Roma

Vestland,Norway

The steamer Roma was built at Akers Mekaniske Verksted in Kristiania in Norway, and was launched in 1891 for Peter Hamre and his partners in Bergen. She was sold in 1900 to owners in Kragerø, and again in 1913 when she started sailing for Dambskipbselskapet Roma AS in Bergen. Under a journey from Bergen to Sarpsborg she hit ground in heavy currents at Hesthomen 19. October 1919. She developed a leak and soon after her hull was flooded, and a few hours later she disappeared in the deep. The crew reported she had sunk in deep waters, and was therefore a total loss. Not an entirely correct report, since the remains of her rest today on a depth of 25 to 30 meter on the east side of Hestholmen.


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Roma

163,3 x 25,7 x 15,6 f
     
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568 grt Oslo ( N ) 1891 Bergen ( N )

60° 17' 51" N, 5° 11' 12" E


Picture: Roma
H. Feddes Collection