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The wreck of the FMS Northern Star is a location in the Commonwealth in 2287. It is populated by ghoulified raiders that speak Norwegian.


Enter by climbing the metal crates inside the wreck and go toward the ship's stern, up a flight of stairs. By boarding the deck and approaching the bow, there is a lifeboat which will lower the Sole Survivor down.

There is a cooking station located on the top deck right before the wooden shacks at the front of the ship and a chemistry station in the wooden shacks.

Notable loot

  • Agility bobblehead - Right on the very bow of the ship, past the upper room, sitting on a piece of wood at the end of the boat.
  • Tales of a Junktown Jerky Vendor issue #8 - On the upper level of the ship, mid-deck, on the parasol table with the radio on.
  • A Stealth Boy - On a toilet under the shacks near the very bow of the ship.
  • A mini nuke - Next to the terminal in the same room as the bed and chemistry station near the bow of the ship.
  • A fusion core - Inside a generator on the ground level, near the bow of the ship.

Related quests

  • Quartermastery: Scribe Haylen has identified the location of a piece of technology she wishes to retrieve and catalog. She asks the Sole Survivor for help in bringing back the technology in one piece.
  • Randolph Safehouse: The Railroad agent Mister Tims will leave dead drops in the form of six holotapes for the Sole Survivor, containing information about possible hazards to the Railroad's escort and escape of synths out of the Commonwealth. They can assist in these efforts by clearing out the location of hostiles.
  • To the Mattresses: The synth-hating L&L Gang is a major threat to the Railroad. Desdemona has a lead on them and asks the Sole Survivor to help neutralize their members.


  • The crew does not speak English, but the terminals controlling their turrets are interfaced in English rather than Norwegian.
    • When encountered they will tell the Sole Survivor "gå vekk" and "la oss være i fred" - which means "go away" and "leave us alone," respectively.
    • When one dies, the others may exclaim "du drepte han!" meaning "you killed him!" in Norwegian. Their last words upon death are often "jeg kommer hjem...", which means "I'm coming home..."
  • The pilothouse is almost identical to the ones seen on tugboats.
  • Just off of Spectacle Island, there is a container ship identical to the FMS Northern Star, only sunken by the bombs.
  • The ship bears a striking resemblance to the MS Azalea from the add-on Far Harbor.
  • If pacified with Intimidation, the raiders will remain silent for as long as they are non-hostile.

Raider quotes


The wreck of the FMS Northern Star appears only in Fallout 4.

Behind the scenes

Some of the subtitles and pronunciations are wrong in the ghoul crew's quotes. The line "Hva hvil du med us?" (What do you want from us?) is supposed to be "Hva vil du med oss?" and the line "Du vil angre angripe oss!" (You will regret attacking us!) should be "Du vil angre på å angripe oss!"


  • Icon pc.png Icon ps4.png Icon xboxone.png When boarding the boat lift to go down only the control button goes down while the boat stays put. One can still jump into the boat and ride down and up again with the button, however. Fast traveling away and then back may fix the problem. [verified]
  • Icon pc.png Icon ps4.png Icon xboxone.png It is possible to become stuck on mid-deck at the south middle between four rusted crates. [verified]
    • This can be solved by wearing power armor that has the jetpack modification and boosting oneself out.
    • On pc, this can be resolved by using the console command tcl to clip through the crates to the other side.
    • If all enemies have been defeated in the area one can also use fast travel to return to the fast travel spawn point.