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BurdenBuiltShipowner or operator Dimensions
120 kl 1852 at Norrkøping, Sweden by Heggblad Hammarsten Brødrene Rød, Tønsberg, Norway 107ft x 26,8ft x 15,5ft 
 1864 Captain Rød  from Christiania Apr. 30 to Quebec June 20   
 1864 November 17 leaving London for Newcastle and Christiania, Capt. SørensenAtlantic Journey ID 10404
 1864 November 23 Newcastle/Shields from London loading (coal) for Christiania, arriving there Dec. 15Atlantic Journey ID 10405
 1865 Captain B. L. Rød  from Christiania May 5 to Quebec June 25  Passenger list: Passenger list 
 1865 August 4 leaving Quebec for London, arriving London Sept. 12Atlantic Journey ID 10406
 1865 September 29 leaving London for TønsbergAtlantic Journey ID 10407
 1865 December 2 Sunderland from Porsgrund leaving Dec. 31 for ChristianiaAtlantic Journey ID 10408
 1866 Captain B. L. Rød  from Christiania Apr. 18 to Quebec May 27  Passenger list: Passenger list 
 1866 May 26 leaving Quebec for SuttonbridgeAtlantic Journey ID 10410
 1866 May 1 spoken at 50ºN 34ºW (middle of the Atlantic) by a Steamship for LondonAtlantic Journey ID 10409
 1866 August 4 Wisbeach from QuebecAtlantic Journey ID 10411
 1866 September 1 leaving Suttonbridge for the BalticAtlantic Journey ID 10412
 1867 Captain Ludvig Rød  from Christiania Apr. 20 to Quebec May 29  Passenger list: Passenger list 
 1867 August 12 off Øresund: from Suttonbridge to Gefle (Sweden in ballastAtlantic Journey ID 10413
 1867 September 16 off Øresund: from Gefle to Santander (Spain) with timberAtlantic Journey ID 10414
 1868 Captain E. Moe  from Christiania Apr. 4 to Galvastone May 27  Passenger list: Passenger list 
 1868 Direct for Galveston and the Norwegian colony in the city of Bosque, Texas. 114 passengers, 48 male and 31 female over 15 years, 18 boys and 12 girls between 15 and 1, and 3 male and 2 female infants, most of them from Hedemark carrying 1156 SpesidalerAtlantic Journey ID 10415
 1868 May 27 arrived Galvastone, all passengers well after 50 days at sea.Atlantic Journey ID 10416
 1868 in Galvastone loading Cotton and or mahoganyAtlantic Journey ID 10417
 1868 October 8 leaving Falmouth for LiverpoolAtlantic Journey ID 10418
 1868 November 4 leaving Liverpool with general goods for ChristianiaAtlantic Journey ID 10419
 1869 July 7 Liverpool from GalvastoneAtlantic Journey ID 10420
 1869 September 17, Waterford from Tobasco with damageAtlantic Journey ID 10421
 1869 September 20 leaving Waterford for HavreAtlantic Journey ID 10422
 1869 October 27 Newport: from Havre to HavanaAtlantic Journey ID 10423
The information listed above is not the complete record of the ship. The information was collected from a multitude of sources, and new information will be added as it emerges

The brig Atalanta was owned by the Rød brothers. She was bought from German owners, who owned her under the same name. She was built in 1852, at Heggblad Hammarstein in Norrkøping, Sweden. Her burden was 120-140 Norwegian Commercial lasts.

In 1864 she departed from Christiania Apr. 30th, and arrived at Quebec June 20. Master was Capt. Rød. Because the National Archives of Canada [NAC] did not start the archiving of passenger lists before 1865, and the Norwegian emigration records did not start before 1867, there is no surviving passenger list for this voyage in any of those archives. Timeline to records. In 1865 she departed from Christiania on May 5th, and arrived at Quebec on June 25th. She was mastered by Capt. Rød and was carrying 163 passengers. In 1866 she departed from Christiania on Apr. 18th and arrived at Quebec on May 27th. She was mastered by Capt. B. L. Rød, and was carrying 185 passengers. In 1867 she departed from Christiania on Apr. 20th and arrived at Quebec on May 29th. She was mastered by Capt. Ludvig Rød. The passenger list for this voyage is kept by the National Archives of Canada [NAC]. In 1868 the Atalanta departed from Christiania Apr. 4th, and arrived at Galveston May 28th. This year she was mastered by Capt. E. Moe. The passengers were listed in the Christiania police emigration records, kept by the Statsarkivet in Norway. The records are online.


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