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8,173 gross 1897 at Belfast by Harland & Wolff Scandinavian America Line 469.5ft x 53.1ft x 22.7ft 
 1897 Feb. 18, launched as the Rotterdam for the Holland America Line, sailed on the Rotterdam - New York serviceAtlantic Journey ID 8670
 1906 Apr. 5, purchased by the Scandinavian American Line (DFDS), renamed C.F.Tietgen Atlantic Journey ID 5191
 1906 Captain was A.G. Thomsen, appointed to the shipping line in 1898 and to the ship in 1906.Atlantic Journey ID 5196
 1906 Kristiania - New York   
 1906 June 28, collided with and sank the schooner E. G. Hay, no lives lostAtlantic Journey ID 5193
 1907 Kristiania - New York   
 1908 Kristiania - New York   
 1909 Kristiania - New York   
 1910 Kristiania - New York   
 1910 July 7, departed for cruising from Copenhagen up the Norwegian coast to the North Cape, calling at Bergen and TrondhjemAtlantic Journey ID 5194
 1911 Kristiania - New York   
 1912 Kristiania - New York   
 1913 Kristiania - New York   
 1913 July 29, chartered to "Nordisk Film A/S" for the production of the film "Atlantis"Atlantic Journey ID 5195
 1913 Sold to the Russian American Line and renamed Dwinsk, sailed between Libau and Archangel to New YorkAtlantic Journey ID 5197
 1917 Came under British (Cunard) managementAtlantic Journey ID 5198
 1918 June 18, torpedoed on way France - Newport News without warning by German sub. U-151, 400 miles NE of Bermuda. The crew from six of the lifeboats arrived safely after up to ten days at sea. The seventh boat disappeared with 22 menAtlantic Journey ID 5199
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

C. F. Tietgen, Scandinavian America Line steamship
C. F. Tietgen, Scandinavian America Line steamship
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C. F. Tietgen at Vippetangen, Oslo, Scandinavian America Line steamship
C. F. Tietgen, at Vippetangen, Kristiania (Oslo)
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This ship was named after the Danish merchant and first chairman of the DFDS board, Carl Frederik Tietgen. The steamship C. F. Tietgen had a tonnage of 8 173 gross tons, 7 385 under deck and 5 147 net. Dimensions: 469,5 feet long, 53,1 feet beam and holds 22.7 feet deep (length 143,34m x beam 16,21m). Promenade deck 189 feet long. She was constructed in steel, had twin screws, 3 decks, steel upper deck sheathed in wood and partly steel awning deck sheathed in wood. She had 8 cemented bulkheads and was fitted with electric light. Cellular double bottom, aft 116 feet long, under engine and boilers 116 feet and forward 139 feet, 1,058 tons; Midship Deep Tank 48 feet, 1 050 tons; Forward Peak Tank 96 tons; Aft Peak Tank 73 tons; flat keel. She had one funnel and two masts. Propulsion: triple expansion engines with 6 cylinders of 26 ½, 43 ½ and 72 inches diameter each pair; stroke 51 inches. The engine could deliver 954 nominal horsepower, 5250 indicated horsepower giving her a speed of 14 knots. She had 3 double ended and 2 single ended boilers, 24 corrugated furnaces, grate surface 426 sq. ft.; heating surface 16 750 sq. ft. The engine was built by the same company as the hull. When built there was passenger accommodation for 200-1st, 150-2nd 2 000-3rd class, refitted later to 191 1st-class, 90 2nd-class and 610-3rd class passengers. During her DFDS career she crossed the Atlantic 110 times. Call sign: NPRK

S/S C. F. Tietgen, Scandinavian America Line
Picture of the S/S C. F. Tietgen
, [from the book DFDS 1866-1991, p. 264]
C. F. Tietgen. Scandinavian America Line steamship
Steamship C. F. Tietgen

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Scandinavian America liner C. F. Tietgen departing Copenhagen
Scandinavian America liner C. F. Tietgen departing Copenhagen

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See the snapshots taken onboard the S/S Dwinsk, by Heinrich (Henry) Ioganowitsch Arnowitz, during 1917 on a convoy from Halifax to Great Britain

[North Atlantic Seaway by N.R.P.Bonsor, vol.3,p.1051, subm. by Ted Finch][Lloyd's register of shipping, subm. by Gilbert Provost][DFDS 1866-1991 by Søren Thorsøe a.o., p. 264]


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