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BurdenBuiltShipowner or operator Dimensions
181 kl 1836 at Porsgrunn, Norway Hans Wallø, Tønsberg, Norway  
 1847 Sept. 1: arrived at Sundsvall from London, Capt. BjercheAtlantic Journey ID 8626
 1847 Oct. 2: departed Sundsvall for Cadiz with timberAtlantic Journey ID 8627
 1848 Jan. 5: arrived Torrevieja from Cadiz, Capt BjercheAtlantic Journey ID 8628
 1848 Feb. 21: at Deal: from Spain to Norway with saltAtlantic Journey ID 8630
 1848 Aug. 26: arrived Marseilles from GefleAtlantic Journey ID 8631
 1848 Sept. 7: arrived Torrevieja from MarseillesAtlantic Journey ID 8632
 1849 Captain O. M. Bjerche  from Skien June 2 to New York Aug. 11   
 1849 Sept. 26: departed New York for Cadiz with a load of sticks at the value of 1000$Atlantic Journey ID 8633
 1850 Jan. 9: departed Cadiz for New YorkAtlantic Journey ID 8634
 1850 Mar. 6: arrived New York from CadizAtlantic Journey ID 8635
 1850 April 27: loading potass and honey (value 3200$) in New York for Amsterdam Atlantic Journey ID 8636
 1850 June 9: Texel from New YorkAtlantic Journey ID 8637
 1851 July 29: at Gravesend; from Tønsberg to Barcelona (Bjerche)Atlantic Journey ID 8638
 1851 July 30: Deal: for Barcelona, with pit coalAtlantic Journey ID 8639
 1851 Sept. 28: Leaving Barcelona for TorreviejaAtlantic Journey ID 8640
 1851 Oct. 4: arrived Torreveieja from BarcelonaAtlantic Journey ID 8641
 1851 Oct 9: departed Torreveieja for Christiania Atlantic Journey ID 8642
 1851 Nov. 9: at Albro: from Spain to Norway, all wellAtlantic Journey ID 8643
 1851 Dec. 8: arrived Christiania from Torreveieja with saltAtlantic Journey ID 8644
 1852 Captain O. M. Bjerche  from Christiania to Quebec July 26   
 1852 July 9: loading in Quebec for LondonAtlantic Journey ID 8645
 1852 Aug. 2: departed Quebec for LondonAtlantic Journey ID 8646
 1852 Sept. 24: departed London for NorwayAtlantic Journey ID 8647
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 ship Valhalla was built in 1836 at Porsgrunn. She had a burden of 181 Commercial lasts. Her home port was Tønsberg, and owner was Hans Walløe of Tønsberg. She was flying flag no H63 (in 1852). The name of the ship is some times spelled Walhalla.

Newspaper announcement, Correspondenten - Skien, Jan 25th 1849; "The new ship Valhalla which has just returned from the Mediterranean with a load of salt for the second time, and which is rated 1st class by the Norwegian insurance company, with a burden of 181½ commercial lasts, is by the owner Hans Wallø of Tønsberg decided to depart from Skien to New York with passengers in May. The ship which is mastered by Capt. O. M. Bjerke, is an excellent sailor, and is very well fitted for carrying passengers, for whom the accommodations are in all ways cared for. Anyone who wants to take the advantage of this good opportunity, must as quickly as possible make contact with Mr. Knud Ibsen in Skien, where enrolling is taking place. The fee will be discussed closer, and will be as low as possible." - The Valhalla departed from Skien on June 6th carrying 168 passengers. Master was Capt. Bjerke. She arrived at New York Aug. 10, the passenger manifest is dated Aug 11. (archived by NARA) The total value of the cargo was 3000 $.

Newspaper announcement, Correspondenten Feb 25th 1852; "If a sufficient number of passengers signs on as soon as possible, to go to America via Quebec, It will be good and reasonable accommodation available on the ship Walhalla, Capt. Bjercke. Please approach merchant Jørgen Halvorsen in Skien for further details and enrolling." 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 is no surviving passenger list for this voyage in any of those archives. Timeline to records.


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