Bandak

Vestland,Norway

The steamer Grimstad was built by Fredrikstad Mekaniske Verksted in Norway, and was launched in May 1893. After a few changes in both names and ownership, she sailed under the name as Bandak. In the 1940s she was rebuilt where she had her tonnage slightly increased. She sank in the deep in Sognefjorden in February 1949 under a journey from Oslo to Årdal. Of her crew of thirteen men, nine lost their lives in the accident. Today the flattened wreck of Bandak rest on a depth of approximately 15 to 20 meter at Svartskjær southwest of Nesøy.


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Bandak
Transport III, Transport, Grimstad 133,2 x 23,2 x 9,4 f
     
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324 grt Fredrikstad ( N ) 1893 Porsgrunn ( N )

61° 2' 33" N, 4° 52' 13" E

Picture: Bandak
Larsson-Feddes collection