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BurdenBuiltShipowner or operator Dimensions
3,310 gross 1881 at Glasgow by Alexander Stephen & Sons Thingvalla Line 340.3ft x 40.8ft x 25ft 
 Year Departure ArrivalRemarks
 1881  June 11, launched as the "Pieter de Coninck" for the Engels Line of Antwerp as a passenger and cargo ship.Atlantic Journey ID 5172
 1889  Taken over by the Thingvalla Line, renamed NorgeAtlantic Journey ID 5173
 1889  Christiania - Christiansand - New York   
 1889  May 1, arrived for extensive repairs at Antwerp to hull and machineryAtlantic Journey ID 5174
 1889  Christiania  Sept. 12  New York  Sept. 28 Transatlantc ID
 1889  Christiania  Nov. 07  New York  Nov. 25 Transatlantc ID
 1890  Jan. 3, ran aground in thick fog in the Kristianiafjord. Arrived Kristiania with leaks, the passengers were conveyed by other lines to America via England Atlantic Journey ID 5175
 1890  Jan. 13, arrived to Gothenburg for repairs Atlantic Journey ID 5176
 1890  Christiania  Apr. 03  New York  Apr. 20 Transatlantc ID
 1890  Christiania - Christiansand - New York   
 1890  Christiania  July 17  New York  Aug. 02 Transatlantc ID
 1890  Aug. 2, collided with dredger Advance at the entrance to New York harborAtlantic Journey ID 5177
 1890  Christiania  Sept. 04  New York  Sept. 22 Transatlantc ID
 1890  Christiania  Nov. 30  New York  Nov. 17 Transatlantc ID
 1891  Christiania  Feb. 19  New York  Mar. 10 Transatlantc ID
 1891  Christiania - Christiansand - New York   
 1891  Christiania  Apr. 16  New York  May 02 Transatlantc ID
 1891  Christiania  June 11  New York  June 26 Transatlantc ID
 1891  Christiania  Aug. 06  New York  Aug. 22 Capt. Knudsen from Christiania with 77 emigrants, loaded 390350kg wood pulp, 592 barrels of salted mackerel and 7 barrels fish oil.Transatlantc ID
 1891  Christiania  Oct. 01  New York  Oct. 19 84 emigrants embarked in ChristianiaTransatlantc ID
 1891  Christiania  Nov. 26  New York  Dec. 14 29 emigrants embarked in ChristianiaTransatlantc ID
 1892  Christiania  Mar. 17  New York  Mar. 31 Transatlantc ID
 1892  Christiania - Christiansand - New York   
 1892  Christiania  May 12  New York  May 28 Transatlantc ID
 1892  Christiania  July 07  New York  July 21 Also reported arrive 1892-07-20Transatlantc ID
 1892  Christiania  Sept. 01  New York  Sept. 18 Capt. KnudsenTransatlantc ID
 1892  Christiania  Nov. 03  New York  Nov. 18 Capt. B. KnudsenTransatlantc ID
 1893  Christiania  Dec. 29  New York  Jan. 13 Transatlantc ID
 1893  Christiania  Mar. 18  New York  Apr. 03 330 emigrants from Christiania - Also reported arrive 1893-04-02Transatlantc ID
 1893  Christiania - Christiansand - New York   
 1893  Christiania  May 08  New York  May 22 Capt. Knudsen. 262 emigrants from Christiania. Cargo 13.426 kg. oxal acid, wood pulp, destilled spirits, 50 barrels of fich oil and herring.Transatlantc ID
 1893  Christiania  July 10  New York  July 24 Capt. Knudsen. 324 emigrants from ChristianiaTransatlantc ID
 1893  Christiania  Aug. 31  New York  Sept. 14 Capt. KnudsenTransatlantc ID
 1894  Christiania  Feb. 01  New York  Feb. 22 Transatlantc ID
 1894  Christiania  Mar. 29  New York  Apr. 13 Capt. KnudsenTransatlantc ID
 1894  Christiania - Christiansand - New York   
 1894  Christiania  May 24  New York  June 07 Capt. KnudsenTransatlantc ID
 1894  Christiania  July 19  New York  Aug. 04 Transatlantc ID
 1895  Christiania - Christiansand - New York   
 1895  Christiania  Apr. 18  New York  May 04 Transatlantc ID
 1895  Christiania  June 13  New York  June 27 Transatlantc ID
 1895  Christiania  Sept. 05  New York  Sept. 21 Transatlantc ID
 1895  Christiania  Oct. 31  New York  Nov. 14 Transatlantc ID
 1896  Christiania  Dec. 26  New York  Jan. 11 Transatlantc ID
 1896  Christiania  Feb. 20  New York  Mar. 07 Transatlantc ID
 1896  Christiania  Apr. 16  New York  May 01 Transatlantc ID
 1896  Christiania - Christiansand - New York   
 1896  Christiania  June 11  New York  June 26 Transatlantc ID
 1896  Christiania  Aug. 06  New York  Aug. 19 Transatlantc ID
 1896  Christiania  Oct. 01  New York  Oct. 15 Setting out from Kristiania at 15:00 afternoon in route from Copenhagen to New York. 250 passengers onboard of whom 97 from KristianiaTransatlantc ID
 1896  Christiania  Dec. 03  New York  Dec. 17 Transatlantc ID
 1897  Christiania  Feb. 04  New York  Feb. 23 Capt. Knudsen, cargo: 15 barrels of fish oil and 37.000 kilo wood pulpTransatlantc ID
 1897  Christiania  Apr. 01  New York  Apr. 17 Capt. Knudsen to New York with passengers and general cargoTransatlantc ID
 1897  Kristiania - Kristiansand - New York   
 1897  Kristiania - Kristiansand  May 27  New York  June 11 Transatlantc ID
 1897  Christiansand  Nov. 04  New York  Nov. 17 Transatlantc ID
 1898  Christiania  Dec. 29  New York  Jan. 20 Transatlantc ID
 1898  Christiania  Feb. 24  New York  Mar. 13 Transatlantc ID
 1898  Kristiania - Kristiansand - New York   
 1898  Christiania  Apr. 21  New York  May 04 Transatlantc ID
 1898  Christiania  June 16  New York  July 01 Transatlantc ID
 1898  Aug. 20, collided with and sank fishing vessel Coquette on the Newfoundland banks, 16 fisherman drowned, 9 were saved. Atlantic Journey ID 5178
 1898  Kristiania - Kristiansand  Aug. 11  New York  Aug. 25 Capt. Knudsen from Copenhagen to New York via Kristiania and Kristiansand. Loaded 115 barrels of fish oil in Kristiania for exportTransatlantc ID
 1898  Taken over by the Scandinavian America Line when the Thingvalla Line was absorbed by the DFDS. (Det Forenede Dampskibsselskap)Atlantic Journey ID 5179
 1898  Christiania  Oct. 05  New York  Oct. 19 Transatlantc ID
 1904  June 28, struck Rockall off the Hebrides in foggy weather and sank. She was carrying 727 pass. and 68 crew, 582 pass. and 45 crew were lost. Survivors of the S/S NorgeAtlantic Journey ID 5180
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

Norge, Thingvalla Line steamship
The S/S Norge in Thingvalla Line colors (blue star on funnel)
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Thingvalla Line steamships Amerika (on the channel) and the Norge moored at Larsen Plads in Copenhagen.
Thingvalla Line steamships Amerika (on the channel) and the Norge moored at Larsen Plads in Copenhagen. Larsens Plads was where the Thingvalla Line steamships embarked passengers and is located between the Amaleienborg Palace and the channel near "Kvesthusbroen".
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Norge, Thingvalla Line steamship
Norge, Thingvalla Line steamship in Scandinavian America Line colors (black funnel with red band)
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The "Norge" was built by Alex. Stephen & Sons Ltd. Linthouse, Glasgow in 1881 (no. 252). Her tonnage was 3,310 tons gross, 2,441 under deck and 2,163 net. She was an iron construction, straight stem, one funnel and three masts which was schooner rigged. She had a single screw, 2 iron decks and partly iron awning deck, 4 tiers of beams and 6 cemented bulkheads. She had a compound engine with 2 inverted cylinders of 44 and 80 inches diameter respectively, stroke 48 inches; operating at 80 p.s.i. delivering 320 horsepower which gave her a service speed of 11 knots. There was double bottom, aft 92 feet long, under engine and boilers 62 feet, 330 tons. Midship Deep Tank 34 feet, 340 tons. and. She had accommodation for 50 1st class passengers, 150 2nd class and 900 3rd class passengers.

The general agent for the Thingvalla Line in Christiania, Fredrik Lie, who had his ticket office in "Store Strandgade 23" announced that the cost of passage on the Norge in 1891 was Kr. 250 salon (NOK 250, 1 class), Kr 180 anden Kahytt (NOK 180, 2nd class), kost inclusive (meals included), Mellemdæk nedsatt (steerage reduced)

S/S Norge, Thingvalla Line steamship
Picture of the S/S Norge
, courtesy of Søren Thorsøe
[DFDS 1866-1991, p. 236, ]

The Sinking of the Norge - This article was forst printed in the Budstikken, May 2005. The Budstikken is a publication of the Valdres Samband. The article was transcribed for this site by Jo Anne Saddler, and is reprinted here with kind permission of Valdres Samband and Dan Hovland

The S/S Norge disaster - newspaper reports
The New York Times July 4 - 6
Transcribed by Jo Anne Sadler 2006
This is the story of the sinking of the Norge as reported day by day in the press. The ship went down on June 28th 1904, and by July 4th the news were all over the front pages of the mayor newspapers. Jo Anne Sadler has transcribed the reports from The New York Times spanning from July 4th to July 6th. The same stories were also printed in the Norwegian newspapers.


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