Norway Heritage logo
S/S Tasso (1), Wilson Line Main Page >>

BurdenBuiltShipowner or operator Dimensions
610 gross 1852 at Glasgow by Thomas Wingate & Co. Wilson Line, Hull, England 213.5ft x 23ft x 14ft 
 YearRemarks
 1852 Launched as the Scandinavian for the Wilson LineAtlantic Journey ID 4186
 1854 Sold to the North Europe Steam Navigation CompanyAtlantic Journey ID 4187
 1858 Bought back to the Wilson LineAtlantic Journey ID 4188
 1870 Renamed "Tasso"Atlantic Journey ID 4189
 1870 Christiania - Christiansand - London   
 1871 Trondheim - Christiansund - Bergen - Hull   
 1871 Christiania - Christiansand - Hull   
 1872 Trondheim - Christiansund - Bergen - Hull   
 1872 Christiania - Christiansand - Hull   
 1873 Trondheim - Christiansund - Bergen - Hull   
 1873 Christiania - Christiansand - Hull   
 1874 Trondheim - Christiansund - Bergen - Hull  Passenger list: Passenger list 
 1875 Trondheim - Christiansund - Aalesund - Hull   
 1876 Bergen - Stavanger - Hull   
 1876 Trondheim - Christiansund - Aalesund - Hull   
 1877 April 24, 41 emigrants left Trondheim for America via Hull, England. 14 emigrants for Allan Line, 2 for National Line, 10 for White Star Line, 9 for Inman Line, 5 for America Line and 1 for Anchor Line.Atlantic Journey ID 8481
 1877 Bergen - Stavanger - Hull   
 1877 Trondheim - Christiansund - Aalesund - Hull   
 1878 Trondheim - Christiansund - Aalesund - Hull   
 1879 Trondheim - Christiansund - Bergen - Hull   
 1879 Trondheim - Christiansund - Aalesund - Hull   
 1880 Trondheim - Christiansund - Aalesund - Hull   
 1881 Trondheim - Christiansund - Bergen - Hull   
 1881 Trondheim - Christiansund - Aalesund - Hull   
 1882 Bergen - Stavanger - Hull   
 1882 Trondheim - Christiansund - Bergen - Hull   
 1882 Trondheim - Christiansund - Aalesund - Hull   
 1883 Trondheim - Christiansund - Aalesund - Hull   
 1883 Christiania - Christiansand - Hull   
 1884 Trondheim - Christiansund - Aalesund - Hull   
 1885 Bergen - Stavanger - Hull   
 1885 Trondheim - Christiansund - Aalesund - Hull   
 1886 Mar. 14, ran aground at the mouth of the Bømlofjord on way from Bergen to Hull, all crew and passengers saved, post and cargo salvaged by diversAtlantic Journey ID 4190
 1886 Bergen - Stavanger - Hull   
 1886 Trondheim - Kristiansund - Aalesund - Hull   
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

On April 15th 1880, an incident happened at the harbor in Trondheim. The Tasso had been moored by the Pier in the Nidelven river to take on passengers, but not all passengers got on board before the low tide came. The ship had to anchor up in the fjord to wait for the rest of the passengers. To get on the ship the passengers had to go by small ferryboats from a floating pier situated in the channel at a place called Ravnkloen. Several thousand people are said to have been there to say farewell to their friends and family. The floating pier was connected to land by a pontoon bridge, and the weight of all these people bacame to much for the old bridge. It is estimated that ¨ between 100 - 200 people fell into the channel when the bridge broke. At the same time, two ferryboats on their way out to the Tasso were filled with water by heavy seas, and one of them sank. Two people from one of the boats drowned. By a stroke of luck none of the people that fell into the channel were killed, but several had to be taken to hospital.

A journey on the S/S Tasso from Christiansund to Hull in 1880


S/S Scandinavian / Tasso (1), [Trondheim Maritime Museum]


Trondhjems Adressecontors Efterretninger 1880

TASSO

Emigrant Ship databases

Agents & Shipping lines
Shipping lines, Norwegian agents, authorizations, routes and fleets.

Emigrant ship Arrivals
Trond Austheim's database of emigrant ship arrivals around the world, 1870-1894.

Norwegian departures
100 Years of Emigrant Ships from Norway - indexed by year 1825-1925
Passenger lists
Norwegian Emigrants 1825-1875 Pre 1875 Norwegian emigrants, passenger lists
Images
Categories:
  >> Steamships
       arranged by shipping line
  >> Sailing ships
  >> Historic Documents
       & passenger lists
  >> The Voyage
  >> Ports - harbors
  >> Yards & Construction
  >> Miscellaneous
  >> Pioneers & Settlements
 
Images added during the last 14 days
You can add images of ships and other related motives by using the "Upload Image" link within the appropriate category.
Articles
A selection of articles dedicated to help you in your genealogy search for your Norwegian ancestors. Transcripts and pictures of historic documents in connection with the ships and emigration. Also including articles about Pioneers & Norwegian Settlements Around the World
Articles about selected ships ships and special events in their history. Descriptions of some of the great maritime disasters involving emigrant ships, like the wrecking of the steamer Atlantic of the White Star Line, sinking of the ocean liner Empress of Ireland and the Thingvalla line steamer Norge disaster. Check this section if you have an interest in shipwrecks.
This section contains articles describing the transatlantic voyage, the condition of the steerage accommodations and the experience of an ocean travel on an emigrant ship. You will find in-depth studies concerning the emigration process, statistics and facts, and information about the immigration processing centers line Castle Garden and Ellis Island.
Forum
10 last postings: