Requisitioned Auxiliary – Thorhild

 

 Thorhild 

Official Number:                      N/R

Laid down:

Builder:                                  Gotaverken A/B, Gothenburg

Launched:                              6 April 1935 

Into Service:                           WW2

Out of service:                        WW2

Fate:                                     July 1959 broken up

 

Items of historic interest involving this ship: –

 

Background Data:  One of an additional group of ships which served as Escort Oilers during WW2

 

Career Data:

6 April 1935 launched by Gotaverken A/B, Gothenburg as Yard Nr: 490 named Thorhild for Tonnesvolds Tankrederi A/S (T & O Tonnevold, Managers) Grimstad

August 1935 completed

1936 managers restyled as O T Tonnevold & Co A/S, Grimstad  – ships name unchanged

9 April 1940 was in Yokohama on a Japanese charter when War broke out in Norway

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

24 April 1943 sailed Liverpool in convoy ON180 to New York arriving 14 May 1943. Carried 60 depth charges for issue to the convoy escorts

16 July 1943 sailed Liverpool in convoy ON193 to New York arriving 31 July 1943. Carried 60 depth charges for issue to the convoy escorts

15 September 1943 sailed Liverpool in convoy ON202 to Philadelphia arriving 1 October 1943. Together with one other tanker in this convoy served as an Escort Oiler

5 October 1943 sailed New York in convoy HX260 to Belfast Lough arriving 19 October 1943. Carried 60 depth charges for issue to the convoy escorts. Together with two other tankers in this convoy served as an Escort Oiler

24 October 1943 sailed Liverpool in convoy ON208 to New York arriving 6 November 1943. Together with one other tanker in this convoy served as an Escort Oiler

13 November 1943 sailed New York in convoy HX266 to Liverpool arriving 28 November 1943. Carried 60 depth charges for issue to the convoy escorts. Together with three other tankers in this convoy served as an Escort Oiler

21 March 1944 sailed New York in convoy HX244 to Avonmouth arriving 7 April 1944. Together with four other tankers in this convoy served as an Escort Oiler

3 May 1945 arrived at Oran from Bari

October 1947 managers again restyled as Olaf Tonnevold & Sonner A/S, Grimstad – ships name unchanged

February 1954 purchased by Kristiansandes Tankrederi A/S (Einar Rasmussen, Manager) Kristiansand and renamed Polyrover

July 1959 arrived Grimstad for demolition by Norsk Skibsopphugnings Co