The coastal steamer Stavanger was built by Stavanger Støberi & Dokk in Norway, and was launched in June 1897. She was delivered to her owner the Norwegian company Det Stavangerske Dampskibsselskab the same month. Under second world war she sailed the coastal route between the cities of Bergen and Stavanger on a regular basis. At Vatlestraumen she collided 13. November 1944 with the German uboat U 1052 under a journey towards Bergen with passengers and general goods. She disappeared in the deep not long after, and all the people on board had time to abandon ship.
The wreck rest today on a depth of approximately 35 meter close to shore northwest of Vatlestraumen.

Former names:
Stavanger 130,4 x 21,7 x 9,6 f
Tons: Built: Home Port:
325 grt Stavanger ( N ) 1897 Stavanger ( N )

60 20 N 05 10 E
( Source: Warsailors )

Picture: Saude
Anders Beer Wilse