Mira

Nordland,Norway

The steamer Mira sank 4.March 1941 under journey from Narvik to Svolvær when she ended up in the middle of the Allied Operation Claymore against Lofoten. At the entrance to Raftsundet near Brettesnes she was attacked by the British destroyer HMS Bedouin who first fired warning shots with her cannons. First when the British destroyer shot directly against the vessel the crew and passengers abandoned ship, and Mira was thereafter sunk with several salvos from the destroyer. During the attack four people lost their lives and another twelve were injured. After the second world war several attempts to salvage on the wreck was made, but without much success. The wreck rest upside down close to Brettesnes on a depth of 35 to 43 meter.


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Mira

221,7 x 30,2 x 15,1 f
     
Tons: Built: Home Port:
1152 grt Glasgow ( UK ) 1891 Bergen ( N )

68° 13' 43" N, 14° 53' 15" E

Picture: Mira
Anders Beer Wilse