Ofotfjord ran aground outside Arendal 5.March 1977. She was on a journey from Fredrikstad to Bergen loaded with wheat. The crew called for assistance and they 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 the wreck was to be removed. But after a storm she broke in two parts and sank. She was built under second world war and did service in 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. The wreck rest today southwest of Mellombåene near Torungen in the ship lane to Arendal on a depth of 20 meter.

Former names:
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