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BurdenBuiltShipowner or operator Dimensions
3,310 gross 1881 at Glasgow by Alexander Stephen & Sons Scandinavian America 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 5181
 1889  Taken over by the Thingvalla Line, renamed NorgeAtlantic Journey ID 5182
 1889  May 1, arrived for extensive repairs at Antwerp to hull and machineryAtlantic Journey ID 5183
 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 5184
 1890  Jan. 13, arrived to Gothenburg for repairs Atlantic Journey ID 5185
 1890  Aug. 2, collided with dredger Advance at the entrance to New York harborAtlantic Journey ID 5186
 1898  Aug. 20, collided with and sank fishing vessel Coquette on the Newfoundland banks, 16 fisherman drowned, 9 were saved. Atlantic Journey ID 5187
 1898  Taken over by the Scandinavian America Line when the Thingvalla Line was absorbed by the DFDS. (Det Forenede Dampskibsselskap)Atlantic Journey ID 5188
 1898  Kristiania - Kristiansand - New York   
 1898       New York  Dec. 19 Transatlantc ID
 1899       New York  Feb. 14 Transatlantc ID
 1899  Kristiania - Kristiansand  Mar. 23  New York  Apr. 09 Arrived in New York in the eveningTransatlantc ID
 1899  Kristiania - Kristiansand - New York   
 1899  Kristiania - Kristiansand  May 18  New York  June 01 Transatlantc ID
 1899  Kristiania - Kristiansand  July 13  New York  July 27 Transatlantc ID
 1899  Kristiania - Kristiansand  Sept. 07  New York  Sept. 22 Transatlantc ID
 1899  Kristiania - Kristiansand  Nov. 02  New York  Nov. 19 Transatlantc ID
 1900  Kristiania - Kristiansand - New York   
 1900  Kristiania - Kristiansand  Apr. 19  New York  May 03 Transatlantc ID
 1900  Kristiania - Kristiansand  June 14  New York  June 30 Transatlantc ID
 1900  Kristiania - Kristiansand  Aug. 09  New York  Aug. 24 Transatlantc ID
 1900  Kristiania - Kristiansand  Sept. 20  New York  Oct. 06 Transatlantc ID
 1901  Kristiania - Kristiansand  Feb. 14  New York  Mar. 02 Transatlantc ID
 1901  Kristiania - Kristiansand  Apr. 04  New York  Apr. 18 Transatlantc ID
 1901  Kristiania - Kristiansand - New York   
 1901  Kristiania - Kristiansand  May 23  New York  June 06 Transatlantc ID
 1901  Kristiania - Kristiansand  July 11  New York  July 26 Transatlantc ID
 1901  Kristiania - Kristiansand  Aug. 29  New York  Sept. 12 Transatlantc ID
 1902  Kristiania - Kristiansand  Jan. 19  New York  Feb. 05 Transatlantc ID
 1902  Kristiania - New York   
 1902  Kristiania - Kristiansand  May 01  New York  May 16 Transatlantc ID
 1902  Kristiania - Kristiansand  June 19  New York  July 04 Transatlantc ID
 1902  Kristiania - Kristiansand  Aug. 07  New York  Aug. 20 Transatlantc ID
 1902  Kristiania - Kristiansand  Sept. 25  New York  Oct. 09 Transatlantc ID
 1902  Kristiania - Kristiansand  Nov. 13  New York  Nov. 28 Transatlantc ID
 1903  Kristiania - Kristiansand  Jan. 08  New York  Jan. 28 Transatlantc ID
 1903  Kristiania - Kristiansand  Feb. 26  New York  Mar. 16 Transatlantc ID
 1903  Kristiania - New York   
 1903  Kristiania - Kristiansand  Apr. 16  New York  May 05 Transatlantc ID
 1903  Kristiania - Kristiansand  June 11  New York  June 23 Transatlantc ID
 1903  Kristiania - Kristiansand  Aug. 06  New York  Aug. 20 Transatlantc ID
 1903  Kristiania - Kristiansand  Nov. 26  New York  Dec. 12 Transatlantc ID
 1904  Kristiania - Kristiansand  Mar. 03  New York  Mar. 20 Transatlantc ID
 1904  Kristiania - New York   
 1904  Kristiania - Kristiansand  Apr. 28  New York  May 15 Transatlantc ID
 1904  Kristiania - Kristiansand  June 23    June 28 Struck Rockall and sank with the loss of 583 passengers and 45 crew. The survivorsTransatlantc ID
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
S.S. Norge, Scandinavian America Line steamship
The S.S. Norge in Scandinavian America Line colors. Photographed by Anders Beere Wilse off Akershus Castle, Oslo. The image has been colorized by Borge Solem. (Source: The black and white photo can be found at Nasjonalbiblioteket ( - License for the colorized work: CC BY-NC-ND 4.0)
Norge, Scandinavian America Line steamship
Norge, Scandinavian America Line steamship
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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, Scandinavian America 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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