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20th Century
Wiggo Eriksen

FB391 Mustang Korsfjorden Norway 1944

10 November 1944 a Mustang P-51C III was shot down in Korsfjorden just south of Bergen. Flight Sergant Antoni B Ciundziewicki, Polish national, was the pilot that gave his life for our freedom this day in Norway.

20th Century
Wiggo Eriksen

Marder One man Submarines

In the mid 70’s a one man submarine was pulled up in a fishingnet. The navy disposed of it in deep waters. In the late 1980’s, midget subs where found in Fanafjorden, south of Bergen, Norway by divers. These where

18th Century
Wiggo Eriksen

Frigate “Washington”

In Lloyds List – The Marine List from 14 May 1802, a ship is listed as lost on the coast of Norway. “The Washington, Aars, from Calcutta, (left from the Isles of France) to Copenhagen, is lost on the Coast

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Citizen Science
Wiggo Eriksen

Shipwrecks 101 : How To Find Shipwrecks

Finding the wreck of a ship is the most difficult part of maritime archaeology. Shipwrecks may be found accidentally, while we are looking for something else, or via targeted missions to locate specific wrecks. We can find shipwrecks on land,

Citizen Science
Wiggo Eriksen

Marine Citizen Science: An Overview Of The Current State In Europe

Marine Citizen Science is one of the fastest growing citizen science activities in the world, with a significant growth in Europe. Governments, universities and even private companies are tapping into this new way to involve citizens in research. The opportunities

FlB531 Robin Hood
20th Century
Wiggo Eriksen

UAM1 Robin Hood – FLB531

FLB 531 that came inservice for the Germans in 1942 was captured in May 1945 by British RAF soldiers in Bergen. It was given the name Robin Hood. It was used as a Minesweeper/clearing vessel as UAM1 Robin Hood. Nowegian

19th Century
Wiggo Eriksen

SS Kommandøren 1944

Following the 9 April 1940 German invasion of Norway, she was requisitioned by the Norwegian authorities and carried troops for the Norwegian war effort until the forces in Western Norway ceased fighting on 2 May 1940.

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Citizen Science
Wiggo Eriksen

How to get involved with Maritime Archeaology

Have you ever wanted to explore a shipwreck? or help to preserve maritime history? Maritime Archaeology might be the perfect hobby for you! It’s a lot of work, but it’s also a lot of fun. This article will tell you

19th Century
Wiggo Eriksen

Hjelmås – Clay Brick Factory

30 minutes drive north of Bergen there is a place called Hjelmås. What many do not know, is that 150 years ago, this place had a big Clay Brick factory producing as many as 3 million bricks per year at

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