Svan was a former British military landing craft who sank outside Hovedøya in 1972. She was built in 1945 in England, but the Second World War ended before she was commissioned. In 1947 she was sold to Norway and rebuilt for civil duty. From the mid 1950's she did service in Hurum transporting both cargo and passengers, and ten years later she was laid up in Oslo harbor. With little or no maintenance she sank while she was laid up in 1972. The wreck rest today on a depth of 13 meter on the south side of Hovedøya, completely covered with silt and general garbage which is the norm in the waters outside Oslo.

Former names:
Skule Jarl,Barnemouth Skylark #6 148,4x 22,1 x 10,0 f
Tons: Built: Home Port:
327 grt
Tornaby on Tees ( UK ) 1945 Trondheim ( N )

59°53'30.3"N 10°43'59.0"E

Picture: Svan in Oslo harbor
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Last updated: April 2021