Requisitioned Auxiliary – Norvinn





Official Number:                       N/R

Builder:                                  Barclay, Curle & Co Ltd, Whiteinch

Launched:                              26 August 1930

Into Service:                           WW2

Out of service:                        WW2

Fate:                                     1966 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:


26 August 1930  launched by WW2 as Yard Nr 641 named NORVINN for Rasmussen & Moe’s Rederi A/S
(Johan Rasmussen og Torger Moe, Managers) Sandefjord
1 November 1930  completed
19 April 1933 while on passage from Hemixem to London ran ashore near Austruweel. Later refloated with the
assistance of seven tugs and anchored pending examination of the hull by divers
12 November 1933 berthed at Thameshaven with considerable damage to port quarter after having been involved
in a collision with an unknown ship
1936  transferred to Tanker Corporation (Johan Rasmussen & Co A/S, Sandefjord, Managers) Panama, name unchanged

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

18 July 1940 sailed Bermuda in convoy BHX59 to Halifax and then joined convoy HX59 to Liverpool arriving 3 August
17 August 1940 sailed the Clyde and joined convoy OB199 from Liverpool until dispersal on 20 August 1940 and
then sailed independenly to Jamaica
7 July 1943 discharged cargo at the Naval Fuel Depot, Lisahally, Londonderry, Northern Ireland
1949 purchased by Hvalfangerselskaprt Norge A/S (Chr. Nielsen & Co A/S, managers) Oslo and renamed SOLGLIMT

1957 purchased by Sped. Italiane Marittime Terrestri, Genoa and renamed PIETRO MARTINI

26 February 1966 arrived La Spezia for demolition by Italian breakers