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Vestra

Location

Haugesund

Position

59 24N 05 16E

Depth

40-50m

Chart

17

The Vestra was a 1422brt steamship built in Holland in 1904. She measured 74x11x5 metres, and was fitted with triple expansion engines. She was commandeered by the Germans during WW2, and fitted with anti-aircraft guns. She was sunk by British aircraft in October 1944, while carrying a cargo of limestone.

The wreck sits upright with her bows to the N. The superstructure has collapsed, and the hull has been damaged by the attack which sank her and also by operations at the nearby shipyard (anchoring etc). This is a slack water dive. Slack is approximately HW/LW +0200. The Vestra lies in the middle of the harbour, so the Harbourmaster's permission is required to dive her. 

Links

http://www.skovheim.org/located/rogaland/vestra/vestra.html

http://home.online.no/~ge-joer/ramme.htm