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BurdenBuiltShipowner or operator Dimensions
2,084 gross 1872 at Middlesbrough, England by Backhouse & Dixon The Norwegian American Steamship Company  294ft x 36.2ft x 27ft 
 Year Departure ArrivalRemarks
 1872  April 10, launched for Peter Jebsen of Bergen, NorwayAtlantic Journey ID 4788
 1872  July 10, maiden voyage from Bergen to New YorkAtlantic Journey ID 4790
 1872  Bergen - New York   
 1872  Bergen  July 10  New York  July 24 Feeder ship Kong Sverre from Christiania and Langesund for Bergen with 203 emigrants. Ganger Rolf with 83 emigrantsTransatlantc ID
 1872  Bergen  Sept. 23  New York  Oct. 10 Transatlantc ID
 1872  Oct. 27: (Capt. Lund) cleared to depart New York for WaterfordAtlantic Journey ID 9248
 1873  Mastered by Capt. J. LundAtlantic Journey ID 4789
 1873  Christiania - Christiansand - Bergen - New York   
 1873  Christiania  Aug. 04  New York  Aug. 23 Date of arrival not found. Date is estimated 19 days journey (arrived in New York 15 days from Bergen) - Via Christiansand and BergenTransatlantc ID
 1874  Christiania - Bergen - New York   
 1874  Christiania  May 07  New York  May 26 Captain J. Heltberg. Journey of 13 days from Bergen. 133 emigrants from Christiania.Transatlantc ID
 1874  June 4: (Capt Heltberg) cleared to depart New York for HavreAtlantic Journey ID 9246
 1874  July 28: (Capt Heltberg) cleared to depart New York for LondonAtlantic Journey ID 9247
 1876  Christiania  June 08  New York  June 29 16 days at seaTransatlantc ID
 1877  Christiania     Philadelphia  June 06 Transatlantc ID
 1891  Oct. 14, wrecked at Nettegrunden Ut÷ in the Baltic SeaAtlantic Journey ID 4791
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 "Harald Haarfager" was an iron construction with straight stem, one funnel, two masts, single screw and a speed of 10 knots. She had 5 bulkheads, 3 decks and the engine delivered 220 HP.

The S/S Harald Haarfager [Courtesy of Bergen Sj°fartsmuseum]


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