Jupiter was built by Caird & Company in Scotland in 1856 as a combined sail and steamship as was the norm at that time. She sailed as a coastal steamer for the Norwegian company Det Bergenske Dampskibsselskaband, and was modernized with a new engine and hull improvements in the late 1800s. On a journey from Trondhejm to Bergen she hit ground at Røytingkalven outside Gulen and went down in the deep within a few minutes. The wreck was later scrapped on site, but there are still scattered remains of her on the south side of Røytingkalven on a depth of 20 to 30 meter.

Former names:

180,5 x 26,2 x ? f
Tons: Built: Home Port:
653 grt
Greenock ( UK ) 1856
Bergen ( N )

Picture: Jupiter

Last updated: April 2016