Frankenwald

Vestland,Norway

The steamer Frankenwald was built in Germany and was launched in 1922. Under a journey along the Norwegian coastline, she lost control and hit ground at Brattholmen 6.January 1940. Emergency signals were sent which were heard by Bergen Radio. The crew then abandoned ship and were taken care off fishing boats who had arrived to assist after the distress call. The wreck was abandoned for years, and after second world war the wreck finally got some attention. The Norwegian salvage company Anda Brothers cut off the propeller, but not much else was salvaged. The wreck rest on her keel as a classic Donald Duck wreck on the west side of Ytre Sula at Brattholmen, on a depth of 15 to 30 meter.


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Frankenwald

122,0 x 16,8 x 7,3 m
     
Tons: Built: Home Port:
5062 grt Tollerort ( D ) 1922  ( D )

61° 2' 22" N, 4° 43' 53" E


Picture: Frankenwald
Originally from skovheim.org


Last updated: March 2019