Kong Sigurd


The steamer Kong Sigurd sank on a depth of 235 meters 6.December 1949 outside Filtvet after a collision with the Danish ship Selandia. She was on a journey from Porsgrunn to Oslo loaded with copper, which is quite a valuable cargo. This caught the attention by Einar Høvding who managed to save more than 225 tons of the cargo from the wreck. This salvage operation is written down in the history books as one of the greatest operations launched so far on a wreck this deep. Its been compared with the salvage of the cargo from the wreck of the famous steamer Egypt who sank in the English Channel in 1922.

Former names:
Kong Sigurd

212,0 x 32,0 x 12,5 f
Tons: Built: Home Port:
916 grt
Kristiania ( N ) 1927 Oslo ( N )

Picture: Kong Sigurd
Aage Wilhelmsen