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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,

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

17th Century
Wiggo Eriksen

HMS Gloucester 1682

The wreck of a British royal warship that sank 340 years ago has been discovered by amateur divers. The discovery of HMS Gloucester off the Norfolk coast has been hailed as the largest marine find since the discovery of the

19th Century
Wiggo Eriksen

Steelbark “Delta” (Odd)

Delta had 26 October 1920 been in Gothenburg, Sweden and picked up Russian wood boards and was on its way to Port Natal (Durban), South Africa. It was trapped by a hurricane just outside of the Faeroe island and went

20th Century
Wiggo Eriksen

RUBIS French minelaying submarine

RUBIS, a Saphir-class minelaying submarine based in Dundee, Scotland when France capitulated to Germany’s forces, chose not to return home. This was the start of “Operation Catapult” Winston Churchill’s plan to keep French warships out of German hands that resulted

18th Century
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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

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

20th Century
Wiggo Eriksen

S/S Sverre Sigurdssøn 1940

On 09 June the French submarine RUBIS, a Saphire class sub, launched mines in Hjeltefjorden that caused the ship Sverre Sigurdssøn to sink at approx. 1815 on 10 June 1940.

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