RFA Boardale


The steamer Boardale was laid down in England in 1937 at Harland & Wolf, and was under construction requisitioned by Royal Navy and put in service in British Tanker Company. Five ships were built of this so called Dale class, and Boardale was finished 7.July 1937. The only difference between the five vessels was the engine they were equipped with, and a small difference in tonnage. Under the German invasion of Norway, operation Weserübung in April 1940, the British sent an expedition force towards Narvik to prevent further advance by the German forces. Among the vessels to support this is Boardale. 30.April 1940 she hit ground in Åsanfjorden at Bø and was stuck. She broke in two parts and disappeared from the surface in the following days. Today the wreck rest on a depth of 67 meter outside Hausan. SFT surveyed the wreck in 1999, and in 2011 the wreck was emptied of oil.

Former names:
RFA Boardale

481,0 x 62,0 x 28,0 f
Tons: Built: Home Port:
8334 grt Govan ( UK ) 1937 ( UK )

68° 44' 24" N, 14° 19' 32" E

Picture: RFA Boardale
Originally from skovheim.org

Last updated: September 2018