S/S Dølen in Hamar Arbeiderblad

The wreck of the 65 ft. tugboat S/S Dølen is located at Minnesund by the the outlet of Mjøsa, Norway's biggest lake. The story was on print in Hamar Arbeiderblad on July 14, 2012.



Posted on Jul 7, 2012

S/S Dølen was used to tow dredging excavators and timber, and was in service on Mjøsa and in 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.

Local newspaper Hamar Arbeiderblad published the story in their weekend issue on July 14, 2012, and I bet their readers got a new perspective on the river in their neighborhood.

Mahogany and plush

S/S Dølen 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.

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The wreck of S/S Dølen is located a mile south of the three bridges spanning the river Vorma at Minnesund.

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.

If you're interested in diving the wreck, please get in touch with the dive club at Eidsvoll.

» Click here to get in touch with Eidsvoll Dykkeklubb



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