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In 1890 the direction of the Trondheim based steamship company "Nordenfjeldske Dampskipsselskap", decided that they would open a regular route between Trondheim and Newcastle.

The first ship purchased for this service was the S/S Ragnvald Jarl. The "Ragnvald Jarl" was a 1.084 gross ton vessel built by Wigham Richardson & Co, Newcastle in 1890. She made her first sailing from Trondheim to Newcastle in June 1890. She was sold to new owners in 1919. Some of the ships listed from Trondheim would probably bring the passengers to Bergen, where they would board an other ship.

Fleet list:
 TypeName of ship  SortYear Built   SortConstruction Shipyard   SortTonnage (burthen)   Sort
  S/SErling Jarl    
  S/SHaakon Adelstein1873 Mitchell 1 073 742 527 gross 
  S/SHaakon Jarl    
  S/SOlaf Kyrre    
  S/SOlav Trygvesøn    
  S/SOle Bull    
  S/SRagnvald Jarl1890 Wigham, Richardson & Co. 1 084 gross 
  S/SSigurd Jarl    
  S/SSverre Sigurdsøn    

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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.

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