HMT Macbeth was a Shakespeare class armed trawler built by Goole Shipbuilding & Repairing Company in East Riding, and was launched in October 1940. She was commissioned in January 1941 and served most of world war two in the northern waters around Scapa Flow and Lerwick. In 1947 she was sold to the Norwegian company Hoveden & Torresen in Stavanger. The year after she was modified and had her tonnage slightly increased. Under a journey from Bergen to Sjøflot she hit ground in Krakhellesund 10.October 1950. She was re-floated, but started to sink and had to be beached at Skarholmen at Geita lighthouse where she later broke in two parts and sank. The stern section rest today on her port side on a depth of 15 to 40 meter, while the battered remains of her bow section rest on the other side of the reef on a depth of approximately 10 to 15 meter.

Former names:
T 138, HMT Macbeth
164,0 x 27,8 x 11,1 f
Tons: Built: Home Port:
579 grt
East Riding ( UK ) 1941
Stavanger ( N )

61º 17´N 04° 49´E
( Source: Scarsbrook )

Picture: Celia / T-134, sister ship of Macbeth
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Last updated: August 2016