Bjergfin

Vestland,Norway

Svanholm was laid down by Wortelboer & Company in Hollland, and was launched in October 1917. Because of the outbreak of the Great War, she was delayed and delivered to her Norwegian owners two years later. She was later sold and renamed to Bjergfin. Under the second world war she sailed in the Norwegian home fleet. Under a journey from Bergen to Harstad loaded with grain, she was attacked and sunk 26. January 1945 by British airplanes from RAF squadrons 143, 235 and 248. The wreck rest on a depth of 42 to 55 meter north of Eidsvika, west of Askvold. Also see the story of the steamer Ilse Fritzen that was sunk the same day.


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Bjergfin
Svanholm 179,7 x 28,6 x 12,3 f
     
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696 grt Delfzijl ( NL ) 1917 Bergen ( N )

61°22.877' N, 5°6.326' E

Picture: Bjergfin
Courtesy of Minnehallen