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BurdenBuiltShipowner or operator Dimensions
709 gross 1860 at Hull, England by C. & W. Earle Wilson Line, Hull, England 203.8ft x 27.2ft x 16ft 
 1860 Launched for the Wilson LineAtlantic Journey ID 4153
 1866 Captain Henry Todd  from Christiania to Hull   
 1868 Christiania - Christiansand - Hull  Passenger list: Passenger list 
 1869 Christiania - Christiansand - Hull   
 1876 New boilers and engine compoundedAtlantic Journey ID 4154
 1880 Trondheim - Christiansund - Aalesund - Hull   
 1880 Christiania - Christiansand - Hull   
 1881 Trondheim - Christiansund - Aalesund - Hull   
 1884 Trondheim - other - Hull   
 1888 Re-engined againAtlantic Journey ID 4155
 1888 Renamed "Malmo"Atlantic Journey ID 4156
 1900 Sold to O.S.S Piper, CorkAtlantic Journey ID 4158
 1900 Sold to Spartan Chief SS Co, LiverpoolAtlantic Journey ID 4157
 1901 Aug. sold to Lumley, Mason of ManchesterAtlantic Journey ID 4159
 1907 Sold to the Steam Drifter Coal Co, Aberdeen as a coal hulkAtlantic Journey ID 4160
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 Pacific was completed 1860 by C&W Earle in Hull, for the Wilson Line. Her tonnage was 724 gross, 600 under deck and 466 net. 203,8 feet long, 27,2 feet beam and holds 16 feet deep, forecastle 15 tons and break 37 tons. Rigging: iron single screw steam Schooner, 1 deck, 2 tiers of beams and 4 bulkheads. There was accommodation when built for 12-1st, 14-2nd and 339-steerage class passengers. Propulsion: compound engine with 2 cylinders of 24 & 43 in. diameter respectively; stroke 26 inches delivering 80 horsepower, new boilers and engine compounded in 1876, the engine was built by Amos & Smith in Hull. In 1869, on April 17th at 07:00 in the morning, the S/S Pacific ran aground at Fuglehuk in the Oslo Fjord in thick fog. It was a Saturday and she came from Stettin to Christiania to pick up Emigrants for America. The outbound Wilson Steamship Oder tried several times to pull her off but did not succeed. Later, after emptying the ship for its cargo, the Christiania tugboat Basten managed to pull her off. The voyage was cancelled and the Wilson Line ordered the steamship Albion to Christiania. The Pacific then returned to Hull with a load of timber, and arrived Tuesday April 20. In 1888 the Pacific was re-engined again, and renamed Malmo. She was sold in 1900 to Spartan Chief SS Co, Liverpool, who resold her the same year to Lumley, Mason of Manchester. In August 1901 she went to O.S.S Piper, Cork and in 1907 was sold to the Steam Drifter Coal Co, Aberdeen for use as a coal hulk. [The Wilson Line by John Harrower][Lloyd's registry of ships][Morgenbladet 1869]


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