The German steam freighter Gudrun was built in Stetting in Germany and was launched in 1923. She was sunk by Allied airplanes under the second world war 10.December 1944 under a journey from Germany to Norway loaded with concrete and ammunition. She laid at anchor outside Abelsnes when British Mosquito planes from RAF squadron 143, 235 and 248 attacked her. After the attack she burned for several days before she went down in the deep. The cargo of ammunition was salvaged after the war and dumped in deep waters further out in the fjord. The wreck rest today on a depth of 18 to 47 meter as a classic Donald Duck wreck outside Abelsnes, some 100 meter from shore.

Former names:

70,5 x 11,1 x 4,6 m
Tons: Built: Home Port:
1485 grt Stettin ( D ) 1923  ( D )

GPS ( WGS84): 58:14,186 6:39,239 
( Source: Vragguiden )

Picture: Gudrun
Courtesy of Sjohistorie

Last updated: September 2019