The remains of the SS Hjørdis
The remains of the SS Hjørdis

SS Hjørdis

“The Forgotten Ship”


Sue Gresham

Historical Research Volunteer


Researched December 2016

Revised December 2018

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The wreck of the iron steamship SS Hjørdis (English equivalent pronunciation “Yurdis”) has lain off Blakeney Point since she went aground and was wrecked in February 1916.

Almost a “ghost ship”, little was known locally about the Hjørdis and it was surmised that she might have been victim to a wartime attack.

In 2016, one hundred years after the ship was lost, there was a revival of interest in her.


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