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BurdenBuiltShipowner or operator Dimensions
983 gross 1867 at Hull, England by C. & W. Earle Wilson Line, Hull, England 224.6ft x 29.9ft x 15.5ft 
 1867 June 17; LaunchedAtlantic Journey ID 4142
 1876 New boilers & engine compoundedAtlantic Journey ID 4143
 1886 Trondheim - other to Hull   
 1889 Trondheim - Christiansund - Aalesund - Hull   
 1890 Trondheim - Christiansund - Aalesund - Hull   
 1892 Aug. 7, sank off Lappegrund Lightship, Copenhagen, afer collisionAtlantic Journey ID 4144
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
The Otto (1) was a 983 gross ton ship, built 1867 by C&W Earle in Hull. Launched June 17th 1867. Her dimensions were; length 224,6 feet x beam 29,9 feet and holds 15,5 feet deep. The Bridge Deck was 194 tons, she had one funnel, two masts, iron construction and rigged as an iron single screw steam Brig. There was 1 iron deck, 2 tiers of beams and 4 bulkheads. She had a compound engine with 2 inverted cylinders of 27 & 48 in. diameter respectively, stroke 26 inches, 98 horsepower. New boilers & engine compounded in 1876, the engine was built by Amos & Smith in Hull. She had a tonnage of 1 052 tons gross, 787 under deck and 821 net. Passenger accommodation for 8-1st class and 425-steerage. On August 7th 1892 she was sunk off Lappegrund Lightship, Copenhagen, in collision with the Leith, Hull & Hamburg Steam Packet Co vessel Thorsa, while on passage from Danzig to Grimsby and Hull with wood and general cargo.


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