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M/S Fernbank
Updated Aug. 5-2011

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Owner: A/S Glittre
Manager: Fearnley & Eger, Oslo
4333 gt

Built by Deutsche Werft AG, Betrieb Finkenwärder, Hamburg, Germany in 1924.

Captain: Johan Severin Nygaard.

Related item on this website:
Guestbook message from the son of Chief Engineer Ludvig Angel Marthinussen (from Aug.-1943 to Apr.-1946 - previously on Maud). His address can be provided via my contact address at the bottom of this page.

Her voyages are listed on these original images from the Norwegian National Archives:
Page 1 | Page 2 | Page 3 | Page 4 | Page 5

Please compare the above voyages with Arnold Hague's Voyage Record below.

Voyage Record
From Febr.-1940 to Dec.-1945:

(Received from Don Kindell - His source: The late Arnold Hague's database).

Follow the convoy links provided for more information on each (please note that some listings are incomplete).

Errors may exist, and some voyages are missing.

Departure From To Arrival Convoy Remarks
1940 Febr. 10 Baltimore New York City Febr. 12 Independent
Febr. 20 New York City Philadelphia Febr. 21 Independent
Febr. 28 Philadelphia Halifax Independent
March 5 Halifax Swansea March 21 HX 25
Apr. 3 Swansea Milford Haven Apr. 4 Independent
Apr. 7 Milford Haven OB 124 Dispersed Apr. 10.
Convoy available at OB 124
(external link)
Apr. 10 Dispersed from OB 124 Halifax Apr. 19 Independent For Halifax
May 4 Halifax Southend May 18 HX 40 See also Page 1
June 3 Southend Tyne June 6 FN 187 Convoy available at FN convoys
(external link)
June 13 Tyne Southend June 15 FS 194 Convoy available at FS convoys
(external link)
June 15 Southend Falmouth June 18 OA 168GF For Falmouth.
Convoy available at OA 168GF
(external link)
June 23 Falmouth OA 172 Dispersed June 25.
Convoy available at OA 172
(external link)
June 25 Dispersed from OA 172 Sydney, C.B. July 6 Independent
July 6 Sydney, C.B. Montreal July 11 Independent
July 24 Montreal St. John's, N.F. July 28 Independent
July 29 St. John's, N.F. Corner Brook July 30 Independent
Aug. 8 Corner Brook Halifax Aug. 10 Independent
Aug. 12 Halifax Liverpool Aug. 26 HX 65 See also Page 1
Oct. 17 Liverpool OB 230 For Durban.
Dispersed Oct. 20.
Convoy available at OB 230
(external link)
Oct. 20 Dispersed from OB 230 Durban Nov. 22 Independent A. Hague says:
Engine defects
1941 Jan. 20 Durban Capetown Jan. 25 Independent
Febr. 15 Capetown Freetown March 4 Independent
March 13 Freetown SL 68 Dispersed March 21.
Convoy available at SL 68
(external link)
March 21 Dispersed from SL 68 Halifax Apr. 9 Independent
Apr. 19 Halifax Loch Ewe May 8 SC 29
May 10 Loch Ewe Methil May 12 WN 125 Convoy available at WN convoys
(external link)
May 13 Methil Immingham May 15 FS 488 Convoy available at FS convoys
(external link)
May 22 Immingham Hull May 22 Independent
May 28 Hull Immingham May 28 Independent
May 30 Immingham Aberdeen June 1 EC 26 Arr. with extensive bomb damage
(see narrative below).
Convoy available at EC convoys
(external link)
June 11 Aberdeen Methil Roads June 11 Independent
June 12 Methil Tyne June 13 FS 514 A. Hague says:
For aircraft damage repairs.
Convoy available at FS convoys
(external link)
Dec. 18 Tyne Methil Dec. 19 FN 581 Convoy available at FN convoys
(external link)
Dec. 20 Methil Oban Dec. 23 EN 22 Convoy available at EN convoys
(external link)
Dec. 24 Oban Freetown Jan. 14-1942 OS 15 For Freetown.
Convoy available at OS 15
(external link)
1942 Jan. 24 Freetown Takoradi Jan. 29 Independent
Febr. 1 Takoradi Lagos Febr. 3 Independent
Febr. 21 Lagos Port Harcourt Febr. 23 Independent
March 2 Port Harcourt Lagos March 4 Independent
March 11 Lagos Freetown March 18 Independent
March 23 Freetown Liverpool Apr. 15 SL 104 Convoy available at SL 104
(external link)
See also Page 2
May 22 Liverpool OS 29 For Bombay.
A. Hague says:
Detached to ST 25, June 11.
Convoy available at OS 29
(external link)
June 11 From OS 29 ST 25 Detached June 14.
Convoy available at ST convoys
(external link)
June 14 Detached from ST 25 Durban July 1 Independent
July 13 Durban Aden July 28 Independent
July 28 Aden Massawa July 30 Independent
Aug. 2 Massawa Suez Aug. 7 Independent Missing movements, Page 2
Aug. 17 Suez Aden Aug. 22 Independent
Aug. 31 Aden Capetown Sept. 23 Independent
Oct. 3 Capetown Demerara Oct. 27 Independent
Nov. 4 Demerara Trinidad Nov. 5 Independent
Nov. 10 Trinidad Gitmo Nov. 15 TAG 20 Convoy available at TAG convoys
(external link)
Nov. 16 Gitmo Port Everglades Nov. 22 GN 20 A. Hague says:
Arr. leaking, via Nassau.
See also Page 2.
Convoy available at GN convoys
(external link)
Dec. 9 Port Everglades Newport News Dec. 13 KN 212 Convoy available at KN convoys
(external link)
Dec. 25 Newport News New York City Dec. 27 Independent
1943 Jan. 4 New York City Belfast Lough Jan. 28 SC 116 Convoy will be added.
See ships in SC convoys
Jan. 28 Belfast Lough Newport Jan. 31 BB 257 Convoy available at BB convoys
(external link)
March 27 Newport Swansea March 27 Independent
Apr. 3 Swansea Milford Haven Apr. 3 Independent
Apr. 4 Milford Haven Halifax Apr. 29 ONS 3 For St. John, N.B.
See also Page 2 & Page 3
May 4 Halifax St. John, N.B. May 6 HF 52 Convoy available at HF convoys
(external link)
June 13 St. John, N.B. Halifax June 15 FH 60 Convoy available at FH convoys
(external link)
June 16 Halifax Loch Ewe June 30 SC 134
July 1 Loch Ewe Methil July 3 WN 449 Convoy available at WN convoys
(external link)
July 3 Methil Tyne July 4 FS 1158 Convoy available at FS convoys
(external link)
Aug. 25 Tyne Methil Aug. 26 FN 1108 Convoy available at FN convoys
(external link)
Aug. 27 Methil Oban Aug. 29 EN 273 Convoy available at EN convoys
(external link)
Sept. 1 Oban Sydney, C.B. Sept. 15 ONS 17 For Quebec.
Convoy will be added.
See ships in ONS convoys
Sept. 15 Sydney, C.B. Three Rivers Sept. 18 Independent Missing movements, Page 3
Oct. 8 Sydney, C.B. Halifax Oct. 10 SH 106 Convoy available at SH convoys
(external link)
Oct. 11 Halifax Liverpool Oct. 27 SC 144 Missing voyages, Page 3
Dec. 15* Liverpool OS 62/KMS 36 *Page 3 gives departure Dec. 13.
For Port Said.
Convoy split, Jan. 2-1944.
Available at OS 62/KMS 36
(external link)
1944 Jan. 2 Convoy split Passed Gibraltar Jan. 3 KMS 36 For Port Said.
Convoy will be added.
See ships in KMS convoys
Jan. 3 Passed Gibraltar Port Said Jan. 13 KMS 36 See link above
Left Port Said Jan. 18
(Page 3).
Febr. 8 Suez Aden Febr. 14 Independent
Febr. 26 Aden Kilindini March 6 AKD 16 Convoy available at AKD 16
(external link)
Again, see also Page 3
March 14 Kilindini Durban March 23 AKD 17 Convoy available at AKD 17
(external link)
Apr. 4 Durban Mauritius Apr. 13 Independent
May 8 Mauritius Aden May 21 Independent
May 22 Aden Suez May 28 Independent Left Suez same day
(Page 3)
May 30 Port Said Haifa May 31 Independent
June 14 Haifa Port Said June 15 Independent
June 18 Port Said Passed Gibraltar June 29 MKS 53 For U.K.
Convoy will be added.
See ships in MKS convoys
June 29 Passed Gibraltar MKS 53 See link above.
Rendezvoused w/SL 162, June 30
June 30 MKS 53 & SL 162 joined up Loch Ewe July 12 SL 162/MKS 53 Convoy available at SL 162/MKS 53
(external link)
July 12 Loch Ewe Methil July 14 WN 607 Convoy available at WN convoys
(external link)
July 14 Methil Southend July 16 FS 1513 Convoy available at FS convoys
(external link)
See also Page 3
July 27 Southend Tyne July 28 FN 1431 Convoy available at FN convoys
(external link)
Sept. 30 Tyne Southend Oct. 2 FS 1591 Convoy available at FS convoys
(external link)
Oct. 4 Southend Spithead Oct. 5 ETC 118 Convoy available at ETC convoys
(external link)
See also Page 4
Oct. 5 Spithead Milford Haven Oct. 7 FBC 102 Convoy available at FBC convoys
(external link)
Oct. 16 Milford Haven OS 92/KMS 66 For Alexandria.
Convoy split Oct. 25.
Available at OS 92/KMS 66
(external link)
Oct. 25 Convoy split Passed Gibraltar Oct. 26 KMS 66 For Alexandria.
Convoy will be added.
See ships in KMS convoys
Oct. 26 Passed Gibraltar Alexandria Nov. 4 KMS 66 See link above.
Nov. 10 Alexandria Haifa Nov. 12 Independent
Nov. 16 Haifa Gibraltar Nov. 25 Independent
Dec. 5 Gibraltar MKS 69 Rendezvoused w/SL 178, Dec. 6.
Convoy will be added.
See ships in MKS convoys
Dec. 6 MKS 69 & SL 178 joined up Liverpool Dec. 16 SL 178/MKS 69 Convoy available at SL 178/MKS 69
(external link)
1945 Jan. 22 Liverpool OS 106/KMS 80 Earlier 1945 movements,
Page 4
For Gibraltar.
Convoy split 46 39N 9 35W, Jan. 25.
Available at OS 106/KMS 80
(external link)
Jan. 25 Convoy split Passed Gibraltar Jan. 29 KMS 80 Convoy will be added.
See ships in KMS convoys
Jan. 29 Passed Gibraltar Malta Febr. 2 Independent
Febr. 15 Malta Catania Febr. 16 Independent Missing voyages, Page 4
Febr. 24 Syracuse Gibraltar Febr. 28 Independent
March 1 Gibraltar Cardiff March 9 MKS 86 Convoy will be added.
See ships in MKS convoys
March 19 Cardiff Penarth March 19 Independent
Apr. 5 Penarth Milford Haven Apr. 7 Independent
Apr. 8 Milford Haven OS 121/KMS 95 For Bombay.
Convoy split Apr. 14.
Available at OS 121/KMS 95
(external link)
Apr. 14 Convoy split Passed Gibraltar Apr. 16 KMS 95 Convoy will be added.
See ships in KMS convoys
Apr. 16 Passed Gibraltar Port Said Apr. 24 Independent Left Port Said same day
(Page 4).
Apr. 25 Suez Aden Apr. 30 Independent
May 1 Aden Bombay May 7 Independent
June 2 Bombay Colombo June 6 Independent
July 2 Colombo Capetown July 25 Independent
July 25 Capetown Montevideo Aug. 14 Independent
Aug. 16 Montevideo Bahia Blanca Aug. 19 Independent
Aug. 30 Bahia Blanca Pernambuco Sept. 13 Independent
Sept. 14 Pernambuco Cape Verdes Sept. 22 Independent
Sept. 23 Cape Verdes Stavanger Independent Via Kirkwall
(Page 4)
Oct. 17 Stavanger Independent Aground off Haugesund, Oct. 18
Nov. 28 Haugesund Gothenburg Dec. 5 Independent See also Page 5

 Misc. Convoy Voyages: 
For information on voyages made in between those discussed here, please see the documents received from the National Archives of Norway and A. Hague's Voyage Record above. Follow the convoy links provided for more details on them, several Norwegian ships took part.

Fernbank is listed among the ships in the Halifax-U.K. Convoy HX 25 in March-1940, sailing in station 33 with a cargo of pig iron. According to A. Hague, she arrived Swansea on March 21.

3 of Fernbank's former crew members were travelling as passengers on D/S Navarra when that ship was sunk on Apr. 6-1940 - follow the link for more information.

Around the same time, Fernbank joined Convoy OB 124, which originated in Liverpool on Apr. 6. She started out from Milford Haven on Apr. 7 and had station 64 of the convoy, which is available via the external link provided within the Voyage Record. A. Hague has also included the Norwegian Janna, Marstenen (for Barry only) and Solstad. Fernbank arrived Halifax independently on Apr. 19, the convoy having been dispersed on the 10th - in other words, she was at sea when war broke out in Norway on Apr. 9. Her voyages at this time are shown on Page 1 of the archive documents.

On May 4-1940, we find her in station 72 of Convoy HX 40 from Halifax, bound for London with a cargo of lumber, arriving there on May 18. The following month, she shows up, together with Avance I, Benwood, Ledaal, Nea, Svint and Topdalsfjord, in Convoy OA 168GF, which left Southend on June 15 and joined up with OB 168GF from Liverpool 2 days later, the combined convoy forming Convoy OG 34F, which arrived Gibraltar on June 24. Fernbank, however, was only bound for Falmouth on that occasion, where she arrived on June 18. A few days later, she joined Convoy OA 172, along with Bonde, Evviva, Trolla and Vestland, and this time she was bound for Sydney, C.B., where she arrived independently on July 6, the convoy having been dispersed on June 25. She continued to Montreal that same day, arriving July 11. Again, ref. external links in the table above.

Fernbank returned to the U.K. in Aug.-1940 with Convoy HX 65, cargo of paper for Mersey. As will be seen when following the link, this convoy lost several ships. It'll also be notied that Fernbank is included among the ships in the Advance Sailing Telegram for the Sydney, C.B. portion, but it looks like she joined from Halifax - again, see Page 1 (HX 65 started out in Halifax on Aug. 12). She later joined Convoy OB 230, departing Liverpool on Oct. 17, dispersed on the 20th, Fernbank arriving Durban independently on Nov. 22 (link above). According to A. Hague, she arrived with engine defects, and she remained in Durban for about 2 months, before leaving again for Capetown on Jan. 20-1941.

With Høegh Scout, Stiklestad and Strix (collided, follow link for details), A. Hague later has her in Convoy SL 68 from Freetown on March 13-1941. This convoy, which lost several ships, is also available via the external link provided in the table above. Fernbank arrived Halifax independently on Apr. 9, the convoy having been dispersed on March 21. From Halifax, she headed to the U.K. on Apr. 19 in the slow Convoy SC 29, cargo of iron ore for Immingham, where she arrived on May 14, according to Page 1. In the original Advance Sailing Telegram for this convoy there's a note in connection with her name saying she had previously been in Convoy SL 68 (some of the other ships also have this note). Escorts' reports are also available for SC 29.

Having made a voyage to Hull, she returned to Imminham, then left Immingham for Loch Ewe in ballast in the evening of May 29-1941, joining a convoy the following morning, but lost sight of it in heavy fog on the 31st (this must have been Convoy EC 26, in which she's listed, together with Loke - external link, incomplete listing). At 00:03 on June 1, when off Peterhead (this is about half an hour's drive from Aberdeen, Scotland), 3 aircraft attacked with machine guns and bombs. The first aircraft fired with machine guns along the starboard side, and when it was about level with the masts it dropped several bombs which fell off her side on the starboard quarter. 2 more aircarft were then observed, 1 of which came in low, again firing with machine guns before dropping 3 bombs which exploded alongside. The auxiliary machinery and the electric installation were put out of action, the main motor stopped and the main steam valve on the boiler burst and steam poured into the engine room. Pipe lines and valves in the engine room and tunnel were broken, so that water and diesel oil sprayed on the electric installation, the auxiliary machinery and the main motor. No. 3, 4, 5, 6 and 7 tanks were leaking.

Fernbank had a complement of 30 and 4 British gunners at the time. During the second attack, 2nd mate Karl Adolf Fallang, who was on watch on the bridge, as well as the 3rd mate and one of the British gunners defended the ship with her own 3 machine guns before being ordered to the lifeboats along with the rest of the crew. The port boat had been shaken loose from the tackles and fell down, full of water, but they managed to get away in the starboard boats. When all became quiet again the captain, the 1st and 2nd mates and the engine room staff went back on board whereupon an auxiliary motor and the ballast pump were started at 01:10 so that the tunnel and engine room could be pumped. The boats were hauled back on board and after some temporary repairs had been undertaken they left the scene at 03:05. At 06:30, two tugs came out to assist and at 09:30 Fernbank moored in Aberdeen harbour. (Source: "Sjøforklaringer fra 2. verdenskrig" - The Norwegian Maritime Museum, 2003. This incident is also recorded in J. R. Hegland's "Nortraships flåte", which adds that 17 bombs were dropped around her and says that Fernbank did not have any anti aircraft armament at this time).

The maritime hearings were held in Newcastle on Tyne on June 26-1941 with Captain Nygaard, Chief Engineer Leif Bjarne Mørch (on duty in the engine room at the time of attack), the 2nd mate (named above), Able Seaman Arne Pettersen (helmsman) and Able Seaman Arthur Johannes Pedersen (lookout) appearing. 1st mate at the time was Ø. Nilssen.

From an Australian visitor to my website I've received the following (his sources: Lloyds War Losses published in 1989, and the Admiralty records of British and Foreign Merchant Ships sunk or damaged by enemy action):
"Fernbank, 4333 gross tons, on June 1st 1941 suffered an air attack whilst on voyage from Hull. Her engines and rudder had been damaged by near misses, and she was leaking, but proceeded to Aberdeen arriving on that day. She arrived in the Tyne on 13th June 1941 (one can assume that this would be for repair at a shipyard there)".

The same visitor has also told me that an Australian by the name of James Thomas Pacey is commemorated at the Australian War Memorial, Canberra (link below) and also at Tower Hill Memorial, London. A fishing vessel named Fernbank, 211 tons was attacked by an enemy bomber on Nov. 16-1941, 12 m northwest of Mygganes, Seydisfjord Fishing Grounds, voyage from Seydisfjord for Faroes fishing grounds. 5 were lost out of a crew of 10, J. T. Pacey being one of the casualties. She had on board 38 tons of fish. This ship is listed as Norwegian in some sources, but through misc. correspondence I've learnt that (according to Lloyd's register) this may have been a Scottish ship, ex River Annan, Ex Loch Kildonan, built in Oct.- 1907 by Hall Russel & Co., Aberdeen, owned by Stephen Fishing Co. Ltd., port of registry Aberdeen. If anyone has more details, please let me know - contact address at the bottom of this page (had she been Norwegian at some point, or is this just a mix-up?).

As mentioned, Fernbank proceeded to Tyne for repairs, arriving there on June 13, and did not leave again until Dec. 18, arriving Oban, via Methil, on Dec. 23 - see Page 2. She left Oban again on Christmas Eve and can now be found in station 25 of Convoy OS 15, bound for Freetown with war stores, arriving Freetown on Jan. 14-1942. Dagfred, Estrella and Hallanger are also named in this convoy, as is Dageid, but this appears to be an error (follow the link to Dageid). With a cargo of W.A. produce, Fernbank is later listed, together with Santos, in Convoy SL 104, which left Freetown for the U.K. on March 23 (direct links to both these convoys can be found in the Voyage Record above). According to the external website that I've linked to at the end of this page, she was scheduled to go in the other direction with Convoy OS 28 on May 12, but instead joined the next convoy, OS 29, which left Liverpool on May 22 and arrived Freetown on June 11. Fernbank, however, was bound for Durban on that occasion, arriving there on July 1 - again, see the Voyage Record above. Arosa, G. C. Brøvig, Hallanger, Havsten, James Hawson, Meline and Tanafjord are also included in this convoy. Her subsequent voyages are shown on the archive document, with convoy info for some of them in the table above.

Skipping now to Jan. 4-1943, when she's listed in the slow Convoy SC 116 from New York to the U.K. This convoy is not yet available among the SC convoys included in my Convoys section, but will be added - see ships in all SC convoys. Bencas (Halifax to St. John's only), Carmelfjell (to St. John's), Chr. Th. Boe, Gezina, Herma (to St. John's), Orwell and Stigstad are also listed, while Acanthus and Eglantine are named among the escorts (see SC convoy escorts). Fernbank had a cargo of bauxite, sailing in station 84, and arrived Newport on Jan. 31, remaining there for quite a long time (Page 2). In Apr.-1943, we find her in the westbound North Atlantic Convoy ONS 3, arriving Halifax on Apr. 28 - Page 3 has her voyages at this time. In June that year, she's listed in the slow Halifax-U.K. Convoy SC 134, cargo of steel and lumber for Tyne.

She headed back across the Atlantic again at the beginning of Sept.-1943 with Convoy ONS 17, which originated in Liverpool on Aug. 31 (Fernbank sailed from Oban Sept. 1) and also included the Norwegian Evanger (Commodore Vessel), Grey County and Suderøy, and this time, Potentilla and Rose are named among the escorts (see ONS convoy escorts). Fernbank's destination is given as Quebec, and she had station 83. She stopped at Sydney, C.B. on Sept. 15, proceeding to Montreal that same day. (This convoy will also be added to an individual page in my Convoys section, but for now the ships sailing in it, and escorts, are named on my page listing ships in all ONS convoys). With a cargo of steel and lumber for Garston, she returned to the U.K. again the following month in the slow Convoy SC 144 from Halifax, arriving Liverpool on Oct. 27, Garston on Oct. 28, having left Halifax on the 11th.

Christmas of 1943 was celebrated while in Convoy OS 62/KMS 36, which left Liverpool on Dec. 15 and split up on Jan. 2-1944, the KMS portion* arriving Gibraltar on Jan. 3, while the OS convoy continued to Freetown. Fernbank was in the KMS convoy and according to Page 3, she arrived Port Said on Jan. 13. Boreas, Ingertre (returned) and Mathilda are also included. In June that year, Fernbank is listed, along with Hjalmar Wessel, Mathilda, Snar, Solør and Vito, in Convoy MKS 53*, departing Port Said on June 18 (but note that some of the other ships joined from other ports). This convoy joined up with Convoy SL 162 from Freetown on June 30, the combined convoy arriving Liverpool on July 12 - Fernbank stopped at Loch Ewe that day. Gausdal and Mathilda are also listed in the combined convoy. Going back to Page 3, we see that Fernbank subsequently spent a long time at Tyne, from July 28 to Sept. 30.

The external website that I've linked to at the end of this page now lists her as scheduled for Convoy OS 91/KMS 65* at the beginning of Oct.-1944, but she did not sail. A. Hague instead has her in Convoy OS 92/KMS 66, which originated in Liverpool on Oct. 15 and split up on Oct. 25, with the Gibraltar portion (KMS 66*) arriving there on Oct. 26, while the OS convoy continued to Freetown. Bosphorus, Hardanger, Hermelin and Ragnhild are also listed. Fernbank was bound for Alexandria, where she arrived on Nov. 4, having joined from Milford Haven. Her voyages in this period are shown on Page 4. On Dec. 5, we find her leaving Gibraltar with Convoy MKS 69*, which joined up with SL 178 from Freetown on the 6th, the combined convoy (SL 178/MKS 69) arriving Liverpool on Dec. 15. Her voyage information is given as Haifa-Mersey, general cargo, incl. grapefruit (she had sailed from Haifa on Nov. 16). Mathilda is again listed.

At the beginning of 1945, she joined Convoy OS 106/KMS 80*, departing Liverpool on Jan.-22. Fernbank was on a voyage from Liverpool to Gibraltar with coke and coal in station 12, later proceeding to Malta, with arrival there on Febr. 2. Norbryn also took part. On March 1, Fernbank shows up, along with Kong Haakon VII, in Convoy MKS 86* from Gibraltar, and arrived Cardiff on March 9, cargo of fruit. The following month, she joined Convoy OS 121/KMS 95, which split up on Apr. 14, the KMS* portion arriving Gibraltar on Apr. 16, the OS convoy continuing to Freetown. Fernbank arrived Port Said on Apr. 24, having started out from Milford Haven on the 8th.

Direct links to all these convoys have been provided within the table above.

Further voyages are listed on Page 4 and Page 5 of the archive documents. As will be seen (Page 4) she got to go home to Norway in Oct.-1945.

*The KMS and MKS convoys mentioned on this page will be added to my own Convoys section in due course. In the meantime, the ships sailing in them (and escorts) are named in the sections listing ships in all KMS convoys and ships in all MKS convoys.

For more details on all the other Norwegian ships named here, please see the alphabet index below, or go to the Master Ship Index.


According to this external page, she was sold in 1948 A/B Atlanta, later Finland- Sydamerikalinjen A.B. Finland, renamed Arabia. Broken up in Holland in March-1960 by N.V. Holland/Hendrik Ido Ambacht.

Related external links:
OS/KMS Convoys - As can be seen, Fernbank is mentioned in OS 28 and OS 91/KMS 65 (but did not sail).

Commemorative Roll Database - (Australian War Memorial). By using "Pacey" as keyword, J. T. Pacey will show up in the search result - died Nov. 16-1941, on the fishing vessel Fernbank mentioned above.
See also this page on the Commonwealth War Graves Comm. website.

Back to Fernbank on the "Ships starting with F" page.

Fearnley & Eger later had another Fernbank, delivered in 1976, built in Moss, 9375 gt. Renamed Helios for Helge R. Myhre, Stavanger in 1977, then Vira Gas in 1984 (A/S Sigurd Sverdrup, Oslo). Had various owners until 1994, when she was renamed Clipper Victoria for Skibs-A/S Solvang, Stavanger. This external page has information on another Fernbank, built in 1955.


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