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Manager: Vesterålens Dampskibsselskab, Stokmarknes
Delivered Jan. 17-1923 as Sebenico by Unionwerke, Boizenburg am Elbe (570), 1053 gt - 536 net - 1528dwt. She had been sold to HAPAG ("Hamburg-Amerikanischen Packetfahrt-Aktien-Gesellschaft) in 1921 during construction, but transferred to the HAPAG controlled company Deutsche Levant Linie, Hamburg. Sold on Sept. 4-1924 to Lübeck-Wyburger Dampfschiff-Ges., Lübeck, and renamed Imatra Oct. 22. Rebuilt, 990 gt - 544net - 1500dwt.
Imatra arrived Tromsø on Apr. 7-1940 to load a cargo of fish for Germany and was still there on Apr. 9 when Norway was invaded. She was captured by the Norwegan Navy auxiliaries Aud I and Kvitøy on the 11th and renamed Møysalen for Vesteraalens D/S. Used as ammunition transport during the fighting in Northern Norway, later as fish transport and finally with coal from Svalbard. When on a voyage to Svalbard to pick up a cargo of coal she was ordered to proceed to a British port. She left Svalbard on June 7-1940 and ended up in Nortraship's register.
Please compare the above voyages with Arnold Hague's Voyage Record below.
(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 as can be seen, the record is incomplete.
In service to New Foundland, Canada, the U.S. east coast, the Caribbean and Central-America.
Her 1940 voyages, starting at the end of July that year (when she left Reykjavik for Sydney, C.B.), are shown on Page 1 of the archive documents, which also lists some of her 1941 voyages, while the rest can be found on Page 2. 1942 voyages are listed on Page 3 and continue on Page 4. Her 1943 voyages also start on the latter page, continuing on Page 5 which also shows a couple of 1944 voyages, while Page 6 and Page 7 list the rest, along with 1945 voyages. Page 8 has voyages to Apr.-1946.
Sold by the Norwegian Government on June 22-1946 to E. B. Aaby's Shipping Co. Ltd., Oslo and renamed Faro. Rebuilt to 1017 gt - 553 net - 1550 dwt. Sold Oct./Nov.-1951 to H. Peters, Hamburg and renamed Frieda Peters. Delivered as motorship on Apr. 3-1954 with 997 gt - 663 net - 1550 dwt. Rebuilt by Mützelfeldtwerft, Cuxhaven. Arrived Eckhardt & Co, Hamburg on Nov. 8-1966 for breaking up.
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Another Møysalen (car and passenger ferry) was built for this company in 1968, 178 gt. This ship was sold in July-1978 to Helgeland Trafikkselskap A/S Sandnessjøen and renamed Kvina. Sold in Nov.-1989 to Jørgen Bosvik, Litlabø/Stord, renamed Kvinafjord in Jan.-1990 (no longer in use as ferry). Sold in Nov.-1991 to Fylkesbaatane i Sogn & Fjordane, renamed Nårasund (as ferry again) - still same owner and service in 1998.
The text on this page was compiled with the help of: "Nortraships flåte", J. R. Hegland, and misc., including the "Norway during WW II" forum (external link).