Møre & Romsdal,Norway

The steamship Skandia was laid down by William Doxford & Company in Sunderland, and was launched in 1899 for the Dutch company W.H Müller in Rotterdam. She was sold in 1906 to the Swedish company P. Welin in Stockholm. While she laid at anchor loaded with iron ore under a journey from Narvik to Rotterdam, she was rammed by the Norwegian vessel Freikoll 9.November 1915. She almost immediately went down in the deep, and four men lost their lives in the accident. The wreck was largely salvaged by the Norwegian salvage company Stavanger Skipsopphugning in 1933, but still considerable wreck debris and mechanical parts lies spread out on the wreck site. The remains rest on a depth of 20 meter at Storholmen south of the island Kvamsøy.

Former names:

123,0 x 15,2 m
Tons: Built: Home Port:
4336 grt
Sunderland ( UK ) 1899
Stockholm ( S )

Last updated: December 2020