Achilles

Rogaland,Norway

The steamer Achilles was laid down at Atlas Werke AG in Bremen, and was launched in 1922 for Neptun Line. She sailed in freighter routes in Europe until the outbreak of second world war. In early 1940 Achilles was requisitioned by the German Kriegsmarine, and did service with transportation military supplies. 31.December 1944 she laid at anchor in Flekkefjord harbor with a cargo of ammunition, when British airplanes from the RAF squadrons 143, 235 and 248 attacked the city and the ships in harbor. The German steamers Achilles,Palermo and Wally Faulbaum were sunk. After the war the wrecks of Palermo and Wally Faulbaum was raised, while Achilles was left alone. Today the wreck rest on a depth of 10 meter approx 50 meter from shore right outside the main quay in the harbor.


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Achilles

68,3 x 10,2 x 5,7 m
     
Tons: Built: Home Port:
998 grt Bremen ( D ) 1922 Bremen ( D )

GPS: N 58 17.565 E 06 39.320