Haakon Jarl


Haakon Jarl was the second ship with the same name that was lost. In 1877 another Haakon Jarl sank at Lødingen in Nordland. This one on the other hand sank after a collision 17.June 1924. She sailed as a coastal steamer and was on a journey northbound from Bodø when she collided with the Norwegian steamer Kong Harald at Utfrundsflesa six nautical miles north of Landego in the Vestfjord. She was severely damaged in the bow section and water poured into her hull. Within eight minutes she had disappeared from the surface together with 17 people. The remains of her rest today on a depth of approx 25 to 35 meter.

Former names:
Haakon Jarl

186,7 x 27,1 x 21,5 f
Tons: Built: Home Port:
883 grt Göteborg ( S ) 1879 Trondheim ( N )

67° 29' 51" N, 14° 31' 1" E

Picture: Haakon Jarl
Håvar Sundset