Am-Mer-Mar

Agder,Norway

During second world war, the German submarines inflicted heavy losses on the Allied shipping. As a mean to counter this, the US started to produce Liberty ships. These big cargo freighters were built on several places and often completed in a very short time. Some 3000 Liberty ships were built during the war. After the war. some continued their service as freighters, both militarily and as civilian vessels all around the world. One of them her days outside Mandal 26.December 1946. Under a journey to Larvik loaded with soy beans. Am-Mer-Mar hit ground on Oddskjærene. In the days to follow the cargo was salvaged but the ship itself wentdown 1.January 1947 under a heavy southwest gale. The salvage company Stavanger Skipsopphugging later cut up large parts of the hull. Her remains rest today on a depth of 12 to 25 meter on the south end of the island of Sandøy..


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Dimensions:
Am-Mer-Mar
134
128,9 x 17,4 x 10,6 m
     
Tons: Built: Home Port:
7176 grt New Orleans ( US ) 1944 New Orleans ( US )

GPS: N 57.962193 E 7.556847
( Source: OneOcean DIve Resort )


Picture: Am-Mer-Mar
Originally from skovheim.org