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Aquila

Location

Midtgulen

Position

61 43.955N 05 11.553E

Depth

35-60m

Chart

P798

 The Aquila was formerly the Alba, a 3530grt  Panamanian vessel seized from Greece by the Germans in 1940. She measured 105x15x7 metres, had triple expansion engines, and was built in 1908. She was sunk in a British air attack in November 1944. The Helga Ferdinand and a small escort vessel (which was later beached) were sunk in the same attack.

 

The Aquila lies on her starboard side with her starboard bow embedded in a steep bank. The shallowest part of the wreck is near the bow, which faces N. A gantry (not shown on the sketch) lies between the two forward holds. The port hull above the bridge and funnel area lies at about 40m. There is some bomb damage to the port hull by the forward hold. Intact portholes can be seen at 50m. The stern is said to be extensively damaged in 60m, with only two propeller blades left intact. It has been reported that there is a large gun at the bow, but none of our divers have seen it.

Links

http://www.skovheim.org/located/sogn/aquila/aquila.html