The tugboat Argentina was built in Geestemünde in Germany by J.C Tecklenburg, and was launched in 1900. We have not found out much about her history, but she ran aground outside Egersund 10. November 1944 and disappeared in the deep a couple of days later. Different sources claim different reasons for her loss, but from Thor Thorsen and Bergigingselskapet the following can be read; " Friday night 10/11--44 at night the German tugboat ran aground at Mera..." ( loosely translated from Norwegian. The wreck rest today on a depth of approx 10 to 30 meter at Merre in the southern approach to Egersund.

Former names:

29,7 x 6,0 x 1,6 m
Tons: Built: Home Port:
159 grt Geestemünde ( D )1900 Emden ( D )

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