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Mab - Man
Name of Ship
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  • D/S Mabella NS *
Karl Bruusgaard, Drammen
1513 gt
Built in Danzig, Germany 1926.

See my page D/S Mabella.

  • D/T Madrono NS *
A. I. Langfeldt & Co., Kristiansand
5894 gt
Built at Jarrow 1917.

D/T Madrono has info on some of her voyages before she encountered the German Thor (click on Madrono on that page). The latter page also has a link to a complete crew list at the time, as well as a link to a post war interview with Bedrich Scharf, one of her crew members.

  • D/S Magnhild NS *
M. Clausen, Haugesund
1383 gt
Built in Fredrikstad 1903. Previous name: Santiago until 1936.

D/S Magnhild has more information on this ship (and others by the same name), details on her loss and a crew list at the time.

  • D/T Malmanger NS *
Westfal-Larsen & Co. A/S, Bergen
7078 gt
Built in Sunderland 1920.

All available information on this ship has been assembled on a separate page D/T Malmanger, includes a picture, details on her loss and a crew list.

  • M/S Maloja NS *
Tschudi & Eitzen, Oslo
6400 gt
Built in Fredrikstad, Norway 1930. Previous name: Danwood until 1936.

Follow this link to M/S Maloja for more information, including details on her final fate and a crew list.

  • D/S Mammy NS
Torlak Skogland, Haugesund
1656 gt
Built in in Copenhagen 1911. Previous name: Mandeville until 1934.

All available information about this ship has been assembled on a separate page about D/S Mammy.

  • M/T Mantilla
Wilh. Wilhelmsen, Tønsberg (until Mar.-1939)
5671 gt
Built in Newcastle 1916. Previous name: Mexpetro.

Launched by Sir W. G. Armstrong, Whitworth & Co. Ltd., Newcastle (Yard No. 886) as Mexpetro on June 16-1916, renamed Mantilla in Dec. the same year. 5671 gt, 3495 net, 9100 tdwt, 407' x 52.2' x 31.4', 3 cyl. triple expansion steam engines of 2200 ihp by North Eastern Marine Engineering Co. Ltd., Newcastle, service speed 10.5 knots. Completed on Jan. 12-1917 and placed under the management of H. E. Moss & Co. (registered owner W. M. Cohan), an arrangement arising from war requisition. Returned to Wilhelmsen in June-1920.

SOLD in March-1939 to Germany (John T. Essberger) and renamed Nordmeer. Lying at Willemstad on Sept. 3-1939 but broke out on Dec. 9 and returned to Germany. Taken over by the German navy in 1940. Scuttled in the River Gironde on Aug. 26-1944. Refloated on Dec. 2-1946 and repaired. Proposed sold to Soc. Française des Petroliers who intended to name her Thierache, but in 1948 she was purchased by S. A. Les Petroles d'Outremer, France and renamed Artvine. Arrived in the Tyne on Aug. 9-1954 to be scrapped at Dunston by Clayton & Davie Ltd. (Wilh. Wilhelmsen's History and Fleet List 1861-1994).

Roger Jordan says in his book: Seized by the Germans in 1940 (Kriegsmarine), named Nordmeer. Scuttled off Bassens, Gironde estuary as blockship on Aug. 25-1944. Raised between Febr. 28-1945 and March 25-1945 and repaired. Named Artvine from Febr.-1948.

  • D/S Manx * neutral
T. Wilhelms, Fredrikstad
1343 gt
Built at Krimpen, Netherlands 1916. Previous name: Anders until 1937.

D/S Manx has details on her fate.

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Mar - Mau
  • D/T Marathon NS
Halle & Peterson, Oslo
7208 gt
Built in Sunderland 1930.

I've assembled the available information on this ship on a separate page entitled D/T Marathon (she was in several convoys to Russia).

  • D/S Marga NS
A/S Bruusgaard, Drammen
1583 gt
Built in Oslo 1924.

See D/S Marga.

  • M/S Margrethe Bakke NS
Knut Knutsen O. A. S., Haugesund
5478 gt
Built in Gothenburg 1938.

Please continue to M/S Margrethe Bakke.

  • D/S Mari NS
A. I. Langfeldt & Co., Kristiansand
563 gt
Built in Christiania 1920. Previous name: Bjørkhaug until 1925.

See D/S Mari.

  • D/S Marianne NS *
Eilert Lund, Bergen
1915 gt
Built at Lekkerkerk, Holland 1920. Previous names: Haraldshaug until 1928, Nygaard until 1930.

D/S Marianne has more information, incl. details on her loss and a crew list at the time.

  • M/T Maridal NS
Moltzau & Christensen, Oslo
6479 gt
Built in Gothenburg, Sweden 1934.

See M/T Maridal.

  • M/S Marie Bakke NS
Knut Knutsen O. A. S., Haugesund
4307 gt
Built in Odense, Denmark 1926.

See M/S Marie Bakke.

  • M/T Marina NS
Thorvald Berg, Tønsberg
9898 gt
Built in Hamburg 1935.

My page about M/T Marina has information on some of her war voyages.

  • D/T Marit NS *
Jørgen P. Jensen, Arendal
5563 gt
Built in West Hartlepool 1918. Previous names: War Subadar until 1921, Crenatula until 1930.

Please continue to D/T Marit for more information, incl. details on her loss and a crew list.

  • D/T Marit II NS
Jørgen P. Jensen, Arendal
7417 gt
Built in Newcastle upon Tyne 1922. Previous name: Scottish Strath until 1937.

Please continue to D/T Marit II.

  • D/S Marita NS
Karl Bruusgaard, Drammen
1931 gt
Built in Shanghai, China 1919.

A separate page about D/S Marita has some information on war voyages.

  • D/S Marly NS *
Paul Blich, Oslo
1115 gt
Built Oslo 1918.

See D/S Marly for more information.

  • D/S Marosa NS
Karl Bruusgaard, Drammen
1513 gt
Built in Danzig, Germany 1925.

Please continue to D/S Marosa.

  • D/S Marpesia NS
Karl Bruusgaard, Drammen
1958 gt
Built in Sunderland 1930.

Please go to D/S Marpesia for more.

  • D/S Marques de Estella NS (*?)
H. Holter, Oslo
158 gt
Built in Oslo 1911. Previous names: Flamme until 1912, Fogo until 1928.

See my page about D/S Marques de Estella.

  • D/S Marstenen NS *
Vilhelm Torkildsen, Bergen
1832 gt
Built in Fredrikstad, Norway 1915. Launched as Viv.

More information can be found at D/S Marstenen, incl. crew list.

  • M/S Martin Bakke NS
Knut Knutsen O. A. S., Haugesund
5484 gt
Built in Gothenburg 1936.

See M/S Martin Bakke (incl. a picture).

  • D/S Mathilda NS
Jacob Christensen, Bergen
3650 gt
Built in Sunderland 1920.

Information on all her war voyages is available on this page.

  • M/S Matros
Yngvar Hvistendahl, Tønsberg
4349 gt
Built in Glasgow 1915. Previous names: Falstria until 1936, Olymp until 1938.

See M/S Norseland.

  • M/S Maud NS
Hjalmar Røed & Co., Tønsberg
3189 gt
Built in Copenhagen, Denmark 1930.

Please continue to my page about M/S Maud for details on some of her convoy voyages, as well as several pictures.

This company had previously had a steamship named Maud, built in Grimstad 1907 for Hjalmar Røed & Co., 2117 gt. Sold to Shanghai in 1929 and renamed Lung Shan, then named Enderta 1938-1951. Deleted from reg. in 1951.

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Me - Mi
  • D/T Meline NS
Thorvald Berg, Tønsberg
7019 gt
Built in Sunderland 1918.

A separate page about D/T Meline has more information, including details on some of her convoy voyages.

  • M/T Mendocino
Lundegaard & Sønner, Farsund
(until 1939)
6864 (7032?) gt
Built in Sunderland 1917 for Wilh. Wilhelmsen Tønsberg.

Pre war history (Wilh. Wilhelmsen fleet list): Launched Jan. 22-1917 by Sir James Laing & Sons Ltd., Sunderland (Yard No. 661), completed Nov. 2 and placed under the management of H. E. Moss & Co., Liverpool, registered owner W. M. Cohan (war requisition). 7032 gt, 4412 net, 10 360 tdwt, 425' x 57' x 33.1', 3 cyl. triple expansion steam engines of 2250 ihp by George Clark Ltd., Sunderland, service speed 10 knots. Returned to Wilhelmsen in June-1919. Sold on Aug. 12-1935 to A/S Viking (Lundegaard & Sønner), Farsund.

SOLD IN March-1939 to Germany (John T. Essberger) and renamed Karibisches Meer. Taken over by the German Navy in Oct. that year. Scuttled in the River Seine near Rouen on Aug. 21-1944. Refloated on Apr. 20-1946. Beached at Henouville for scrapping on Aug. 15-1946.

  • M/T Mexico NS *
Hans Hannevig, Horten
3017 gt
Built in Nakskov, Denmark 1920.

Please continue to M/T Mexico for more information (w/crew list at the time of loss).

  • M/S Mim *
Yngvar Hvistendahl, Tønsberg
4996 gt
Built in Flensburg, Germany 1938.

Picture of Mim -This picture was received from Bjørn Milde, Norway, and is from his own postcard collection.

Ashore in a gale at Reef Dyke, North Ronaldsay Island on Nov. 1-1939, 59 21N 02 22 16W. Total loss. A visitor to my website has told me that the book "Shipwreck Index of the British Isles" states she was on her maiden voyage at the time, adding that 11 crew reached shore in their own boat, while the rest were taken off by the Stromness lifeboat. Within 3 days she went to pieces. “Shipwrecks of Orkneys, Shetlands and the Pentland Firth” says she was on a voyage Freemantle, Australia to Bergen with wheat.

  • D/S Mimer NS
S. A. Larsen & E. Thorvildsen, Oslo
1143 gt
Built in Bergen 1906 (1905?).

Please see D/S Mimer.

  • M/S Minerva NS
H. M. Wrangell & Co., A/S, Haugesund
5883 gt
Built in Copenhagen, Denmark 1930.

See M/S Minerva.

  • M/T Minister Wedel NS *
Karl Bruusgaard, Oslo
6833 gt
Built in Sunderland 1930.

More information is available at M/T Minister Wedel, incl. crew list.

  • M/S Minna NS
165 dwt (unable to find gt)
Built in 1937. Previous name Coaster 11 until 1943.

According to "Nortraships flåte", this was one of the ships added to Nortraship's Fleet in 1943, on bareboat charter from the United States War Shipping Administration. It appears Minna was used in harbour service in New York. My "Ship Statistics and Misc." page has a list of the others under "Gains 1943".

In other sources, Minna is not included among the ships handed over to Nortraship from the U.S. in 1943.

  • D/S Miranda * neutral
J. M. Johannesens Rederi A/S, Bergen
1328 gt
Built in Dordrecht (Netherlands) 1921.

Please continue to my page about D/S Miranda for details on her fate (and a picture).

  • D/T Mirlo NS *
Wilh. Wilhelmsen, Tønsberg
7455 gt
Built in Newcastle 1922.

Find out more about this ship, including war history, details on fnal fate and crew list at the time of loss.

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  • D/T Moira NS *
Sigurd Owren, Oslo
1560 gt
Built in Sunderland 1935.

My page D/T Moira has more details (w/crew list).

  • M/S Molda NS
A/S J. Ludwig Mowinckels Rederi, Bergen
5137 gt
Built in Bremen 1937.

See M/S Molda for more.

  • M/S Moldanger NS *
Westfal-Larsen & Co. A/S, Bergen
6837 gt
Built in Amsterdam, Holland 1933.

Torpedoed on June 27-1942. My page M/S Moldanger has more, including an account about 48 days spent on a raft and a crew list.

  • M/T Montana
Thorvald Berg, Tønsberg
10 170 gt
Built in Gothenburg, launched Apr.-1940.

Laid up in Gothenburg under allied control from 1942, released in May-1945.

There was a Panamanian steamship by the name Montana during the war (ex Danish Paula), built 1934, 1549 gt - torpedoed and sunk by U-105 (Schewe) on Sept. 11-1941, 400 miles northeast of Cape Farewell on a voyage Wilmington-Reykjavik with lumber. 18 out of 26 were lost.

  • Montbretia *
Flower Class Corvette
Built Paisley 1941.

This was one of several British built Flower class corvettes taken over by the Norwegian Navy in Gt. Britain in 1941. I've assembled more information on this corvette on a separate page, Montbretia - includes details on some of her voyages, and an account on her loss.

  • M/S Montevideo NS
S. Holter-Sørensen, Oslo
4639 gt
Built in Copenhagen, Denmark 1928. Previous names: Sud Pacifico until 1932, Uruguayo until 1939.

My page M/S Montevideo has more information.

  • M/T Morgenen NS
Thorvald Berg, Tønsberg
7093 gt
Built Sunderland 1930.

Please continue to M/T Morgenen for more (w/pictures).

  • M/S Morviken NS *
Wallem & Co. A/S, Bergen
5008 gt
Built at Landskrona, Sweden 1938.

Delivered June 1-1938 from Öresundsvarvet, Landskrona, Sweden (49).

Her voyages are listed on this original document received from the National Archives of Norway.

Captain Anton Norvalls. The day after the Norwegian M/T Filefjell had been captured, the German raider Pinguin found yet another prize (Aug. 27-1940). M/S Morviken was on a voyage from Cape Town to Calcutta in ballast when she was captured. Please go to my page Norwegian Victims of Pinguin for more details on this event and the events surrounding the capture of other Norwegian ships by this raider. There's also a crew list for, and a picture of Morviken as well as info on Pinguin.

  • M/S Mosdale NS
Martin Mosvold, Farsund
3022 gt
Built in Copenhagen, Denmark 1939.

For pictures and more information on this ship and her voyages, please go to M/S Mosdale (includes a list of names of female Canadian radio operators on misc. Norwegian ships).

  • M/S Mosfruit NS *
Martin Mosvold, Farsund
2714 gt
Built in Gothenburg, Sweden 1938.

Read more about this ship on a separate page, M/S Mosfruit, which includes a picture, details on her final fate and a crew list at the time of loss.

  • M/T Mosli NS
Martin Mosvold, Farsund
8291 gt
Built in Gothenburg 1935.

M/T Mosli has more.

  • D/S Mosna NS
J. M. Johannesen, Farsund
1385 gt
Built in Papendrecht, Holland 1923. Previous names: Lauwerzee until Dec.-1923, Fiorella until 1933.

See D/S Mosna.

  • D/S Motto
Osw. Aamodt, Oslo
1171 gt
Built Grimstad 1903. Previous names: Hird, Fagerstrand.

Pre war: Jan-Olof, Sweden has sent me some details on this vessel (from Lloyd's) saying that owner in 1937/'38 was Esbensens Rederi (Wictor Esbensen), homeport Oslo. Tonnage given as 1171 gt. By 1939/'40 she had been renamed Motto with owner Skibs A/S Motto (Osw. Aamodt), homeport Oslo. This must have been the Fagerstrand/Motto that was sold to Finland in 1939, because by 1940/'41 Lloyd's gives her owner as OY Viasveden Höyry AB, homeport Björneborg, Finland.

While still in Norwegian ownership, Fagerstrand was on a voyage to Iceland with salt from Spain when captured by a Franco war ship on April 16-1937 and taken to Ceuta, then forced to go to Casablanca to unload her cargo. Was later freed, but held responsible for the loss of the cargo.

She's listed as Norwegian Motto in Convoy ON 23 from the U.K. to Norway at the end of March-1940, but as far as I can see she had been sold to Finland by then(?).

POST WAR: Broken up in 1954.

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Mu - Må
  • D/S Mui Hock NS
Arne Sveen, Oslo
2144 gt
Built in Oslo 1936.

My page about this ship has more details, including some convoy voyages.

  • D/S Munin NS
Jacob Kjøde A/S, Bergen
1285 gt
Built in Lübeck 1899.

Please see D/S Munin for information on her voyages etc.

  • D/T Mytilus NS
Jørgen P. Jensen, Arendal
5693 gt
Built in Sunderland 1916.

See D/T Mytilus.

  • D/S Møysalen NS
Vesterålens Dampskibsselskab, Stokmarknes
990 gt
Built at Boizenburg 1923. Previous names: Sebenico until 1924, Imatra until 1940.

Please continue to D/S Møysalen.

  • D/S Måkefjell NS
Olsen & Ugelstad, Oslo
1567 gt
Built in Porsgrunn, Norway 1932.

Please see my page about D/S Måkefjell.

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