Rekstøy

Vestland,Norway

The coastal steamer Albert was built in Nylandsö in Sweden, and was launched in 1890. Six years later she was sold to Norway and renamed to Kinn. She fulfilled many tasks durig her career, being used as a fishing boat, coastal transport and as a tug. She was sold to new owners in the early 1920s and renamed Rekstøy. Under a journey from Bergen to Kragerø loaded with limestone, she hit ground at Håkonshella outside Alvøen 25.March 1923. She sank within a few minutes and the crew barely had time to abandon ship. The following day the wreck was investigated by divers, but due to the damages she was written of as a total loss.. Her battered remains rest today on a depth of approximately 20 to 28 meter on Alvøpollen at Håkonshella.


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Rekstøy
Albert, Kinn 98,9 x 22,5 x 9,6 f
     
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218 grt Nylandsö ( S ) 1890 Bergen ( N )

GPS ( WGS84): N 60 20.92 E 005 10.96