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BurdenBuiltShipowner or operator Dimensions
1,268 gross 1872 at Middlesbrough, England by Backhouse & Dixon The Norwegian American Steamship Company  232ft x 30.3ft 
 Year Departure ArrivalRemarks
 1872  Feb. 10, launched for Norske Lloyd, chartered to The Norwegian American Steamship CompanyAtlantic Journey ID 4782
 1872  Apr. 29, departed on her maiden voyage from Newcastle Atlantic Journey ID 4783
 1872  Bergen - New York   
 1872  May 3: (Capt Wulf) departed Bergen with merchandise and 337 passengersAtlantic Journey ID 9244
 1872  May 22: (Capt Wulf) reported as arrived New YorkAtlantic Journey ID 9245
 1873  Bergen - New York   
 1873  Sept. 11: NewcastleAtlantic Journey ID 9240
 1873  Sept. 19: (Capt Wulf) departed Bergen with merchendise and 130 passengersAtlantic Journey ID 9241
 1873  Bergen     New York  Sept. 04 Transatlantc ID
 1874  May 27: (Capt Ziesler) departed Gibraltar on way from Bombay to New YorkAtlantic Journey ID 9242
 1881  Stranded, was refloated and was sold to British owners and renamed RomanulAtlantic Journey ID 4784
 1898  Became the Italian NinaAtlantic Journey ID 4785
 1905  Went to other Italian owners and was renamed LusitaniaAtlantic Journey ID 4786
 1913  She put into Almeria on October 20, with her cargo on fire, was sold and scrapped at GenoaAtlantic Journey ID 4787
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 "Peter Jebsen" (Norske Lloyd) was built in 1872 by Backhouse & Dixon, Middlesborough (engines by Maudslay, Sons & Field, London). She was an iron construction with straight stem, one funnel, two masts, a single screw and a speed of 10 knots.

The S/S Peter Jebsen
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