Vikingen

Vestfold,Norway

Vikingen was built in Sunderland in England, and was launched in 1847. She was sold to a Norwegian owner in Drammen in 1861, and rebuilt ten years later. After being sold several times she was rigged down in 1908. Its believed she sank in 1925 for reasons unknown, ,most likely after being laid up. In 2000 wreck debris was found on the west side of Langøya outside Holmestrand by the divers Kai Garseg, Kjetil Nygård and Chriss Johnsen. It is believed these remains originate from the barque. The remains of her rest south of the pier on the west side of Langøya on a depth of 15 to 18 meter.


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Vikingen

113,5 x 27,0 x 14,2 f
     
Tons: Built: Home Port:
287 grt
Sunderland ( UK ) 1847  Christiania ( N )


Picture: Vikingen
"Norske Seilskuter"