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The ship sailed from the Helsingorg to Gdansk on 26 January 1947, with a cargo of 1087,4 ton of coal. Their is no information about what happened later. 18 people of the crew died. The ship was found in 1997 by polish divers, excavated the ship's bell "Mount Vernon 1900 Bergen".

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Mount Vernon

54° 56' 54" N , 18° 20' 12" E

2015-02-19 22:14

Depth above the wreck: 20m

Depth at the bottom: 29m

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DESCRIPTION
Cargo steam ship. Built in 1900 Bergens MV, Norway, as "Mount Vernon".
First shipowner: "Rederi O & A Irgens" Bergen. Name: "Mount Vernon".
1922 sold to "Rederi Ab Vigor" Goteborg, Sweden. New name: "Elisabet"
1929 sold to "Rederi ab Westindia" Stockholm. New name:"Sverre Nergaard"
1946 sold to "Rederi Ab Eruths" Trelleborg. New name: "Sten Sture"
1947-01-26/27 During the cruise from Gdynia to Helsinborg it was lost for unknown reasons. 18 people lost their lives.
1997 found by polish divers who excavated the ship's bell "Mount Vernon 1900 Bergen"
The ship sailed from the Helsingorg to Gdansk on 26 January 1947, with a cargo of 1087,4 ton of coal. Their is no information about what happened later. 18 people of the crew died. The ship was found in 1997 by polish divers, excavated the ship's bell "Mount Vernon 1900 Bergen".

DIMENSIONS
Length 68,80m
Breadth 9,66m
Draft 4,57m
Registered capacity 568 NRT, 1030 GRT
Displacement 1320 DWT

DIVING DESCRIPTION
At this moment "Stena Sture" is located 3 miles north from Rozewie, lays on it's right side. Large propeller and the rudder is well seen. Steam boilers and the good preserved ship's bow allow for interesting dive inside the ship.

www.balticwrecks.com /  Sebastian Popek

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