Landan

Rogaland,Norway

Torrige was a coastal freighter built by R.Cock & Sons in Appledore, and was launched in June 1904. Two years after launch she was sold to Moss Aktiemølle AS in Norway and renamed Viking. She changed hands several times before she sailed as Landan for Mr. Nilsen in Haugesund in 1950. Under a journey from Larvik to Sunndalsøra loaded with iron, she hit ground 25.May 1953 south of Egersund. The reason for the accident was never completely solved, but it is believed here cargo shifted, resulting in the crew loosing control of the vessel. The wreck rest today in Svåholmsundet with a listing towards starboard side on a depth of 35 to 40 meter.


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Landan
 Torridge, Viking, Ternesund 96,9 x 19,3 x 9,3 f
     
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159 grt Appledore ( UK ) 1904 Haugesund ( N )


Picture: Landan
Originally from skovheim.org

Last updated: March 2021