Bjørgvin was used in coastal transport and grounded south of Tønsberg Tønne near Østerøya 1.May 1960. She had been unlucky and had been in several accidents through her career. Under construction the shipyard went bankrupt, but she was finished at Fredrikstad Mekaniske Verksted and put in service in 1910. In August 1928 she had her first accident where ten people died in an accident outside Haugesund. In October 1941 another accident occurred outside Mandal, but then without loss of human lives. The cargo was later salvaged from the wreck along with some inventory, but the ship itself was over time broken down. Today the remains of her rest on a depth of 15 to 20 meter at Østerøya.

Former names:
Bjørgvin Norge
208,8 x 28,9 x 20,7 f
Tons: Built: Home Port:
911 grt
Grimstad ( N ) 1910 Arendal ( N )

Picture: Bjørgvin
Anders Beer Wilse

Last updated: September 2019