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T/T Finnmark
Updated June 7-2009

To Finnmark on the "Ships starting with F" page.

Manager: Nortraship
10 296 gt

Built as Averysboro by Sun Shipbuilding Co., Chester PA, (431) delivered in Jan.-1945 - taken over by Nortraship in Chester on Jan. 20-1945. One of 5 new ships transferred to Nortraship that year. (The others were T/T Hammerfest, D/S Lektor Garbo, D/S Carl Oftedal, T/T Honningsvaag, listed on this site under their respective letters of the alphabet).

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

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

Voyage Record
From Jan.-1945 to Oct.-1945:

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

Follow the convoy links provided for more information on each.

Departure From To Arrival Convoy Remarks
1945 Jan. 23 Philadelphia Baytown Jan. 30 Independent
Jan. 31 Baytown Corpus Christi Independent See also Page 1
Febr. 11 New York City Swansea Febr. 23 CU 58
Febr. 25 Swansea New York City March 9 UC 58A Again, see also Page 1
Convoy will be added.
See ships in UC convoys
March 15 New York City Liverpool March 27 CU 62
March 31 Liverpool Philadelphia Apr. 12 UC 62A For Philadelphia.
Convoy will be added.
See link above
Apr. 14 Philadelphia New York City Apr. 15 Independent
Apr. 16 New York City Southend Apr. 28 CU 66
May 1 Southend New York City May 12 UC 66A Convoy will be added.
See link above
(also, Page 1).
May 15 New York City Southend May 26 CU 70
May 28 Southend New York City June 6 Independent
June 13 New York City Port Said June 28 Independent Left Port Said same day
(Page 1).
June 29 Suez Aden July 3 Independent
July 3 Aden Colombo July 9 Independent
July 9 Colombo Chittagong July 13 Independent
July 20 Chittagong Calcutta July 21 Independent
Aug. 12 Calcutta Bahrein Aug. 22 Independent See also Page 1
Aug. 24 Bahrein Melbourne Sept. 13 Independent
Sept. 16 Melbourne Balboa Oct. 8 Independent
Oct. 14 Cristobal Covenas Oct. 14 Independent
Oct. 16 Covenas Philadelphia Oct. 21 Independent Subsequent voyages, Page 2

 Some 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.

As mentioned further up on this page, Finnmark was delivered in Jan.-1945 and taken over by Nortraship in Chester on Jan. 20. Already on Febr. 11, we find her in the fast NewYork-U.K. Convoy CU 58, together with the Norwegian Hegra and Washington Express. Finnmarks's destination is given as Swansea, and she arrived there on Febr. 23 - see Page 1. Hegra and Finnmark subsequently joined the westbound Convoy UC 58A*, originating in Liverpool on Febr. 26, arriving New York on March 9, and they are both listed (as are Karsten Wang, Margrethe Bakke and Martin Bakke) in the eastbound Convoy CU 62 about a week later, arriving Liverpool on March 27. Finnmark (w/Karsten Wang and Hegra) now returned in Convoy UC 62A*, which left Liverpool on March 31 and arrived New York on Apr. 11; her destination is given as Philadelphia, where she arrived Apr. 12. Just a few days later, she headed back to the U.K. in Convoy CU 66 (departure New York Apr. 16, arrival Liverpool Apr. 28, Finnmark went to Thameshaven), again with Hegra and Karsten Wang in company, all 3 returning to the U.S. again in Convoy UC 66A*, which left Liverpool on May 2 and arrived New York on the 13th. Finnmark and Hegra then joined Convoy CU 70 in order to go back to the U.K. - departure New York May 15, arrival Liverpool May 25.

For information on her subsequent voyages, please see Page 1 and Page 2, as well as A. Hague's Voyage Record above.

* The UC convoys mentioned here will be added to individual pages in my Convoys section in due course; in the meantime, the ships sailing in them are named on the page listing ships in all UC convoys.


According to the external site below, she was renamed Sirip Jask in 1961.

Related external link:
The T2 Tanker page - I found Finnmark at this website, under Sun Shipbuilding, listed as Averysboro.

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

The text on this page was compiled with the help of: "Nortraships flåte", J. R. Hegland, and misc.


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