Spero

Vestfold,Norway

The British steamer Spero was built by Samuel Peter Austin & Son in Sunderland and launched in October 1899. She sailed for Pelton Stemaship Company and under a journey from England to Drammen loaded with wood she ran aground on Blyrevet at Hollberbåene 23.December 1917. She was stuck on the reef for several days, and the Norwegian rescue steamers Ula and Neptun arrived to the site to assist. In 1919 the cargo was salvaged by the rescue steamer Erling Skjalgson but she after that abandoned. In 1968 the wreck was found by the divers Steinar and Odd Huseby. Among the wreck debris was a great deal of 100mm ammunition for her deck gun. The scattered remains of her rest today on a depth of approx 10 to 20 meter northeast of Kjønneboene.


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Spero

235,0 x 34,3 x 14,5 f
     
Tons: Built: Home Port:
1199 grt
Sunderland ( N ) 1899 Newcastle ( UK )



Picture: Newspaper article
Tønsberg Blad 28.December 1917