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2,844 gross 1882 at Copenhagen by Burmeister & Wain Scandinavian America Line 324.4ft x 39.1ft x 22ft 
 Year Departure ArrivalRemarks
 1882  August, launched for the Thingvalla LineAtlantic Journey ID 5161
 1882  Sept. 6, departed on her maiden voyage from Copenhagen for Christiania (Oslo), Christiansand and New YorkAtlantic Journey ID 5162
 1885  Oct. 16, Ran aground at Grundholmen off Horten, went to Horten for examination by divers, proceeded the next day Atlantic Journey ID 5164
 1890  Oct 16, Collided with the S/S Kong Ragnar in the Christiania harbor, minor damages but had to be repaired.Atlantic Journey ID 5165
 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 5166
 1892  Jan. 5, arrived to Burmeister & Wain for repairsAtlantic Journey ID 5167
 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 5217
 1898  Taken over by the Scandinavian America Line when the Thingvalla Line was absorbed by the DFDS. (Det Forenede Dampskibsselskap)Atlantic Journey ID 5163
 1898  Kristiania - Kristiansand - New York   
 1899  Christiansand  Feb. 24  New York  Mar. 10 Transatlantc ID
 1899  Kristiania - Kristiansand - New York   
 1899  Kristiania - Kristiansand  Apr. 20  New York  May 04 Transatlantc ID
 1899  Kristiania - Kristiansand  June 15  New York  June 29 Transatlantc ID
 1899  Kristiania - Kristiansand  Aug. 10  New York  Aug. 23 Transatlantc ID
 1899  Kristiania - Kristiansand  Oct. 05  New York  Oct. 21 Transatlantc ID
 1900  Kristiania - Kristiansand  Mar. 22  New York  Apr. 07 Transatlantc ID
 1900  Kristiania - Kristiansand - New York   
 1900  Kristiania - Kristiansand  May 17  New York  June 02 Transatlantc ID
 1900  Kristiania - Kristiansand  July 12  New York  July 26 Transatlantc ID
 1900  Kristiania - Kristiansand  Sept. 06  New York  Sept. 22 Transatlantc ID
 1900  Kristiania - Kristiansand  Oct. 25  New York  Nov. 10 Transatlantc ID
 1901  Kristiania - Kristiansand  Mar. 21  New York  Apr. 03 Transatlantc ID
 1901  Kristiania - Kristiansand - New York   
 1901  Kristiania - Kristiansand  May 09  New York  May 23 Transatlantc ID
 1901  Kristiania - Kristiansand  June 27  New York  July 18 Transatlantc ID
 1901  Kristiania - Kristiansand  Aug. 15  New York  Aug. 29 Transatlantc ID
 1901  Kristiania - Kristiansand  Nov. 21  New York  Dec. 07 Transatlantc ID
 1902  Kristiania - Kristiansand  Jan. 30  New York  Feb. 13 Transatlantc ID
 1902  Kristiania - Kristiansand  Mar. 27  New York  Apr. 12 Transatlantc ID
 1902  Kristiania - New York   
 1902  Kristiania - Kristiansand  May 15  New York  May 30 Transatlantc ID
 1902  Kristiania - Kristiansand  July 03  New York  July 18 Transatlantc ID
 1902  Kristiania - Kristiansand  Aug. 21  New York  Sept. 04 Transatlantc ID
 1902  Kristiania - Kristiansand  Oct. 16  New York  Nov. 03 Transatlantc ID
 1902  Kristiania - Kristiansand  Dec. 04  New York  Dec. 20 Transatlantc ID
 1903  Kristiania - Kristiansand  Jan. 22  New York  Feb. 14 Transatlantc ID
 1903  Kristiania - Kristiansand  Mar. 12  New York  Mar. 30 Transatlantc ID
 1903  Kristiania - New York   
 1903  Kristiania - Kristiansand  Apr. 30  New York  May 16 Transatlantc ID
 1903  Kristiania - Kristiansand  Aug. 20  New York  Sept. 04 Transatlantc ID
 1903  Kristiania - Kristiansand  Dec. 10  New York  Dec. 28 Transatlantc ID
 1904  Kristiania - New York   
 1904  Kristiania - Kristiansand  May 19  New York  June 04 Transatlantc ID
 1904  Kristiania - Kristiansand  July 07  New York  July 22 Transatlantc ID
 1904  Kristiania - Kristiansand  Sept. 01  New York  Sept. 19 Transatlantc ID
 1905  Feb. 8, arrived at Copenhagen and was laid up. Atlantic Journey ID 5169
 1906  January, sold to Calame & Cortese, Genova. Atlantic Journey ID 5170
 1906  April, broken up at La SpeziaAtlantic Journey ID 5171
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 "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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