Vindafjord

Rogaland,Norway

Vindafjord was sunk by a British airplane 28.November 1941 southeast of Karmøy outside Skudenes. She was on her regular route between Stavanger and Skudenes with 62 people on board. She had no armament since she was a civilian vessel and had no chance to defend herself against the attack. She was hit mid ship and within a few minutes she went down in the deep. They would all have perished if it hadn't been for the Norwegian vessel Marsteinen who came to assist. She managed to rescue 35 people of out the freezing water and sat course for Skudenes where the survivors were taken care of by the Red Cross. The number of casualties from the sinking is debated even today. After another accident and sinking in 2006, the area was surveyed and the wreck was found by a ROV operated by the vessel M/S Normand Tonjer in September that same year. The wreck rest today on a depth of approximately 350 meter in open waters southeast of Geitungen lighthouse.


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Vindafjord
Pilgrim
112,8 x 17,2 x 10,4 f
     
Tons: Built: Home Port:
124 grt Cowes( UK ) 1901 Stavanger ( N )

59°07'12.4"N 5°18'34.0"E

Picture: Vindafjord
Originally from skovheim.org

Last updated: March 2021