Klaus Fritzen


The German steamer Wilhelm Kunstmann was built in Hamburg, and was launched in 1922. She was renamed in 1938 to Klaus Fritzen and under second world was she was used in the vital iron ore transport from Narvik. She went down in the deep after being attacked by British airplanes from RAF squadron 608 outside Måløy 4.May 1942. She laid at anchor and was heavily damaged by at least three bombs. She quickly went down and 19 men lost their lives. The wreck rest today in Måløy harbor on a depth of 40 to 55 meter in Ulvesundet, between Måløy and Deknepollen.

Former names:
Klaus Fritzen
Wilhelm Kunstmann 328,5 x 45,1 x 19,5 f
Tons: Built: Home Port:
2936 grt Hamburg ( D ) 1922 Stettin ( D )

GPS: N 61 56.732 E 05 08.260

Picture: Wilhelm Kunstmann
Originally from skovheim.org
Nils Vik, private collection