The steamer Eckenheim ran aground at the entrance to Farsund 14.March 1945 after a navigational error. She had earlier been attacked by British airplanes from Banff Strike Wing outside Haugesund 21.October 1944, but was put ashore and repaired after the attack. After the accident outside Farsund in 1945, she was stuck on the reef, and the Germans had no resources this late in the war to do anything to rescue her. In November 1945, the Norwegian salvage company Brødrene Anda started to break up the wreck. This work continued until May 1946 and they managed to salvage 924 tons of steel. The remains of her rest at Bukkeskjærene east of Katland lighthouse, north of the red pole on a depth of 20 to 30 meter.

Former names:

91,8 x 13,5 x ? m
Tons: Built: Home Port:
1923 grt Rostock ( D ) 1943 Hamburg ( D )

Last updated: September 2019