Akka

Scotland,Europe

Akka hit ground south of Dunoon 9.April 1956 under a journey from Öxelsund to Glasgow loaded with iron ore. The captain on board had decided to change course when they sailed up through Firth of Clyde to avoid the reefs at Gantock Rocks, but discovered that the ship responded much slower than expected. The engine was turned off, but she drifted further towards the reefs and at 9:26 she hit ground. Almost half the hull from the bow and towards mid ship was ripped open. The crew had to abandoned ship, and five minutes after she capsized and disappeared in the deep. In 1956 the bridge was blown of the wreck to open up the passage for merchant shipping, and the wreck rest today on her keel on a depth of 30 to 40 meter on the west side of Dunoon Bank.


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Akka

132,4 x 17,3 x 7,4 m
     
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5409 grt Göteborg ( S ) 1942 Stockholm ( S )


Picture: Akka
Originally from skovheim.org