Katja was built in Geesthacht in Germany, and was launched  in 1948. She was rebuilt three years later and sold to new owners in Norway. Under a journey from Mo i Rana to Bergen loaded with steel, she hit ground at Storebåen in Fedjefjord 16.November 1964 after an navigational error. Her bow was heavily damaged and in the following hours they had time to salvage some inventory and personal belongings before they had to abandon ship. She disappeared in the deep a few days later under a gale. The remains of her rest today northeast of Storebåen west of Lynguksen on a depth of approximately 10 to 20 meter.

Former names:

147,0 x 23,4 x ? f
Tons: Built: Home Port:
299 grt Geesthacht ( D ) 1948 Mo i Rana ( N )

60° 47' 44" N, 4° 46' 33" E

Picture: Katja
Originally from skovheim.org