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BurdenBuiltShipowner or operator Dimensions
2,820 gross 1891 at Hamburg by Blohm & Voss Hamburg America Line 320ft x 40ft 
 1891 July 22, launchedAtlantic Journey ID 3057
 1891 Sept. 17, maiden voyage Hamburg-New YorkAtlantic Journey ID 3058
 1893 Christiansand - New York   
 1894 Christiansand - Halifax - New York   
 1895 Christiansand - New York   
 1898 Sold to German owners, renamed "Sultan"Atlantic Journey ID 3059
 1913 Sold to Japanese owners, renamed "Hachiro Maru"Atlantic Journey ID 3060
 1933 Scrapped at YokohomaAtlantic Journey ID 3061
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


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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.
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