Requisitioned Auxiliary – Belinda




Official Number:                       N/R

Laid down:

Builder:                                    Workman, Clark & Co Ltd, Belfast

Launched:                               17 January 1922

Into Service:                            1939

Out of service:                         1942

Fate:                                        3 May 1942 torpedoed and sunk


Items of historic interest involving this ship: –


Background Data:  One of a group of additional Norwegian–flagged ships  which served as Escort Oilers during WW2

Career Data:


17 September 1938  launched by Gotaverken A/B, Gothenburg as Yard Nr 526 named BELINDA for Rederi A/S Mascot (Arthur H Mathieson, Manager) Oslo.

January 1939  completed

WW2  fitted as and served as an Escort Oiler, name unchanged

9 April 1940 was on passage from Eastham to Trinidad when War broke out in Norway.

6 June 1944 hit a mine E of Portsmouth with no casualties.

14 June 1944 arrived Swansea for repairs having discharged her cargo in Portsmouth first.

28 March 1945 struck a mine when 5 miles off Zeebrugge but managed to steam to Terneuzen under her own power. No casualties.

29 March 1945 arrived Antwerp for repairs.

1955 purchased by Globe Trading & Shipping Co Inc, Panama, converted into an ore carrier and was renamed GLOBE TRADER

1960  purchased by A/S Dovrefjell & A/S Falkefjell,(Olsen & Ugelstad, Managers) Oslo name unchanged

30 July 1960 arrived Blyth for demolition by Hughes Bolckow Ltd.