Ofotfjord

Agder,Norway

HMS Coverley was built in England under second world war, and did service for Royal Navy as an escort trawler before she was sold to Norway in 1947. The year after she was rebuilt for civil duty and put into service as a cargo freighter. She changed name several times before she sailed under the name Ofotfjord with Narvik as port of registry. Under a journey from Fredrikstad to Bergen loaded with wheat she ran ground outside Arendal 5. March 1977. Totally stuck, the crew called for assistance and were soon after picked up by the rescue vessel Tønnes Puntervold. In the following days parts of the cargo was salvaged, and it was also planned that she was to be re-floated. But after a storm she broke in two parts and disappeared in the deep.The wreck rest today southwest of Mellombåene near Torungen on a depth of 20 meter.


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Ofotfjord
HMS Coverley,Coverley,Jannike
153,6 x 27,5 x 13,0 f
     
Tons: Built: Home Port:
493 grt
Androssan ( UK ) 1941 Narvik ( N )

58° 24' 26" N, 8° 47' 16" E
( Source: Dykkepedia )

Picture: Ofotfjord
Courtesy of Alex Duncan