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2,386 gross 1873 at Middlesbrough, England by Backhouse & Dixon The Norwegian American Steamship Company  310ft x 37ft x 26.3ft 
 Year Departure ArrivalRemarks
 1873  March 29, launched for P. Jebsen the as largest ship in the fleet, master: Capt. DanevigAtlantic Journey ID 4799
 1873  Bergen - New York   
 1873  Christiania  June 25  New York  July 14 Transatlantc ID
 1873  Christiania  Aug. 28  New York  Sept. 19 Via Christiansand and BergenTransatlantc ID
 1874  Jan 10: (Capt Dannevig) departed from HavreAtlantic Journey ID 9251
 1874  Jan 30: (Capt Dannevig) arrived New York with merchandise and 104 passengersAtlantic Journey ID 9250
 1874  Christiania - Bergen - New York   
 1874  Christiania  May 23  New York  June 15 Captain Dannevig. Bergen 1874-05-30Transatlantc ID
 1874  Christiania  July 21  New York  Aug. 12 Reported severe storms. Bergen - New York in 17 days.Transatlantc ID
 1874  Oct. 10: at LondonAtlantic Journey ID 9252
 1875  October 16, wrecked near the entrance to Dunkirk harbor.Atlantic Journey ID 4800
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 "Kong Sverre" was an iron construction with straight stem, one funnel, two masts, , single screw and a service speed of 10 knots. She had 5 bulkheads and 3 decks. The engines produced 300 HP, and were delivered by T.Richardson & Sons, Hartlepool. There was accommodation for 35-1st, 40-2nd and 650-3rd class passengers.

The S/S Kong Sverre
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