Hekla

Vestfold,Norway

The steamship Hekla was built in 1881 by Kockums Mekaniska Värkstads in Malmø, and was launched in 1881 for the company Thingvalla Line. Under a journey from Copenhagen to Newport via Chistiania with passengers and general goods, she hit ground on Sydostgrunnen outside Sandefjord 15.February 1883. It took several days before she went down, and both cargo and personal belongings was salvaged from the wreck. The battered remains of her rest today on a depth of  approx 20 to 30 meter right under the red pole on the east side of Sydostgrunnen.


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Hekla

340,0 x 42,0 x 30,8 f
     
Tons: Built: Home Port:
2788 grt
Malmö ( S ) 1881 København ( DK )

GPS: N 58 59.410 E 10 19.630


Painting: Hekla
Originally from skovheim.org