Walamon Luastari


Gustaf av Klimt was built in Bergsund in Sweden, and was launched in 1862.  In 1889 she was sold to Finland and renamed Kjell, and was used as a combined freighter and ferry in the Baltic Sea. In 1931 she was sold and renamed Walamon Luastari and used as a ferry in Lake Lagoda. Under the Finnish - Russian Winter War in 1939 to 1940 she was requisitioned by the Finnish navy and used as a military transport. She was attacked and sunk in Nikonovski bay 22.January 1940 by three SB-2 Soviet bombers from 41.Squadron. The wreck was found in 2017 by the Russian dive club Divo, but wasn't identified before two years later.The wreck rest today on a depth of twelve meters.

Former names:
Walamon Luastari
Gustaf av Klimt, Kjell
23,5 x 5,0 x ? m
Tons: Built: Home Port:
133 grt
Bergsund ( S ) 1862
( FI )

Picture: Walamon Luastari
From video by Simply Scuba

Last updated: December 2020