Borghild

Møre & Romsdal,Norway

The steamer Borghild went down in the deep southwest of Hestskjæret lighthouse outside Kristiansund 24.February 1940. She was loaded with carbide and had a crew of sixteen men and under her journey from Trondheim to England when they hit ground at Braken. The crew hastily abandoned ship since carbide reacts with salt water and generate fores and acetylene gas. The coastal steamer Richard With arrived to assist and managed to anchor up the vessel. The morning after the crew returned, but the water quickly flooded the engine room and they had to abandon ship once again. At 07:00 in the morning a huge explosion erupted and shortly after she disappeared in the deep. The wreck was found by divers in 1971, and rest today on a depth of approx 36 to 43 meter west of Langøya.


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Borghild
Gro, Hogstad, Svedania 199,3 x 30,1 x 12,8 f
     
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959 grt Kristiania ( N ) 1898 Talinn ( ES )

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