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Sterk

Location

Skatestraumen

Position

61 52N 05 13E

Depth

25-37m

Chart

28, 29, P799

 The Sterk was a 760brt Norwegian stone carrier built in 1880. She was a steamship measuring 57x8 metres. In November 1909 she hit rocks during bad weather, and sank soon after. She was carrying limestone at the time. 

The wreck is upright with a slight list to starboard. She lies at a shallow angle to the shore on a stony seabed, with the bows nearest in 25m and the stern in 37m. She stands about 4-5m clear of the seabed. The hull is intact but much of the superstructure has collapsed. There are passages to swim through, and the engines and propeller are visible. There is a fair amount of encrusting life, making the Sterk somewhat reminiscent of a Sound of Mull wreck (with better visibility).

The Sterk lies in a strongly tidal area. Slack water occurs at Mly HW/LW -0130. The wreck is diveable for half an hour or so either side of slack.

Links

http://www.aegir.no/

http://www.skovheim.org/located/sogn/sterk/sterk.htm