Møre & Romsdal,Norway

The steamer Barcelona was built in Rostock in Germany and was launched in 1921. In second world war she was wudely used as a cargo freighter and troop transport foro the German forces. Early in the morning 29.October 1941 a British reconnaissance plane had passed over Ålesund, and had spotted several German ships at anchor. It was decided that they should launch an "Anti-shipping" mission on these ships that same night. In the evening around 21:15 the air raid alarm rings out in Ålesund city when nine British Lockheed Hudson planes attack the ships in the harbor. Barcelona is heavily damaged in the attack and one civilian and two German antiaircraft soldiers are killed. The wreck of Barcelona rest today on her port side on a depth of 42 to 70 meter northwest of Ålesund city and the harbor.

Former names:

142,5 x 19,9 x 9,0 f
Tons: Built: Home Port:
3101 grt Rostock ( D ) 1921 Hamburg ( D )

62° 28' 48" N, 6° 9' 18" E