Wiking II

Finnmark,Norway

The Danish ferry Djursland was laid down at Nakskov Skibsværft in Denmark, and was launched in June 1934 for the company Grenå-Hundested Færgefart AS. She was used as a local ferry in Denamrk until she was requisitioned by the German Organization Todt in Hamburg in 1942. She was renamed Wiking II and was thereafter used in transport between Germany and Norway. Due to the heavy losses in German shipping she was sent to northern Norway and was heavily damaged by a British air raid in October 1942. She was laid up close to shore, and the exact date of her loss is uncertain. The wreck rest today right outside Markoppveien ( Markopp road ) in Fægfjord on a depth of approx 20 meter.


Name:
Former names:
Dimensions:
Wiking II
Djursland
50,0 x 10,2 x 2,8 m
     
Tons: Built: Home Port:
361 grt
Nakskov ( DK ) 1934
Hamburg ( D )

Postcard
Picture: Djursland
Courtesy of Færgejournalen


Last updated: August 2019