Storesand 1

Viken,Norway

The steamship Storesand 1 was built in Motala in Sweden, and was launched in 1910. Two years later she was sold to Noreegian owners and renamed Fragtemand 2. She was again sold in 1928, this time to the company Skibs Aksjeselskapet Storesand and renamed to Storesand 1. She was involved in a collision with the lightship Ildjernsflu in the following year, in February 1929.. Under a journey from Gilhus to Oslo loaded with general goods she hit a drifting iceberg and developed a leak 25.January 1947 outside Svelvik. The crew of ten men had time to launch the lifeboat before she went down, and got away from the accident without any harm. The wreck rest today on a depth of 106 meter.


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Storesand 1
Motala, Fragtemand 2 100,8 x 22,3 x 9,6 f
     
Tons: Built: Home Port:
200 grt
Motala ( S ) 1910 Kristiansand ( N )

59° 44' 19" N, 10° 15' 58" E
Picture: Storesand I
From Odd Birkeland Collection & Sjøhistorie