Crete Joist ran ashore in Fevåg in Rissa, Norway, on 20th February 1943, after having met with a storm. Just a few years earlier, when WW2 broke out in Norway, the Germans had seized the boat to use it for transport between Trondheim and Ålesund.
The barge was built by Blackett`s Concrete Ships Ltd., Thornaby Yard, U.K. in 1920, and was used for transportation in Norway from 1924 onwards. Crete Joist is 57 meters in lenght, and had a carrying capacity of 1200 tons.
Since 1943 there have been several attempts to blow up the concrete barge, by both the Germans and the Norwegian army, but none have succeeded. For the past 70 years she has been resting where she ran ashore, in a quiet part of Rissa.