Wartheland

Vestland,Norway

The German steamship Wartheland sailed in an armed convoy en route from Ålesund to Bergen when she was bombed by 23 British Mosquito airplanes in Nordfjordeid 12.December 1944. Three German soldiers and the Norwegian pilot died under the attack, and the heavily damaged ship was beached nearby. The wreck was left alone until the 1950`s, when much of the wreck and cargo was broken up and salvaged. The stern and lots of twisted wreck debris still lies scattered around on the site. The remains of Wartheland rest close to shore right outside Nordfjordeid on a depth of approximately 5 to 20 meter.


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Wartheland


     
Tons: Built: Home Port:
4000 displ   ( D )
Danzig ( D )

61° 54' 25" N, 5° 59' 5" E


Picture: Wartheland shipwrecked
Courtesy of Sogeskrift for Eid