Konsul Carl Fisser

Møre & Romsdal,Norway

The steamer Jacarta was built in Bremen in Germany, and was launched in 1914. For the next fifteen years she sailed the waters in both the Atlantic and Pacific oceans before she was laid up in Rotterdam. She was sold in 1936 to the German company Hendrik Fisser AG in Emden, and a few years later she was requisitioned by Kriegsmarine and renamed Konsul Carl Fisser. While at anchor in Ålesund harbor she was attacked by Allied Lockheed Hudson airplanes 3.May 1942. She was soon on fire, and the fire department in Ålesund launched boats but didn't reach her before several explosions occurred.. An attempt to tow the wreck to shore later also failed and soon she went down in the deep. The wreck rest today right outside the harbor on a depth of 25 to 55 meter.

Former names:
Konsul Carl Fisser
Jacarta, Westmark 128,5 x 17,1 x 9,9 m
Tons: Built: Home Port:
5843 grt Bremen ( D ) 1914 Emden ( D )

GPS: N 62 29.28 E 06 09.55

Picture: Westmark
Courtesy of Per Magne Gjerde

Last updated: December 2020