Statsraad Riddervold

Møre & Romsdal,Norway

Statsraad Riddervold was built in Bergen and was launched in 1877 for the Norwegian company Parelius & Johnsen where she sailed the route Kristiansund to Trondheim three times a week. She changed owners several times, or rather, some of the companies merged, and is nowadays best known as Møre & Romsdal Fylkesbåter.. Under the German invasion of Norway in April 1040, the so called Operation Weserubüng, she was attacked by German airplanes 28.April
outside Kvalvik. One bomb went down into the cargo room where it stuck in an asphalt barrel without exploding. Quite a scary situation for crew one must admit. While at harbor in Ålesund she was also attacked by Allied airplanes 28.April 1942. She survived the war, and in 1949 she was sold to a new owner in Ålesund and used as an accommodation vessel for fishermen. She was laid up in 1950, and in September the same year she sank.  The wreck rest today on a depth of 20 to 40 meter outside Hundsvær.


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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