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M/T Jenny
Updated Nov. 16-2011

To Jenny on the "Ships starting with J" page.

Source: Bjørn Milde's postcard collection.
Another picture is available on this external page (click in it to make it larger).

Owner: A/S Athene
Manager: Jørgen Bang, Kristiansand
4706 gt

Built by Swan, Hunter & Wigham Richardson, Ltd., Wallsend, Sunderland in 1928.
According to the external page above, she was delivered in May that year to A/S Oljefart (Harry Borthen & Co. A/S), Oslo. Owned by A/S Athene (Jørgen Bang), Kristiansand S. from Oct.-1938.

Captain: Finn Steen (1939). Also served on Santos.

Her voyages are listed on these original images from the Norwegian National Archives:
Page 1 | Page 2 | Page 3 | Page 4 | Page 5 | Page 6

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

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

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

Follow the convoy links provided for more information on each (it'll be noticed that some listings are incomplete).

Errors may exist, and several voyages are missing.

Departure From To Arrival Convoy Remarks
1940 Dec. 14 Halifax Halifax Dec. 23 HX 96 Earlier voyages:
Page 1 & narrative below.
A. Hague says:
Returned w/engine defects
1941 Febr. 18 Halifax Liverpool March 12 SC 23
March 20 Liverpool OB 300 For NYC.
Dispersed 58N 23 25W, March 26.
Convoy available at OB 300
(external link)
March 26 Dispersed from OB 300 New York City Apr. 9 Independent
June 13 New York City Aruba June 21 Independent
June 24 Aruba Takoradi July 15 Independent
July 19 Takoradi Forcados July 20 Independent Notional sailing date
(Page 1 gives July 18)
July 23 Forcados Lagos July 24 Independent
July 25 Lagos Forcados July 27 Independent
July 29 Forcados Calabar Aug. 3 Independent Via Degema
(Page 1).
Aug. 4 Calabar Lagos Aug. 6 Independent
Aug. 7 Lagos Freetown Aug. 14 Independent
Aug. 25 Freetown Liverpool Sept. 16 SL 85 Convoy available at SL 85
(external link)
See also Page 1
Oct. 3 Liverpool Freetown Oct. 26 OS 8 For Freetown.
Convoy available at OS 8
(external link)
Oct. 30 Freetown Forcados Nov. 6 Independent
Nov. 10 Forcados Lagos Nov. 11 Independent
Nov. 12 Lagos Calabar Nov. 20 Independent
Nov. 22 Calabar Lagos Nov. 24 Independent
Nov. 26 Lagos Freetown Dec. 2 Independent
Dec. 12 Freetown Liverpool Jan. 1-1942 SL 95 Convoy available at SL 95
(external link)
1942 Febr. 22 Liverpool Freetown March 12 OS 20 Missing 1942 movements, Page 2
For Freetown.
Convoy available at OS 20
(external link)
March 20 Freetown ST 17 Detached March 25
(Page 2 gives arrival Port Harcourt Apr. 3).
Convoy available at ST 17
(external link)
Apr. 5 Port Harcourt Forcados Apr. 7 Independent
Apr. 11 Forcados Calabar Apr. 16 Independent
Apr. 17 Calabar Lagos Apr. 19 Independent
Apr. 22 Lagos Freetown Apr. 30 Independent
May 4 Freetown Loch Ewe May 28 SL 109 Convoy available at SL 109
(external link)
May 28 Loch Ewe Methil May 30 WN 289 Convoy available at WN 289
(external link)
May 31 Methil Southend June 2 FS 817 Arrived Coryton, June 2
(Page 2).
Convoy available at FS 817
(external link)
June 11 Southend Tyne June 12 FN 732 Convoy available at FN 732
(external link)
June 26 Tyne Methil June 27 FN 744 Convoy available at FN 744
(external link)
June 27 Methil Oban June 30 EN 103 Convoy available at EN 103
(external link)
July 2 Oban Freetown July 20 OS 33 For Freetown.
Convoy available at OS 33
See also OS 33
(external links)
July 26 Freetown Takoradi Aug. 1 Independent
Aug. 2 Takoradi Lagos Aug. 4 Independent
Aug. 6 Lagos Forcados Aug. 7 Independent
Aug. 13* Forcados Lagos Aug. 14 Independent *Page 2 gives departure Aug. 11.
Aug. 15 Lagos Forcados Aug. 16 Independent
Aug. 19 Forcados Port Harcourt Aug. 20 Independent
Aug. 21 Port Harcourt Calabar Aug. 22 Independent
Aug. 24 Calabar Lagos Aug. 27 Independent
Sept. 2 Lagos Takoradi Sept. 5 Independent
Sept. 7 Takoradi Freetown Sept. 12 TS 17 Convoy available at TS 17
(external link)
Sept. 14 Freetown Liverpool Oct. 6 SL 122 Convoy available at SL 122
(external link)
Oct. 24 Liverpool Belfast Lough Oct. 25 ON 141 Returned (sick man - See Page 3).
Convoy will be added.
See ships in ON convoys
Oct. 31 Belfast Lough ON 142 For Freetown.
Detached Nov. 11
(Page 3 gives arrival Nov. 25).
Convoy will be added.
See link above
Dec. 2 Freetown Takoradi Dec. 7 ST 45 Convoy available at ST 45
(external link)
Dec. 9 Takoradi Congo River Dec. 14 Independent
Dec. 15 Congo River Matadi Dec. 17 Independent
1943 Jan. 13 Matadi Takoradi Jan. 18 Independent
Jan. 21 Takoradi Freetown Jan. 26 Independent
Jan. 29 Freetown Gibraltar Febr. 11 GIB II Convoy available at GIB II
(external link)
Febr. 22 Gibraltar Liverpool March 1 MKS 8 Gibraltar to UK.
March 26 Liverpool Freetown Apr. 14 OS 45 For Freetown.
Convoy available at OS 45
(external link)
Apr. 15 Freetown Lagos Apr. 21 Independent Notional sailing date
Apr. 22 Lagos Forcados Apr. 23 Independent
Apr. 28 Forcados Lagos Apr. 29 Independent
Apr. 30 Lagos Port Harcourt May 3 Independent
May 5 Port Harcourt Calabar May 6 Independent
May 8 Calabar Lagos May 10 Independent
May 12 Lagos Takoradi May 14 Independent
May 21 Takoradi Freetown May 27 TS 41 Convoy available at TS 41
(external link)
May 30 Freetown SL 130 Rendezvoused with MKS 14, June 11.
Convoy available at SL 130
(external link)
June 11 SL 130 and MKS 14 joined up Liverpool June 22 SL 130/MKS 14 Convoy available at SL 130/MKS 14
(external link)
Missing movements, Page 3
July 19 Liverpool OS 52/KMS 21 For Freetown.
Convoy split, July 28.
Available at OS 52/KMS 21
(external link)
July 28 Convoy split Freetown Aug. 7 OS 52 For Freetown.
Convoy available at OS 52
(external link)
Aug. 7 Freetown Lagos Aug. 13 OSS 52 For Lagos.
Convoy available at OSS 52
(external link)
Aug. 13 Lagos Forcados Aug. 14 Independent
Aug. 19 Forcados Lagos Aug. 20 Independent
Aug. 21 Lagos Port Harcourt Aug. 23 Independent
Aug. 25 Port Harcourt Calabar Aug. 26 Independent
Aug. 28 Calabar Lagos Aug. 30 Independent
Sept. 2 Lagos Takoradi Sept. 3 LGW 1 Convoy available at LGW 1
(external link)
Sept. 9 Takoradi Freetown Sept. 13
Sept. 23 Freetown SL 137 Rendezvoused with MKS 26, Oct. 5.
Convoy available at SL 137
(external link)
Oct. 5 SL 137 & MKS 26 joined up Liverpool Oct. 17 SL 137/MKS 26 Convoy available at SL 137/MKS 26
(external link)
Oct. 27 Liverpool OS 57/KMS 31 For Lagos.
Convoy split, Nov. 9.
Available at OS 57/KMS 31
(external link)
Nov. 9 Convoy split Freetown Nov. 19 OS 57 For Lagos.
Convoy available at OS 57
(external link)
Nov. 23 Freetown Lagos Nov. 29 STL 7 Convoy available at STL 7
(external link)
Nov. 29 Lagos Forcados Nov. 30 Independent
Dec. 6 Forcados Lagos Dec. 7 Independent
Dec. 9 Lagos Calabar Dec. 15 Independent Via Degema
(Page 4).
Dec. 16 Calabar Lagos Dec. 19 Independent
Dec. 31 Lagos Freetown Jan. 7-1944 LTS 8 Via Takoradi
(Page 4).
Convoy available at LTS 8
(external link)
1944 Jan. 12 Freetown Dakar Jan. 17 SL 146 A. Hague says:
Arrived Dakar with defects.
Convoy available at SL 146
(external link)
Jan. 25 Dakar SL 147 Dakar to UK.
Convoy rendezvoused with MKS 38, Febr. 2.
Available at SL 1 47
(external link)
Febr. 2 SL 147 & MKS 38 joined up Liverpool Febr. 14 SL 147/MKS 38 Convoy available at SL 147/MKS 38
(external link)
March 3 Liverpool OS 70/KMS 44 For Freetown.
Convoy split, March 15.
Available at OS 70/KMS 44
(external link)
March 15 Convoy split Freetown March 25 OS 70 For Freetown.
Convoy available at OS 70
(external link)
March 28 Freetown Lagos Apr. 3 STL 16 Convoy available at STL 16
(external link)
Apr. 3 Lagos Forcados Apr. 4 Independent
Apr. 7 Forcados Lagos Apr. 8 Independent
Apr. 9 Lagos Port Harcourt Apr. 11 Independent
Apr. 15 Port Harcourt Lagos Apr. 17 Independent
Apr. 19 Lagos Takoradi Apr. 22 Independent Notional dates
Apr. 23 Takoradi Freetown Apr. 29 LTS 17 Convoy available at LTS 17
(external link)
May 1 Freetown SL 157 Rendezvoused with MKS 48, May 11.
Convoy available at SL 157
(external link)
May 11 SL 157 & MKS 48 joined up Liverpool May 22 SL 157/MKS 48 Convoy available at SL 157/KMS 48
(external link)
Missing movements, Page 4
June 11 Liverpool Liverpool June 13 OS 80/KMS 54 Returned.
Convoy available at OS 80/KMS 54
(external link)
Aug. 25 Liverpool OS 87/KMS 61 For Lagos
(from Milford Haven - see Page 4).
Convoy split, Sept. 3.
Available at OS 87/KMS 61
(external link)
Sept. 3 Convoy split Freetown Sept. 13 OS 87 For Lagos.
Convoy available at OS 87
(external link)
Sept. 17 Freetown Lagos Sept. 23 STL 30 Convoy available at STL 30
(external link)
Sept. 23 Lagos Forcados Sept. 25 Independent
Sept. 29 Forcados Calabar Oct. 2 Independent
Oct. 4 Calabar Port Harcourt Oct. 5 Independent
Oct. 6 Port Harcourt Lagos Oct. 8 Independent
Oct. 10 Lagos Freetown Oct. 16 Independent
Oct. 18 Freetown SL 174 Rendezvoused with MKS 65, Oct. 30.
Convoy available at SL 174
(external link)
Oct. 30 SL 174 & MKS 65 joined up Southend Nov. 8 SL 174/MKS 65 Convoy available at SL 174/MKS 65
(external link)
Missing movements, Page 5
Nov. 14 Southend Tyne Nov. 16 FN 1541 Convoy available at FN 1541
(external link)
1945 Jan. 31 Tyne Southend Febr. 2 FS 1714 Convoy available at FS 1714
(external link)
Febr. 5 Downs OS 109/KMS 83 A. Hague says:
Detached indep. Febr. 9.
Convoy available at OS 109/KMS 83
(external link)
* Febr. 9 Detached from OS 109 Freetown Febr. 21 Independent For Freetown
*According to Page 5, she had put in at Dakar on Febr. 19, having departed Southend on Febr. 3. Left Dakar same day, arriving Freetown on the 21st.
Febr. 22 Freetown Lagos Febr. 27 Independent
Febr. 28 Lagos Forcados March 1 Independent
March 6 Forcados Port Harcourt March 7 Independent
March 10 Port Harcourt Calabar March 11 Independent
March 13 Calabar Port Harcourt March 14 Independent
March 16 Port Harcourt Lagos March 18 Independent
March 20 Lagos Freetown March 26 Independent
March 26 Freetown Casablanca Apr. 4 Independent *
*Left Casablanca Apr. 5, put back Apr. 6 - see Page 5.
Apr. 10 Casablanca Liverpool Apr. 18 MKS 94G Convoy will be added.
See ships in MKS convoys
May 7 Liverpool OS 127/KMS 102 Dispersed, May 13.
Convoy available at OS 127/KMS 102
(external link)
May 13 Detached from OS 127 Lagos May 26 Independent Subsequent voyages:
Page 5 & Page 6

 Misc. Convoy Voyages: 
For information on voyages made in between those mentioned here, please see the documents received from the Norwegian archives and A. Hague's Voyage Record above. Follow the convoy links provided for more details; the Commodore's notes and/or various reports are also available for some of them and several Norwegian ships took part.

From Page 1 of the archive documents, we learn that Jenny arrived New Orleans (from Caibarien) on Apr. 9-1940, the day of the German invasion of Norway.

In Sept.-1940, she's mentioned in the original document for Convoy BHX 75 (the Bermuda portion of HX 75), but she did not join the main convoy to the U.K. There's a note saying "to be sent to Halifax to await orders". The archive document referred to above does not mention a voyage to Halifax for that month, but there is an indication that she was intended for Bermuda in this period, though arrival/departure there is not given; it's possible the voyage to Bermuda was cancelled? (BHX 75 sailed from Bermuda on Sept. 20). The document says she had arrived New York from Houston on Sept. 18, and the next voyage shown is from New York to Halifax Oct. 26/Oct. 30. As can be seen, she subsequently remained in Halifax for a long time. She was scheduled for Convoy HX 85 on Nov. 1, but did not sail. She was also cancelled from HX 95 on Dec. 10 (escort's report is also available), then joined HX 96 on Dec. 14. However, according to the Commodore's notes, she was unable to maintain the prearranged speed and lost touch with the convoy on the night of Dec. 18/19. She returned to Halifax, with arrival Dec. 23. A. Hague says her problems were due to engine defects.

She did not leave Halifax again until Febr. 18-1941 (Page 1), joining the slow Convoy SC 23, arriving Liverpool on March 12. The original Advance Sailing Telegram for this convoy indicates that she had been scheduled for Convoy HX 109, which left Halifax on Febr. 13, but unfortunately, I don't have the Advance Sailing Telegram for this convoy so cannot confirm (Augvald was sunk - follow the link for details). About a week after arrival Liverpool, Jenny is listed as bound for New York with Convoy OB 300, leaving Liverpool on March 20, dispersed March 26, Jenny arriving New York on Apr. 9 - see the external link provided in the table above for more convoy info (Ingertre and Ranja are also listed - Ranja returned). Jenny now appears to have spent quite a long time in New York; departure is given as June 13, when she headed to Aruba, with arrival there on June 21.

According to the external website that I've linked to at the end of this page, Jenny was scheduled for Convoy SL 84, which left Freetown on Aug. 15-1941, but instead joined SL 85, departing on Aug. 25 (Lisbeth is also named - ref. link in Voyage Record). She was also scheduled for station 14 of Convoy OS 7 the following month, but joined OS 8 from Liverpool on Oct. 3, together with Primero. Jenny was in station 44, bound for Freetown, where she arrived Oct. 26, proceeding to Forcados a few days later - again, see Page 1. With a cargo of palm oil, she later returned to the U.K. in Convoy SL 95, departing Freetown on Dec. 12 (link in the table above, Ingria is also listed). Her voyages in this period are shown on Page 2.

In Febr. -1942, she's listed, with Charles Racine (sunk - follow link for details), Havkong, Høegh Scout and Sandar, in Convoy OS 20, departing Liverpool on Febr. 22, arriving Freetown March 12. In May that year, she was in Convoy SL 109, which left Freetown on May 4 and arrived Liverpool on the 28th; Jenny stopped at Loch Ewe that day. She had started out from Calabar on Apr. 17, cargo of 6319 tons of palm oil, station 82. Brasil and Ingria also took part; Thorshavet was present for a couple of days. In July, we find Jenny in station 14 of Convoy OS 33, which lost several ships. Again, please see the external links in the table above for a lot more information on its passage. The webmaster has told me she joined from Oban on July 2, bound for Freetown, Sierra Leone and arrived without incident on July 20, which agrees with Page 2. She was unarmed and in ballast. Other Norwegian ships named are Sophocles, Maloja and Ingria. With another cargo of palm oil, Jenny later returned to the U.K. in Convoy SL 122, departing Freetown on Sept. 14, arriving Liverpool on Oct. 6.

She now joined the westbound North Atlantic Convoy ON 141 (Commodore in Samuel Bakke), departing Liverpool on Oct. 24, but she returned to port (according to Page 3 of the archive documents she went to Belfast Lough to land a sick man on Oct. 24/25), subsequently joining Convoy ON 142, which started out in Liverpool on Oct. 30 and arrived New York Nov. 21; Jenny, however, was bound for Freetown again, where she arrived on Nov. 25, having detached from the convoy on Nov. 11. Both these convoys will be added to individual pages in my Convoys section, but for now, the ships sailing in them, many of which were Norwegian, are named in the section listing ships in all ON convoys.

In Febr.-1943, we find her in station 52 of Convoy MKS 8 from Gibraltar to the U.K., together with Ferncliff and Kong Sverre, and in March she's listed, with Bosphorus and Vest, in Convoy OS 45 to Freetown (station 42). Again, see Page 3 for a listing of her voyages in this period. With Bosphorus, Hai Lee, San Andres, Sørvard and Tanafjord, she later joined Convoy SL 130, which left Freetown on May 30 and arrived Liverpool on June 21, having joined up with MKS 14* (in which Topdalsfjord took part) on June 11. Jenny had a cargo of bulk palm oil and also had 2 passengers on board. From Liverpool, she proceeded to Manchester, where she arrived on June 22/23, according to the archive document. Together with Borgholm, Fernhill (sunk - follow the link for details) Hallfried and Spurt, she's now listed in Convoy OS 52/KMS 21, which left Liverpool on July 19 and split up on the 28th, Jenny arriving Freetown in the OS convoy on on Aug. 7, continuing to Lagos that same day. The following month, she can be found, with a cargo of palm oil, in Convoy SL 137/MKS 26*, having started out from Freetown in the SL convoy on Sept. 23 (together with Olaf Bergh). This convoy joined up with the MKS convoy (which included Drammensfjord) on Oct. 5, the combined convoy arriving Liverpool on Oct. 17. Later that month, she made a voyage from Liverpool to Freetown in station 123 of Convoy OS 57/KMS 31*, arriving Freetown on Nov. 19, proceeding to Lagos a few days later - see Page 4. Direct links to all these convoys have been provided within the Voyage Record (Askeladden, Germa, Lido, Norlom and Somerville are also named in the latter convoy).

In Jan.-1944, she joined Convoy SL 146 from Freetown, but put into Dakar with defects on the 17th, later joining Convoy SL 147, which joined up with MKS 38* on Febr. 2 (Norefjord, Sirehei, Germa, Helgøy and Norelg are also listed in SL 147/MKS 38). Jenny arrived Liverpool on Febr. 14 (Page 4), then in March she joined Convoy OS 70/KMS 44*, together with Bruse Jarl and Topdalsfjord. The convoy split up on March 15, Jenny arriving Freetown with the OS portion on March 25, again proceeding to Lagos. With Bosphorus, she headed back to the U.K. in May in Convoy SL 157/MKS 48*, and was later scheduled to go back in the other direction with Convoy OS 79/KMS 53*, but did not sail. Additionally, she's mentioned in OS 80/KMS 54* in June with a notation saying "retired" - as can be seen in the Voyage Record above, A. Hague says she returned to Liverpool (agreeing with the archive document), remaining there for several weeks, before joining Convoy OS 87/KMS 61*, bound for Lagos in station 64. She appears to have been the only Norwegian ship in this convoy, which departed Liverpool on Aug. 25, with the Gibraltar section arriving there on Sept. 4 and the OS portion arriving Freetown on Sept. 13. Jenny continued to Lagos on Sept. 17, with arrival Sept. 23.

The following month, she's listed in Convoy SL 174/MKS 65*, cargo of palm oil. The SL portion of this convoy (in which Jenny sailed) departed Freetown on Oct. 18, joined up with the MKS portion from Gibraltar at the end of that month, the combined convoy arriving Liverpool on Nov. 7. The Norwegian Brønnøy, Kristianiafjord and Norelg also took part (the latter joining with the MKS portion from Gibraltar). Jenny's movements in this period are shown on Page 5, and it'll be noticed, that she later spent a long time at Tyne, where she had arrived on Nov. 16-1944; departure is given as Jan. 31-1945 when she left for Freetown.

She's subsequently listed (together with Boreas) in Convoy OS 109/KMS 83*, which originated in Liverpool on Febr. 6-1945 and split up on the 10th. A. Hague says that Jenny was detached from the convoy on Febr. 9; according to Page 5, she put in at Dakar on Febr. 19, departing that same day, arriving Freetown on the 21st, continuing to Lagos the next day. In Apr.-1945, she can be found, with Evviva and Karmt, in Convoy MKS 94*. She had sailed from Casablanca on Apr. 10 and arrived Liverpool on the 18th, joining Convoy OS 127/KMS 102* in May in order to return to Lagos, where she arrived on May 26. The rest of her voyages are shown on Page 5 above, as well as on Page 6.

Again, direct links to the convoys mentioned here have been provided in the Voyage Record.

*The KMS and MKS convoys will also be added to my own website; for now, the ships sailing in them (and escorts) are named in the section listing ships in all KMS convoys and ships in all MKS convoys.

More details on the other Norwegian ships mentioned here is available via the alphabet index at the end of this page, or go to the Master Ship Index.


According to this external page

Owned from Oct.-10 1951 by Alpha Shipping Co. (Naess & Meklaender & Co.), Monrovia, renamed Kiki Naess. Sailed as Alpha from Nov-1953 for Pan American S.S. Corp. of Panama, Monrovia. Engine removed in Dec-1954, converted to oil barge. Converted to steam tanker in 1957 with a Triple 4 cyl. engine. From 1958, sailed as Santi for Ibero Continental S.A., Monrovia. Sold in Jan.-1962 to Spanish breakers, arriving Aviles on Jan. 25.

Related external link:
SL/MKS convoys and OS/KMS Convoys - As can be seen, Jenny is mentioned in Convoy SL 84, OS 7 and OS 79/KMS 53.

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