The steamship Sterling was built at
Fredrikstad Mekaniske Verksted in Norway, and was
launched in 1907 for the Norwegian company Ganger
Rolf ( today Fred Olsen Lines ). She was a combined
passenger and cargo freighter who sank 23.February
1922 under a journey from Oslo to Tyne loaded with
general goods and passengers. Sterling was Ganger
Rolfs first passenger liner built in Norway, and her
loss was a great economic burden for the company.
The wreck, or rather the remains of her, rest today
on a depth of 20 to 30 meter outside Sandøya
southwest of Lyngør.