Agnes was moored at Haugesund Kuldepot 9/10 1930 unloading coal when the wind suddenly rose to hurricane force. Even though the crew had reinforced the moorings as the wind rose, the cables broke. She pivoted around the anchor and sank by the quay.Local newspaper clippings (in norwegian only)
She is now standing on the keel in a very steep rock slope, the bow was blown off with explosives because it obstructed the access to the quay. Clever work with directional charges caused the entire bowsection to go off in one piece. The forepeak is still full of chains! Apart from this, and the superstructure that is collapsed over the entrance to the engineroom, the hull is mostly intact. A not so clever attempt was made to salvage the propeller in the 50'ies. The stern is split in the seam, and I think the propeller itself got lost.
Depths in the range of 20 - 42 metre.
|Easy to find, just jump right off the NW corner of the scrapyard quay, and swim straight down the rocks. The wreck itself is fairly surveyable. It is very steep though, so watch your depth gauge. The scattered remains of the superstructure might be somewhat unstable. There is still a lot of coaldust all over the wreck, making the visibility very poor if you are not careful. She may not be the most interresing wreck around, but it is possible to get a dive almost regardless of the weater conditions.
Reproduced painting from Erik Bakkevig's files