F 2

Orkney Islands,Europe

The F 2 was built as a Geleiteboot in 1936 by Germania Werft in Kiel. She had a new and experimental engine design, which proved to rather unsuccessful after sea trials. In 1938 to 1939 she was rebuilt at Wilhelmshaven and had her tonnage slightly increased  She ended up in Scapa Flow after the second world war, and sank northeast of Lyness in 1946 during a gale. Salvage work was done on the wreck in the 1960's and much of her hull is broken up wreck debris. The wreck rest today on a depth of 16 to 20 meter north of Gutter Sound at Rysa Lodge. Also see the wrecks of Cöln, Brummer, Dresden, Karlsruhe, König, Kronprinz Wilhelm, Markgraf, V 83 and YC-21.

Former names:
F 2

263,0 x 29,0 x 11,0 f
Tons: Built: Home Port:
759 grt Kiel ( D ) 1936  ( D )

GPS ( WGS84 ): N 58 50.7 W 3 11.5

Picture: F 2 Geleiteboot
Originally from skovheim.org

Last updated: September 2019