Fyrskeppet nr 5

Svenska Björn

ex. Utgrunden

- active lightship from 1866 until 1962 -


Technical data

Length o.a.: 27.73 m

Length: 24.95 m

Beam: 7.13 m
Draught: 2.30 m
Weight: 180 t
Weight fully loaded: 258 t
Year of construction: 1865/66
Builder: Bergsunds Mekaniska Verkstad, Stockholm, Sweden
Costs: 105,317.85 SEK
Material: steel
Crew: 7 men


1866-1883 Utgrunden station
1884-1897 the lightship was moved to Svenska Björn station
1898-1900 Finngrundet station was the next place to be marked for shipping
1901-1920 Svenska Björn station
1922-1962 Svenska Björn station
1962 rebuilt at Torsviks wharf to a cargo ship and used as sandtransporter named BJÖRN in Finland on the Borgå-Helsinki sand trade until the end of the 70ties

The lightship was rebuilt to its original appearance and is privately owned today and can be found in Västerås in Sweden.

If someone has news I would be grateful for an e-mail.