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CONVOY ON 9 – U.K.-Norway

Left Methil on Jan. 24-1940 and arrived Norway on the 27th.
Report was received from Tony Cooper, England (his source: Public Records Office, Kew).
Names of ships were received from Don Kindell (his source: The late Arnold Hague's research).

According to A. Hague, the following ships were in this convoy:

Finnish Anna
Norwegian Basel
Norwegian Bolette
Norwegian Fanefjeld
Dutch Helder
Swedish Kalix
Finnish Kurikka
British Majorca
British Minorca
Finnish Pollux
Norwegian Sekstant
Norwegian Transport
Finnish Wanda

A document from the Public Records Office, Kew, listing all U.K.-Norway Convoys, states that ON 9 consisted of 3 British, 5 Norwegian, 1 Swedish, and 4 Finnish ships.

A brief summary of HMS Inglefield's report follows (for info., Inglefield had just escorted Convoy HN 8 from Norway to the U.K.). Most of this report concentrates on the time following dispersal off Norway, when Inglefield was to escort the returning convoy to the U.K. and, therefore, part of the report has been added to my page about that convoy, namely HN 9A

Inglefield, Kashmir and Tartar departed Rosyth at 14:45 on Jan. 24-1940, proceeding to Methil Roads in order to meet Convoy ON 9. Isis and Seal joined up with the escort at Methil, and the 13 ship convoy sailed at 16:10 that same day. Day screening positions were maintained all through the night, as there was a full moon at the time.

At 09:00 the following day, Jan. 25, Imogen joined and Tartar was detached for Scapa. ON 9 was dispersed in Norwegian territorial waters off Aspø Fjord at 05:00 on Jan. 27, having had fair weather on the passage. The rest of Inglefield's report is available on my page about HN 9A.

See also this document, listing escorts for all HN and ON convoys.

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