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.

Former names:

231,1x 34,1x 22,2 f
Tons: Built: Home Port:
1329 grt
Fredrikstad ( N ) 1907 Kristiania ( N )

Picture: Sterling
Originally from
Nils Vik, private collection