The steamer Vestri was built by Helsingör Jernskibs & Maskingbyggeri in Denamrk and was launched in 1910 for the Norwegian company Det Stavangerske Dampskipselskap. She was used as a coastal freighter, and after the outbreak of world war two she sailed for the Norwegian home fleet. Outside Sola she was attacked by a British airplane 4.December 1941 and set on fire. Heavily damaged she was beached at Vistestranda and abandoned. The wreck was left alone, and under the war the German forces used her as target practice. Right after the war she was scrapped on site by the Norwegian salvage company Brødrene Anda. A report from divers in the early 2000s state that there is almost nothing left of her, and only unrecognizable wreck debris can be seen "here and there" in shallow waters.

Former names:

160,0 x 26,7 x 15,3 f
Tons: Built: Home Port:
499 grt
Helsingör ( DK ) 1910
Stavanger ( N )

Picture: Vestri
Courtesy of Gjedde

Last updated: January 2012