Thetis was built as a research vessel in 1961 and was used for several years in research of fishing and marine environment. In 1982 she was rebuilt as a trawler and did service in the fishing industry. 24.October 1985 she was on her way back to port loaded with fish, when she outside Smögen was met with strong winds and rough sea. She soon developed a listing and started taking in water. Captain Gunnar Knutson and his crew of nine men had to abandon ship. It is believed that lack of stability was the cause of the accident. The wreck rest today on a depth of 25 to 32 meter north of Kungshamn.

Former names:

Tons: Built: Home Port:
147 grt Karlskrona ( S ) 1961 Kungshamn ( S )

58° 24,12' ; E 011° 12,56
( Source: Dykarne NU )

Also marked on Sea draft #9331

Picture: Thetis
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