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BurdenBuiltShipowner or operator Dimensions
3,258 gross 1884 at Greenock by Scott & Co Scandinavian America Line  
 Year Departure ArrivalRemarks
 1884  Feb. 29, launched for the Thingvalla LineAtlantic Journey ID 5137
 1884  May 14, departed from Copenhagen on her maiden voyage for New York via Christiania and ChristiansandAtlantic Journey ID 5138
 1885  Oct. 17, damaged by fire at New YorkAtlantic Journey ID 5140
 1886  Lost her rudder during a storm 500 miles off the Irish coast on voyage New York - Copenhagen, towed to Greenock. Atlantic Journey ID 5141
 1890  Docked at Gothenburg after suffering slight damages from collision with buoyAtlantic Journey ID 5142
 1893  Mar 24, damaged axel, temporary repairs proceeded by sail and reduced speed, taken in tow by the America of the National Line on Apr. 3, proceeded to New York, delayed for 41 daysAtlantic Journey ID 5143
 1897  June 14, arrived to Burmeister & Wain for repairsAtlantic Journey ID 5144
 1898  Kristiania - Kristiansand - New York   
 1898  Christiania  Oct. 20  New York  Nov. 05 Transatlantc ID
 1898  Taken over by the Scandinavian America Line when the Thingvalla Line was absorbed by the DFDS. (Det Forenede Dampskibsselskap)Atlantic Journey ID 5139
 1899  Christiansand  Feb. 10  New York  Feb. 24 Transatlantc ID
 1899  Kristiania - Kristiansand  Apr. 06  New York  Apr. 20 Transatlantc ID
 1899  Kristiania - Kristiansand - New York   
 1899  Kristiania - Kristiansand  June 01  New York  June 16 Transatlantc ID
 1899  Kristiania - Kristiansand  Sept. 21  New York  Oct. 05 Transatlantc ID
 1899  Kristiania - Kristiansand  Nov. 12  New York  Nov. 26 Transatlantc ID
 1900  Kristiania - Kristiansand  Mar. 08  New York  Mar. 23 Transatlantc ID
 1900  Kristiania - Kristiansand - New York   
 1900  Kristiania - Kristiansand  June 28  New York  July 14 Transatlantc ID
 1900  Kristiania - Kristiansand  Nov. 29  New York  Dec. 14 Transatlantc ID
 1901  Kristiania - Kristiansand  Jan. 17  New York  Feb. 07 Transatlantc ID
 1901  Kristiania - Kristiansand  Mar. 13  New York  Mar. 29 Transatlantc ID
 1901  Kristiania - Kristiansand - New York   
 1901  Kristiania - Kristiansand  Apr. 25  New York  May 10 Transatlantc ID
 1901  Kristiania - Kristiansand  June 13  New York  June 27 Transatlantc ID
 1901  Kristiania - Kristiansand  Aug. 01  New York  Aug. 16 Transatlantc ID
 1901  Kristiania - Kristiansand  Sept. 19  New York  Oct. 04 Transatlantc ID
 1901  Kristiania - Kristiansand  Nov. 07  New York  Nov. 21 Transatlantc ID
 1902  Kristiania - Kristiansand  Dec. 28  New York  Jan. 16 Transatlantc ID
 1902  Kristiania - Kristiansand  Feb. 13  New York  Mar. 01 Transatlantc ID
 1902  Kristiania - Kristiansand  Apr. 10  New York  Apr. 25 Transatlantc ID
 1902  Kristiania - New York   
 1902  Kristiania - Kristiansand  May 29  New York  June 13 Transatlantc ID
 1902  Kristiania - Kristiansand  Sept. 11  New York  Sept. 24 Transatlantc ID
 1902  Kristiania - Kristiansand  Oct. 30  New York  Nov. 17 Transatlantc ID
 1903  Kristiania - Kristiansand  Dec. 18  New York  Jan. 07 Transatlantc ID
 1903  Kristiania - Kristiansand  Apr. 02  New York  Apr. 19 Transatlantc ID
 1903  Kristiania - New York   
 1903  Kristiania - Kristiansand  May 21  New York  June 05 Transatlantc ID
 1903  Kristiania - Kristiansand  Sept. 03  New York  Sept. 17 Transatlantc ID
 1903  Kristiania - Kristiansand  Oct. 29  New York  Nov. 14 Transatlantc ID
 1904  Kristiania - Kristiansand  Feb. 18  New York  Mar. 06 Transatlantc ID
 1904  Kristiania - New York   
 1904  Kristiania - Kristiansand  June 09  New York  June 24 Transatlantc ID
 1904  Kristiania - Kristiansand  Aug. 04  New York  Aug. 17 Transatlantc ID
 1904  Kristiania - Kristiansand  Sept. 29  New York  Oct. 16 Transatlantc ID
 1905  March 21, broken steering gear off England. Arrived in London for repair but run aground at low tideAtlantic Journey ID 4911
 1905  Apr.22, arrived Horta, Fayal Island, Azores in distress after her rudder stock broke after 3 days of storm on March 11th. An emergency rudder had been fitted, returned to Copenhagen, repaired by Burmeister & WainAtlantic Journey ID 5145
 1905  Kristiania - New York   
 1905  Sold to Danish owners and renamed Eduard RegelAtlantic Journey ID 5146
 1909  Went to Russian owners, renamed Minsk Atlantic Journey ID 5147
 1910  Scrapped Atlantic Journey ID 5148
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. Hekla (2), Scandinavian America Line steamship
The S.S. Hekla (2) in Scandinavian America Line colors. Photographed by Anders Beere Wilse at Oslo. The image has been colorized by Borge Solem. License for the colorized work: CC BY-NC-ND 4.0)

The Hekla (2) was built in 1884 by Scott & Co, at Greenock to replace her namesake. Her tonnage was 3258 tons gross and 2113 tons net. Dimensions: 333.2 feet long, 41.6 feet beam and holds 22 feet deep (100,65 meter x 12,77 meter), poop 35 feet long, bridge deck 63 feet long and forecastle 46 feet long. She was an iron construction, had a straight stem, one funnel and three masts (schooner rigged). Propulsion: compound engine with 2 inverted cylinders of 46 and 84 inches diameter respectively; stroke 54 inches. The engine delivered 450 horsepower which gave her a service speed of 11 knots. The engine was built by the same company as the hull. There was accommodation for 40 first class-, 30 second class and 800 third class (steerage) passengers. Master: Captain Thomsen, appointed to the shipping line in 1881 and to the ship in 1885.


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