Afrika

Vestland,Norway

Afrika was a German steamer who was on a voyage from Narvik to Germany when the war broke out in Norway in April 1940. The crew took the ship to Bergen and stayed there until mid April before they thought they could take the chance to sail towards Germany. She was disguised with a under false Dutch flag and was camouflaged with the name Frik by taking away the two A`s in her original name. En route she was boarded by the Norwegian torpedo boat Stegg in Korsfjorden, who escorted her to Ulvik where she was taken in arrest. The Norwegian forces suspected that it wouldn't take long before the Germans came to Ulvik, and scuttled her 17.April 1940. The wreck rest today in Ulvik on a depth of approx 7 to 30 meter.


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Afrika

125,2 x 16,5 x 10,5 m
     
Tons: Built: Home Port:
6503 grt ( UK ) 1920 Bremen ( D )

60° 34' 3" N, 6° 55' 30" E


Picture: Afrika
Originally from skovheim.org
Nils Vik,private collection