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In this database you will be able to find ships, not only those which departed directly from Norway, but also other transatlantic ships which carried emigrants. You may search for a ship by entering the first letter of the name. Entering the first letter will return a list of all ships with names staring on that letter. Entering more letters, or the full name, will narrow your search. If you type the name of a ship, the search will take you directly to the page containing information about that ship, if there is only one ship by that name in the database. If you do not narrow your search, or there are several ships by the same name, the search will take you to a list of those names. The list contains different columns:

 Type Ship Shipowner or operator BuiltNorwegian departures Transatlantic voyages
Kind of ship:
S/S = steamship
Bark (Barque), Schooner or Brig - tells you how the ship was rigged - a Ship (or Frigate) = a full rigged sailing ship. In many cases you will find a link to more information about the term given.
This column gives the name of the ship, clicking on the link takes you to a page with more information about the ship, and in some cases a picture This column gives the name of the owner or operator. Some ships were in the ownership of different companies through time, or they were chartered. This column gives you the year when the ship was built, or launched Linked years in this column takes you to an index of Norwegian departures, from that list you might find links to a passenger list or more detailed sailing schedules (click on the small icons in the "Details" column, see below). From the sailing lists you might find a link to corresponding ships in the Emigrant ship arrival database. Linked years in this column takes you to a list showing the Authorization & Routes for the shipping company (Line) that speciffic year, you might also find a list of ships operated by that line the selected year.
 - leads to additional departure or arrival information - sailing lists
 - leads to a passenger list
Corresponding ships - leads to information about corresponding ships when found in the sailing lists for feeder ships

If you know the name if the shipping line, you might find a ship by selecting a line from the drop down menu on the right hand side. That will take you to a page containing a fleet list.

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Emigrant Ship databases

Agents & Shipping lines
Shipping lines, Norwegian agents, authorizations, routes and fleets.

Emigrant ship Arrivals
Trond Austheim's database of emigrant ship arrivals around the world, 1870-1894.

Norwegian departures
100 Years of Emigrant Ships from Norway - indexed by year 1825-1925
Passenger lists
Norwegian Emigrants 1825-1875 Pre 1875 Norwegian emigrants, passenger lists
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Images added during the last 14 days
You can add images of ships and other related motives by using the "Upload Image" link within the appropriate category.
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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