Møre & Romsdal,Norway

The German steamer Radbod was sunk by British Beaufighters 5.December 1944 outside Selbergvika. She was on a journey southwards for reparations after an accident outside Bodø in September, and sailed in a convoy with Dockenhunden, Albert Janus and Cygnus. They were guarded by the single German guard boat V-6805. After arrival in the Ørstafjord she and Dockenhunden  anchored outside Selbergvika, while Albert Janus and Cygnus continued in to Ørsta. The guard boat V-6805 was guarding the approach to the fjord. Shortly after she is attacked by planes and receive hits from rockets and machine cannons in the engine room and is quickly sunk. A British plane is shot down and hit the German guard boat, while another Beaufighter must make an emergency landing. The wreck rest of Radbod today on a depth of approx 27 to 80 meter outside Selbergvika west of Ørsta, approximately 200 meter from shore.

Former names:
Victoria W. Kunstmann,
Crowford Castle, Hova
115,2 x 14,9 x 7,2 m
Tons: Built: Home Port:
4354 grt Newcastle ( UK) 1910
Emden ( D )

GPS (WGS84): N62°12.028' E6°01.581'
( Source: Vragguiden )

Picture: Victoria W Kunstmann
Originally from skovheim.org

Last updated: December 2020