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BIDEVIND

The Bidevind was a414.3 foot by 55.7 foot Norwegian freighter. She was built in 1938 by the Flensburger Schiffsb Ges ship builders Company in Germany. She was powered by969 horse power oil engines and weighed 4,956 tons.

On April 30, 1942,the Bidevind was en route from India to New York with an assorted cargo when she was torpedoed on her starboard side by the German U-Boat, U-752. The Bidevind was then struck a second time. She sunk quickly thereafter.

On September 30,1943, the Bidevind was located 50 miles offshore by the Coast Guard cutter, Gentian. Navy divers explored the wreck and reported that the ship was lying on her side in 190 feet of water and rising to within 142  feet of the surface. Since then, the wreck has collapsed greatly and now lies scattered on the ocean floor.



Above Photo: Capt.Dan from dive boat Independence explorers the Bidevind wreck. Photo courtesy Brandon http://downtoolong.com/

Bidevind Shipwreck. Dan Berg Wreck Valley Collection

Bell from the Bidevind Shipwreck. Dan Berg Wreck Valley Collection

 
   

 

 

 

 
 

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