Osman

Agder,Norway

The steamerAvesta was built at Kockums Varv in Malmö in Sweden, and was launched in 1913. She had a straightforward career and survived the first world war. Under a voyage from Gothenburg to Hull in England loaded with paper, she ran aground in a snow storm and sank 16.March 1940 outside Risør. Of the crew, 11 men perished of drowning in the ice cold weather. Today the remains rest on a depth of 10 to 20 meter at Grønholmene.


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Osman
Avesta
72,3x 11,5x 5,0 m
     
Tons: Built: Home Port:
1314 grt
Malmö ( S ) 1913 Hälsingborg ( S )


Picture: Avesta in 1922
Courtesy of Varvshistoria