Johannes L


Johannes L went down south of Koppervik harbor in the morning 26.November 1979. She had left Koppervik harbor and was on her way to Stralsund, but at the exit of the harbor they had done a bad maneuver and damaged her bow. Captain Ferdinand Gerkens believed they hadn't taken any damage and continued south towards Stralsund. A few hundred meters outside the harbor she had her bow ripped open, and was quickly flooded. An emergence signal was sent over radio, and Gerkens gave order to abandon ship. The wreck rest today on a depth of 5 to 10 meter.

Former names:
Johannes L
Jacob Becker 48,5 x 7,9 x ? m
Tons: Built: Home Port:
489 grt Hamburg ( D ) 1951 Hamburg ( D )

GPS (ED50): D.56:00,107 12:43,293
( Source: Vragguiden )

Picture: Johannes L
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