V-6803 Burgunder

Møre & Romsdal,Norway

The steamer Skjervøy was built as a fishing trawler in Stavanger in Norway, and was launched in 1915. She was extensively used in the fishing industry until the outbreak of world war two. After the German invasion of Norway in April1940, she was requisitioned by the German Kriegsmarine who gave her anti-aircraft weapons and put her to use as a guard boat named NM 05. In 1944 she was assigned to 68.Vorpostenboot Flotille and renamed V-6893 Burgunder.
In Hustadvika 15.August 1944 she hit ground and sank soon after. The remains of her rest today on a depth of 25 to 30 meter straight north of the pole with light on Fretten, southwest of Søre Odden.

Former names:
V 6803 Burgunder
Skjervøy, NM 05 93,2 x 19,6 x 10,1 f
Tons: Built: Home Port:
151 grt Stavanger ( N ) 1915 Ålesund ( N )

GPS: N 62°54.225' E 006°52.647

Picture: Skjervøy

Originally from skovheim.org