Florvåg

Vestland,Norway

The combined passenger and car ferry Gabense was built by Rødby Havns Jernskibsbyggeri in Denmark, and was launched in 1919 for the company Dambskipbselskabet Rødby Havn AS. She was sold to the Norwegian company Askøy Bilferjeselskap in January 1939 and renamed to Florvåg. She went down outside Gravdal in the Byfjord 6.August 1941 under a journey from Bergen to Askøy.  The wreck of Florvåg is according to rumors from divers been found near Gravdal in shallow waters.


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Florvåg
Gabense
92,5 x 18,1 x 6,4 f
     
Tons: Built: Home Port:
125 grt Rødby ( DK ) 1919 Florvåg ( N )


Picture: Gabense under Danish flag
Originally from skovheim.org