Dieter Von Roeder - Z 17


Dieter Von Roeder was part of Kriegsschiffgruppe 1 under Operation Weserübung, assigned the task of securing Narvik and the iron ore traffic from Sweden. She patrolled outside the harbor on 9.April, and ordered the Swedish freighter Stråssa to anchor up inside Narvik harbor, where she was sunk by British naval forces later. Dieter von Roeder was sunk under the second battle of Narvik 13.April, and was left alone until the second world war ended. She was then raised and dumped outside Narvik airport, and the wreck rest today together with the wrecks of Anton Schmitt and Wilhelm Heidkamp in shallow waters. There isn't much left of Dieter Von Roeder, and the battered remains of her rest on a depth of approx 10 to 20 meter.

Former names:
Dieter Von Roeder
Z 17
123,4 x 11,8 x 4,5 m
Tons: Built: Home Port:
3415 grt Bremen ( D ) 1937  ( D )

68° 26' 4" N, 17° 22' 40" E

Picture: Dieter Von Roeder
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Last updated: November 2019