S/S Dølen in Dykking

The wreck of the 65 ft. tugboat S/S Dølen is located at the outlet of Mjøsa, Norway's biggest lake. The brand new story is on print in the June 2012 issue of Dykking Magazine.

Posted on Jul 7, 2012

S/S Dølen was used to tow dredging excavators, and was in service in Mjøsa and the river Vorma from 1910 until she was laid up in 1962.

She sank sometime in April 1968, but since fresh water is kind on wrecks she is still very much intact and offers lots of interesting details - like the beautiful propeller and rudder:

Mahogany and plush

The tug was also used for evaluating damages after floods, and she was equipped with an elegant mahogany smoking salon where the compensations could be discussed sitting comfortably in a large plush sofa.

The wreck rests at a depth of 1-16 meters (depending somewhat on the water level) and is one of quite few freshwater wrecks accessible to divers.

S/S Dølen is an unusual wreckdive. Norway don't offer many fresh water wrecks, and even fewer are found in rivers. In spite of this, S/S Dølen is in very good contition and is a great dive a rare treat, even.

Read the story in Dykking magazine

You can read the full story about S/S Dølen on a three-page spread in the June 2012 issue of Dykking magazine, in their Norwegian Wreck Encyclopedia series.

Earlier, I have contributed to the series with articles about the wrecks of Frankenwald, Seattle, Bandak, Parat and Lita. Read more in the Published Stories section and in my blog.

Please visit the Dykking website to sign up for a subscription of this excellent magazine with emphasis on diving in Norway.

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