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BurdenBuiltShipowner or operator Dimensions
360 cl 1868 at Son, Norway by Jacob Woxen Peter Petersen & Co, Christiania, Norway  
 1868 Captain Fredrik Cappelen  from Christiania May 1 to Quebec June 21  Passenger list: Passenger list 
 1869 Captain Fredrik Cappelen  from Fredrikstad to Melbourne May 26  Passenger list: Passenger list 
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 "Benedicte" was built in 1868 at Son in Norway by Jacob Woxen. She had a tonnage of 360 Norwegian Commercial lasts. The vessel was owned by P. Peterseon & Co in Christiania, and was mastered by Fredrik Cappelen. In 1868 she departed from Christiania May 1, and arrived at Quebec June 21, after sailing for 51 days. She was carrying 345 passengers.

Passenger accommodation to Quebec. The new, clipper built and fast sailing ship, "Benedicte", Tonnage 360 Commercial lasts, mastered by Capt. Frederik Cappelen, will depart from Christiania for Quebec on April 22nd, carrying passengers. The ship has been classed 1st class with excellence for 7 years. The between deck has a height of 8 feet, and the ventilation is extremely good, and it is equipped in an excellent way in all matters. It can safely be recommended as a seldom good passenger ship. She can take 10 - 12 passengers in cabin. Enrolling and further information at agent Ferd. Breda in Toldbodgaden 1, Christiania.

In 1869 the Benedicte sailed with a few emigrants from Fredrikstad to Australia. The passenger accommodation was announced in the newspapers a number of times. The Benedicte arrived at the Port of Melbourne on the 26th day of May 1869. Master was Capt. Capellen. 760 Tons Register. There was only 3 passengers on the passenger list.

Newspaper announcement from "Morgenbladet". Passenger accommodation to Australia. The ship, "Benedicte", Tonnage 368 Commercial lasts, 1st class for 7 years, mastered by Capt. Frederik Cappelen, will probably depart during October from Fredrikstad for Australia, and can take 6 - 8 cabin passengers. The fee is 120 Spd. all meals included. Further information at agent Ferd. Breda, broker in Christiania.

Sources: [Hamar Stiftstidende, Passenger list, Christiana Police Emigration records]


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