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BurdenBuiltShipowner or operator Dimensions
147 gross 1914 at Tønsberg by Kaldnes Mekaniske Verksted NAL - The Norwegian-America Line , Kristiania, Norway 96.7ft x 21.1ft x 8ft 
 1925 Oslo - Stavanger - Bergen - New York   
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Built in 1914 at Kaldnes Mekaniske Verksted in Tønsberg as the "Erik Ask" later renamed "Union V". Bought by NAL and renamed "Idefjord" in 1919. She was the first motor vessel in the NAL fleet having a single action oil engine built by Kromhaut Motor Fab. in Amsterdam. Dimensions: Quarter Deck 5 tons; House on deck 6 tons. Rigging: steel single screw Sloop; 1 deck; Tonnage: 147 tons gross, 128 under deck and 80 net. Master: Captain T. Svendsen, appointed to the ship in 1919. Call sign: MKHB


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