Wreck diving in Narvik, Norway

THE WRECKS OF NARVIK

Z21 Wilhelm Heidkamp

Wilhelm Heidkamp was the command ship for the group of German destroyers attacking Narvik on the 9th April 1940. The destroyer was heavily damaged during the British counter attack, and sunk early in the morning on the 11th April.

She stands on her keel relatively intact, even though the stern was blown apart when she was torpedoed.

Size (length/width): 125m x 12m
Diving depth: 10-25m

Z22 Anton Schmitt

Anton Schmitt was sunk during the battle on the 10th April while anchoring in Narvik harbour. The stern was blown apart after the war, but the rest of the ship is relatively intact with an interesting wheelhouse to explore.

Size (length/width): 125m x 12m
Diving depth: 15-25m

Z17 Dieter von Roeder

Dieter von Roeder was sunk during the second battle on the 13th April while anchoring in Narvik harbour. Today only the mid section is left, but there are still many details to look at.

Size (length/width): 123m x 12m
Diving depth: 10-25m

Romanby

Romanby was originally a British built steamer, and one of the many merchant ships sunk in Narvik during the battles in 1940. She is standing on her keel, and looked upon as one of the best wrecks to dive in Narvik. The engine room is easily accessible, and the open construction makes swim-throughs possible for most divers.

Size (length/width): 130m x 18m
Diving depth: 10-28m

Neuenfels

Neuenfels was a German ore carrier torpedoed by HMS Havock on the 10th April. She stayed heavily damaged in the harbour until the second battle three days later when she was scuttled by the crew. With 11,600 tons she is the largest wreck in Narvik with holds that are easy to penetrate. The damage from the torpedo is quite an impressive view, and you can see both the propellers and the rudder sticking out of the mud.

Size (length/width): 143m x 18m
Diving depth: 10-28m

Stråssa

Stråssa was a Swedish ore carrier sunk on the 10th April. She is standing on her keel next to Martha Hendrik Fisser. Parts of the wheelhouse are still intact, and tools and a lathe can be seen inside the engine room that lays open with easy access.

Size (length): 127m
Diving depth: 15-28m

Martha Hendrik Fisser

Martha Hendrik Fisser was originally a British built steamship named Blackheat, but was serving as a German ore carrier when she was torpedoed by British destroyers inside the harbour area on the 10th April. She sits upright on her keel about 30 metres from Stråssa. The engine room and other sections of the ship can easily be penetrated by experienced divers.

Size (length/width): 118m x 16m
Diving depth: 10-28m

Z19 Hermann Künne

Herman Künne was part of the German fleet of destroyers that attacked Narvik. She was beached by the crew 13 April after she run out of ammunition. The wreck is located in the Herjangfjord and on low tide the bow breaks the surface.

Size (length/width): 125m x 12m
Diving depth: 0-40m

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