Evenæs

Troms,Norway

Spes & Fides was built in 1864 as a schooner ship for Svend Foyn, who is credited to be the founder of the modern whaling industry. She was the first whaler which were built with a steam engine and she was used as a whaler until 1904. In 1913 she was renamed to Evenæs and its believed she then was used as a local coastal freighter. In December 1917 she sank during a journey from Storfjord to Melbu with a crew of seven men and loaded with fish. The wreck rest today right outside the southern tip of Tisnes outside Tromsø, on a depth of 18 meter. This wreck was earlier called "Todt" or the "Tott-wreck" for some reason, and was identified and surveyed in late 2014 and early 2015. 


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Dimensions:
Evenæs
Spes & Fides 25,0 x 4,8 x ? m
     
Tons: Built: Home Port:
Unknown Christiania ( N ) 1863  ( N )

GPS: N 69°35 892 E 018°52 178


Picture: From the "Tott" wreck
 Jonas Vannar
© 2006
Originally from skovheim.org