Stedingen

Vestfold,Norway

The German steam tanker Stedingen with a cargo of 8000 tons of aviation fuel was on her way to Stavanger when she was spotted and sunk by gunfire and a torpedo from the British submarine HMS Trident 8. April 1940. She was used as a  St├╝tzpunkttanker ("base tanker" ) in the German Kriegsmarine from January 1940, and was part of the Tanker staffel supporting the German invasion of Norway. The wreck was found in 1991 on a depth of 140 meters resting on her keel largely intact southeast of Svenner lighthouse. The wreck was surveyed by the Norwegian FFI, and in the summer 2020 technical divers brought up the first underwater video from the wreck.


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Stedingen
Posedonia
147,3 x 18,1 x 8,4 m
     
Tons: Built: Home Port:
8036 grt
Bremen ( D ) 1939 Hamburg ( D )


Picture: Scan from the wreck of Stedingen
From FFI report 19/00245, February 2019


Last updated: November 2020