Blaafjeld in Dykking Magazine

Dykking Magazine is keeping up their Norwegian Wreck Encyclopedia series. In the October 2012 issue readers can learn more about the fate of S/S Blaafjeld, sunk by German bombers during WWII.

Posted on Nov 3, 2012

On Thursday May 4th 1940, Blaafjeld was anchored in Kolvereid, not far from Rørvik in the middle part of Norway. Along with another freighter, Sekstant, she is waiting for a convoy headed for England.

Although the two ships are well hidden in a sheltered part of the fjord they are discovered by German bombers and both ships are hit in the following attack.

The story about S/S Blaafjeld is on print in the October 2012 edition of Dykking magazine.

After the attack, Sekstant sank almost immidiately. Blaafjeld was severely damaged and lingered on the surface for almost 24 hours before she gave in. Incredibly, nobody was killed in the attack.

The two wrecks lie a mere 150 meters apart, but Sekstant is suitable for technical divers only. Blaafjeld rests in an easy 16-36 meters of water and is a perfect nitrox dive for those with a little experience. The ship is very much intact, thanks to the sheltered location.

If you want to dive the wreck of S/S Blaafjeld (and/or S/S Sekstant), please get in touch with Nærøydykk. They run trips to the wrecks on a regular basis.

The wrecks of Blaafjeld and Sekstant are located in Urshalsvågen near Kolvereid - not far from Rørvik.

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