Rabat was a cargo steamer built by Deutsche Werft AG in Hamburg, and was launched in 1929 for Oldenburg Portugiesische Dampschiffrederei. She sailed the route between Germany, Portugal and Spain until the outbreak of World War Two. She was bombed and sunk under the Allied Operation Leader 4. October 1943 in Bodø harbor.
The summary the operation resulted in two ships sunk and another six damaged, and two German airplanes shot down. 357 people lost their lives in the attack. Salvage operations were done on the wreck in the 1950`s, but the hull was more or less left alone. The wreck rest today on her keel on a depth of 15 to 43 meter in Bodø harbor.

Former names:

86,3 x 13,9 x 6,4 m
Tons: Built: Home Port:
2719 grt Hamburg ( D ) 1929 Hamburg ( D )

67° 16' 47" N, 14° 21' 5" E

Picture: Rabat
Originally from skovheim.org

Last updated: March 2021