Svan was a former British landing craft who sank outside Hovedøya in 1972. She was built in 1945 in England, but the war ended before she could enter service. In 1947 she was sold to Norway and rebuilt for civil duty. From the mid 1950s she did service in Hurum with cargo and passengers. In the beginning of the 1960s she was laid up outside Hovedøya where she laid at anchor until she sank in 1972. The wreck of Svan rest today on a depth of approx 13 meter in the narrow ship lane between Hovedøya and Lindøya, completely full of mud and garbage which is quite normal in Oslo harbor.

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

Pictures: Svan in Oslo harbor, dates unknown
Svan far in the background on photo to the right
Nils Vik,private collection

Last updated: July 2013