Mons

Vestland,Norway

Right outside the pier in Florø harbor, rest the wreck of an old steel barge believed to be named Mons. According to rumors from local divers, she was an old mine layer from the Norwegian navy from the 1880's, rigged down as a barge in her later years. According to historical sources, this might be the old navy steamer Spekulator, built in 1866. She was rigged down as a barge and used in Florø harbor. From what we can gather, she sank sometime between 1939 - 1945 under the German occupation of Norway. The wreck rest today on a depth of 30 to 45 meter.


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Mons
Spekulator ( ? )
approx 200,0 x ? f
     
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( N ) 1866
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Picture: The steamers Uræd, Sundet and Spekulator
" rigged down as a barge, in Florø harbor "
Courtesy of Norwegian Maritime Museum
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NSM.2103-245, edited )
 
Originally from skovheim.org
Last updated: September 2010