Albatross

Troms,Norway

The coastal steamer Ocean Pilot was built in Yarmouth in 1914, and was quickly requisitioned by Royal Navy after the outbreak of First world war. She was put in service as an escort trawler and survived the war. Under second world war she again was requisitioned by Royal Navy and used in harbor duty. She was sold to Norway in 1947. Two years later she was rebuilt to a motor vessel and renamed Albatross. Under a journey from Hasvik to Vadsø loaded with fish, she ran aground at Kågen 20.February 1962. The remains of Albatross rest today on a depth of approx 25 meter at Skjervøy.


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Albatross
Ocean Pilot
87,2 x 19,7 x 10,0 f
     
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115 grt Great Yarmouth ( UK ) 1914 Kristiansaund ( N )


Picture: The wreck of Albatross
From video by Split Photography