The steamer Ranheim was shelled by artillery and sunk by the French destroyers L`indomptable, Le Malin and Le Triomphant 12.May 1940 in Juvika near Hemnesberget. At least that's the official reason according to some historic documents. Its also claimed that she was sunk by the British ships HMS Carlisle and HMS Zulu. The debates never seem to stop for Ranheim's history, and recently we noticed a "new" claim that she wasnt sunk at all, but scuttled by her own crew. The reason for the sinking probably will be debated to the end of time, but what is sure is that the wreck rest today on a depth of approx 25 to 40 meter in Juvika.

Former names:

130,0 x 24,7 x 10,1 f
Tons: Built: Home Port:
329 grt Kristiania ( N ) 1913 Trondheim ( N )

  66° 13' 50" N, 13° 39' 8" E

Picture: Ranheim
Courtesy of Sjøhistorie

Last updated: September 2018