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10,669 gross 1912 at Birkenhead by Cammell, Laird & Co. Ltd. NAL - The Norwegian-America Line , Kristiania, Norway 512.1ft x 61.2ft x 29.4ft 
 1912 November; Launched by Cammell Laird & Co. Ltd (Yard no. 784)Atlantic Journey ID 3377
 1913 May; Delivered to NALAtlantic Journey ID 3378
 1913 Kristiania - Kristiansand - Stavanger - Bergen - New York   
 1914 Kristiania - Kristiansand - Stavanger - Bergen - New York   
 1915 Kristiania - Kristiansand - Stavanger - Bergen - New York   
 1916 Kristiania - Kristiansand - Stavanger - Bergen - New York   
 1917 Kristiania - Kristiansand - Stavanger - Bergen - New York   
 1917 June 15; Grounded near Cape Race - navigational error - all 1144 persons on board savedAtlantic Journey ID 3379
 1917 June 28; Wreck destroyed and lost in a stormAtlantic Journey ID 3380
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
Kristianiafjord (1), Norwegian America Line steamship
Picture of the S/S Kristianiafjord (1) - departing on her maiden voyage
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S/S Kristianiafjord, Norwegian America Line
S/S Kristianiafjord, Norwegian America Line at Stavanger
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Additional details: Steel construction, twin screws, had 2 steel decks and steel shelter deck, 3rd deck in No. 1,2 & 5 holds, 8 cemented bulkheads. Poop Deck 70 feet long, and Bridge Deck 201 feet long. Forecastle was 108 feet long. She was fitted with wireless and electric light. There was cellular double bottom aft 119 ft. long, under engine & boilers 152 ft. long, forward 189 ft. long, 1,165 tons. Forward Peak Tank 149 tons, Aft Peak Tank 150 tons, flat keel. Her tonnage was 10,669 tons gross, 8,654 under deck and 6,496 net. Propulsion: quadruple expansion engine with 8 cylinders of 26, 37 1/2, 53 & 75 inches diameter each pair; stroke 51 inches; operating at 220 p.s.i.; 1,469 nominal horsepower; 8 single ended boilers, 32 corrugated furnaces; grate surface 590 sq. feet.; heating surface 23,000 sq. feet.; forced draught. The engine was built by the same company as the hull. There was accommodation for 100 first class passengers, 250 second class passengers and 850 third class passengers. Launched on 23rd November 1912, she sailed from Christiania (Oslo) on her maiden voyage to Christiansand, Stavanger, Bergen and New York on 4th June 1913 master was Captain S. C. Hiortdahl (appointed to the ship in 1913). She remained on this service until 15th July 1917 when she was wrecked near Cape Race with no loss of life.

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