Requisitioned Auxiliary – Havprins




Official Number:                     N/R

Builder:                                 Kockums Mekanikte Verkstads A/B, Malmo

Pennant No:                   

Launched:                              3 June 1935

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:


3 June 1935 ;aunched by Kockums Mekaniske Verkstads A/B, Malmo as Yard Nr: 183 named HAVPRINS for Akties Havprins (P Meyer, Manager) Oslo

September 1935 completed

5 April 1937 arrived at Buenos Aires Roads from Cartagena

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

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

27 June 1941 rescued 44 survivors from the Dutch Maasdam which had been torpedoed and sunk by U564 while part of Convoy HX133

14 May 1942 rescued 18 survivors from the Maerican tanker Esso Houston which had been torpedoed and sunk two days earlier by U162 

March 1956 purchased by Joh. Leonard P/R, Landskrona and renamed HAVSBORG

February 1959 owenrs became J Leonards Rederier (J Leonard, Manager) Landskrona, name unchanged

February 1960 Managers became Selma A Leonard for the same owners, name unchanged

12 January 1961 arrived Yokosuka for demolition by Japanese breakers