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BurdenBuiltShipowner or operator Dimensions
1,532 gross 1875 at Copenhagen by Burmeister & Wain Thingvalla Line 257.7ft x 32.1ft x 17.4ft 
 Year Departure ArrivalRemarks
 1875  November, launched for Dampskibs Selskabet CarlAtlantic Journey ID 5113
 1878  Damage repairsAtlantic Journey ID 5114
 1881  Mar. 24, arrived at Burmeister & Wain fort repairs after damages due to ice problems off ChristiansandAtlantic Journey ID 5115
 1881  Christiansand - New York   
 1881  Copenhagen - New York   
 1881  Christiansand  July 23  New York  Aug. 09 Transatlantc ID
 1881  Copenhagen  Sept. 16  New York  Oct. 10 ?? Called at Christansand, NorwayTransatlantc ID
 1889  Oct. 17, abandoned in the North SeaAtlantic Journey ID 5116
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 had a tonnage of 1,532 tons gross, 1,060 under deck and 972 net. (length 76,19m x beam 9,75m). Straight stem, one funnel, three masts (schooner), iron construction, 1 deck & spar deck, 3 tiers of beams, 6 cemented bulkheads, partial double bottom. Propulsion: compound engine with 4 inverted cylinders of 24 & 48 inches diameter each pair; stroke 32 inches; operating at 60 p.s.i.; 150 horsepower. The engine was built by the same company as the hull. She had a single screw and a speed of 10 knots. There was accommodation for 10-1st and 350-3rd class passengers. Chartered to the Thingvalla Line in March 1880 and commenced sailings from Copenhagen to Newcastle and New York. She started the last of 10 round voyages on 20th September 1881 when she left Copenhagen for Christiansand and New York. On . Call sign: NPVG


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