Landan

Rogaland,Norway

Torrige was built by R.Cock & Sons in Bristol, and was launched in June 1904. Only two years after launch she was sold to Norway and renamed Viking. In August 1940 she was again sold and was given the name Ternesund. She was then sold several times until she ended up with her last name as Landan in 1950. Under a journey from Larvik to Sunndalsøra loaded with general goods, she hit ground 25.May 1953 outside Egersund. The reason for the accident was never completely solved, but it was speculated that the cargo shifted and made her capsize. The battered remains of Landan rest today next to Svåholmen south of Egersund on a depth of approx 40 meter.


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Landan
 Torridge, Viking, Ternesund 96,9 x 19,3 x 9,3 f
     
Tons: Built: Home Port:
159 grt Bristol ( UK ) 1904 Haugesund ( N )

N 58 22,65 E 6 2,82


Picture: Landan
Originally from skovheim.org
Nils Vik, private collection