Requisitioned Auxiliary – Noreg





Official Number:                     N/R

Builder:                                  Akt. Burmeister & Wain, Copenhagen

Launched:                              2 May 1931

Into Service:                           World War 2

Out of service:                        World War 2

Fate:                                       August 1960 broken up, Grimstad

Items of historic interest involving this ship: –


Background Data:  One of an additional group of ships requisitioned by the Admiralty during WW2 to augment the ships of the RFA

Career Data:

2 May 1931  launched by Akt. Burmeister & Wain, Copenhagen as Yard No: 586 named NOREG
for Skibs A/S Corona (H.M. Wrangell & Co, Managers) Haugesund

July 1931 completed

14 November 1935 passed Gibraltar sailing east bound

9 April 1940  was on passage from Beaumont to Naples when War broke out in Norway.

WW2  fitted as and served as an Escort Oiler on Arctic and other Convoys, name unchanged

17 June 1940 sailed Marseille in convoy P6 to Oran arriving 20 June 1940

24 June 1940 sailed Oran independently to Gibraltar arriving 25 June 1940

29 June 1940 sailed Gibraltar independently to Trinidad arriving 13 July 1940

9 August 1940 sailed Trinidad independently to Curacao arriving 13 August 1940

14 August 1940 sailed Curacao independently to Sydney, Cape Breton arriving 26 August 1940

2 September 1940 sailed Sydney, Cape Breton in convoy SC3 to the Clyde arriving 18 September 1940

13 October 1940 sailed the Clyde joining the Liverpool convoy OB228 until it dispersed on 17 October 1940 and then independently to New York arriving 3 November 1940

17 November 1940 sailed New York independently to Curacao arriving 26 November 1940

27 November 1940 sailed Curacao independently to Bermuda arriving 3 December 1940

12 December 1940 sailed Bermuda in convoy BHX96 to Halifax when it joined convoy HX96 to the Clyde arriving 29 December 1940

12 May 1941 was bombed by enemy aircraft and slightly damaged by incendries


10 February 1942 arrived at Kola Inlet


29 May 1942 arrived at Hvalfjordur, Iceland and anchored

July 1958 laid up at Bovagen

December 1958 purchased by I/S Geron (Per Lodding, Manager) Oslo and renamed GERON


19 September 1959 was in use as a Depot Ship at Oslo

August 1960  arrived at Grimstad for breaking up by Norsk Skipsohugging at the Christiana Spigeverk