Bonita was on a journey from Luleaa to Haltenau loaded with iron ore when she collided with the steamer Bojan 14. October 1941. Because of the war, all vessels who sailed through these waters had their lights turned off, and the Swedish ship Bojan didn't have any time to steer clear of Bonita. Her port side was ripped open and she went down in the deep within a few minutes. Of a crew of 24 men, only Captain S. Farup and three men survived. The wreck rest today on a depth of 35 to 42 meter nine nautical miles southeast of Trelleborg.

Former names:
99,1 x 15,0 x 6,4 m
Tons: Built: Home Port:
3197 grt Ålborg ( DK ) 1930 København ( DK )
GPS (ED50): D.55:13,537 13:14,495 
( Source: Vragguiden )

Picture: Bonita
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Last updated: June 2017