Albert Janus

Møre & Romsdal,Norway

The steamer Sint Philipsland was built by Voorh Rijkee & Company in Rotterdam and was launched in 1916. She was completed and was delivered in September that same year. She had a straightforward career until second world war. After the German invasion of Holland in May 1940, she was confiscated by the German Kriegsmarine and renamed Albert Janus. Under a a convoy with the steamers Dockenhunden, Cygnus and Radbod, only guarded by V-6805, they were attacked outside Ørsta by British Beaufighter planes on an "Anti shipping" mission 5.December 1944. Three men of the crew lost their lives in the attack, before she was successfully beached. The wreck rest today on a depth of 62 to 73 meter.

Former names:
Albert Janus
Sint Philipsland 89,7 x 13,1 x 5,4 m
Tons: Built: Home Port:
1598 grt Rotterdam ( NL ) 1916 Emden ( D )

GPS (WGS84): N62°11.549' E6°06.779'
( Source: Vragguiden )

Picture: Sint Philipsland
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Last updated: May 2018