Walter

Rogaland,Norway

Fairmead was a cargo steamer built by Thomas Turnbull & Sons in England, and was launched in March 1890. She changed both names and owners before she sailed for the Estonian company Danneberg as Velta in 1920. After the German invasion of the Soviet Union and Baltic states in June 1941, she was seized by the Germans and renamed Walther. Under a southbound journey loaded with iron ore, she hit ground and wrecked at Midtfjæra outside Stavanger 17. October 1944. The wreck rest today on a depth of forty to fifty meter close to the wreck of Vegesack.


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Walter
Fairmead, Velta, Krasnoarmeetz
88,3 x 11,7 m
     
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2245 grt
Whitby ( UK ) 1890
( D )
58°55'59.0"N 5°32'18.6"E

Last updated: April 2021