Requisitioned Auxiliary – Fenris

 

 Fenris

 

Official Number:                         N/R

Pennant No:                              

Builder:                                        Gotaverken A/B, Gothenburg

Launched:                                   10 August 1936

Into Service:                                 WW2

Out of service:                             WW2

Fate:                                              26 June 1948 caught fire and sank

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:

 

10 August 1936 launched by Gotaverken A/B, Gothenburg as Yard Nr: 497 named Fenris for Skibs A/S (N Chr. Evensen, Manager), Oslo

December 1936 completed

9 April 1940 was on passage from Teneriffe to Curaçao to load when war broke out in Norway

18 April 1940 sailed Curaçao independently to Kingston, Jamaica arriving 20 April 1940

10 May 1940 sailed Kingston independently to Trinidad arriving 14 May 1940

15 May 1940 sailed Trinidad independently to Curaçao arriving 18 May 1940

20 May 1940 sailed Curaçao independently to Bermuda arriving 26 May 194027 May 1940 sailed Bermuda in escorted convoy BHX46 joining escorted convoy HX46 from Halifax on 2 June 1940 to Swansea arriving 12 June 1940

13 June 1940 sailed Swansea independently to Milford Haven arriving the same day

15 July 1940 sailed Milford Haven joining escorted convoy OB184 from Liverpool until dispersal on 18 July 1940 and then independently to Cape Town arriving 11 August 1940

13 August 1940 sailed Cape Town independently to Abadan arriving 11 August 1940

6 September 1940 sailed Abadan independently to Trincomalee arriving 16 September 1940

23 September 1940 sailed Trincomalee independently to Abadan arriving 3 October 1940

6 October 1940 sailed Abadan independently to Singapore arriving 20 October 1940

25 October 1940 sailed Singapore independently to Abadan arriving 9 November 1940

14 November 1940 sailed Abadan independently to Singapore arriving 4 December 1940

6 January 1941 sailed Singapore independently to Colombo arriving 12 January 1941

13 January 1941 sailed Colombo independently to Abadan arriving 24 January 1941

25 January 1941 sailed Abadan independently to Cape Town arriving 25 February 1941

26 February 1941 sailed Cape Town independently to Bathurst arriving 21 March 1941

17 April 1941 sailed Bathust independently to Freetown

21 April 1941 sailed Freetown independently to Curaçao arriving 8 May 1941

9 May 1941 sailed Curaçao independently to New York arriving 19 May 1941

23 AUgust 1941 sailed New York independently return there on 26 August 1941

9 September 1941 sailed New York independently to Halifax arriving 12 September 1941

16 September 1941 sailed Halifax in escorted convoy HX150 to Belfast Lough arriving 29 September 1941

5 October 1941 sailed Belfast Lough in escorted convoy BB84 to Swansea arriving 6 October 1941

12 October 1941 sailed Swansea independently to Milford Haven arriving the same day

13 October 1941 sailed Milford Haven joining in escorted convoy ON26 from Liverpool until dispersal on 29 October 1941 and then independently to Curaçao arriving 6 November 1941

10 November 1941 sailed Curaçao independently to Cape Town arriving 8 December 1941

10 December 1941 sailed Cape Town independently to Port Elizabeth arriving 12 December 1941

20 December 1941 sailed Port Elizabeth independently to Abadan arriving 9 January 1942

13 January 1942 sailed Abadan independently to Cape Town arriving 3 February 1942

9 February 1942 sailed Cape Town independently to Abadan arriving 2 March 1942

7 March 1942 sailed Abadan independently to Colombo arriving 16 March 1942

20 March 1942 sailed Colombo initially in an convoy (no details held) and then independently to Adelaide, Australia arriving 12 April, 1942

 

23 June 1943 berthed alongside USS Platte (AO24) in Los Angles shipyard

4 February 1944 torpedoed and damaged by German submarine U-168 in position 08.32°S 65.35°E but managed to sail to Addu Atoll and thence Colombo under her own power

7 March 1944 arrived at Colombo

15 March 1944 sailed Colombo

16 March 1944 returned to Colombo

8 April 1944 sailed Colombo13 April 1944 arrived Bombay for repairs which lasted about 5 months

1 November 1944 escorted convoy GUS57 sailed from Port Said. Fenris joined this convoy having sailed from Augusta arriving at Hampton Roads on 30 November 1944

29 March 1945 sailed New York in escorted convoy HX347 to Liverpool arriving 14 April 1945 sailed as an escort oiler

21 April 1945 sailed Southend in escorted convoy ON298 to New York arriving 7 May 1945

13 May 1945 sailed New York  in escorted convoy HX 356 to Liverpool arriving 26 May 1945 sailed as an escort oiler 

24 June 1948 fire broke out onboard in position 45.55°N 19.05°W

26 June 1948 sank in position 44.38°N 19.49°W