Requisitioned Auxiliary – Glarona




Official No:                              N/R

Builder:                                   A/B Gotaverken, Gothenburg

Launched:                               3 November 1928

Into Service:                            WW2

Out of service:                         WW2

Fate:                                      Broken up December 1958


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:


3 November 1928  launched by A/B Gotaverken, Gothenburg as Yard Nr: 414 named GLARONA for Henry Tachudis Tankredere A/S (Camillo Eitzen & Co, Managers) Oslo

December 1928 completed

1937 managers became Tachudi & Eitzen, Oslo – name unchanged

2 May 1939 passed Gibraltar sailing east bound

9 April 1940 was on passage from Trieste to Palermo when War broke out in Norway

7 October 1945 sailed Curacao independently to Trinidad arriving 11 October 1945

11 October 1945 sailed Trinidad independently to Buenos Aires arriving 31 October 1945

1951 purchased by C.O.C. Finnanziaria Agricola-Commerciole Industriali S.p.A. (C.O. Castellani, Manager) Italy and renamed ISABELLA  O

1954 purchased by Sicula Occidentale Marittima S.p.A. (Luigi Montana, Manager) Italy and renamed AMALTEA

16 December 1958 arrived La Spezia for demolition by Italian breakers