2021-07-30

Landgöngupramminn í Mjóafirði │ Iceland Photo Gallery

Documenting Iceland

by: Rafn Sig,-

Flakið er af landgöngupramma sem hefur legið hér í fjöruborðinu á Tanga allt frá árinu 1966

Pramminn kom vestan af fjörðum þar sem ameríski herinn notaði hann, knúinn tveimur díselvélum til flutninga til ratsjárstöðvarinnar á Straumnesfjalli. Hann var einnig nýttur í Ísafjarðardjúpi til að ferja m.a. jarðýtur milli staða, en hægt var að leggja niður gaflinn að framan og keyra upp í sandfjöru.

Þegar komið var upp síldarplani í Brekkuþorpi í Mjóafirði árið 1965 var pramminn fenginn vélarlaus austur til að flytja burt síldarafskurðinn. Var pramminn þá dreginn frá Mjóafirði til Norðfjarðar þar sem landað var til bræðslu.

Pramminn var þó einungis í notkun í Mjóafirði í tvö sumur áður en honum var endanlega lagt hér á þessum stað. Hann þótti óhagstæður vegna þess að hann er þver fyrir og voru menn hvað eftir annað rétt við að missa hann niður á leiðinni yfir á Norðfjörð.

Landing Craft Mechanized (LCM) – Made in USA

This is the wreck of a landing craft that has been aground here since 1966

This vessel came from the Western Fjords where it was used by the US Military to ferry equipment to the Radar Station in remote area. It was also used to transport bulldozers and cars between fjords. The front could be lowered so vehicles could be driven onto sandy beaches.

When a herring salting station was established in Brekka Village in 1965 the landing craft was brought to Mjóifjörður to transport the cutting (heads and guts) of the herring to Norðfjörður for processing into herring-meal. The barge was towed between the fjords by a fishing boat as its engines had been . . . All info at: https://www.patreon.com/RafnSig

Heimild: Sigfús Vilhjálsson

 

 

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