Møre & Romsdal,Norway

The steamer Lake Worth was built in Chicago in 1917. She survived the First WOrld War, and after a few purchases in ended up with Norwegian owners, and the name Ørland. After the German invasion of Norway in April 1940, she had to take shelter near Midsund after a German air attack in late April. The crew abandoned ship, and in the morning 29.April she was again attacked by German planes. After several attacks she was sunk near Blo in Midsund. The year after divers went down to the wreck and salvaged some of the interior, but the wreck was thereafter left alone. Today the wreck rest on a depth of 50 to 68 meter in Bløbukta.

Former names:
Lake Worth, Phoenicier, Amberstone 76,5 x 13,3 x 5,5 m
Tons: Built: Home Port:
1899 grt Chicago ( USA ) 1917 Bergen ( N )

62° 40' 39" N, 6° 38' 44" E

Picture: Ørland
Originally from skovheim.org