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D/S Mosna
Updated Febr. 29-2012

To Mosna on the "Ships starting with M" page.

A picture is available on this external page (click in it to enlarge).

Manager: J. M. Johannesen, Farsund
1385 gt

A posting to my Ship Forum, says she was delivered as Lauwerzee (Willem van Driel's Transport Onderneming, Rotterdam) from A. van Duivendijk, Papendrecht (279) in July-1923, having been launched on June 6 that year. Sold to A/S Fido (Mathias Hansen), Kristiansand that same year and sailed as Fiorella from Dec.-1923 until March-1933, then renamed Mosna for A/S Østkysten. Owners became A/S Mosvolds Rederi in 1935, then A/S Farsund Shipping Co. in 1937. (Compare with the info found on the external page above).

Captain: David Johannesen (he apparently had his wife with him all through the war).
1st mate: Georg Gabrielsen (later captain?).

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.

  Partial Voyage Record
From Nov.-1943 to July-1944:  

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

Follow the convoy links provided for more information on each.

Errors may exist, and the record is incomplete.

Departure From To Arrival Convoy Remarks
1943 Nov. 30 Alexandria Benghazi Dec. 6* XT 10 Earlier voyages:
Page 1, Page 2 & Page 3
Convoy available at XT 10
(external link)
*Page 3 gives arrival Dec. 4
* Dec. 8 Unknown Port Alexandria Dec. 14 TX 10 Convoy available at TX 10
(external link)
*According to Page 3, she had left Benghazi on Dec. 10.
Dec. 30 Alexandria Benghazi Jan. 3-1944 XT 13 A. Hague says:
Detached Jan. 3 for Benghazi
Convoy available at XT 13
(external link)
1944 Jan. 9 *Tripoli, Libya Benghazi* Jan. 11 TX 13 A. Hague says:
Joined at Benghazi for Alexandria.
Convoy available at TX 13
(external link)
but Mosna not included
*Convoy TX 13 did leave Tripoli on Jan. 9-1944 and arrived Benghazi on the 11th; but as can be seen, A. Hague says she joined at Benghazi for Alexandria. Page 3 indicates she had stopped at several other ports before arriving Alexandria on Febr. 4 (having started out from Benghazi on Jan 11). Note also that she's not listed in this convoy.
Febr. 19 Alexandria Benghazi Febr. 24 XT 18 Convoy available at XT 18
(external link)
March 5 Benghazi Alexandria* March 9 TX 18 *Page 3 gives arrival Port Said, March 9.
Convoy available at TX 18
(external link)
Missing voyages, Page 3.
Apr. 1 Alexandria Benghazi Apr. 5 XT 21 (Had arr. Alexandria, March 29).
Convoy available at XT 21
(external link)
Missing voyages:
Page 3 & Page 4
May 23* Alexandria Benghazi May 28 XT 25 *Page 4 gives departure May 25
(also, more missing voyages).
Convoy available at XT 25
(external link)
July 10 Alexandria Benghazi July 14 XT 28 (Had arr. Alexandria, July 9).
Convoy available at XT 28
(external link)
Subsequent voyages:
Page 4 & Page 5


As will be seen when going to Page 1 of the archive documents, Mosna was on her way from Hong Kong to Saigon when war broke out in Norway on Apr. 9-1940. Some of her 1941 voyages are also shown on this document and continue on Page 2, which also lists her 1942 voyages.

According to "Skip og menn" (Birger Dannevig), she escaped Sourabaya at the last minute, avoiding capture by the advancing Japanese forces (March-1942). It'll be noticed, when going back to Page 2 above, that Sourabaya is not mentioned for this time period; she had, however, been to Sourabaya a little over a month earlier (left Jan. 27-1942), later arrived Bombay (via Colombo) on Febr. 24, with departure May 21 (had she been in Bombay that whole time?). The same document shows another long stay at Alexandria that summer and also that fall; similar long stays in port are shown all through her record.

Her 1943 voyages are listed on Page 3 - it looks like she spent a long time at Port Said that fall. The page also shows some 1944 voyages, while Page 4 has the rest, as well as a few 1945 voyages. She also appears to have spent a long time at Suez that year. She had arrived there from Port Said on March 22-1945 and departure is given as May 24, when she proceeded to Port Said and Benghazi. Her 1945 voyages continue on Page 5, which shows another long stay at Alexandria late that fall (the document shows her voyages up to Apr.-1946).

Other Norwegian ships named in the convoys mentioned above:
In Convoy XT 10 - Gezina
In Convoy TX 10 - Evviva and Pronto
In Convoy XT 18 - Bust
In Convoy XT 25 - Regin

From Forum posting

Renamed Jayhind in 1946 for New Dholera Steamship, India. Scrapped in India in 1966. (Roel Zwama, who posted the message on my forum, has his own website at Shiplovers Homepage which includes a list of Dutch ships sold to Norway).

Back to Mosna on the "Ships starting with M" page.

The text on this page was compiled with the help of: "Nortraships flåte", J. R. Hegland, "Skip og menn", Birger Dannevig, and misc. - (ref. My sources).


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