Havda

Vestland,Norway

The steamship Christiansund was built in Renfrew in Scotland, and was launched in 1881 for a Danish company. She changed both name and owners a couple of times before she ended up in the Norwegian company Indherrads Dampskipselskap, who renamed her Havda. Under a journey from Måløy to Bergen with passengers, she was attacked and sunk by British airplanes outside the island Luta 9.December 1944. She was hit by bombs and machine gun fire, and disappeared in the freezing water within a few minutes. Two people were instantly killed by the enemy fire, and  another two died on their way to hospital.The remains of her rest today west of Luta on a depth of 15 to 30 meter.


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Havda
Christiansund, Hjørungevaag 180,9 x 25,4 x 13,5 f
     
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677 grt Renfrew ( UK ) 1881 Steinkjer ( N )

61° 15' 4" N, 4° 56' 12" E
Picture: Havda
Originally from skovheim.org