Ilse Fritzen


The steamer Saint Octave was laid down at Ateliers & Chantiers de France, and was launched in 1922. Just like so many other vessels, she was put under German flag in second world war, and renamed to Ilse Fritzen. She went down in the deep 26. January 1945 after being attacked by British airplanes from the RAF squadrons 143, 235 and 248. The wreck rest today outside Askvoll on a depth of 45 to 65 meter. Also see the wreck of Bjergfin who was sunk the same day.

Former names:
Ilse Fritzen
Saint Octave 107,5 x 16,0 x 8,7 m
Tons: Built: Home Port:
4883 grt Dunkerque ( F ) 1922 Bremen ( D )
61° 23' 4" N, 5° 5' 60" E

Picture: Ilse Fritzen
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Last updated: May 2016