The steamer Schwalbe was built in Bremen in Germany and was launched in 1898. Under a journey from Germany to Ålesund in Norway loaded with general goods, she collided with the steamer S/S Timandra after they had passed Salhus 2.December 1916. Attempts were made to rescue the heavily damaged ship, but before they got the situation under control she sank in the evening the same day. Today the remians of her rest on a depth of 15 to 30 meter right at the narrowest point under the bridge over Karmsund, barely thirty meters from shore.

Former names:

235,1 x 31,0 x 18,4 f
Tons: Built: Home Port:
1178 grt  Bremen ( D ) 1898 Bremen ( D )


59º 23´N 05° 18´E
( Source: Norway Diving )

Picture: Schwalbe
Originally from

"Våre gamle skip"