Perseus was built by AG.Weser in Bremen in Germany, and was launched in 1910. She sailed for the German company Neptun Line Dampfschifffahrts. At night 13.December 1944 the Oslofjord was mined by British airplanes to hinder the German shipping. While she laid at anchor in Moss harbor, a drifting mine hit her 14.December 1944. She soon sank outside Jeløya at Værlebukta to a depth of 7 to 15 meter. The wreck was salvaged and largely scrapped on site after the war, and the battered remains of her rest today in the middle of Værlebukta outside Moss harbor.

Former names:

236,0 x 33,2 x 18,1 f
Tons: Built: Home Port:
658 grt
Bremen ( D ) 1910 Bremen ( D )

GPS: N 59 25.427 E 10 38.887

Picture: Perseus
Originally from
Nils Vik, private collection