The steamer Hela was laid down in Danzig in Germany in 1890, and was sold to Norway in 1936. After the German invasion of Norway in April 1940 she was requisitioned by the German forces. Three years later she is reported to have served as a coastal freighter, most likely as a civilian ship. Under a journey from Brønnøysund to Trondheim in ballast she  an aground 30. January 1944 and drifted ashore in Stokksundet.  The wreck rest today on the west side of Langholmen in Lusial bay on a depth of 28 to 40 meter.

Former names:
Hela, Freiedrich Fischer, Steinar 129,2 x 21,4 x 12,1 f
Tons: Built: Home Port:
318 grt Danzig ( D ) 1890 Haugesund ( N )

64°02'44.2"N 10°03'10.4"E

Picture: Lita
Courtesy of Erling Skjold / NSA

Last updated: April 2021