Did you ever manage to find a suitable image of the Noordehaven? My father was also on this ship during ww2 December 1943 to December 1944. I have drawn a blank, in fact your post was the first trace I could find on line that this ship existed at all.
Hi Fraser2011. Thanks for your reply.
For some odd reason the first few years of this ship are a complete mystery as far as I can see. Try to find pictures of her but as you already mentioned it looks like she never existed at all. Had contact with Gainsborough,( the old Watson shipyard is closed), were she was build. Found two pictures just after the launch of her and her sister. Can't tell which one is the one though. She had a real miserable start. Ran aground, re floated, grounded again and sank, re floated, and so on. Sold to the Dutch government in 1943 renamed NOORDERHAVEN.
So far no pictures of the NOORDERHAVEN. In 1947 she was sold, by Dammers en van der Heiden as agent to France (Senegal) and renamed SAINT HONORAT.
What happened between 1943 and 1947, except that she was laid up for some period after the war, is a picture less mystery. I've joined many ship groups where they post pictures of old ships. No success, so far.
BTW My dad was on her as mate from August till December 1943.