The German steamship Odin was built by Nordseewerke AG in Germany and was launched in 1929. She did service in the iron ore transport from Narvik to Germany and laid at anchor in Narvik when the German invasion of Norway, operation Weserübung was launched in April 1940. She survived the first engagement between the Germans and Allied forces 10.April, but three days later she hit a mine and sank. Its been debated if she sank due to sabotage or a mine, and in 2014 divers went down to see if the reason could be found. However, no decisive conclusion could be made. The wreck rest today on a depth of approx 55 to 75 meter at the approach to Narvik harbor, northeast of Ankenesstrand.

Former names:

132,0 x ? m
Tons: Built: Home Port:
5805 grt   Emden ( D ) 1928 Hamburg ( D )

68° 25' 54" N, 17° 21' 22" E

Picture: Odin
Originally from Skovheim.org

Last updated: January 2021