The steamer Seeadler went down under poor visibility and snow 24.November 1942 outside Brekstad. She was on a journey from Trondheim to Ålesund assigned for maintenance duty for the German Kriegsmarine. On Seeadler is Captain Faber and a crew of fourteen men and a Norwegian pilot. In the evening she hit ground and there arises disagreement about their position and what to do. A little later they manage to get clear of the bank, but soon they again are stuck on another reef. Several attempts are made to rescue her, but in the end she goes down and is soon abandoned. The remains of her rest today on a depth of 5 to 10 meter at Kvitsandskjæret outside Brekstad.

Former names:

36,1 x 6,3 x 3,9 m
Tons: Built: Home Port:
191 grt København ( DK ) 1867 Bremen ( D )

GPS: 63 39`473``N 009 35`221``E

Picture: Seeadler
Horst Heine