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BurdenBuiltShipowner or operator Dimensions
2,024 gross 1882 at Glasgow by Dobie & Co. Thingvalla Line 286ft x 35.1ft x 25ft 
 Year Departure ArrivalRemarks
 1882  Apr. 3, launched for Dampskibs Selskabet FrejaAtlantic Journey ID 5117
 1883  Christiania - Christiansand - New York   
 1883  Chartered by the Thingvalla Line to replace the wrecked HeklaAtlantic Journey ID 5118
 1883  Christiania  Apr. 19  New York  May 04 177 Norwegian passengersTransatlantc ID
 1883  Christiania  June 14  New York  June 28 203 Norwegian passengersTransatlantc ID
 1883  Christiania  Aug. 09  New York  Aug. 26 Transatlantc ID
 1883  Christiania  Oct. 04  New York  Oct. 22 99 Norwegian emigrants onboardTransatlantc ID
 1883  Christiania  Nov. 29  New York  Dec. 19 Transatlantc ID
 1884  Christiania  Jan. 24  New York  Feb. 16 13 Norwegian emigrantsTransatlantc ID
 1884  Christiania  Mar. 26  New York  Apr. 13 Transatlantc ID
 1884  Christiania - Christiansand - New York   
 1886  Sold to French owners and renamed "Conseil"Atlantic Journey ID 5119
 1902  Feb. 13, sunk in collision with the Portuguese steamer "Peninsular" at LisbonAtlantic Journey ID 5120
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 S/S Heimdal was a ship of 2,024 tons gross, 1,318 under deck and 1,323 net. (length 87,17 meters and beam 10,73 meters) Bridge deck 18 feet long and forecastle 28 feet long. Iron construction, straight stem, one funnel, three masts (Brigantine rigging), 2 decks (1 of iron &1 partly of iron), 3 tiers of beams, 5 cemented bulkheads, double bottom aft, 64 feet long, 84 tons. Midship Deep Tank 22 feet, 244 tons. Forward Peak Tank 106 tons. Aft Peak Tank 22 tons. Propulsion: compound engine with 2 inverted cylinders of 35 & 68 inches diameter respectively; stroke 42 inches; operating at 90 p.s.i.; 200 horsepower. The engine was built by Walker, Henderson & Co. in Glasgow. She had a single screw and a service speed of 10 knots.


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