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BurdenBuiltShipowner or operator Dimensions
1,735 gross 1890 at Stockton by Richardson, Duck & Co. Wilson Line, Hull, England 276ft x 35ft x 15.6ft 
 1890 Launched for the Christiania-Christiansand-Hull routeAtlantic Journey ID 4124
 1890 Christiania - Christiansand - Hull   
 1891 Christiania - Christiansand - Hull   
 1891 July 17 Capt. Pepper from Christiania with passengers and loading timber, wood pulp, matches, margarine and more.Atlantic Journey ID 8857
 1891 Oct 5. Run aground small island of Fuglehuk in the fjord of Oslo in fog. Atlantic Journey ID 8861
 1892 Christiania - Christiansand - Hull   
 1893 April 17, Capt. Pepper from Kristiania with passengers. Cargo; iron, herring, shoddy, butter, margarine, glass, clothes, nails, paper, wood pulp, and 38.100kg matches.Atlantic Journey ID 8427
 1893 Christiania - Christiansand - Hull   
 1893 late June in Lindholmens Dok for annual inspectionAtlantic Journey ID 8432
 1894 Christiania - Christiansand - Hull   
 1895 Christiania - Christiansand - Hull   
 1896 Christiania - Christiansand - Hull   
 1897 Jan. 1 Capt. Pepper Kristiania - Hull route. Cargo: timber, 445.000kg wood pulp and 25.000kg paperAtlantic Journey ID 4852
 1897 Kristiania - Kristiansand - Hull   
 1897 May 21, Capt. Pepper from Kristiania to Hull with emigrants. Cargo: 3.927kg butter, 140 m³ timbers, 80.000kg wood pulpAtlantic Journey ID 4921
 1897 July 2, delayed for one day in Kristiania due to engine failureAtlantic Journey ID 4929
 1898 Kristiania - Kristiansand - Hull   
 1898 Capt Pepper, left Kristiania with passengers and 250m³ timbers and 515ton wood pulp for EnglandAtlantic Journey ID 8424
 1899 Kristiania - Kristiansand - Hull   
 1900 Kristiania - Kristiansand - Hull   
 1901 Kristiania - Kristiansand - Hull   
 1902 Kristiania - Kristiansand - Hull   
 1903 Kristiania - Kristiansand - Hull   
 1904 Kristiania - Kristiansand - Hull   
 1905 Kristiania - Kristiansand - Hull   
 1905 April 30. Run aground at Sletter, Larkollen in the fjord of Oslo at nighttime in rainAtlantic Journey ID 4913
 1906 Trondheim - Kristiansund - Aalesund - Hull   
 1906 Kristiania - Kristiansand - Hull   
 1907 Kristiania - Kristiansand - Hull   
 1908 Kristiania - Kristiansand - Hull   
 1909 Kristiania - Kristiansand - Hull   
 1910 Sold to Company Valencia, Spain - renamed "Barcelo"Atlantic Journey ID 4125
 1929 ScrappedAtlantic Journey ID 4126
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

Tonnage: 1 735 tons gross, 1 634 under deck and 1 116 net. Rigging: steel construction, single screw steam Schooner, 2 decks, iron upper deck sheathed in wood, awning deck and 5 cemented bulkheads. She was fitted with electric light. Flat keel, cellular double bottom 188 feet long, 236 tons. Forward Peak tank 18 tons and aft peak tank 27 tons. Propulsion: triple expansion engine with 3 cylinders of 24, 38 and 62 inches diameter respectively, stroke 42 inches delivering 276 nominal horsepower. 2 single ended boilers, 6 corrugated furnaces, grate surface 112 sq. ft., heating surface 4,552 sq. ft. The engine was built by Amos & Smith in Hull. Call sign: LSFR. Official registration #: 95834. Master: Captain G. Pepper, appointed to the ship in 1890. Capt. Pepper had been employed on Wilson Line steamers in Norwegians seas for many years, as he started out as 3rd mate on the "Albion" in 1872. Later he become the captain of the "S/S Tasso" and the "S/S Hero". The Montebello served on the Christiania - Christiansand - Hull service from 1890 till 1909. Her first departure from Christiania (Oslo) was on July 4th, 1890, and after about 463 voyages she departed Christiania for her last voyage on the service on May 22nd, 1909. Through the years she carried more than 34,000 passengers from Christiania to Hull (Christiansand passengers not counted). The Montebello vas very steady on the service, and did not have many interruptions from her every second week departures from Christiania, a route which she from 1890-1905 shared with the S/S Angelo. However, on May 1st, 1905, the Montebello ran aground off Nordre Sletter (Larkollen) , and had to be replaced by the S/S Volo, and the S/S Romeo until she returned on the service in June. After In June 1910 she was sold to a Spanish company, and renamed "Barcelo". Scrapped in 1929.

Montebello, Wilson Line steamship
Picture of the S/S Montebello
, from an old postcard
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S/S Montebello, Wilson Line
Picture of the S/S Montebello
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Wilson Line steamer Montebello
Picture of the S/S Montebello
, from an old postcard
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Montebello, emigrants embark the ship at Kristiania
Emigrants embark the ship at Kristiania

The image above is scanned from an old stereoview, published by B. W. Kilburn, Littleton, 1896. It is showing the Wilson Line steamship Montebello at the Bjørvika Pier in Christiania. The large buildings in the background are part of the railway station "Østbanen". In the background at the right we can see smoke raising from where the platforms for the trains were located. In the surrounding areas the agents of the great transatlantic steamship lines had their offices, and the emigrants were met by the agents as they arrived Christiania by train. The pier from where the emigrants departed on the Wilson Line ships on their way to Hull, is at the same place as where "Scandinavan Star" departed from in 1990, on her last voyage before the terrible fire in which 158 lifes were lost. The new opera which is being built in Oslo, will be located just to the right from where the Montebello is moored, and the new Hotel Opera just where the smoke is coming up fro the train.

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