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BurdenBuiltShipowner or operator Dimensions
12,977 gross 1917 at Birkenhead by Cammell, Laird & Co. Ltd. NAL - The Norwegian-America Line , Kristiania, Norway 532.5ft 64.2ft x 29.3ft 
 YearRemarks
 1917 May 21: LaunchedAtlantic Journey ID 8514
 1918 Apr. 29: sailed from Birkenhead on her maiden voyage to New YorkAtlantic Journey ID 8515
 1918 Laid up in New York until she sailed for Kristiania (Oslo) on Sept. 11Atlantic Journey ID 8516
 1918 Oct. 5: departed Kristiania for her fist voyage on the Kristiania - Bergen - New York service Atlantic Journey ID 8517
 1918 Kristiania - Kristiansand - Stavanger - Bergen - New York   
 1919 Kristiania - Kristiansand - Stavanger - Bergen - New York   
 1920 Kristiania - Kristiansand - Stavanger - Bergen - New York   
 1921 Kristiania - Kristiansand - Stavanger - Bergen - New York   
 1922 Kristiania - Kristiansand - Stavanger - Bergen - New York   
 1923 Kristiania - Kristiansand - Stavanger - Bergen - New York   
 1924 Converted from coal to oil fuel and her accommodation altered to carry cabin and 3rd class passengers onlyAtlantic Journey ID 8518
 1924 Kristiania - Kristiansand - Stavanger - Bergen - Halifax - New York   
 1925 Oslo - Stavanger - Bergen - Halifax - New York   
 1930 Refitted to 147-cabin, 207-tourist and 820-3rd class and her tonnage increased to 13,156 tonsAtlantic Journey ID 8519
 1937 Modernized, fitted with shorter funnelsAtlantic Journey ID 8520
 1939 Dec. 9: commenced her last crossing from New York to Bergen and Oslo, where she was laid up Atlantic Journey ID 8521
 1940 Sept. 20: Requisitioned by Deutche Kriegsmarine - became a troop depot ship until August 1945Atlantic Journey ID 8531
 1945 August: became a troopship, used between Norway and New YorkAtlantic Journey ID 8522
 1946 Refitted to accommodate 122-1st, 222-cabin and 335-tourist class passengersAtlantic Journey ID 8524
 1946 May 31: departed on her first sailing on the Oslo - Bergen - New York service after the WW2Atlantic Journey ID 8525
 1953 Dec. 9: rudder carried away in rough weather mid-Atlantic, escorted to Bergen, first by the NAL cargo ship Lyngenfjord which had to give up, then by British tug Turmoil, she was able to maneuver by the use of her twin screwsAtlantic Journey ID 8529
 1956 Refitted to carry 66-1st, 184-cabin and 402-tourist class passengers and her tonnage increased to 14,015 tonsAtlantic Journey ID 8530
 1963 Nov. 18: Last voyage in NAL service Oslo - Copenhagen - Stavanger - New York (dep 3rd Dec) - Bergen - OsloAtlantic Journey ID 8533
 1964 Scrapped at Hong Kong by Patt, Manfield & Co. Ltd.Atlantic Journey ID 8534
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

Stavangerfjord, Norwegian America Line - pictured on an advertising poster
Stavangerfjord, Norwegian America Line - pictured on an advertising poster
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The S/S Stavangerfjord approaching the harbor in Oslo.
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The Stavangerfjord was 12 977 tons gross, 9 814 under deck and 7 527 net. Details: Poop 21 feet long, Bridge and Forecastle on Shelter deck 464 feet long, two funnels, two masts, 2 steel decks & steel shelter deck sheathed in wood, 3rd deck in No. 1, 2 & 3 holds, cruiser stern, 10 cemented bulkheads, cellular double bottom 480 feet long, 1,580 tons, Deep Tank, aft 80 tons, Forward Peak Tank 179 tons, Aft Peak Tank 197 tons, flat keel. She was fitted with electric light & wireless. Propulsion: quadruple expansion engines with 8 cylinders of 26 1/2, 37 1/2, 53 & 76 inches diameter each pair, stroke 54 inches, operating at 220 p.s.i.; 1 567 nominal horsepower, 8 single ended boilers, 32 corrugated furnaces, grate surface 630 sq. ft., heating surface 24 640 sq. ft., forced draught. Twin screws and a speed of 16 knots. The engine was built by the same company as the hull. Master: Captain K.S. Irgens, appointed to the shipping line in 1913 and to the ship in 1918. Call sign: MSJR. There was accommodation for 88-1st, 318-2nd and 820-3rd class passengers.

Picture of the S/S Stavangerfjord
Picture of the S/S Stavangerfjord
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Picture of the Norwegian America Line steamer Stavangerfjord

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Stavangerfjord, Norwegian America Line - This is a plan showing the arrangements for the 3rd class passengers on the parts of the C, D and E deck used for that purpose. This plan shows the arrangements as they were before the ship was modernized in 1937.
Stavangerfjord, Norwegian America Line - This is a plan showing the arrangements for the 3rd class passengers on the parts of the C, D and E deck used for that purpose. This plan shows the arrangements as they were before the ship was modernized in 1937.
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Stavangerfjord, Norwegian America Line - This is a plan showing the arrangements for Cabin, Tourist and 3rd class passengers on the Stavangerfjord. It shows arrangements on B (promenade deck), C (lower promenade deck), D (shelter deck), E (upper main deck) and F (main deck).
Stavangerfjord, Norwegian America Line - This is a plan showing the arrangements for Cabin, Tourist and 3rd class passengers on the Stavangerfjord. It shows arrangements on B (promenade deck), C (lower promenade deck), D (shelter deck), E (upper main deck) and F (main deck).
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S/S Stavangerfjord, NAL
S/S Stavangerfjord, NAL
   S/S Stavangerfjord at Stavanger harbor
S/S Stavangerfjord at Stavanger harbor

Stavangerfjord, Norwegian America Line - putting out
Stavangerfjord, Norwegian America Line - putting out
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Stavangerfjord, Norwegian America Line - as she appeared after she was modernized and fitted with shorter funnels 1937
Stavangerfjord, Norwegian America Line - as she appeared after she was modernized and fitted with shorter funnels 1937
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