Topdal

Vestlandd,Norway

The small coastal steamer Topdal disappeared in the deep at Store Lundegårdsvann 10.July 1946. She had done service as a ferry in Kristiansand, and early 1940 she was sold to new owners in Bergen and used as a ferry on the route between Bergen to Askøy. After the German invasion of Norway in April 1940, operation Weserubüng, she laid up mostly in-active and changed owner several times. She did some sporadic tasks as for the German occupation forces during the war, and as a tug in Bergen harbor. Exactly why and when she sank is unclear, but the wreck rest today on her keel as a classic Donald Duck wreck on a depth of  20 meter at Store Lundegårdsvann.


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Topdal

76,5 x 14,3 x 5,2 f
     
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70 grt Kristiansand ( N ) 1874 Bergen ( N )

 60° 22' 55" N, 5° 20' 38" E


Picture: Topdal
Originally from skovheim.org