Back to Search Results. The above pictures of Oslofjord after hitting the mine were received from Campbell McCutcheon, and belong to the J&C McCutcheon Collection. She was designed to carry 310 crew and 860 passengers (152 First Class, 307 Tourist Class, 401 Third Class). Emergency services attended but the 51-year-old pedestrian was pronounced dead at the scene. Horsley Hill Estate Horsley Hill area Sheltered Accomodation Frenchman's Bay Harton Academy The Waters Edge (Public House) MS Oslofjord (wreck) South Shields Beach South … Reason: Roadworks are planned. Americas. South Shields. Location: The A1 southbound. Oslofjord Wreck Dive Site near Whitley Bay, East Boldon, Sunderland, Seaton Delaval, Newcastle Upon Tyne, Durham & Stockton-on-Tees United Kingdom. The Oslofjord became a transport ship but hit a mine on December 1, 1940, off the entrance to the Tyne. The two wrecks lie partly on top of one another in only 13 metres of water. I knew I was on the bottom only because I hit it. Home News. Please try to be objective and avoid using personal interactions as the basis for a positive or a negative review. 27-1939, saying the Sandy Hook (361 tons) with 20 pilots and 6 crew on board was rammed aft of the port beam and sunk by Oslofjord in dense fog. Britain. M/S Oslofjord Steel, 18 673 ton, luxury passenger liner, the pride of Norway when she was built in 1938, 171.68m long, 22.35m beam, 10.38m draught. Den norske Amerikalinje had 5 ships in all by this name through the years, this was the 2nd one. Those who were on board were taken ashore by John Pyemont, under extremely hazardous conditions and a strong gale. Status: Pending. MS «Oslofjord» var det fyrste nye skipet som Den norske Amerikalinje (NAL) let bygga på 20 år. Estimates say that she carried 4874 drums of Trichloroethylene and 573 cases of ordinance, copper and aluminium ingots. The Farnes were blown out, white horses charging across angry water, so we took a chance on launching at South Shields for the wreck of the Oslofjord.. Bad idea. ). Today, our guests are particularly impressed with the bright and attractive facilities, the abundance of space, and the ship’s comfortable interior. Please use your real name - not the name of your business or nick name. Old postcards, sent to me by a visitor to my site. After the mine explosion he would have preferred to have taken her into port, but was denied access to the Tyne harbour by the commanding admiral of the fleet in the Tyne area, a decision he understood to be due to a fear of her sinking and blocking important British units in the harbour. Updated Apr. The captain soon regained consciousness again, but was injured and bleeding. ... picked up the usual Tuesday night party of divers headed out of the Tyne and around into the bay for the site of the Oslofjord. This particular site is actually the site of two wrecks, the steamship Eugenia Chandris (known locally as the Chandris) and the M/V Oslofjord. Shortly before 9am on Saturday police received a report of a crash involving a bus and a female pedestrian on Chichester Road. Had it been peace time she most probably could have been saved. Moving seaward along the wreck, gradually it becomes flatter and is almost level with the seabed, with most of the wreck disappearing under the sand. Schedule: Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 06:00 from 11 Jan 2021 to 15 Jan 2021. Alan Lopez, skipper of the M/V Spellbinder, on the previous weekend had dropped a group onto a bit of wreckage where all manner of interesting objects had apparently been seen. The Oslofjord (Norwegian: Oslofjorden, Urban East Norwegian: [ˈʊ̂ʂlʊˌfjuːɳ]; English: Oslo Fjord) is an inlet in the south-east of Norway, stretching from an imaginary line between the Torbjørnskjær and Færder lighthouses and down to Langesund in the south to Oslo in the north. District: S Tyneside. Site Name: South Shields, unknown wreck ... General Period: Unknown. The captain later said that Oslofjord should not have been where she was (on the east coast); the condition of the requisitioning for use as troopship was that she would only go to the west coast ports. On Saturday, October 26th 1940, she was taken to Halifax, Nova Scotia to be fitted out as a transport ship, to be completed by November of that year. Any professional members using the service to gain a competitive advantage over their competitive will be banned from the service. image copyright Family handout. * Peder Karlsen had previously served on Hellen. Pewter, crested pottery, silver salvers and brass portholes often found. The project wreck sites are: The Oslofjord. Police at the scene of the crash on Chichester Road, South Shields. Dolphin, The Prunelle and The Mars. South Shields bookies raider who stole thousands nailed by Poundland receipt he dropped at the scene Michael Wright, of South Shields, was masked … Surgery fails for finger bite man. Published. The sea was cold and sullen, and it was black as night in the water. She sank S of South Shields pier at 55 00'10.8"N - 01 23'43.5"W on sand in 12 metres of water. salvage work in 1990 cleared much of the remaining cargo and confirmed the wreck site of the two ships. Sandy Hook - This page (a website for divers) briefly describes the collision mentioned in the narrative above, though it dates the incident to Apr. WRECKS O She was built in 1938. The tanker 'British Officer' (6,990t) was nearing the entrance to the Tyne at the end of her voyage from Sheerness, when she set off a mine. Over three days we dived The Oslofjord, The Eugenia Chandris, H.M.S. 'Insistence' Wreck 'Insistence' wreck 'Insistence' wreck 'Insistence' wreck 'Newtown' Abbey Holme Abbey Holme of Liverpool Adelfotis Adelfotis Adelfotis 11 Adelfotis 11 ... South Tyneside includes the towns of South Shields, Hebburn and Jarrow and the villages of Boldon, Cleadon and Whitburn. Thank you for helping us maintain a useful and accurate database of Dive Sites. Source: Norwegian America Line fleet list. She lies in 30' of water and underwater swimmers often swim from the 'Chandris' to the 'Oslofjord' without knowing it). Much like a facebook page - you need to first have a personal account through which you can login and manage the business page. Site Name: South Shields, unknown wreck ... General Period: Unknown. This dive site has not yet been reviewed. District: S Tyneside. HER Number: 12948. Be the first? 21-2012. 27 January. She was built in 1938. Ship Flag Sunk date Notes Coordinates SS Hebble United Kingdom 6 May 1917 A cargo ship that was sunk by mine east of Roker: MS Oslofjord Norway 1 December 1940 An ocean liner that hit a mine off South Shields: UC-32 Imperial German Navy 23 February 1917 A German U-boat that struck its own naval mine at Sunderland. Coastal Foraging , Cook Up On The Beach - Ormers / Abalone , Lobster , Clams and More ! Tyne and Wear HER(12948): South Shields, unknown wreck - Details. In the next few days about 9000 bags of mail were rescued by volunteers. Lanes Closed: There will be one of two lanes closed. In 1943 the Chandris sank on top of the Oslo Fjord (Collings). Edit Site Advice. Remains of 1943 wreck of Greek cargo vessel, located approximately 0.52 of a nautical mile south of Tyne South Pier light on the outer Herd Sand. Place Name : South Shields Lat / Long : 55 ° 0 ' 10 '' North - 1 ° 23' 43'' West System used to obtain Long / Lat : unknown OS Grid Ref - Square : 0 8 Figure : 0 To Oslofjord - Page 2 (pictures from the salvage of her propeller - 1989) There are large overhanging steel plates and box sections where you can get underneath. A visitor to my website has told me that Peter Collings' "The Divers' Guide to the North-East Coast England 1986" says she lies at 55 00N 01 23W. I've also come across some Oslofjord related information in a war time diary for the northeast of England (external link), by Roy Ripley and Brian Pears. To clear the hazard the fore section was beached upriver and broken up, her after section was cleared by divers where she lay, the ribs and keel still lie there to this day. She then set sail for Newcastle via Liverpool to join the Ministry of Transport Fleet. This original document from the National Archives of Norway shows some of her voyages. Pictures, dive logs, reviews and articles. DiveAdvisor.com is a site tailor made for the needs of the Global Scuba Diving Community. (The Greek ship he's referring to here collided with the stern end of Oslofjord on March 15-1943, after having collided with the steamship Exmouth. MS Oslofjord was an ocean liner built in 1938 by A/G Weser Shipbuilders, Bremen, Germany, for Norwegian America Line.She was of 18,673 gross register tons, and could carry 860 passengers.. On 27 April 1939, Oslofjord collided with the American 160-foot (48.8 m) pilot boat Sandy Hook in the North Atlantic Ocean west of Sandy Hook, New Jersey, off the Ambrose Lightship at ...much more challenging, and learning in these waters gives plenty of experience for underwater exploration around the world. MS «Oslofjord» var det fyrste nye skipet som Den norske Amerikalinje (NAL) let bygga på 20 år. A lot of rumours were going around with regard to the loss of Oslofjord, but although the captain readily agreed there were many occurrences that could and should have been avoided, he defends the British decisions and actions and is understanding of the difficult situation they were in at this stage of the war at sea. In the south, where the English Channel meets the Atlantic Ocean, the coastline of Devon and Cornwall offers some fantastic saltwater diving opportunities, with an abundance of wrecks and lighthouse stations to explore. On the bridge at the time were the captain, the chief mate, the 3rd mate, 4th Mate Roaldkvam and helmsman Yngvar Halvorsen, all of whom, except the chief mate were knocked down by the explosion. However, after conferring with the Admiralty the pilot refused to tow her to port because she could block the inlet to the Tyne. Everything around the engines, pipes, wheels, cogs, and framework, is slowly concreting into one large mass, but you can still see parts of cooking utensils, like pans, knives and forks, sticking out of it all. ... they will be using tools and methods to learn more about the wreck and further understand the Viking culture’s rituals. Stavern Memorial commemoration - Quartermaster Yngvar Halvorsen is commemorated at this memorial for seamen in Stavern, Norway. Everything from conferences and seminars, to concerts or other events where participants can meet digitally. Her manifest included 4874 drums of Trichlorethylene, 573 cases of ordinance, aluminium ingots and copper. I assume there would have been more gunners than those named here(? Something is incorrect? The latter ordered the engines stopped, then found the captain and the helmsman unconscious on the deck. The driver of the Audi S3 is pronounced dead at the scene of the crash in South Shields. After she had been beached, she dug deeper and deeper into the sand. The shipping incident related above, was to be the indirect cause of the sinking of another ship, the 'SS Oslofjord', a Norwegian ship was involved in a collision in April 1940, off New York Harbour whilst carrying the Crown Prince and Princess of Norway (This was the pilot boat Sandy Hook, see "related external link" at the end of this page). Ticking this option will unlock the 'My Dive Shop' area for you. This particular site is actually the site of two wrecks, the steamship Eugenia Chandris (known locally as the Chandris) and the M/V Oslofjord. Lane closures: Lane one will be closed. Each year the winter storms shift the giant sheets of steel plating and wash away the sand, exposing lots of other objects of interest. The project wreck sites are: The Oslofjord Just off the mouth of the Tyne, the site also includes the wreck of the Greek steamer Eugenia Chandris which merges with that of the Oslofjord. Crew List Huge amount of broken wreckage on sand seabed. hei-fi-entertainment. The peaty runoff from the Tyne meant that the deeper dives were dark. This is your personal profile - we advise the username to relate to you. Sport. There were no casualties. Alan Lopez, skipper of the M/V Spellbinder, on the previous weekend had dropped a group onto a bit of wreckage where all manner of interesting objects had apparently been seen. There you will be able to claim or create a business entity. Do you want to advertise here? Horsley Hill Estate Horsley Hill area Sheltered Accomodation Frenchman's Bay Harton Academy The Waters Edge (Public House) MS Oslofjord (wreck) South Shields Beach South … All the lifeboats were launched; the captain and the helmsman were assisted into one of them by some of the able seamen (helmsman Halvorsen died from his injuries on board a mine sweeper that morning). Remains of 1940 wreck of Norwegian liner, located approximately 0.54 nautical miles south of the Tyne South Pier Light on the outer edge of the Herd Sand. The plan was to dive on the wreck of the Chandris. Some members of her crew remained on board until Dec. 8. at which time the situation was such that she had to be abandoned, she had already started to break at that time, and cabins and saloons were flooded, as were her holds. She was laid up at the Bayonne Terminal. Crew List: Unfortunately, winter storms and hundreds of foraging divers over many years has taken their toll on the wreck and she is now only a shell of her former days... Just last year, someone found the ship's compass binnacle, albeit rather bruised and battered. (The captain was still in hospital at that time). Pictures of Oslofjord, Stavangerfjord, Bergensfjord and other NAL ships through the years. All hit mines during WW2. The Germans in Norway took full advantage of the situation in their radio propaganda broadcasts, by trying to convince Norwegian sailors that this just proved how silly and useless it was to sail for Gt. Oslofjord Hybrid Event. Remains of 1943 wreck of Greek cargo vessel, located approximately 0.52 of a nautical mile south of Tyne South Pier light on the outer Herd Sand. All but one of her two hundred and four crew were saved. The Oslofjord is not so narrow as the fjords in western Norway. Diving the OsloFjord wreck South Shields 2004 - Duration: 31:28. mickr1969 3,126 views. Little is left of her remains which is spread over a large area of the sea-bed. Then, after about 100 m, there are the huge and impressive engines, towering some 6 m or so towards the surface. Continue to Oslofjord - Page 2 (pictures from the salvage of her propeller - 1989). Log a dive or post a picture at Oslofjord Wreck. She sank S of South Shields pier at 55 00'10.8"N - 01 23'43.5"W on sand in 12 metres of water. Several tugs came to, and some of her deck crew returned to help out, a pilot had also arrived (by the name of Duncan). In the gale force winds, the 'British Officer' now took on a serious list, the 'Joffre', 'Langton' assisted by the 'Plover' took it in turns to keep the grounded ships head, parallel to the channel. Possibly the most well known wrecks on the North East coast. This caused flooding in her after section and killed fifteen of her forty-seven crew. Oslo – one of Lonely Planet’s Top Ten Cities in 2018, the capital in Norway and the city of Edvard Munch´s “The Scream”, has it´s own beautiful fjord. Remains of 1940 wreck of Norwegian liner, located approximately 0.54 nautical miles south of the Tyne South Pier Light on the outer edge of the Herd Sand. STAFF at a petrol station have been threatened with a weapon in South Shields a robbery. This incident is also recorded in the diary mentioned above - external link - scroll down to March 15, where it says: SS Eugena Chandris' (5,300t) collided with the 'Exmouth' off South Shields at 55°01'08"N - 01°23'43.5"W, when she finally sank it was onto the remains of the 'SS Oslofjord'. Profile: Sarah Millican. Oslofjord finally broke in two and capsized in bad weather on Jan. 21/22-1941, becoming a total loss. The bow end of the ship lies off South Shields. The wreckage of the EVGENIA CHANDRIS, also transliterated as the EUGENIA CHANDRIS, and the OSLOFJORD is much dispersed and intermingled; the dispersal occurred by 1970. Wrong user name, email address or password, At least one dive site or dive shop is required for review, Read "Part 2: Dive Sites, Marine Life & Environment in United Kingdom", Read "Part 3: Dive Shops, Airports & Logistics of Diving in United Kingdom". The driver of the Audi S3 is pronounced dead at the scene of the crash in South Shields. The plan was to dive on the wreck of the Chandris. When MS Oslofjord was upgraded in 2014, nothing was left to chance. Specifications. Looking down between the copper pipes and engine frames you can see deep holes and hollows some 5 m deep, where much of the engine's base has sunk gradually into the sand. Schedule: Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 06:00 from 5 Jan 2021 to 9 Jan 2021. south shields, wreck, south foreshore, beach, beached, aground, wrecked, ship, remains, buried, sands Public Domain The captain, meanwhile, had been admitted to a hospital with a crushed vertebrae in his back. Bow section points seaward. Guestbook message - with a link to a picture of a painting of a ship called Oslofjord, but she now appears to have taken it down again. It adds that Crown Prince Olav and Princess Märtha of Norway were on their way to visit President Roosevelt. Back to Search Results. After creating a personal account, you will be directed to 'My Dive Shop' section where you can claim existing listing or create a new one. 21 of her crew joined Bergensfjord on Jan. 1-1941. The wreckage of the EVGENIA CHANDRIS, also transliterated as the EUGENIA CHANDRIS, and the OSLOFJORD is much dispersed and intermingled; the dispersal occurred by 1970. Specific Period: Form of Evidence: Wreckage. 31:28. A South Shields perspective on news, sport, what's on, lifestyle and more, from your local paper The Shields Gazette. Oslofjord & Evgenie Chandris . Following the loss of Oslofjord, he joined Bergensfjord, later Aust and was on board when the latter was captured and sunk by Thor. But with it´s many islands and the easy access from the city center, it is a great fjord to experience. South Shields crash: Driver killed when car hit house named. On this her last trip she was supposed to go to Glasgow only, but according to the captain he was more or less forced by the Royal Navy to take her around the east coast, though he had protested the orders several times. An inquiry was held in Newcastle on Dec. 18-1940 with the chief mate, the 1st and 3rd mates, 4th mate Roaldkvam, Able Seaman Antonsen (lookout), the 2nd engineer, 4th Engineer Aarseth and 4th Engineer Lerstad appearing. Additionally, Ron Young says about the wreck in 2001 (see my sources at the end of this page): Ten years ago the wreck was absolutely brilliant, with rows of complete toilets and wash bowls, complete with the wash tap system still attached to them and from where steel ladders led up from one deck to the next, while thousands of kitchen utensils lay in heaps. The text on this page was compiled with the help of: "Nortraships flåte", J. R. Hegland, Norwegian America Line fleet list, "Sjøforklaringer fra 2. verdenskrig", Volume II (Norwegian Maritime Museum), "The Comprehensive Guide to Shipwrecks of the North East Coast" Vol II, Ron Young (w/permission from the author), and website mentioned in the above text. Back to Oslofjord on the "Ships starting with O" page. Oslofjord Hybrid Event gives you the opportunity to conduct interactive events online with thousands of participants. The Evgenia Chandris collided with the steamer Exmouth, and was then victim to the beached Oslofjord on March 13th 1943. It is a completely neutral project, funded by independent entrepreneurs and not...READ MORE, Drag & drop dive site icon to a new position, We do not allow profanity to be used. To Oslofjord on the "Ships starting with O" page. We stand out with our large capacity and technological opportunities. ... picked up the usual Tuesday night party of divers headed out of the Tyne and around into the bay for the site of the Oslofjord. Tyne and Wear HER(12948): South Shields, unknown wreck - Details. THE family of a woman who died following a crash in South Shields have today released her name. If you own or operate a business it will have its own page that you manage. She was built in 1922. Little is left of her remains which is spread over a large area of the sea-bed. Diving the wreck of the Oslofjord. On the 13th December it was the 'Plover's' turn for the holding tow when just after midnight she suddenly found herself moving slowly ahead towing only the fore-part of the ship, the stern was still tied up to the south pier. But the latest discovery — about 100 km south of Oslo — suggests that the site is a ship burial on land that served as a tomb for high – ranking people. The list reflects the locations visible in the map. "The bow end of the ship lies approximately 600 m out from about the centre of the long Herd Sands beach at South Shields and is still fairly substantial, but now totally collapsed, except for part of the bow section. Specific Period: Form of Evidence: Wreckage. ... they will be using tools and methods to learn more about the wreck and further understand the Viking culture’s rituals. The engine room was rapidly flooding, and after further examinations it was eventually agreed there was nothing else to do but follow orders and beach Oslofjord south of Tynemouth South Pier. Please zoom out. THE family of a woman who died following a crash in South Shields have today released her name. All but one of her two hundred and four crew were saved. MS Oslofjord was a combined ocean liner/cruise ship built in 1949 by Netherlands Dock and Shipbuilding Company in Amsterdam, Netherlands for Norwegian America Line.As built she was 16,844 gross register tons, and could carry 620 passengers. I could see nothing. Nearest town: 8.22 miles from South Shields. For Sunday, Dec. 1-1940 it says the following: Oslofjord followed behind the destroyer, and was about 2 ship lengths behind it when at about 08:20 on Dec. 1 she struck a mine about 2 n. miles east/southeast of the entrance to the River Tyne, 220° 0.5 miles from T2 Buoy. - It is ironic that the skipper of the 'Plover', Andrew Berry, together with his wife were killed in an air raid on South Shields in April 1941. Diving the wreck of the Oslofjord. Dive sites around the UK are enormously varied. The captain also came back on board, though injured and still in shock. She was designed to carry 310 crew and 860 passengers (152 First Class, 307 Tourist Class, 401 Third Class). Neither do we think it to be necessary in giving others advice on this dive site. His aim was to drop us off on the same area of wreckage. HER Number: 12948. Related external links: The Tyne tugs 'Joffre', 'Langton' together with 'Wonder', 'King Edward VII' and 'Great Emperor' were towing her between the piers when her stern grounded, with her bows being high out of the water, ropes were passed ashore to the south pier to prevent the tanker blocking the channel. Some of her crew had been taken ashore by the Cullercoast lifeboat Westmorland, others by the Tynemouth lifeboat John Pyemont. Additionally, Ron Young says about the wreck in 2001 (see my sources at the end of this page): The bow end of the ship lies off South Shields. Related item on this website: She was without steam and needed assistance. The Oslofjord Tunnel is a 7,306-meter (23,970 ft) long subsea tunnel which constitutes part of European route E134 and is hence part of the Trans-European road network.The tunnel traverses below Drøbaksundet of the Oslofjord, reaching a maximum depth of 134 meters (440 ft) below mean sea level. Can you please tell us what's wrong: Have something to add? Four diesel engines clear after inward collapse. The main page is entitled Simplon Postcards and has postcard pictures of a heap of other companies around the world, mostly post war, but also some that go further back. Wreckage of 5317-ton Greek steamer Eugenia Chandris lies in contact near engine room after she struck Oslofjord wreck on 15 March, 1943. ... Pedestrian dies after police crash. The Oslofjord's stern-end overlaps and inermingles with that of the remains of the other wreck, the 5,300-ton Eugenia Chandris.". But the latest discovery — about 100 km south of Oslo — suggests that the site is a ship burial on land that served as a tomb for high – ranking people. Steel, 18 673 ton, luxury passenger liner, the pride of Norway when she was built in 1938, 171.68m long, 22.35m beam, 10.38m draught. His aim was to drop us off on the same area of wreckage. 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