To Ships in Allied Service starting with G

Norwegian Homefleet - WW II 
Ships starting with G

= the ship was sunk (or otherwise lost)
D/S = steam ship D/T = steam tanker
D/F = steam ferry M/S = motor vessel
M/T = motor tanker    M/F = motor ferry
M/K = motor cutter T/T = turbine tanker


Name of Ship
Shipping Company
D/S Galicia
Fearnley & Eger, Oslo
1350 gt
Built in Langesund 1940.

Under German control.

Norway had previously had another Galicia, built for owners in Spain in 1924, 218 gt. Sold in 1928 to Hvalfangerselskapet Antarctic A/S, Tønsberg - sold to Japan in 1934 and renamed Showa Maru No. 5. Sunk by American aircraft March 30-1944.

M/S Gallus * raised
L. H. Torkildsen, (Bergen?)
339 gt
Built in Bergkvara, Sweden 1919.

Under German control, and reported in Norwegian waters in Sept.-1942 and Febr.-1944.

"Handelsflåten i krig", book 5 ("Hjemmeflåten - Mellom venn og fiende", Lauritz Pettersen) states that Gallus was sunk by German aircraft off Kristiansund on Apr. 28-1940. No casualties (the crew had gone ashore). She was later raised (by the Germans?) and reentered service during the war.

D/S Gann
Sandnæs Dampskibs-Aktieselskab, Sandnes
443 gt
Built in Stavanger 1903. Previous name: Sandnæs until 1914.

Pre war history: Delivered in May-1903 from Stavanger Støberi & Dok, Stavanger as Sandnæs to Sandnæs Dampskibs-Aktieselskab, Sandnes. Steel hull, 143.1’ x 23.5’ x 8,3’, 366 gt - Tripple Expansion (SS&D) 520 ihp, 11 knots. Used in the regularly scheduled night time run Stavanger-Bergen, registered for 460 passengers. Renamed Gann in 1914 (when the new Sandnæs was delivered) and used as "reserve" ship. Rebuilt and modernized in 1927 (well in foredeck enclosed), 433 gt. From March-1927 she was in the regularly scheduled coastal service Sandnes-Stavanger-Oslo, competing with Det Stavangerske Dampskibsselskab's ships in the same service, resulting in a "war" between the 2 companies which was not resolved until 1930. In March that year she was pulled out of the run and used as "reserve" again. At some point in the 1930's she was hired out to Fylkesbaatane i Sogn & Fjordane for use in Hurtigruten, Bergen-Høyanger / Balestrand, while also used in other runs as needed.

Old postcard showing Sandnæs in Bergen - from Bjørn Milde's postcard collection.

WW II: In June-1940, following the loss of the company's Jadarland, Gann was placed in the regulalry scheduled night time run Stavanger-Bergen.

POST WAR: Sold in 1951 to Rogaland Sjøguttskole (Unge Sjømenns Kristelige Forening), Stavanger and converted to training ship, 461 gt, a 6cyl 4tev National dm 500 bhp (1943) motor was installed, 10 knots. Sold in 1957 to Norsk Skipsophugning, Grimstad for breaking up.

(Misc. sources, incl. info from T. Eriksen, Norway - his source: Article about Sandnæs Aktie-D/S in the Norwgian magazine "Skipet" 4.91 by Per Alsaker).

Related external links:
Maritime Hjemmesider - This website has a picture of Sandnæs/Gann along with her history (in Norwegian) - also has the histories of several other area ships.

Skoleskipet Gann - This is one of the ships my father served on, Ragnvald Jarl, which was taken out of Hurtigruten in Sept-1995 and sold to Rogaland Sjøguttskole, renamed and used as a training ship, as well as in the tourist trade in the summer season (Stavanger-Nordkapp), and still used as such in 1999. (I have many fond memories of this ship, as I used to visit my father on board when I was little, see Odd's ships for details on, and a picture of her).

A/S Thor Dahl, Sandefjord
323 gt
Built Sandefjord 1941.

Whale catcher. Ordered by A/S Thor Dahl in Nov.-1939 (not sure if the name Gaupe was intended for her from the start). Seized by the Kriegsmarine in Apr.-1940 while building, renamed Kärnten, served as V5712 and V6609 during the war.

POST WAR: Re-converted to whaler Gaupe, sold to Compania Ballenera del Norte, Lima on Sept. 29-1956, renamed Don Christobal. Lost on March 25-1960.

(Sources: Thor Dahl documents and a posting by Axel Kuehn to my Ship Forum).

M/F Geiranger
Statens Vegvesen, Molde / Møre Fylkes Ruteselskap, Molde
242 gt
Built in Trondheim 1937.

Pre war history: Delivered on July 8-1937 from Trondhjems Mek. Verksted, Trondheim (205) as ferry Geiranger to Statens Vegvesen / vegsjefen i Møre & Romsdal, Molde. Steel hull, 125.9' x 26.9' x 12.6', 242 gt. Polar Diesel 640bhp, 12 knots. Registered for 274 passengers and 16 cars. On hire to Møre Fylkes Ruteselskap, Molde, and used in that company's tourist/ferry service Geiranger (Maråk)-Hellesylt-Valldal every summer. In the wintertime she was used as replacement ferry and also transported goods.

WW II: In 1941 Geiranger was on her way into Storfjord with hay, and was off Magerholm when a fire erupted on board. The ferry Frigg II transported a fire truck from Spjelkavik out to Geiranger's position in order to extinguish the fire, but she burnt out completely. Towed to a yard for repairs, requisitioned by the Kriegsmarine (1941) and repaired by the Germans. Completed in 1944, in German service to the north of Norway.

POST WAR: In the fall of 1947 Geiranger was on a voyage Ålesund-Molde-Åndalsnes with a cargo of furniture and 24 horses on deck when the furniture caught on fire. Beached at Kringstad, burnt out, 17 of the horses died. Condemned an taken over by unknown insurer. Purchased by Møre Fylkes Ruteselskap, Molde ”as-is” and repaired. In Jan.-1948 she was taken over by Møre & Romsdal Fylkesbåtar, Molde (the new name of Møre Fylkes Ruteselskap, Molde since 1947). Ran aground at Storseisund between Vevang and Averøy, Nordmøre on June 18-1966, on a voyage from Aalesund to Trondheim when in use as replacement in the coastal route between Bergen and Trondheim. An attempt was made to beach her, but she slid off after a while and sank in shallow waters. Refloated Sept. 3-1966, condemned following inspection. Sold in 1968 to C. M. Titlestad, Bergen, but this did not come to pass. Sold in 1969 to Brødrene Vik, Rovde, converted to barge, and in sand trade to Sunnmøre. Laid up at some point and used as quay near the sandpit at Rovde. By Sept.-2007 she was partly covered by the quay filling, but still visible.

(Info received from T. Eriksen, Norway - his sources: "Her Byggedes Skibe, TMV 1843-1983", Finn R. Hansen 1995. Article by Sondre Kristoffer Mo at Hjørundfjordportalen, Thor B. Melhus / Skipet, Jens Chr. Egenæs, and misc.).

Norway had lost a ship by this name to WW I, built 1907 - managed by Westfal-Larsen & Co., Bergen, sunk by a German U-boat on Aug. 7-1915 on a voyage Petchora-Southampton - no casualties.

M/T Gerdmor
Rich. Jacobsen
800 (761?) gt
Built in Sarpsborg 1940.

German control (?). In Norwegian waters July-44, and at Kiel, Germany, in June-45.

(Source: R. W. Jordan).

Gl - Go
M/S Glommen 4 *
A/S Alpha, Moss
103 gt
Built at Risør 1938.

Pre war history: Delivered on Febr. 5-1938 from Lindstøl Skibs- og båtbyggeri, Risør as cargo vessel Glommen 4 to A/S Alpha, Moss, 103 gt, used for cargo service Oslo-Sarpsborg.

WW II: Requisitioned by the Germans on Apr. 16-1942, used by Torpedobetrieb Horten. Run aground by crew (German?) on Oct. 24-1944, and attempted set on fire at Jacobsnes near Kirkenes.

A posting to my Ship Forum says she was scuttled and beached in Kirkenes October 20-1944. Another message says she was raised in 1947. (Some sources say she was lost in Trondheimsfjord on the date in question, this appears to be incorrect). According to "Norges, Sveriges og Danmarks Handelsflåter - tilgang og avgang 1940-1945" (Det Norske Veritas) she was stationed in Trondheimsfjord as depot for torpedoes.

POST WAR: Sold "as is" at some point in the 1940's to Rasmus Eriksen, Vardø. Sold again "as is" to Leif Olufsen, Henningsvær and temporarily repaired, then taken to Vaagland Båtbyggeri, Skålvikfjord for repairs and conversion to fishing vessel, 95 gt, engine from the lost M/S Uløy installed. Entered service as fishing vessel Henningsvær in 1949 (N-415-V). In 1976 she was owned by Oluf Olufsen, Henningsvær. Still in service in 1995.

(From T. Eriksen, Norway - his source: Article by Knut H. Næss about A/S Alpha in the Norwegian magazine "Skipet" 2.95).

This company had also had a Glommen 3 - originally delivred as Union II for A/S Transit, Skien in Dec.-1904, 148 gt. Purchased by A/S Alpha in Sept.-1923 and reanmed Glommen 3. Later sailed as Skaanen (Bergen) from 1939. Had misc. Norwegian owners before she eventually sank in March-1983.

D/S Gol
August Kjerland & Co, Bergen
1042 gt
Built Wesermünde 1920.
There seems to be some disagreement on the tonnage of this ship; Lauritz Pettersen, "Hjemmeflåten - Mellom venn og fiende" gives 985 gt, as does Lloyds Registry of Shipping according to Jan Olof, Sweden, a visitor to my site.

Gol is listed in Convoy HN 11 from Norway to the U.K. in Febr.-1940, bound for Tyne in ballast. Later that month she joined the U.K.-Norway Convoy ON 15, and at the beginning of March we find her in Convoy HN 17, bound for the Tees with a cargo of ore, returning to Norway towards the end of March with Convoy ON 21 - several Norwegian ships took part in these convoys.

The Norwegian text at the external website below (Stavern Memorial for Seamen) says that Gol was bombed and damaged off Askvoll on May 16-1941, killing at least 6. The following casualties are listed in "Minner og minnesmerker fra 1940-1945" (Øistein Wiik):
Seaman Eugen Nordal Kristiansen, Chief Engineer Johan Hilmar Kvamsås, Seaman Erling Gerhardt Omundsen, Ordinary Seaman Leif Sundberg, Engineer John Olav August Torkildsen, Stoker Fingal Frans Gustav Utterdahl.

Reported as being involved in Norwegian coal trade, Aug.-1944.

POST WAR: Reported at Bergen in June-1945 after return to Norwegian owners.

(Source: E-mail from R. W. Jordan, and misc.).

Related external link:
Stavern Commemorations

M/S Goya *
A/S J. Ludwig Mowinckels Rederi, Bergen
5230 gt
Built in Oslo, Norway 1942.

Please continue to M/S Goya for more on this ship.

D/S Graco
A/S Graco
Hans Fr. Grann, Oslo
257 gt

See text for D/S Alpha.

D/S Grana
K. Sandaas, Kragerø
1297 gt
Built Sliedrecht, Holland 1920.

Grana, general cargo for Hull, is listed as sailing in Convoy HN 15 from Norway to the U.K. in Febr.-1940. She had initially started out in Convoy HN 14, but returned to port. At the end of March we find her in Convoy ON 23 back to Norway. Follow links for more info, several Norwegian ships are included.

M/S Granvin
Hardanger Sunnhordlandske Dampskibsselskab, Bergen
115 gt
Built in Bergen 1931.

Pre war history: Delivered in Oct.-1931 from A/S Mjellem og Karlsen, Bergen as Granvin to Hardanger Sunnhordlandske Dampskibsselskab, Bergen. Steel hull, 89,9’ x 18,6’ x 9,5’, 115 gt, 2cyl 2tev Bolinder 150bhp. In regularly scheduled passenger/cargo service in Hardanger, also used for tourism in the summers 1931-1935, Norheimsund-Eidfjord-Ulvik. Registered for 150 passengers. Ran aground on Febr. 21-1933 on Tjuvaholmen north of Øystese and sank when on voyage Hardanger-Bergen (see this external page). Raised by Herkules and repaired.

Picture of Børøysund, Atløy and Granvin at Nærøyfjorden in Sogn.
Picture of Granvin - Source for both pictures: Bjørn Milde's postcard collection.

WW II: Requisitioned for transport of Norwegian soldiers on Apr. 9-1940, together with the company's Eidfjord and Hordaland. Granvin and Eidfjord were transporting soldiers from Kinsarvik to Granvin on the night leading up to Apr. 25 when 5 German MTB's attacked the Norwegian forces at Ulvik. Granvin got out before the attack, but Eidfjord was seized.

POST WAR: Purchased by Olav Linga, Folkedal in 1968, rebuilt and continued in regularly scheduled service Granvin-Ulvik for Sunnhordlandske until this run was discontinued in 1987, at which time Granvin was laid up. Taken over by Veteranskipslaget Fjordabåten, Bergen (Veteran Ships Club Fjordabåten) in March-1988. Restored and in use in the charter/tourist trade in the summertime - see link below.

(Info from T. Eriksen, Norway - his sources: "Fjordabåten" Dag Bakka Jr. 1994 and "Over Fjord og Fjell, HSD 1880-1980", Bård Kolltveit).

Related external links:
Fjordabaaten - Description and history of the vessel, and several pictures - text in Norwegian.

Picture of Granvin - On the Norsk Veteranskipsklubb website (Norwegian Veteran Ships Club)

D/S Graziella *
Fearnley & Eger, Oslo
2137 gt
Built in Sunderland 1917. Previous name: Keighley until 1920.

Picture of Graziella - Source: Lillesand Sjømannsforening.

Graziella is listed in Convoy HN 8 from Norway to the U.K. in Jan.-1940. In March we find her in Convoy HN 18, bound for Swansea in ballast. Several Norwegian ships took part. She's also mentioned in a report for Convoy ON 23 for Norway, with a note indicating that she was 1 of 2 ships picked up from Kirkwall on March 29. The Germans invaded Norway a little over a week later, and she ended up in the Homefleet.

She was headed north with a cargo of building materials when she was torpedoed by aircraft from 489th New Zealander Squadron off Kvassheim on Sept. 16-1943. The crew tried to beach her north of Kvassheim harbour, but she sank in the middle of the bay before they could do so, at a depth of 12 meters. No casualties.

(Source: "Senkninger og forlis" by Øistein Thomas Berge).

M/S Grinnøy
Astrup Holm, Tromsø
135 gt
Built at Sunde 1941.

Pre war history: Built at Gravdal Skipsbyggeri & Trelastforretning, Sunde, Sunnhordland (303) as freighter Grinnøy for Oskar Frøyland, Minde, Bergen (made of wood). Engine: 2tev Wichmann 150bhk (1941). In 1954 she was100,2’ x 22,8’ x 10,5’. Frøyland appears to have sold her after a short while, possibly before she was even finished, because she was sold that same year to A/S Nordkyst (Astrup Holm), Tromsø.

In the "replacement route" for a while in WW II - ref. Skandfer.

POST WAR: Owned by A/S Nordkyst (Helge Jacobsen) Tromsø in 1949 (fishery No. T-67-T). Sold in 1952 to P/r /Jonas P.Sørgård, Linesøy, Trondheim (ST-67-S) and used as seiner during the herring seasons and otherwise as freighter, until 1961 when she was in service as freighter only. Ran aground on Oct. 15-1974 near Kjøllefjord, cargo of fish. No casualties.

(Pre war and post war info received from T. Eriksen - Misc. sources).

Gu - Gå
D/S Gudrid * later raised
Bachke & Co., Trondheim
1305 gt
Built in Stavanger 1922.

Owned by A/S Herdis (Bachke & Co, Trondheim). Built by Stavanger Støberi & Dok, Stavanger, 1305 gt, 728 net tons, 2200 dwt, 242 ft 11 in x 37 ft 4 in x 16 ft 2 in, draught (draft) 16 ft 1 in. Triple expansion steam engine, 144 nominal horsepower. Signal letters LDZQ. Bachke & Co. fleet list gives slightly different info, 1328 gt, 748 net, 2200 tdwt, 254' 6" (loa) x 37' 3" x 17', engine of 815 ihp by yard, ship delivered in June-1922.

Some pre war movements: Sailed from Trondheim March 20-1938 and arrived Manchester April 2, probably at Preston, which was one of the regular ports of call before Manchester. Sailed Liverpool June 18-1939 for Trondheim.

WW II: Gudrid is listed in Convoy HN 5 from Norway to the U.K. in Dec.-1939. She also appears, with general cargo for Manchester, in Convoy HN 15 in Febr.-1940, and at the end of March we find her in Convoy ON 23 to Norway - follow the links for more info, several Norwegian ships took part in these convoys. She was still in Norwegian waters at the time of the invasion and ended up in the Homefleet.

At Oslo on Sept. 21-1943, Aug. 8-1944 in Norwegian coastal trade.

Sank in port at Menstad, Porsgrunn on March 30-1945 after an allied air attack. (Bache & Co.'s fleet list states she was damaged in the attack at Menstad and sank in tow to Porsgrunn, 1 died). According to the Banff Strike Wing website below the attackers consisted of twenty four rocket firing Mosquitos and another eight Mosquitos who were providing air cover and fire suppression, from 143, 235, 248, and 333 squadrons. Svanefjell and Torafire and the German Scharnhorn were also sunk in this attack. There's also a Norwegian Qudrid Borgstad of 1664 tons mentioned; I'm not sure what ship this could be.

POST WAR: Raised at the end of 1945 and towed to Nylands mek. Verksted for extensive repairs. Back in service in 1948. Sold in 1960 to Bulet-State Economic Enterprice, Sofia, registered in Varna, Bulgaria under the name Breza. Sold in 1964 to Red Sea Development Corp, Massawa, Ethiopia, renamed Harar. Sold in 1964 to Navigation Maritime Bulgare, Varna, Bulgaria, renamed Algeneb (Algenib?) Sold to Italian breakers in 1965, probably Ardem, and arrived Vado on Oct. 5-1965 to be broken up.

(Info partly from R. W. Jordan, partly from Bachke & Co. fleet list, Finn R. Hansen).

See also Odd's ships.

Related external links:
1 who died - Engineer Erling August Christensen. This site says Gudrid sank in the harbour.

Sorties Flown by Banff Strike Wing - This webpage describes the air attack on March 30.

The company later had another Gudrid, delivered in Febr.-1975, built in Gdansk, 1999 gt. Became Panamanian Gudride in Apr.-1982, Agios Nikolaos in 1988, Olga M in 1990, Lady S in 2002 - still in service in 2005.

D/S Gudvangen
Fylkesbaatane i Sogn & Fjordane, Bergen
572 gt
Built in Bergen 1903.

Pre war history: Delivered in Nov.-1903 from Bergens Mek. Verksted, Solheimsviken, Bergen as Gudvangen to Nordre Bergenhus Amts Dampskibe, Bergen. Steel hull, 148,1 x 25,4’ x 9’, Tripple Expansion 88nhk 10,5 knots, 572 gt. In regularly scheduled service with passengers, cargo and mail Bergen-Sogn og Fjordane, also in tourist trade to Gudvangen in the summertime. Collided in 1914 with Hornelen in Skatestraumen. The latter vessel sank (later raised), while Gudvangen had a damaged bow, but continued the voyage after having taken on board Hornelen's passengers and mail, repaired. Ran ashore at Nordgulen in 1917, refloated and repaired. Company changed its name to Fylkesbaatane i Sogn & Fjordane, Bergen on Jan. 25-1919. Ran aground in Dec. that year near Rota off Florø. Crew launched the lifeboats and rowed the passengers into Florø. The company's Balder, Stavenes and Nordfjord I came to the scene and attempted to refloat Gudvangen, but did not succeed. Salvage vessel Bratt finally managed to refloat her. Gudvangen was undamaged and could continue, albeit somewhat delayed. Modernized in 1925.

Old postcard showing Gudvangen in Bergen - (1909) from Bjørn Milde's postcard collection.
Another picture (same source)

WW II: Gudvangen was en route from Kaupanger and out in Sognefjorden heading towards Bergen on Apr. 9-1940. At the news of the German attack she stayed in Leikanger, then went to Slinde on Apr. 10 to pick up Norwegian soldiers and transported them to Gudvangen. In the days that followed she also transported soldiers from Brekke to Gudvangen, as well as 9 German prisoners of war from Vadheim to Gudvangen (they were the crew of an aircraft that had been shot down). On Apr. 25-1940 she was in Sognefjord inward bound from Vadheim, having just made a stop at Hermansverk when German bombers attacked with bombs and machine guns, minor damages (no direct hits - the company's Nesøy and Kommandøren were attacked by the same aircraft that day). Captain Greiner Simonsen took her beneath the steep Fatlaberget inside Hermansverk, so that the aircraft would have to fly over the mountain. Several bombs hit the mountainside, causing an avalanche of rocks which knocked Mate Olav Vårdal unconscious while trying to moor the ship underneath the mountainside. Pilot Lars Tangenes was hit in the arm by a bullet when the crew launched the lifeboats while the aircraft were circling over them. Gudvangen remained there until the fighting in the south of Norway was over. Towed to Lånefjord by Stavenes, later towed to Kvamsøy, where also Kommandøren was at the time. In May the following year (1941) Gudvangen was requisitioned by the Germans and used as accommodation vessel in Rutledal (with anti aircraft armament on her bridge wings). In the fall of 1942 she went to Hammerfest. In Jan.-1945 she was at Rosenberg Mek. Verksted, Stavanger, when there was an explosion on board, causing serious damages, and she remained inactive for the rest of the war.

POST WAR: Returned to owners in May-1945 (reported at Stavanger during May and June 1945), repaired at Bergens Mek. Verksteder, Laksevåg in 1945 and returned to her original service on July 21 that year. During the winters of 1951/'52 and 1952/'53 she was hired out to Måløy Tiltaksråd for use as accommodation vessel during the herring fishing seasons. Sold in Oct.-1953 to A/S Losjement (Jon Skår Jr.), Måløy, renamed Losjement and used as accommodation vessel in Måløy. Sold in Apr.-1957 to Brødrene Anda, Hundvåg, Stavanger for breaking up.

(From T. Eriksen, Norway - his sources: "Fjordabåten" Dag Bakka Jr. 1994, "Bergenske Fjordabåter", Ingem. Fænn for Bergens Tidende 1974, and "101 Fjordabåtar, FSF 1858-2000" by Magnus Helge Torvanger 2000).

D/S Gula * later raised
Fylkesbaatane i Sogn & Fjordane, Bergen
263 gt
Built in Oslo 1910.

Prewar history: Delivered in March-1910 from Akers Mek. Verksted, Oslo as Gula to Nordre Bergenhus Amts Dampskibe, Bergen. Steel hull, 117’ x 21,6’ x 10,4’, Tripple Expansion (Akers) 59nhk, 10 knots, 263 gt. In cargo service Bergen-Sollund-Askvoll-Værlandet-Bulandet-Gulen-Hyllestad, and Bergen-Sollund-Askvoll-Florø-Måløy-Selje (also registered for a few passengers). Ran aground near Værlandet in 1917, minor damages. The company changed its name to Fylkesbaatane i Sogn & Fjordane, Bergen on Jan. 25-1919.

WW II: In Bergen when Norway was attacked on Apr. 9-1940. When en route to Dalsfjord with cargo and about 30 passengers (around half of whom were children evacuated from Bergen) on Nov. 14-1944 she was attacked by 20 allied aircraft near Dingja between Eivindvik and Sygnefest. 2 female passengers from Bergen died, another 2 were injured, as were boatswain Tyvold, 2nd Mate Thorsen and Able Seaman Strandenæs. A fire erupted and it was decided to beach her at Dingja. Came afloat and went to Bergen, then towed to A/S Stord Verft, Leirvik for repairs. Sunk alongside the quay at that yard on Febr. 21-1945 by British aircraft (see account under D/S Austri for more details on this attack).

POST WAR: Raised in 1945 by the salvage vessel Herkules and towed to Bergen. Repaired at Bergens Mek. Verksteder, Laksevåg. Re-entered regular service in June-1946. Collided in Kippersundet in Dec.-1949 with the freighter Teistholm (which sank quickly, laden with bricks). Teistholm's owner died, while 3 were rescued by Gula, 2 were admitted to a hospital with injuries. Sold in Dec.-1951 to Sivert Bakke, Bergen, renamed Lidar. The intention was to have her rebuilt to freighter, but this did not come to pass. Sold in Oct.-1952 to Brügge, Belgium for breaking up.

(From T. Eriksen, Norway - his sources: "Fjordabåten" Dag Bakka jr. 1994, "Bergenske Fjordabåter", Ingem. Fænn for Bergens Tidende 1974, and "101 Fjordabåtar, FSF 1858-2000" Magnus Helge Torvanger 2000).

Related external link:
Sorties Flown by Banff Strike Wing - This webpage mentions the Nov. 14-1944 attack, saying that Sardinen was sunk in the attack by Banff Mosquito’s from 143, 235 and 248 squadrons (scroll down to the relevant date). The page also mentions the Febr.-1945 attack.

M/S Guri
A/S Den norske Amerikalinje, Oslo
219 gt
Built in Sandefjord, Norway 1923.

Pre war: Launched in May-1923 by Framnæs Mek. Værksted A/S, Sandefjord (Yard No. 97) for NAL (the first motor vessel ordered by the company). 219 gt, 127 net, 275 tdwt, 96.8 x 23.6 x 8.2 ft, 2 cylinder 2S.C.SA oil engine by J. & C. G. Bolinders Mekaniska Verkstads A/B, Stockholm.

POST WAR: Sold in 1946 to Bernt Sandøy, Molde. Sold in 1948 to A/S Inger (Jacob Kjøde A/S, managers), Bergen. Sold in Jan.-1955 to Alf Nygård (Olav K. Vassenden, manager), Bergen. Sold in Dec.-1956 to Oddvar Myklebust, Bergen and renamed Roslagen. When built she had been equipped with a 2 cylinder 2S.C.SA oil engine by J. & C. G. Bolinders Mekaniska Verkstad A/B, Stockholm, but in 1957 she was fitted with a new 3 cylinder 2S.C.SA Union oil engine manufactured by A/S De Forenede Motorfabrikker, Bergen (this simply means The United Motor Factories). Sold in Sept.-1964 to Ragnvald Vadseth, Oslo, then transferred to Jan Vadseth, Oslo in 1974. She was sold again in March-1975 to Johan Mostraum, Bergen, and in 1977 she was fitted with a new 12 cylinder 2S.C.SA oil engine manufactured by General Motors Corp., Detroit. In Apr.-1984 she sank alongside the quay at Hjelmås with a full cargo of sand, but was later raised and repaired. Renamed Toppfjell in May-1984. Sold in Apr.-1985 to Magne Farestveit, Bergen. Condemned on Dec. 6-1990 and deleted from the Norwegian register.

(Source: Den norske Amerikalinje fleet list).

D/S Gyldenløve 1
Johansen & Egelien, Drammen
122 gt
Built in Drammen 1907.

Pre war history: Delivered in March-1907 from Drammens Jernstøberi & Mek. Værksted, Drammen (16) as Gyldenløve 1 to A/S Gyldenløve (Johansen & Egelien), Drammen. Steel hull, 90.9’(lpp) x 19.8’ x 8.8’, 122 gt, 2cyl Compound 24nhp. In regularly scheduled cargo service Oslo-Drammen.

POST WAR: Collided in heavy fog with Wilh. Wilhelmsen's Liner Tijuca near Fagerstrand in Oslofjorden on Nov. 16-1950. Gyldenløve 1sank, but her complement of 9 was rescued. She was on a voyage towards Drammen with general cargo at the time.

(Received from T. Eriksen, Norway - his source: "Langs Kysten i 50 år, fraktenæringen 1946-96" by Dag Bakka Jr.,1996).

D/S Gyldenløve 2
Johansen & Egelien, Drammen
127 gt
Built in Moss 1910.

Pre war history: Delivered in Jan.-1910 from Moss Værft, Bjergnings & Dykker Co., Moss (4) as Gyldenløve 2 to A/S Gyldenløve (Johansen & Egelien), Drammen. Steel hull, 90.8’ x 19.3’ x 8.7’, 127 gt, 2cyl Compound (Moss Værft) 21nhp. In cargo service Oslo-Drammen.

POST WAR: Sold to Sverre Svendsen, Jørpeland (Stavanger area) in Aug.-1957, somewhat rebuilt and a 2cyl 2tev Wichmann 120bhp (1940) motor installed. Renamed Løven 2 in 1960. Renamed Ove Jan in Jan.-1962. Rebuilt that year, becoming 95.5’ x 19.3’ x 9’, 133 gt. Rebuilt again in 1965, 142 gt. Sold in March-1973 to Per Johnsen, Tromsø. Sank in heavy weather in the afternoon of Oct. 31-1973 due to a leak, 90 n. miles northwest of Hammerfest. Her complement of 5 and a child took to the raft and were picked up that evening by the trawler Andenesfisk 1 and taken to Hammerfest. She had been in Svalbard all summer to collect drifting timber and was on her way home to Tromsø with a full cargo. Her loss may have been caused by the cargo shifting.

(Received from T. Eriksen, Norway - misc. sources including "Skipet" / Thor B. Melhus).

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