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BurdenBuiltShipowner or operator Dimensions
3,414 gross 1880 at Walker-on-Tyne by C. Mitchell & Co. Thingvalla Line 340ft x 40ft x 26ft 
 Year Departure ArrivalRemarks
 1880  Launched as the Jan Breydel for the Engels Line of Belgium.Atlantic Journey ID 5109
 1888  Christiania - Christiansand - New York   
 1888  September, purchased by the Thingvalla Line, renamed DanmarkAtlantic Journey ID 5110
 1888  Sept. 27, departed Antwerp for New York on her first voyage for the Thingvalle Line Atlantic Journey ID 5111
 1888  Christiania  Nov. 22  New York  Dec. 10 Transatlantc ID
 1889  Christiania  Mar. 21    Apr. 06 Captain Knudsen, left Christiania with 137 passengers. Cargo: 604.700kg wood pulp, 28.950kg ropes, 114 barrels of herring and 5.600kg skin. The ship was abandoned in the Atlantic after having damages to her engine.Transatlantc ID
 1889  Apr. 6, abandoned in the Atlantic after the stern shaft broke and knocked a hole in the hull, the ship began sinking slowly - see belowAtlantic Journey ID 5112
 1889  Christiania - Christiansand - New York   
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
S.S. Danmark, Thingvalla Line steamship
The S.S. Danmark. - Source: Museet for søfart. - Colorized by Børge Solem. - This work is licensed under CC BY-NC-SA

The S/S Danmark had a tonnage was 3,414 tons gross, 2,587 under deck and 2,236 net. She had one funnel, three masts, barquentine rigged, iron construction, 3 iron decks and partly iron awning deck, 5 cemented bulkheads, double bottom aft 68 feet long, 147 tons. Midship Deep Tank 36 feet, 426 tons. She had a single screw and a speed of 11 knots. Propulsion: compound engine with 2 inverted cylinders of 44 and 84 inches diameter respectively; stroke 48 inches; 80 p.s.i.; 400 horsepower; engine built by T. Clark & Co. in Newcastle.

On April 6th 1889 the emigrant ship Danmark was abandoned in the Atlantic. The passengers and a crew were all saved by a small freighter, the S/S "Missouri" of the Atlantic Transport Line. The "Missouri" was not accommodated for more than 20 people. The passengers was brought to the Azores and put ashore. For more information, read: The sinking of the S/S Danmark - (newspaper account concerning the sinking of the S/S DANMARK, has been transcribed and submitted by Kristin Brue. Kristin's great-grandmother was among the passengers rescued from the sinking ship in 1889.)

The Rescue of the Passengers of the S/S Danmark - Article from The Press - Tuesday Morning, April 23, 1889 Transcribed by Mike Nelson, Aug. 2005 - This article from The Press about the sinking and rescue of the passenger on the S/S Danmark in 1889 is really a magnificent story. The steamer Missouri mastered by Captain Murrell rescued in mid-ocean the 735 (739) passengers and crew from the disabled and sinking steamship which was leaking heavely after her shaft had snapped


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