A shipping family of five brothers specialized in the emigration trade
between 1860 and 1870. All five were ship
captains, and the eldest, Thorvald Rød, was managing the family firm
from Tjøme. The other brothers, Olaus, Bernhard, Ludvig and James were
mastering the ships.
Newspaper announcement for the Rød shipping company
From the "Hamar
Stiftstidene" 14th December 1867.
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Some companies may have had additional ships in their fleets to those mentioned above. They might not have been included if the ships were not engaged in the conveyance of emigrants. Some ships mentioned in the fleet lists may have been chartered from other companies, see the ship's description and history for more details.