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BurdenBuiltShipowner or operator Dimensions
170 cl 1840 at Trondheim, Norway by Nedre værft Hans Wingård Finn & Sønner, Trondhjem, Norway  
 1840 Built in Trondheim as the FreyaAtlantic Journey ID 8544
 1856 Rebuilt and lengthenedAtlantic Journey ID 8545
 1857 Captain Jacob Olsen Bræchan  from Trondheim May 19 to Quebec July 10   
 1858 Captain Jacob Olsen Bræchan  from Trondheim June 1 to Quebec June 30   
 1861 Wrecked off Odessa, all crew savedAtlantic Journey ID 8546
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
Bark Sverre
Bark Sverre at Venice 1861. - Painter: Luzzo Gio - Source: Norsk Maritimt Museum - License: contact owner

In 1857 she departed from Trondheim on May 18th, and arrived at Quebec on July 10th. She was carrying 193 passengers, from Meråker, Stjørdal and Selbu. The journey lasted 50 days and they had several storms. She was mastered by Jacob Olsen Breæchan (1810-1863). In 1858 she departed from Trondheim June 1st, and arrived at Quebec June 30th. She was carrying 74 passengers. The cook and one of the sailors "jumped ship" when it arrived to Quebec. A 3 year old child died during the crossing. Master was Jacob Olsen Bræchan. Because the National Archives of Canada [NAC] did not start the archiving of passenger lists before 1865, and the Norwegian emigration records did not start before 1867, there are no surviving passenger lists for the voyages described on this page in any of those archives. Timeline to records.

Bark Sverre [Trondheim Sjøfartsmuseum]


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