Øygar Senior

Møre & Romsdal,Norway

Øygar sailed as a passenger boat in Iceland and along the Norwegian coastline until the German invasion of Norway in April 1940. She survived an engagement with a German boat 22. April, and was later requisitioned by the Kriegsmarine after Norway capitulated. The Germans put her in service as a guard boat and renamed her Bisam NB 07, and was later assigned as a Vorposten boot named V- 5507. She survived the war, and re-entered the duty as a passenger boat. After decades of service, she was decommissioned and towed to Moldvær 4. November 1983 to be scrapped. She later sank while laid up at anchor and the wreck was written off and abandoned. She was deleted from the official ship lists as late as in 2013, and the wreck rest today on her keel with a slight listing on a depth of 15 to 23 meter. Also see the wreck of the coastal freighter Statsraad Riddervold.

Former names:
Øygar Senior
Ingolfur, NB07 Bisam,V-5507 100,9 x 19,1 x 9,2 f
Tons: Built: Home Port:
178 grt Bergen ( N ) 1908 Ålesund ( N )

62°26'26.4"N 6°08'04.2"E

Picture: Bisam NB 07
Originally from skovheim.org

Last updated: March 2021