Møre & Romsdal,Norway

The steamer Beaconsfield was built by Tyne Iron Shipbuilding Company in Newcastle, and was launched in 1877. She was delivered the same year, and sailed for the English company John Wilson based in Newcastle-upon-Tyne. Under a journey from Kristiania to Trondheim loaded with coal, she hit ground outside Bjogna 7.April 1905. She later slid off the bank and sank with her masts above water at Sjurstarene. The wreck was inspected by the Norwegian salvage vessel Stærkodder who sent down a diver, but the wreck was soon abandoned. She was forgotten until the Norwegian photographer Nils Aukan located the wreck in the 1980`s on a depth of 24 to 32 meter.

Former names:

270,0 x 34,0 x 24,5 f
Tons: Built: Home Port:
1736 grt Newcastle ( UK ) 1877  Newcastle ( UK )

GPS: N:63°02,495' E:007°21,307

Picture: Beaconsfield
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