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CONVOY ON 20 – U.K.-Norway

Left Methil on March 15-1940 (Kirkwall March 16) and arrived Norway on the 18th.
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):

Swedish Ada Gorthon
Norwegian Ask
British Baron Blythswood (arrived Narvik on March 21)
British Baron Vernon (from Kirkwall)
Panamanian Basra (sank following a collision with Listo - see Basra).
Norwegian Batavia
Swedish Bera
Norwegian Bygdøy
Danish Cimbria
Finnish Fritz S
Norwegian Fulton
British Glen Tilt
British Gogovale
British Hardingham
Norwegian Havbris
Swedish Iberia
Swedish Ingarö
Norwegian King
Swedish Koster
Norwegian La France
Norwegian Leka
Norwegian Leo
British Leo
Norwegian Listo (collided with Basra - see Listo and link to Basra above).
British Llanberis
Norwegian Løvaas (picked up survivors from Basra).
Norwegian Lysaker IV
British Majorca
Swedish Maria Gorthon
Norwegian Marvel
Panamanian Mary
Swedish Nämdö
Finnish Otto
Norwegian Rimac
Norwegian Ringhorn
Swedish Sandö
British Stancliffe (arrived Narvik on March 21)
Norwegian Storesund
Norwegian Tordenskjold (A. Hague says this was the 921 gt ship by this name, but I suspect it was the the 575 gt Tordenskjold)
Danish Valborg

A document listing all the ON convoys states that ON 20 had a total of 40 ships (including 12 joining from Kirkwall); 9 British, 18 Norwegian, 7 Swedish, 2 Danish, 2 Finnish, 2 Panamanian.

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 20 under March 15).

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