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BurdenBuiltShipowner or operator Dimensions
434½ kl 1848 at Bath, Main, U.S.A by George F. Patten Fredrik Høst, Sandefjord, Norway  
 1867 Captain Jonas Christian Andersen jr.  from Bergen Apr. 23 to Quebec May 28  Passenger list: Passenger list 
 1868 Captain Jonas Christian Andersen jr.  from Bergen Apr. 23 to Quebec June 14  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 ship Claus Heftye was built in 1848 at Bath in Maine, USA by George F. Patten, and named George F. Patten. In 1864 she was bought by Chr. Castberg, and later sold to Fredrik Host of Sandefjord. Sold again in 1873 to GB/USA. Captain from 1864 to 1872 was J. Chr. Andersen jr. Her dimensions were: Length 152,2 feet x beam 33,6 feet and depth 16,9 feet. Material: Wood, Tonnage: 436 Norwegian Commercial lasts. In 1867 the Claus Heftye departed from Bergen Apr. 23, and arrived at Quebec May 28. The next year, in 1868, she departed from Bergen Apr. 23, and arrived at Quebec June 14.

The Norwegian emigrant ship CLAUS HEFTYE (ex USA GEORGE F. PATTON)



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