Westfalen was built in Geestemünde and launched in 1906 for NordDeutscher Lloyds ( NDL ). She was put in service in the route Germany - America until the first world war, and was then interned in Chile. She sailed again in 1920, and in 1933 she was sold to Lufthansa AG. After the outbreak of world war two she was requisitioned by Luftwaffe and under a journey from Oslo to Germany 7.September 1944 she hit two mines outside Gothenburg and sank. Today she rest in two parts on a depth of 32 to 55 meter west of Rörö at Store Pölsens lighthouse.

Former names:

124,8 x 16,1 x 8,5 m
Tons: Built: Home Port:
5367 grt
Geestemünde ( D ) 1906
( D )

GPS (ED50) :57:46,813 11:27,431
( Source: Vragguiden )

Picture: Westfalen
Courtesy of Allan Jensen

Last updated: August 2019