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Solvang II

Location

Krakhella

Position

61 08N 05 01E

Depth

15-26m

Chart

N787

 The Solvang II  is a small coaster which capsized in 1995. She measures 24x6x3 metres, and was built in 1939. Some reports refer to Solvang III, but they are wrong (thanks to Craig Billingham for sending me a photo of Solvang III aka Jotor afloat and making way in September 2005).

                   

The wreck is completely intact and lies with the bows to the N and a 15 degree list to port. The foremast rises to within 5m of the surface. The seabed is clean sand and rock, 20m at the bow and 26m at the stern. Visibility is excellent, and there is plenty of fish life. This site makes an excellent second dive.

Links

http://www.inner-space.co.uk/photos/album.asp?album=9 - photos of the wreck

http://www.sagvaagen-kystlag.no/baater_historier/solvang_II/01_general_solvang_II.htm - history of the ship (in Norwegian)