Norway Heritage logo
S/S Laurentian, Allan Line Main Page >>

BurdenBuiltShipowner or operator Dimensions
4,522 gross 1872 at Greenock by Robert Steele & Co. Allan Line, Liverpool, England 400ft x 42.2ft x 35.5ft 
 Year Departure ArrivalRemarks
 1872  Feb. 2, launched as the PolynesianAtlantic Journey ID 511
 1872  Oct. 3, maiden voyage Liverpool - Quebec - MontrealAtlantic Journey ID 514
 1893  Rebuilt, new tonnage: 4,522 gross, triple-expansion engines by Workman Clark & Co, 424 NHP. Passenger accommodation: 36-1st class and 1,000-3rd class (steerage). 3rd mizzenmast removedAtlantic Journey ID 515
 1893  Renamed LaurentianAtlantic Journey ID 516
 1893  Apr. 27, first voyage as the Laurentian Liverpool - Quebec - MontrealAtlantic Journey ID 512
 1893  Liverpool  Apr. 27  Quebec  May 06 Londonderry - Montreal. Also reported to arrive Quebec 1893-05-08. Allan & State Line.Transatlantc ID
 1893       Quebec  June 24 Transatlantc ID
 1893       Quebec  July 29 Allan & State Line - Also reported to arrive in Montreal same dayTransatlantc ID
 1893       Montreal  Sept. 01 Allan & State Line - Also reported to arrive in Quebec same dayTransatlantc ID
 1893  Liverpool  Sept. 28  Montreal  Oct. 07 Reported to arrive in Quebec same dateTransatlantc ID
 1893       Quebec  Nov. 11 Transatlantc ID
 1893  Liverpool  Dec. 15  Halifax  Dec. 23 Londonderry - Portland. Also reported arrival Halifax 1893-12-26Transatlantc ID
 1894       Halifax  Feb. 08 Transatlantc ID
 1894       Halifax  Mar. 20 Transatlantc ID
 1894       Quebec  May 06 Transatlantc ID
 1894       Montreal  June 08 Allan & State Line - Also reported arrive 1894-06-10Transatlantc ID
 1894       Quebec  Aug. 03 Transatlantc ID
 1894       Quebec  Sept. 08 Transatlantc ID
 1894       Quebec  Oct. 20 Transatlantc ID
 1895       Quebec  May 05 Arrived in the morningTransatlantc ID
 1895       Quebec  July 13 Transatlantc ID
 1895       Quebec  Aug. 16 Arrived in the morning after crossing the Ocean in 6 days and 13 hoursTransatlantc ID
 1895       Quebec  Sept. 21 Transatlantc ID
 1895       Quebec  Oct. 26 Transatlantc ID
 1895       Halifax  Dec. 01 Transatlantc ID
 1896       Halifax  Feb. 24 Transatlantc ID
 1896       Quebec  Apr. 19 Transatlantc ID
 1896       Quebec  May 23 Also reported arrive 1896-05-24Transatlantc ID
 1896       Quebec  June 27 Transatlantc ID
 1896       Quebec  Aug. 02 Transatlantc ID
 1896       Quebec  Sept. 05 Transatlantc ID
 1896       Quebec  Oct. 10 Transatlantc ID
 1897       Quebec  May 30 Transatlantc ID
 1897       Quebec  July 03 Transatlantc ID
 1897       Quebec  Sept. 11 Transatlantc ID
 1898       Quebec  May 01 Transatlantc ID
 1898       Quebec  June 04 Transatlantc ID
 1898       Quebec  July 15 Transatlantc ID
 1898       Quebec  Aug. 12 Transatlantc ID
 1898       Quebec  Sept. 09 Transatlantc ID
 1898       Quebec  Nov. 12 Arrived in the morningTransatlantc ID
 1898       Halifax  Dec. 08 Transatlantc ID
 1899  Glasgow - New YorkAtlantic Journey ID 517
 1899       Portland  Jan. 23 Transatlantc ID
 1899       Halifax  Mar. 13 Transatlantc ID
 1899       Quebec  May 26 Transatlantc ID
 1899       Quebec  July 01 Transatlantc ID
 1899       Quebec  Aug. 06 Transatlantc ID
 1899       New York  Sept. 02 Transatlantc ID
 1899       New York  Sept. 11 Transatlantc ID
 1899       Portland  Nov. 19 Transatlantc ID
 1900       New York  Apr. 23 Transatlantc ID
 1900       New York  Dec. 27 Transatlantc ID
 1901       Halifax  Apr. 24 Transatlantc ID
 1904  Glasgow - New YorkAtlantic Journey ID 518
 1905  Glasgow - Boston/New YorkAtlantic Journey ID 519
 1906  Glasgow - BostonAtlantic Journey ID 520
 1909  Glasgow - Boston.Atlantic Journey ID 521
 1909  Sept. 6, wrecked near Cape Race, no lives lostAtlantic Journey ID 513
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

Laurentian (ex Polynesian), Allan Line steamship
Laurentian (ex Polynesian), Allan Line steamship
Support Norway Heritage: Purchase a copy

Laurentian, Allan Line steamship - cabin plan
Laurentian, Allan Line steamship - cabin plan
Support Norway Heritage: Purchase a copy

Details: tonnage was 4 522 tons gross, 4 376 under deck and 2 838 net. The house on deck was 146 tons. She was constructed in iron, had 3 decks and water ballast. She had a straight stem, one funnel, three masts (rigged for sail). There was a single screw, and a 2 x 2 cylinder compound inverted engine. She had new engine and boilers in 1893 when she was refitted. The new engine was a triple expansion engine with 3 cylinders of 28, 46 and 76 inches diameter respectively and stroke 54 inches. The engine could deliver 424 nominal horsepower, which gave her a speed of 13 knots. The engine was built by Workman, Clark & Co. Ltd. in Belfast. This ship had a bad reputation, as she was said to "roll on wet grass" and was called "Rolling Poly". There was accommodation for 120 1st-class passengers and 850 3rd-class (steerage) passengers. Call sign: LJSV. Official registration #: 67994.

S/S Laurentian, Allan Line
S/S Laurentian
Support Norway Heritage: Purchase a copy

LAURE

Emigrant Ship databases

Agents & Shipping lines
Shipping lines, Norwegian agents, authorizations, routes and fleets.

Emigrant ship Arrivals
Trond Austheim's database of emigrant ship arrivals around the world, 1870-1894.

Norwegian departures
100 Years of Emigrant Ships from Norway - indexed by year 1825-1925
Passenger lists
Norwegian Emigrants 1825-1875 Pre 1875 Norwegian emigrants, passenger lists
Images
Categories:
  >> Steamships
       arranged by shipping line
  >> Sailing ships
  >> Historic Documents
       & passenger lists
  >> The Voyage
  >> Ports - harbors
  >> Yards & Construction
  >> Miscellaneous
  >> Pioneers & Settlements
 
Images added during the last 14 days
You can add images of ships and other related motives by using the "Upload Image" link within the appropriate category.
Articles
A selection of articles dedicated to help you in your genealogy search for your Norwegian ancestors. Transcripts and pictures of historic documents in connection with the ships and emigration. Also including articles about Pioneers & Norwegian Settlements Around the World
Articles about selected ships ships and special events in their history. Descriptions of some of the great maritime disasters involving emigrant ships, like the wrecking of the steamer Atlantic of the White Star Line, sinking of the ocean liner Empress of Ireland and the Thingvalla line steamer Norge disaster. Check this section if you have an interest in shipwrecks.
This section contains articles describing the transatlantic voyage, the condition of the steerage accommodations and the experience of an ocean travel on an emigrant ship. You will find in-depth studies concerning the emigration process, statistics and facts, and information about the immigration processing centers line Castle Garden and Ellis Island.
Forum
10 last postings: