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1,143 gross 1896 at Hull, England by Earle‘s Shipbuilding & Engineering Co. Wilson Line, Hull, England 249.8ft x 30ft x 15.7ft 
 1896 Apr. 29: Launched for the Hull - Copenhagen serviceAtlantic Journey ID 4200
 1899 Tr.heim - Kr.sund - Ålesund - Bergen - Stavanger - Hull   
 1900 April 25; abt.. 80 - 90 emigrants left Trondheim for The United States and Canada. They arrived in Hull, England April 30 at 18:00 afternoonAtlantic Journey ID 4825
 1900 Tr.heim - Kr.sund - Ålesund - Bergen - Stavanger - Hull   
 1906 Tr.heim - Kr.sund - Ålesund - Bergen - Stavanger - Hull   
 1912 Kristiania - Hull   
 1912 Trondheim - other to Hull   
 1913 Trondheim - other to Hull   
 1931 Dec. 30: laid up Atlantic Journey ID 8653
 1932 Sold to G. & W. Brunton for scrapping at GrangemouthAtlantic Journey ID 4201
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

Details: 1,143 gross ton ship, 857 under deck and 735 net. Poop 146 feet long and forecastle 29 feet long. She had one funnel, two masts, single screw, 1 deck, 2 tiers of beams, water ballast and was fitted with refrigerating machinery. Propulsion: triple expansion engine with 3 cylinders 18 1/2, 31 & 53 inches diameter respectively; stroke 33 inches; 161 nominal horsepower; engine built by the same company as the hull. She had a speed of 12.5 knots. Accommodation for 12-1st class and 197 steerage passengers.

Zero, Wilson Line steamship
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