Parat

Vestland,Norway

Parat was built as a salvage and rescue steamer by Thunes Mekaniske Verksted in Kristiania in 1905, and changed owners several times during her career. Earlier the Norwegian steamer Ferndale had run into trouble and hit ground, and Parat sailed out to assist her. The RAF Banff Strike Wing was on one of their regular anti-shipping missions, and spotted the ships in the fjord 16.December 1944.  After a few brief assaults, they managed to sink them both. The wreck of Parat rest today on a depth of 45 to 60 meter right next to Ferndale at Seglsteinen.


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Parat

106,0 x 18,8 x 9,9 f
     
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135 grt Kristiania ( N ) 1905 Trondheim ( N )

61° 9' 14" N, 5° 1' 4" E

Picture: Parat
Sverresborg Trøndelag Folkemuseum