The steamer Gothia was just like so many others ships in Finnmark under second world war sunk by Soviet airplanes. Swedish Gothia laid at anchor in Kirkenes harbor 11.October 1944 when Soviet airplanes attacked the city. Nobody on board Gothia were injured under the air attack but the ship went down for good. Today the wreck of Gothia rest right outside the bulk terminal of Tschudi Kirkenes AS on a depth of 15 to 25 meter.

Former names:
Kara Sea,Dwina,Eric Petersen,Lord Erskine,Baltica
280,0 x 42,2 x 19,5 f
Tons: Built: Home Port:
1935 grt
Stockton on Tees ( UK ) 1905 Hamburg ( D )

69° 43' 49" N, 30° 4' 1" E

Picture: Lord Erskine
Courtesy of Teesbuiltships, York Collection