was built in Wesermünde and was launched in 1923.
She was widely used in the iron ore transport, and under
the German invasion of Norway in April 1940, she laid at
anchor in Narvik harbor. In the days to come Narvik was
the scene of fierce fighting between Allied and German
forces. and several ships went down in the deep. Achen was
not sunk under these attacks, but went down later 19 or 20
April 1940. After the war many
wrecks were raised or scrapped to clear up the ship lane
in to the harbor. In 1951 Achen was raised, renamed to
Oakhill and put in tow southbound to Kristiansand.
Bessaker the cable broke and she drifted ashore at
1951. The wreck rest today in two parts on a
depth of 5 to 50 meter.
x 56,4 x 30,3 f
||Wesermünde ( D ) 1923
||Kristiansand ( N )