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Fusa

Location

S of Korsnes

Position

60║ 12.200┤N 05░ 15.620┤E

Depth

25-30m

Chart

21

The Fusa was built in Sweden in 1875. She was a small 172gt steamer, 34 metres in length. She was sailing under Norwegian colours when she was mistakenly attacked by British aircraft in January 1945. Several passengers were killed, and many were injured.

The wreck lies E/W at the base of a reef and gully system just to the N. The stern is shallowest at 25m facing W. The bows to the E are in 30m. The Fusa has a 30 degree list to starboard. She does not appear to have been salvaged. The deck timbers have rotted away and the masts, funnel, and accommodation have all collapsed to the seabed. Nevertheless, she remains recognisably ship-shaped, and is small and shallow enough to have a really good look around in a single dive. Visibility was excellent when we dived her.

Fusa         

Foto: Bergen Sj°fartsmuseum

Links

http://home.eunet.no/~atleto/vrak/vrak.htm

http://www.skovheim.org/located/hordaland/fusa/fusa.html