Møre & Romsdal,Norway

Hova was a cargo steamer built in Newcastle in England and was launched in 1910. She changed names and owners several times before she sailed for the Germans in Second World War as Radbod. Under a journey southwards in a convoy for reparations after an accident outside Bodø in September 1944, the convoy she was in was attacked by British airplanes outside Ørsta 5. December 1944. After arrival in the Ørstafjord the convoy split up, and she and Dockenhunden anchored up in Selbergvika, while the steamers Cygnus and Albert Janus continued to Ørsta. They were attacked by RAF Beaufighters and damaged by rockets and machine cannon fire, and in the fierce fight a British plane was shot down by anti-aircraft fire,  and another plane had to make an emergency landing. The wreck of Radbod rest today on a depth of 27 to 80 meter outside Selbergvika west of Ørsta, about two hundred meters from shore.

Former names:
Hova, Crowford Castle,
Victoria W. Kunstmann
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