Rutland was on a journey from Bergen to Oslo when she hit ground south of Dirhue lighthouse at night 14.May 1948 after a navigational error. The crew radioed for assistance, and early in the morning the rescue vessel Uræd showed up to assist them. They made several attempts to get the ship of ground, but all attempts proved unsuccessful, and in the afternoon she capsized and sank. Also the rescue vessel Ula appeared at the scene, and together with Uræd they managed to rescue most of the cargo and some inventory. The wreck rest today at Dirhue on Tjøme, some sixty meters from shore on a depth of 5 to 10 meter.

Former names:

112,4 x 22,2 x 10,4 f
Tons: Built: Home Port:
206 grt
Motala ( S ) 1867 Oslo ( N )

 Picture: Rutland
Courtesy of Fædrelandsvennen