Hekla was a combined sail and steamship laid down in 1881 by Kockums Mekaniska Värkstads in Sweden, and was launched in 1881 for Thingvalla Line. She made her maiden voyage to New York in May 1882, and had a rather short career for the company. Under a journey from Copenhagen to Newport via Chistiania with passengers and general goods, she hit ground at Sydostgrunnen outside Sandefjord 15. February 1883. In the days after the accident, most of her cargo and personal belongings were salvaged, before she broke in two and disappeared in the deep five days later. The remains of her rest today on a depth of 20 to 30 meter at the red pole on the east side of Sydostgrunnen.

Former names:

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

58°59'24.6"N 10°19'37.8"E

Painting: Hekla
Originally from skovheim.org

Last updated: March 2021