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2,844 gross 1882 at Copenhagen by Burmeister & Wain Thingvalla Line 324.4ft x 39.1ft x 22ft 
 Year Departure ArrivalRemarks
 1882  August, launchedAtlantic Journey ID 5149
 1882  Christiania - New York   
 1882  Sept. 6, departed on her maiden voyage from Copenhagen for Christiania (Oslo), Christiansand and New YorkAtlantic Journey ID 5150
 1882  Christiania  Sept. 07  New York  Sept. 27 This was her maiden journey to New York from Copenhagen via Christiania and Christiansand. In Christiania 180 passengers embarked, 24 in cabins. Cargo: stockfish, herring, anchovies, cloudberry and punch. Some 50 emigrants embarked in Christiansand.Transatlantc ID
 1882  Sept. 13 reported to leave Leith, Scotland for America.Atlantic Journey ID 8598
 1882  Christiania  Nov. 02  New York  Nov. 18 Capt. Thomsen in Christiania; 108 Norwegian passengers, cargo; medicine fish oil, cheese, 373 liter whortleberry, herring and 853 liter beer.Transatlantc ID
 1883  Christiania  Dec. 28  New York  Jan. 13 Transatlantc ID
 1883  Christiania  Mar. 04  New York  Mar. 20 Transatlantc ID
 1883  Christiania - Christiansand - New York   
 1883  Christiania  May 03  New York  May 18 347 Norwegian passengersTransatlantc ID
 1883  Christiania  June 28  New York  July 13 429 Norwegian passengersTransatlantc ID
 1883  Christiania  Aug. 23  New York  Sept. 06 347 Norwegian passengers. Journey of 12,5 daysTransatlantc ID
 1883  Christiania  Oct. 18  New York  Nov. 04 Transatlantc ID
 1884  Christiania  Dec. 13  New York  Jan. 02 Transatlantc ID
 1884  Christiania  Feb. 07  New York  Feb. 25 Transatlantc ID
 1884  Christiania  Apr. 03  New York  Apr. 19 Transatlantc ID
 1884  Christiania - Christiansand - New York   
 1884  Christiania  May 29  New York  June 14 Captain Schj°dt. From Copenhagen 220 emigrants, Christiania 276 and Christiansand ab. 100Transatlantc ID
 1884  Christiania  July 27  New York  Aug. 10 Transatlantc ID
 1884  Christiania  Sept. 25  New York  Oct. 10 130 Norwegian passengersTransatlantc ID
 1884  Christiania  Nov. 13  New York  Nov. 28 Transatlantc ID
 1885  Christiania  Jan. 08  New York  Jan. 26 Capt. Skj°dt from Christiania with passengers and cargo of wood pulp, anchovies, fish oil and one sledgeTransatlantc ID
 1885  Feb, 15: arrived in Christiania after crossing the ocean in 14 days from New York. On Jan. 14 at 47░ N, 43░ W, passed huge iceberg more than 100 feet highAtlantic Journey ID 4951
 1885  Christiania  Mar. 05  New York  Mar. 20 Capt. Skj°dt from Christiania with 73 emigrants and cargo of herring, cheese and fish oilTransatlantc ID
 1885  April 13 arrived in Christiania from New York. Cargo fixed for Chr.a: 1,264 sacs wheat, 560 sacs meal, 269 bales of leather, 200 barrels of butter, 100 of syrup, 50 bales of cotton and 50 cases of dried applesAtlantic Journey ID 4953
 1885  Christiania - Christiansand - New York   
 1885  Christiania  Apr. 30  New York  May 15 Capt. Skj°dt from Christiania with 190 emigrants and general goods. 250 Norwegian passengersTransatlantc ID
 1885  Christiania  June 25  New York  July 11 Capt. Skj°dt from Christiania with 125 emigrants and goodsTransatlantc ID
 1885  Christiania  Aug. 20  New York  Sept. 03 Transatlantc ID
 1885  Oct. 16, Ran aground at Grundholmen off Horten, went to Horten for examination by divers, proceeded the next day Atlantic Journey ID 5152
 1885  Christiania  Oct. 15  New York  Oct. 31 Transatlantc ID
 1886  Christiania  Apr. 01  New York  Apr. 18 360 Norwegian passengersTransatlantc ID
 1886  Christiania - Christiansand - New York   
 1886  Christiania  May 27  New York  June 11 456 Norwegian passengersTransatlantc ID
 1886  Christiania  July 22  New York  Aug. 07 380 Norwegian passengers onboardTransatlantc ID
 1886  Christiania  Sept. 14  New York  Sept. 30 Arrived in the morningTransatlantc ID
 1886  Christiania  Nov. 09  New York  Nov. 26 Transatlantc ID
 1887  Christiania  Mar. 03  New York  Mar. 21 Transatlantc ID
 1887  Christiania - Christiansand - New York   
 1887  Christiania  Apr. 28  New York  May 15 Capt. Skj°dt from Copenhagen with 460 emigrants. Some 243 embarked in Christiania and another 243 in Christiansand. Total 788 passengers. Cargo from Christiania 312.000-kilo wood pulp and 560-kilo chees.Transatlantc ID
 1887  Christiania  June 23  New York  July 08 Capt. Skj°dt, from Scandinavia to New York with 776 passengers. In Christiania 306 passengers embarked, in Christiansand another 100 embarked. Cargo loaded in Christiania: 327.875-kilo wood pulp.Transatlantc ID
 1887  Christiania  Aug. 18  New York  Sept. 03 Transatlantc ID
 1887  Christiania  Oct. 13  New York  Oct. 29 Also reported arrive 1887-10-28Transatlantc ID
 1887  Christiania  Dec. 08  New York  Dec. 26 Transatlantc ID
 1888  Christiania  Feb. 02  New York  Feb. 20 Transatlantc ID
 1888  Christiania - Christiansand - New York   
 1888  Christiania  Apr. 26  New York  May 12 Transatlantc ID
 1888  Christiania  June 21  New York  July 06 Passengers from Bergen embarked in KristiansandTransatlantc ID
 1888  Christiania  Aug. 16  New York  Aug. 31 Transatlantc ID
 1888  Christiania  Oct. 11  New York  Oct. 27 Transatlantc ID
 1888  Christiania  Dec. 06  New York  Dec. 28 Transatlantc ID
 1889  Christiania  Jan. 24  New York  Feb. 13 Capt. Skj°dt from Christiania with 20 passengers and cargo of 526.700kg wood pulp, 5.760kg skin, 514-liter beer and 440kg tinned productsTransatlantc ID
 1889  March 5, arrived in Christiania from New York with 875 cases of meat, tobacco, meal, leather and applesAtlantic Journey ID 4937
 1889  March 12 anchored in Helsing°r due to sever ice conditionAtlantic Journey ID 4938
 1889  Christiania  Mar. 28  New York  Apr. 13 Capt. Skj°dt from Christiania to New York with passengers and cargo of 418.000kg wood pulp and 100 barrels of whale oilTransatlantc ID
 1889  March 20. Departure New York with order to sail more south and through the English Channel instead of north Scotland to search for the missing steamship DanmarkAtlantic Journey ID 4947
 1889  Christiania - Christiansand - New York   
 1889  Christiania  May 16  New York  June 01 Capt. Skj°dt from Christiania with passengers and cargo of 529,200kg wood pulp and 5,000kg tinned foodTransatlantc ID
 1889  Christiania  July 04  New York  July 20 Transatlantc ID
 1889  Christiania  Aug. 22  New York  Sept. 07 Transatlantc ID
 1889  Christiania  Oct. 10  New York  Oct. 26 Transatlantc ID
 1890  Christiania  Feb. 27  New York  Mar. 20 Transatlantc ID
 1890  Christiania - Christiansand - New York   
 1890  Christiania  Apr. 24  New York  May 08 Transatlantc ID
 1890  Christiania  Aug. 21  New York  Sept. 05 Transatlantc ID
 1890  Oct 16, Collided with the S/S Kong Ragnar in the Christiania harbor, minor damages but had to be repaired.Atlantic Journey ID 5153
 1890  Christiania  Oct. 16  New York  Nov. 05 Transatlantc ID
 1890  Christiania  Dec. 12  New York  Dec. 30 Transatlantc ID
 1891  Christiania  Feb. 05  New York  Feb. 20 Also reported arrive 1891-02-24Transatlantc ID
 1891  Christiania  Apr. 02  New York  Apr. 18 312 Norwegian passengersTransatlantc ID
 1891  Christiania - Christiansand - New York   
 1891  Christiania  May 28  New York  June 11 Transatlantc ID
 1891  Christiania  July 23  New York  July 06 Hekla was reported instead of IslandTransatlantc ID
 1891  Christiania  July 23  New York  Aug. 07 Capt. Skj°dt, from Christiania with 93 emigrants loading 305500kg wood pulp.Transatlantc ID
 1891  Christiania  Sept. 17  New York  Oct. 03 Transatlantc ID
 1891  Christiania  Nov. 12  New York  Nov. 27 48 emigrants from Christiania.Transatlantc ID
 1891  Dec. 23, Ran aground at Nidingen Landgrund between Gothenburg and Varberg in thick fog on way Kristiania - Copenhagen. The passengers were rescued and spent Christmas at Varberg custom-house before being transported to Copenhagen by trainAtlantic Journey ID 5154
 1892  Jan. 5, arrived to Burmeister & Wain for repairsAtlantic Journey ID 5155
 1892  Christiania  Mar. 06  New York  Mar. 22 Transatlantc ID
 1892  Christiania - Christiansand - New York   
 1892  Christiania  Apr. 28  New York  May 11 Transatlantc ID
 1892  Christiania  June 23  New York  July 07 Capt. Skj°dt. Also reported arrive 1892-07-08Transatlantc ID
 1892  Christiania  Aug. 18  New York  Aug. 31 Capt. W. Skj°dtTransatlantc ID
 1892  Christiania  Oct. 13  New York  Oct. 30 Transatlantc ID
 1893  Christiania  Dec. 15  New York  Jan. 03 Capt. W. Skj°dt. 17 emigrants from ChristianiaTransatlantc ID
 1893  Christiania  Feb. 21  New York  Mar. 11 Transatlantc ID
 1893  Christiania  Apr. 13  New York  Apr. 28 Capt. Skj°dt. 185 emigrants from Christiania, Cargo; calfskin, pike skin, wood pulp and 672 liter beer.Transatlantc ID
 1893  Christiania - Christiansand - New York   
 1893  Christiania  June 08  New York  June 22 Capt. Skj°dt. Cargo loaded in Kristiania; oxal acid, wood pulp and beerTransatlantc ID
 1893  Christiania  Aug. 03  New York  Aug. 17 Capt. Skj°dtTransatlantc ID
 1893  Christiania  Sept. 28  New York  Oct. 12 Capt. Skj°dtTransatlantc ID
 1893  Christiania  Nov. 23  New York  Dec. 09 Capt. Skj°dtTransatlantc ID
 1894  Jan. 27, damaged by hurricane, and lost one sailor in the Atlantic, went to Greenock for repairs. The passengers were transferred to the Anchor Line steamer Furnessia and arrived New York Feb. 22Atlantic Journey ID 5216
 1894  Christiania  Jan. 18  New York  Feb. 22 Transatlantc ID
 1894  Christiania - Christiansand - New York   
 1894  Christiania  Apr. 26  New York  May 11 Capt. Skj°dtTransatlantc ID
 1894  Christiansand     New York  July 03 Transatlantc ID
 1894  Christiania  Aug. 16  New York  Aug. 30 Capt. Skj°dtTransatlantc ID
 1894  Christiania  Oct. 18  New York  Oct. 31 Capt. Skj°dtTransatlantc ID
 1894  Christiania  Dec. 13  New York  Dec. 29 Transatlantc ID
 1895  Christiania  Feb. 07  New York  Feb. 21 Thingvalla Line and Scandia LineTransatlantc ID
 1895  Christiania  Apr. 04  New York  Apr. 18 Transatlantc ID
 1895  Christiania - Christiansand - New York   
 1895  Christiania  May 30  New York  June 13 Transatlantc ID
 1895  Christiania  July 25  New York  Aug. 09 Transatlantc ID
 1895  Christiania  Sept. 19  New York  Oct. 03 Also reported arrive 1895-10-04Transatlantc ID
 1895  Christiania  Nov. 11  New York  Nov. 25 Transatlantc ID
 1896  Christiania  Jan. 10  New York  Jan. 25 Transatlantc ID
 1896  Christiania - Christiansand - New York   
 1896  Christiania  Apr. 30  New York  May 13 Transatlantc ID
 1896  Christiania  Aug. 20  New York  Sept. 04 Transatlantc ID
 1896  Christiania  Oct. 17  New York  Oct. 29 Capt. Thomsen, cargo: 83 barrels of fish oil and 50.000 kilo wood pulp - Also reported arrive 1896-10-30Transatlantc ID
 1896  Christiania  Dec. 17  New York  Dec. 30 Transatlantc ID
 1897  Christiania  Feb. 18  New York  Mar. 17 Transatlantc ID
 1897  Monday, March 8. Arrived in Trepassey, Newfoundland in lack of coal. Arrived in St. Johns Wednesday, March 10 to bunker coal. Left St. Johns on Friday, March 12 to continue to New York.Atlantic Journey ID 4856
 1897  Kristiania - Kristiansand - New York   
 1897  Christiania  Apr. 22  New York  May 06 Capt. Skj°dt to New York with passengers and general cargoTransatlantc ID
 1897  Christiania  June 12  New York  June 27 Capt. Skj°dt from Kristiania with passengers. Cargo: 150 barrels fish oilTransatlantc ID
 1897  Christiania  Aug. 05  New York  Aug. 18 Transatlantc ID
 1897  Sept. 5; towed S/S Circassia of Anchor Line eastbound for a while in mid Atlantic after her axel broke downAtlantic Journey ID 4931
 1897  Christiania  Oct. 07  New York  Oct. 22 Transatlantc ID
 1897  Christiania  Dec. 02  New York  Dec. 18 Transatlantc ID
 1898  Christiansand  Jan. 28  New York  Feb. 15 Transatlantc ID
 1898  Christiania  Mar. 24  New York  Apr. 06 Transatlantc ID
 1898  Kristiania - Kristiansand - New York   
 1898  Christiania  May 19  New York  June 01 Transatlantc ID
 1898  Christiania  July 14  New York  July 28 Capt. Skj°dt from Christiania to New York with emigrants and 100 barrels of fish oilTransatlantc ID
 1898  Kristiania - Kristiansand  Sept. 10  New York  Sept. 27 Captain Skj°dt. From Kristiania with passengers and general goodsTransatlantc ID
 1898  Taken over by the Scandinavian America Line when the Thingvalla Line was absorbed by the DFDS. (Det Forenede Dampskibsselskap)Atlantic Journey ID 5151
 1905  Feb. 8, arrived at Copenhagen and was laid up. Atlantic Journey ID 5158
 1906  January, sold to Calame & Cortese, Genova. Atlantic Journey ID 5159
 1906  April, broken up at La SpeziaAtlantic Journey ID 5160
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
Island, Thingvalla Line steamship
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The S/S Island was built for the Thingvalla Line in 1882 by Burmeister & Wain, Copenhagen as a passenger and cargo ship. She had a tonnage of 2,844 tons gross, 1,993 under deck and 1,819 net. Constructed in iron, straight stem, one funnel, three masts (Schooner), single screw and a service speed of 11 knots. Propulsion: compound engine with 4 cylinders of 36 and 72 inches diameter each pair; stroke 42 inches; 400 horsepower. The engine was built by the same company as the hull. There was accommodation for 50-1st, 50-2nd and 900-3rd class passengers. Call sign: NTHQ

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