Requisitioned Auxiliary – Fjordaas



Official Number:                       N/R

Laid down:

Builder:                                   Deutsche Werke Kiel A.G, Kiel

Launched:                               May 1931

Into Service:                            WW2

Out of service:                         WW2

Fate:                                      1961 broken up

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:



May 1931 completed by Deutsche Werke Kiel A.G, Kiel as Yard Nr 227 named FJORDAAS for Morland’s Tankrederi A/S
(Arnt J Morland, Manager) Arendal


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


10 September 1942 torpedoed and damaged by U-218 in position 51.16 N 29.08 W while in Convoy ON 127 on
passage to Curacao to load. She remained afloat although heavily damaged


15 September 1942 arrived back on the Clyde and subsequently was taken to Smith’s Dock Co Ltd, North Shields for


December 1942 repairs completed and re-entered service.


August 1947 purchased by  A/B Turret OY ( Finska Angfartygs A/B-Suomen Hoyrylaiva O/Y) Helsingfors and renamed

2 July 1961 arrived Helsinki for demolition by Finnish breakers