Figaro was a barque built in Geestemünde in Germany, and was  launched in 1879 for the company Franz Tecklenborg. She was sold to Norway in 1889, and seventeen years later she sailed for C. Nielsen & Compagnie as a whale factory ship. Loaded with whale oil she caught fire and sank at Spitsbergen 25. July 1908. The wreck was found by divers in 2007 but was kept a secret for several years. The wreck rest today in a remarkable good condition despite her old age, on a depth of 30 meter in Trygghamna.

Former names:

178,6 x 35,3 x 22,5 f
Tons: Built: Home Port:
1044 grt Geestemünde ( D ) 1879
Larvik ( N )

Picture: Figaro
Courtesy of Larvik Museum


Last updated: September 2019