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CONVOY ON 19 – U.K.-Norway

Left Methil on March 11-1940 and arrived Norway on the 14th.
Received from Don Kindell - His source: The late Arnold Hague's research.

Stations are not known.

According to A. Hague, the following ships sailed in this convoy (in alphabetical order):

Norwegian Akabahra
British Barrwhin
British Brighton
Norwegian Bruse
Norwegian Cetus
Swedish Convallaria
Norwgian Diana
Finnish Emmi
Swedish Framnas (Framnås?)
British Fylingdale
British Grenaa (was this ship still Danish at that time?)
Norwegian Gudrun
British Harmonic (arrived Narvik on March 17)
Estonian Hermes
Norwegian Hilda (see also HN 14).
Norwegian Jarl
Finnish Karl-Erik
Norwegian Kem
Danish Marx
Estonian Meero
Norwegian Meteor
British Minorca
Norwegian Mira
Swedish Oscar
Swedish Oswin
Norwegian Raftsund
Finnish Sally
Swedish Sårimner
Swedish Singoalla
Swedish Sonja
Norwegian Torridal
British Tregenna (arrived Narvik to load on March 17)
British Trident
Estonian Ubari
British Umberleigh
Estonian Urania
Norwegian Vigør
Finnish Wirma
British Yewkyle

A document listing all the ON convoys (from the Public Records Office, Kew), states that Convoy ON 19 had 40 ships (incl. 13 joining from Kirkwall); 8 British, 14 Norwegian, 7 Swedish, 2 Danish, 5 Finnish, 4 Estonian. 1 was detached (not for Norway).

For information on the Norwegian ships in this convoy, see the Master Ship Index.

This document, listing escorts for all HN and ON convoys, has the names of escorts for this convoy. See also this external page (scroll down to text re Convoy ON 19 under March 11). In addition to escort information, the site says that the escorting destroyer Nubian attacked a submarine contact at 17:15 on March 13, east of Duncansby Head (58 37N 1 06W).

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