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This wreck is associated with the British steam trawler MOUNTBATTEN, which was built by Cochrane & Sons Shipbuilders Ltd. and was operated by Trawlers Ltd. when it stranded in Rodoy Fjord, Norway. The ship was refloated by a Norwegian salvage company and sold to Germany, where it was brought under tow. On its way to Hamburg in March 1951, the vessel developed a list in the Elbe estuary in heavy weather and foundered. It was salvaged again and brought to a scrapping yard in the industrial port district of Hamburg-Moorburg nearby the coal plant.


Speed12 knots ~ 14 mph (22 km/h)
Length161.1 feet (49.1 m)
Width16.7 feet (5.1 m)
Tonnage441 ton


The vessel was never scrapped and has become a biotope. It is not considered a navigation hazard by the Hamburg Port Authority and therefore there are no plans for the wreck's removal.


  • Mayes, G. & Thompson, M. (2019).
    Cochrane Shipbuilders, vol. 2: 1915-1939.
    South Glamorgan, Bernard McCall.

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