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BurdenBuiltShipowner or operator Dimensions
3,547 gross 1908 at Fevig, Norway by Fevigs Jernskibs-byggeri Norway-Mexico Gulf Line 330.9ft x 46.1ft 
 1910 Kristiania - other to North America   
 1911 Kristiania - North-American ports   
 1912 Kristiania - other - North-American ports   
 1913 Kristiania - other - North-American ports   
 1914 Kristiania - other - North-American ports   
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The steamship "Noruega" was built by Fevigs Jernskibs-byggeri, Fevig (engines by Richardsons, Westgarth & Co, Middlesborough) in 1908. She had one funnel, two masts, single screw and a speed of 10 knots. Launched on 17th October 1908, she commenced her first recorded passenger voyage in March 1910 when she sailed from Christiania (Oslo) for Newport News. In October 1913 she made her 15th and last voyage from Christiania to Philadelphia and Galveston. The ship was built as a cargo freighter, but she could also accommodate 12 cabin passengers and 30 steerage passengers. In January 1914 she went to Wilh. Wilhelmsen, and in 1924 was sold to Algerian owners and renamed "Schiaffino". In 1925 she was again renamed "Marie Louise Schiaffino" and in 1937 became the "Brisbane". On 8th June 1938 she was damaged by air attack at Denia during the Spanish civil war, was beached and scrapped.

steamship Noruega
S/S Noruega

Steerage berth S/S Noruega


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