Meta was laid down by Burntisland Shipbuilding Company Ltd in England and launched in 1931. She was used in coastal transport in the United Kingdom, but was sold to the Norwegian company Christiania Portland Cementfabrikk in 1962 and renamed Astri. She served with transport of concrete between Slemmestad and Kristiania. Five years later she ended up on the sea bottom loaded with stone in the winter of 1967. She sank near the pier on Langøya, but has moved herself further out and rests today on a depth of 12 to 20 meter. Also see the wreck of the steamer Cement 2.

Former names:
83,0 x 13,0 x ? m
Tons: Built: Home Port:
1575 grt
Bunsland ( UK ) 1931 ( N )

59° 29' 25" N, 10° 22' 52" E
( Source : Dykkepedia )

Picture: Meta, unknown date
Courtesy of Bladet Dykking & Kai Garseg