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157½ kl - 380t. 1839 at Porsgrunn, Norway by Jac. Møller Jacob K. Møller, Porsgrunn, Norway 96.8ft x 28.5ft 
 1839 April 19: LaunchedAtlantic Journey ID 8490
 1843 Captain Johan Gasmann  from Porsgrunn May 13 to New York July 13  Passenger list: Passenger list 
 1843 May 17, leaving Langesund for New York with passengers and ironAtlantic Journey ID 8914
 1843 Summer 1843, most westbound ships delayed due to heavy westerly winds and iceAtlantic Journey ID 8915
 1843 Aug 8, leaving New York for Rotterdam, Holland with fish oil and tobacoAtlantic Journey ID 8916
 1843 Dec. 6 arrived home to Helgeraaen, LangesundAtlantic Journey ID 9481
 1844 Captain Johan Gasmann  from Porsgrunn May 2 to New York July 5  Passenger list: Passenger list 
 1844 August 21 leaving New York for AmsterdamAtlantic Journey ID 10487
 1844 October 3 Brouwershaven from New YorkAtlantic Journey ID 10500
 1844 November 8 leaving Helvoet for NorwayAtlantic Journey ID 10503
 1845 Feb 27, delayed departure cause to heavy ice in the FrierfjordAtlantic Journey ID 8917
 1845 Apr 8, leaving Langesund with some 110 passengers and ironAtlantic Journey ID 8918
 1845 Apr 17, Portsmouth, England to unload some cargo due to overloadAtlantic Journey ID 8919
 1845 Captain Johan Gasmann  from Porsgrunn Apr. 7 to New York July 15   
 1845 Further cargo had to be thrown overboard in storm, 360 Ton iron delivered in New YorkAtlantic Journey ID 8920
 1845 October 11 Cadiz from New YorkAtlantic Journey ID 10518
 1845 Late September leaving New York for CadizAtlantic Journey ID 8921
 1847 Feb 13 London from Skien, Capt FlörenæsAtlantic Journey ID 8922
 1847 Oct 14 London from PorsgrundAtlantic Journey ID 8923
 1848 Mar 6 London from PorsgrundAtlantic Journey ID 8924
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 bark Salvator was built at Porsgrund by Jac. Møller in 1839. She had a burden of 157½ Norwegian Commercial lasts. Master was John G. Gasman, which did get an important influence on the emigration from Norway, through his brother, who was in the committee which worked on the Norwegian passenger act.

In 1843 the Salvator departed from Porsgrunn on May 13th, and arrived at New York on July 13th. She was carrying 149 passengers, and was mastered by Capt. Gasman. In 1844 she departed from Porsgrunn Apr. 20th, and arrived at New York July 5th. She was carrying 150 passengers. In 1845 she departed from Porsgrunn Apr. 8th, and arrived at New York July 15th. She was carrying 111 steerage passengers and a load of iron. On the way she called at Portsmouth, England. On July 9th, experienced a sever gale, causing the crew to heave overboard some iron.

From the newspaper "Skiensposten Oct. 17, 1843
This announcement states that the Salvator crossed to New York from Porsgrund using 46 days, and that it would make the same crossing the year ahead. "The ship is said to be solid and good, and all of the passengers on the 1843 crossing had been very satisfied with the conditions aboard. The cargo on the next crossing will be iron. Special cabin arrangements will be made upon request for families".

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