Rallaren

Nordland, Norway

The steamer Rallaren, mostly known under the name Folla, sank at harbor at Radøy in the Tjongsfjord late in December 1958. She did service as a coastal freighter and was requisitioned by the Germans under second world war to transport soldiers. According to historical sources she was several times damaged by airplane attacks. Late in second world war she was used during the evacuation of civilians from Finnmark county and the Soviet advancement. After second world war she was sold in 1953 to AS Anlegg and used as an accommodation vessel until she sank, most likely due to lack of maintenance and leaks. The wreck rest today close to shore with the stern as the shallowest point at Reppen on a depth of approx 2 to 25 meter.


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Dimensions:
Rallaren
Folla
115,1 x 20,4 x 14,9 f
     
Tons: Built: Home Port:
258 grt / 148 nrt
Namsos ( N ) 1909
Trondheim ( N )



Pictures: Old photo of Folla, and todays wreck position
Courtesy of Wikistrinda & Meløy & Omegn Dykkeklubb

Meløy & Omegn Dykkeklubb