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BurdenBuiltShipowner or operator Dimensions
578 gross 1849 at New Brunswick by McLachlan & Stackhouse  129ft x 27ft x 19.5ft 
 1866 Captain Jensen  from Trondheim Apr. 25 to Quebec June 9  Passenger list: Passenger list 
 1867 Captain P. A. Andersen  from Trondheim May 15 to Quebec July 20   
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 Victor was built at New Brunswick in 1849 by J. McLachlan. Her tonnage was 578 tons gross and 562 tons net. She had repairs in 1868. The Victor was owned by H. Thue 1855 - 1864 and by N. Bugge in Tønsberg 1864 - 1891.

In 1866 the Ship Victor departed from Trondheim Apr. 25th, and arrived at Quebec June 9th. She was sailing in ballast, and was carrying 311 steerage passengers and 2 cabin passengers. 134 adult males, 85 adult females, 40 males 1 - 14 years, 34 females 1 - 14 years and 20 children under 1 year. The ship was reported to be very well equipped and was bringing 1000 barrels of water, provisions and medicine for 6 - 7 months. [!] The agent in Trondheim was Georg F. Krogh and ship broker Thorvald Moe. Tonnage reported was 271½ Norwegian Commercial lasts. She was mastered by Capt. Ole Jensen and had a crew of 16. The names of the crew in addition to the captain was:

Carl Ulrik Carlsen - the chief mate - age 43
Greger Andreassen - second mate - age 36
Arne Larsen - carpenter - age 45
Jan Jansen - carpenter mate - age 36
Andreas Mortensen - boatswain - age 63
Jacob Tagelund - second boatswain - age 32
Jens Johan Kelpen - cook - age 30
Auhust Aagermaans - sailmaker - age 47
Peder Pedersen - sailor - age 38
Anders Olsen - sailor - age 24
Erland Olafsen - sailor - age 34
Johan Oscar Strandlund - sailor - age 20
Carl Johan Johannesen - sailor - age 18
Niels Wilhelm Olausen - sailor - age 17
Harald Christopher Halvorsen - sailor - age 19

In 1867 she departed from Trondheim on May 15th, and arrived at Quebec on July 20th. She was carrying 250 passengers, 114 adult males, 90 adult females, 59 boys under 14 years, and 33 girls under 14 years. Most of the emigrants came from Horg, Flaa, Bynesset, and Leinstrand. There were also some from Tønseth, Stjørdal and the Tromsø area. She was towed out the fjord by the S/S "Trondhjem", at midday May 15th. Before the ship departed there was a service by Rev. Roll on board, Such services were custom for many ship sailing with emigrants. This year Victor was mastered by Capt. P. A. Andersen of Tønsberg, and had a crew of 16.


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