Requisitioned Auxiliary – Thorshov




Official Number:                      N/R

Laid down:

Builder:                                     Schiffbau & Maschinefabrik Bremer Vulkan, Veresack

Completed:                              2November 1935 

Into Service:                              WW2

Out of service:                           WW2

Fate:                                           31 December 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:


November 1935 completed by Schiffbau & Maschinefabrik Bremer Vulkan, Vegesack as Yard Nr: 715 named Thorshov for A/S Bryde & Dahls Hvalfangerselskap (A/S Thor Dahl, Manager) Sandefjord

14 July 1939 berthed at Wellington

9 April 1940 was on passage from Sourabaya to Wellington when war broke out in Norway

22 February 1941 sailed Singapore independently to Cape Town arriving 17 March 1941

18 March 1941 sailed Cape Town independently to Freetown arriving 30 March 1941

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

26 June 1942 sailed Belfast Lough in unescorted convoy BB114 to Milford Haven arriving 22 June 1942

11 September 1942 sailed Belfast Lough in unescorted convoy BB219 to Milford Haven arriving 12 September 1942

21 January 1943 sailed Guantanamo Bay, Cuba in unescorted convoy GAT 39 to Curaçao arriving 27 January 1943

4 December 1944 sailed Augusta, Italy in unescorted convoy AN83 to Bari arriving 6 December 1944

29 April 1954 purchased by International Mercantile Navigation Co SA, Panama and renamed Montemar

31 December 1959 arrived Split for demolition by Brodospas