Bungsberg (ship)

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Name: Bungsberg
Namesake: Bungsberg, with 168 metres (551 ft) the highest point in Holstein
Builder: Howaldtswerke, Hamburg, Germany
Laid down: 1924
Fate: Struck a naval mine on March 25, 1943
General characteristics
Tonnage: 1,504 gross register tons (GRT)
Length: 76.4 m (251 ft)
Installed power: 143 hp (107 kW)

Bungsberg (originally called Eva) is a shipwreck of a vessel built in 1924 at Howaldtswerke in Hamburg for China Reederei AG, now lying at a depth of 38 meters in Tallinn Bay, Estonia. It was sunk on 24 March 1943 by an impact of a mine laid by a Russian airplane. Factory body number 646. The last owner of Bungsberg was Aug. Bolten Wm Miller's Nachfolger (GmbH & Co.) KG

She had three sister ships:

  • Troja - hull no 643 (Deutsche Levante-Linie, Hamburg, 1922)
  • Kreta - hull no 644 (Bremer Dampfschiffahrtsgesellschaft, Bremen, 1923)
  • Syra - hull no 645 (Deutsche Levante Linie, Hamburg)

Today Bungsberg is a popular wreck dive site for divers.

She lies on her keel, upright position. The funnel and after mast are gone. Also the upper structures of captain's bridge are missing. Damage from the mine explosion is clearly visible on her bow starboard side. All four cargo holds are empty. Some papers rescued from this ship and telegraph are kept in the Estonian Maritime Museum.

General characteristics[edit]

  • Displacement 1,504 tons
  • Length: 75,9 m
  • Width: 11,6 m
  • Triple expansion steam engine

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Coordinates: 59°30′N 24°36′E / 59.500°N 24.600°E / 59.500; 24.600