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Siggen

Location

Korsfjorden

Position

60 08N 05 01E

Depth

27-42m

Chart

21

If you take the ferry sailing which goes direct from Newcastle to Bergen, you make landfall in Norway at the Marstein light, where the wreck of the Siggen lies. She was a 2258brt, 87x12x6m  steamship built in Sunderland in 1887. She was on her maiden voyage for new owners in January 1892 when she hit the rocks and sank, while attempting a shortcut in poor visibility.

The wreck has been partially salvaged. She lies close to the Delamore. The remains are largely flattened  with the bows to the N in 40m and the stern in 27m. Various parts of the ship can be seen, including an anchor, the engine, a boiler, and the spare propeller.

Links

 

http://www.octopus.uib.no/vrak.htm#Siggen