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The wrecks of Fernedale and Parat

Fernedale and Parat

Fernedale and Parat

Now you have a rare opportunity to dive two WWII wrecks the Fernedale and Parat at the same dive. In December 1944, the German freighter Fernedale ran aground, as a result consequently, the rescuing steamer Parat was called in to help…

Unique Twin Wrecks

Most importantly, next morning allied aircraft discovered the ships and shot them into flames, therefore, Fernedale and Parat today share the same destiny. Parat with a length of 30 meters sank first, settling at a depth of 45-60 meters, most importantly the giant Ferndale followed her four hours later into the deep, besides that just missing to smash into the smaller vessel by just four feet! As a result, the wreck dive offers a perfect dive profile from 60 to 7 meters, suitable for both technical and sports divers.

Huge dimensions

With a length of 116 meters and a width of 16 meters, Ferndale weighed 4.302 GRT. After the war, as a result, of the sinking, the bow and fore ship was salvaged, most importantly leaving the midship and stern untouched. Ferndale was built in 1925 in Germany and was besides that owned by the Norwegian shipping company Glittre AS. The German invasion of Norway was in 1940 and as a result she was therefore taken over by the Kriegsmarine to be used as a supply ship.

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Read more about some spectacular wrecks, the list is an extract of more than 20 wrecks that we have in our area.


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