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.
( D )
Danzig ( D )
54' 25" N, 5° 59' 5" E
Picture: Wartheland shipwrecked
Courtesy of Sogeskrift for Eid