Statsraad Riddervold

Møre & Romsdal,Norway

Statsraad Riddervold was a coastal freighter built in Bergen, and was launched in 1877 for the Norwegian company Parelius & Johnsen where she sailed the route Kristiansund to Trondheim. She changed owners several times, or rather, some of the companies merged, and is nowadays known as Møre & Romsdal Fylkesbåter.. Under the German invasion of Norway in April 1940, Operation Weserubüng, she was attacked by German airplanes 28.Apriloutside Kvalvik, where one bomb went down to the cargo room where it landed  in an asphalt barrel without exploding. While at harbor in Ålesund she was also attacked by Allied airplanes 28. April 1942, but despite these incidents she survived the war. She was sold in 1949 to a new owner in Ålesund, where she served as an accommodation vessel for fishermen until she was laid up in 1950. In September that same year she disappeared in the deep. The wreck rest today on a depth of 20 to 40 meter outside Hundsvær. Also see the wreck of Øygar.


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Statsraad Riddervold

130,4 x 18,1 x 9,0 f
     
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210 grt Bergen ( N ) 1877 Ålesund ( N )

62° 27' 59" N, 6° 12' 40" E

Picture: Statsraad Riddervold
Originally from skovheim.org

Last updated: March 2021