Tommy

Vestfold,Norway

MW 86 was built in Germany under second world war and was launched in 1941. Her name indicate she sailed for one or both Organization Todt or Transportflotte Speer. In 1947 she was sold to a Norwegian owner in Trondheim and renamed Autnesfjord, and three years later to the company Trim AS in Fredrikstad and renamed Tommy. Under a journey from Halden to Brevik 28. August 1958 she developed a leak. The captain sat course for Sandefjord but it did not take long before the engine stopped because of the flooding. Emergency signals were sent out, but without engine power she drifted away and struck the reefs at Holtskjærene. The crew abandoned ship and were picked up by the ship Lyngør who had arrived to assist. The wreck rest today on a depth of 6 to 12 meter. She is located barely five meter from shore in the western passage at Holtskjær outside Sandefjord. Also see the wreck of MW 168 Wolkenburg.


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Tommy
MW 86, Autnesfjord 224,1 x 35,2 x 13,5 f
     
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169 grt
( D ) 1941 Fredrikstad ( N )



Picture: Tommy
Originally from skovheim.org