The paddle steamer Bergen was built in Newcastle in 1852 for the Norwegian company Bergenske Dampskipselskap. At that time the steamer was one of the biggest irons ships in Norway. She sailed on the route between Norway and Hamburg in Germany, carrying both passengers and goods. She ran aground 8.October 1871 outside Mandal and broke in two parts a few days later. She sank and was written off as a total loss, and forgotten. Nearly one hundred years later, her wreck was found by Arendal Dive club. Her remains rest today on a depth of 25 meter at the western pole at the island Hille outside Mandal.

Former names:

186,0 x 23,2 x 14,2 f
Tons: Built: Home Port:
476 grt Newcastle ( UK ) 1852 Bergen ( N )

Picture: the paddle steamer Bergen
"Byen og Selskapet" ( 1993 )