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Sanct Svithun

Location

W side of Stattlandet

Position

62 10N 05 05E

Depth

5-30m

Chart

P803

The Sanct Svithun, a Norwegian Hurtigrute passenger steamer, was the victim of a 'friendly fire' incident when she was attacked by British aircraft in September 1943. She was a 1380brt 71x11x6 metre vessel built in Denmark in 1926. The attack set her on fire, and eventually she grounded on rocks near where she now lies. Around 50 people are believed to have died. 

Not much remains of the wreck, which lies in an exposed position. The smashed wreckage is said to lie from 5 to 30m, SE of Buholmen. Our divers did not find any trace of it.

Links

http://www.skovheim.org/located/sogn/stsvithun/stsvit.html

http://www.aegir.no/