpool Apr. 12 CU 64
Apr. 23 Liverpool New York City May 5 UC 65A Convoy will be added.
See ships in UC convoys
May 20 New York City Liverpool May 30 CU 71
June 12 Liverpool New York City June 22 Independent
July 2 New York City Liverpool July 18* Independent *Compare w/Page 5
July 23 Liverpool New York City Aug. 1 Independent
Aug. 14 New York City Liverpool Aug. 24 Independent Subsequent voyages:
Page 5 above & Page 6

 Some Convoy Voyages: 
For information on voyages made in between those mentioned here, please see the documents received from the National Archives of Norway and A. Hague's Voyage Record above. As can be seen, Trondanger usually sailed independently.

According to Page 1 of the archive documents, Trondanger was in Santos when war broke out in Norway on Apr. 9-1940; she had arrived there from Rio de Janeiro on Apr. 8. Her 1941 voyages start on Page 2 and continue on Page 3, which also shows some 1942 voyages.

Together with the Norwegian Besholt, Brand, Fernglen, Kaia Knudsen and Skandinavia, she's listed in Convoy TAW 14, which left Trinidad on Aug. 16-1942 and arrived Key West on the 25th. Most of the above ships, including Trondanger, subsequently joined Convoy KN 134, departing Key West on Aug. 26, arriving Hampton Roads on the 31st; Trondanger arrived New York that day. Besholt, Braganza, Fernglen, Kaia Knudsen and Skandinavia are listed. The following month we find her, with destination Cristobal, in Convoy NG 309, which left New York on Sept. 27 and arrived Guantanamo on Oct. 4; Trondanger arrived Cristobal on Oct. 6 (Page 3), having been detached from the convoy on Oct. 3. Braganza was again in company, as were Atlantic, Granville, Kollbjørg, Meline and Petter. See the external links provided within the Voyage Record above for more details on these convoys.

At the beginning of 1943, Trondanger is listed in Convoy NG 335, which departed New York on Jan. 7 and arrived Guantanamo on the 14th (Page 4 of the archive documents gives her arrival Guantanamo as Jan. 11). Borgfred and Far are also included - again, see the external link in the table above. Trondanger later proceeded to Cristobal, with arrival Jan. 15. Page 4 also shows some of her 1944 voyages, while the rest are listed on Page 5, which also has her 1945 voyages (it'll be noticed that she occasionally had long stays in port).

Skipping now to March 31-1945, when I have her in the fast New York-U.K. Convoy CU 64, as the only Norwegian ship. This convoy arrived Liverpool on Apr. 12, and later that month she returned to the U.S. (together with Nordahl Grieg) in Convoy UC 65A, which left Liverpool on Apr. 23 and arrived New York on May 5. This convoy will be added to an individual page in my Convoys section; in the meantime, the ships sailing in it are named on the page listing ships in all UC convoys. She headed in the other direction again on May 20 with Convoy CU 71, arriving Liverpool on the 30th. The Norwegian Elisabeth Bakke, Kaptein Worsøe and Mosdale are also listed in this convoy.

Page 5 also lists some of her early 1946 voyages, as does Page 6.

More information on all the other Norwegian ships mentioned on this page can be found via the alphabet index below, or go to the Master Ship Index.


Sold in Apr.-1960 to Johs. Presthus, Bergen and renamed Helene Bakke, later Helene Presthus. Broken up in Taiwan in 1968.

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The text on this page was compiled with the help of: Westfahl Larsen fleet list, and misc.


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