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Manager: Jørgen P. Jensen, Arendal
Delivered in Aug.-1916 from Swan, Hunter & Wigham Richardson, Ltd., Newcastle as Mytilus to Anglo-Saxon Petroleum Co., Ltd., London. Sold in 1927 to N.V. Petroleum Mij. "La Corona", The Hague. Sold in Oct.-1928 to A/S Mytilus (Jørgen P. Jensen), Arendal.
Captain: Stian Mørland.
Some of her voyages are shown on this original document received from the National Archives of Norway.
(Received from Don Kindell - His source: The late Arnold Hague's database).
Follow the convoy link provided for more information.
As can be seen when going to archive document, Mytilus was on her way from Aruba to the U.K. when war broke out in Norway on Apr. 9-1940. She arrived Halifax on Apr. 21, having left Aruba on the 7th, and on Apr. 26, we find her, with a cargo of diesel oil for Manchester, in Convoy HX 38. She arrived Eastham on May 12, Barton the next day (according to A. Hague, she had become a straggler from the convoy on May 1).
Mytilus was sold to the Admiralty on Sept. 18-1940. The Admiralty purchased some older ships at this time for use in invasion defence. The tankers were laden with a special mixture of oil and petroleum and were to sail in convoys across the channel to the expected German invasion points on the French coast, where the plan was to ignite the cargoes and let the flames spread across the harbours so that invasion vessels, ships and harbour installations would be destroyed in an inferno of flames. Several attempts were made, but the convoys were called back each time due to bad weather, and when the threat of invasion was no longer acute, the operation was abandoned.
Sold in Sept.-1946 to Anglo-Saxon Petroleum Co., Ltd., London and used as depot in Pladjoe, Indonesia. Sold in June-1950 for breaking up and broken up at Bombay early the following year.
Back to Mytilus on the "Ships starting with M" page.
The text on this page was compiled with the help of: "Nortraships flåte", J. R. Hegland, and misc.