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Re: M. S. Bloemfontein

May 28 2009 at 12:50 PM
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Peter Kik  (Login peterkik)


Response to M. S. Bloemfontein

 
 Hi Jacques,

Some more info on Bloemfontein. Maybe you know the site's and if you are from SA you may be able to read it as well. Bloemfontein sailed for the VNS, Verenigde Nederlandse Scheepvaartmaatschappij. VNS no longer exsist, but is now part of Nedloyd. On http://www.vns-voe.nl/  (the website of former VNS personel) you can find some info on Bloemfontein: http://www.vns-voe.nl/M01geschvan/msbloemfontein.html

Some more picture on http://www.arendnet.com/Bloemfontein.htm on the first picture ther is some technical explanation of her bow-design, the 'maijer bow'.

Most information on her sailings during the war you find on www.convoyweb.org.uk . I pasted it into this post. 

Departure

Convoy

Arrival

Wellington, Feb 12, 1941

Independent

Los Angeles, Oct 31, 1941

San Francisco, Oct 31, 1941

Independent

 

Los Angeles, Nov 11, 1941

Independent

San Francisco, Nov 12, 1941

San Francisco, Nov 21, 1941

Independent

 

Honolulu, Nov 28, 1941

Independent

Darwin, Jan 5, 1942

Darwin, Jan 7, 1942

Escorted

Sourabaya, Jan 11, 1942

Sourabaya, Jan 28, 1942

Independent

Wellington, Feb 11, 1942

 

Independent

San Francisco, Mar 4, 1942

San Francisco, Apr 26, 1942

Independent

Papeete, May 18, 1942

Papeete, May 29, 1942

Independent

Balboa, Jun 10, 1942

Cristobal, Jun 17, 1942

Escorted

Norfolk, Jun 23, 1942

Norfolk, Jul 6, 1942

LW.101 (Norfolk, Va - Wellington)

Wellington, Aug 2, 1942

Wellington, Aug 14, 1942

Independent

San Francisco, Aug 31, 1942

San Francisco, Oct 1, 1942

Independent

 

Auckland, Oct 29, 1942

Independent

 

San Francisco, Nov 21, 1942

Independent

 

San Francisco, Dec 3, 1942

Escorted

Noumea, Dec 21, 1942

Noumea, Dec 28, 1942

not reported

Espiritu Santo, Dec 30, 1942

Espiritu Santo, Jan 4, 1943

not reported

Auckland, Jan 8, 1943

Auckland, Jan 9, 1943

not reported

San Francisco, Jan 25, 1943

San Francisco, Feb 18, 1943

Independent

Auckland, Mar 11, 1943

Auckland, Mar 16, 1943

Independent

Noumea, Mar 20, 1943

Noumea, Mar 21, 1943

Independent

 

San Francisco, Apr 18, 1943

Independent

Noumea, May 13, 1943

Noumea, May 17, 1943

Independent

Auckland, May 20, 1943

Auckland, May 21, 1943

Independent

Wellington, May 24, 1943

Wellington, May 29, 1943

Independent

San Francisco, Jun 16, 1943

San Francisco, Jun 28, 1943

Independent

Tonga, Jul 16, 1943

Tonga, Jul 20, 1943

Independent

Noumea, Jul 24, 1943

Noumea, Jul 29, 1943

Independent

Norfolk Island, Jul 31, 1943

Norfolk Island, Jul 31, 1943

Independent

Wellington, Aug 3, 1943

Wellington, Aug 7, 1943

Independent

San Francisco, Aug 24, 1943

San Francisco, Oct 3, 1943

Independent

Espiritu Santo, Oct 26, 1943

Espiritu Santo, Nov 6, 1943

not reported

Noumea, Nov 8, 1943

Noumea, Nov 8, 1943

not reported

Suva, Nov 11, 1943

Suva, Nov 13, 1943

not reported

San Francisco, Nov 27, 1943

San Francisco, Dec 12, 1943

not reported

Port Hueneme, Dec 14, 1943

Port Hueneme, Dec 16, 1943

Independent

San Francisco, Dec 17, 1943

San Francisco, Dec 20, 1943

not reported

Espiritu Santo, Jan 4, 1944

San Francisco, Feb 28, 1944

Independent

Pearl Harbor, Mar 5, 1944

Pearl Harbor, Mar 12, 1944

Independent

San Francisco, Mar 18, 1944

San Francisco, Mar 30, 1944

Independent

Noumea, Apr 15, 1944

Noumea, Apr 29, 1944

Independent

San Francisco, May 6, 1944

San Francisco, May 16, 1944

Independent

Port Hueneme, May 17, 1944

Port Hueneme, May 20, 1944

Independent

San Francisco, May 21, 1944

San Francisco, May 23, 1944

Independent

Morobe, Jun 11, 1944

Morobe, Jun 13, 1944

Independent

Langemak Bay, Jun 14, 1944

Langemak Bay, Jun 14, 1944

NA.24/1 (Langemak Bay - Seeadler)

Seeadler, Jun 15, 1944

Seeadler, Jun 26, 1944

AN.27A (Seeadler - Milne Bay)

Milne Bay, Jun 29, 1944

Milne Bay, Jul 2, 1944

Independent

Sydney NSW, Jul 9, 1944

Sydney NSW, Jul 12, 1944

Independent

San Francisco, Jul 30, 1944

San Francisco, Aug 11, 1944

Independent

San Diego, Aug 13, 1944

San Diego, Aug 14, 1944

Independent

Pearl Harbor, Aug 20, 1944

Pearl Harbor, Aug 22, 1944

Independent

 

Eniwetok, Oct 8, 1944

Independent

Pearl Harbor, Oct 14, 1944

Pearl Harbor, Oct 17, 1944

Independent

San Francisco, Oct 23, 1944

San Francisco, Nov 5, 1944

Independent

San Diego, Nov 6, 1944

San Diego, Nov 11, 1944

Independent

Pearl Harbor, Nov 17, 1944

Pearl Harbor, Nov 20, 1944

Independent

Eniwetok, Nov 27, 1944

Eniwetok, Dec 3, 1944

Independent

Guam, Dec 9, 1944

 

Independent

Saipan, Dec 9, 1944

Saipan, Dec 9, 1944

Independent

 

Guam, Dec 16, 1944

Independent

Eniwetok, Dec 21, 1944

Eniwetok, Dec 22, 1944

Independent

San Francisco, Jan 3, 1945

San Francisco, Jan 7, 1945

Independent

Port Townsend, Jan 9, 1945

Port Angeles, Feb 1, 1945

Independent

Pearl Harbor, Feb 9, 1945

Pearl Harbor, Feb 14, 1945

Independent

Port Townsend, Feb 21, 1945

Port Townsend, Mar 17, 1945

Independent

Pearl Harbor, Mar 23, 1945

Pearl Harbor, Mar 29, 1945

Independent

Eniwetok, Apr 6, 1945

Eniwetok, Apr 16, 1945

Independent

Saipan, Apr 20, 1945

Saipan, Apr 21, 1945

Independent

Iwo Jima, Apr 23, 1945

Iwo Jima, Apr 26, 1945

Escorted

Manus, May 2, 1945

Manus, May 3, 1945

Independent

Guadalcanal, May 6, 1945

Tulagi, May 10, 1945

Independent

Kossol Roads, May 16, 1945

Kossol Roads, May 17, 1945

Independent

 

Tacloban, May 21, 1945

Independent

Batangas, May 24, 1945

Batangas, May 28, 1945

Independent

 

Manila, Jun 1, 1945

Independent

Manus, Jun 7, 1945

Noumea, Jun 30, 1945

Independent

Hollandia, Jul 5, 1945

Hollandia, Jul 5, 1945

Escorted

Cebu, Jul 10, 1945

Cebu, Jul 11, 1945

Independent

Batangas, Jul 12, 1945

Batangas, Jul 13, 1945

Independent

Manila, Jul 14, 1945

Manila, Jul 24, 1945

Independent

Leyte, Jul 26, 1945

Tacloban, Jul 28, 1945

Independent

Ulithi, Jul 31, 1945

Ulithi, Jul 31, 1945

Independent

Pearl Harbor, Aug 12, 1945

Pearl Harbor, Aug 14, 1945

Independent

Balboa, Aug 27, 1945

Cristobal, Aug 28, 1945

Independent

New York, Sep 4, 1945

New York, Sep 19, 1945

Independent

Liverpool, Sep 27, 1945

Liverpool, Nov 17, 1945

Independent

Hampton Roads, Nov 27, 1945

Hampton Roads, Dec 10, 1945

Independent

Port Said, Dec 26, 1945

 

 



Peter

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