Emsland

Vestland,Norway

Dronttning Sophia was a cargo steamer built by Howaldtswerke AG in Germany, and was launched in 1901 for the Swedish company Nordstjärnan AB in Stockholm. She was sold to Hugo Stinnes in Germany in 1921 and renamed Heinrich Hugo Stinnes 7. She changed hands again in 1938 when she was bought by Kauffarhtei Seerederei and goth her final names as Emsland. She was attacked and damaged by Brititsh airplanes outside Stadt 5. January 1944, and was beached near Ervik. She was totally wrecked later by attacks from both the British submarine HMS Satyr and RAF torpedo bombers. The shallow depth, salvaging and her old age make the few remains barely worth calling a wreck anymore. Some remains rest submerged, and some wreck debris can be seen at low tide above the waterline at Erviksanden.


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Dimensions:
Emsland
Drottning Sophia,
Heinrich Hugo Stinnes 7
123,5 x 16,0 x 7,0 m
     
Tons: Built: Home Port:
5170 grt
Kiel ( UK ) 1901
Bremen ( D )

62°10'02.5"N 5°06'04.3"E

Last updated: January 2018