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Corresponding ships
for the S/S Hero (2) journey 1878-04-12 Christiania - Christiansand - Hull
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 MSteamshipShipowner or operatorDeparture/port ArrivalRemarks
 S/S CaspianAllan LineLiverpool 1878-04-11 Halifax 1878-04-21 Arrival date estimated 
 S/S State of GeorgiaState LineGlasgow  New York 1878-04-24 Crossing the Ocean in 11 days 
 S/S AustrianAllan LineLiverpool 1878-04-16 Halifax 1878-04-26 Arrival date estimated 
S/S Republic (1)White Star LineLiverpool 1878-04-17 New York 1878-04-27  
S/S City of BerlinInman LineLiverpool 1878-04-18 New York 1878-04-28  
 S/S SarmatianAllan LineLiverpool 1878-04-18 Quebec 1878-04-28 Londonderry 
 S/S AbyssiniaCunard LineLiverpool 1878-04-20 America 1878-04-30 ?? Unknown harbor 
 S/S ManitobanAllan LineGlasgow 1878-04-18 Quebec 1878-04-30  
 S/S MississippiDominion LineLiverpool 1878-04-18 Quebec 1878-04-30  
 S/S SiberiaCunard LineLiverpool 1878-04-18 America 1878-04-30 ?? Unknown harbor 
 S/S City of BrusselsInman LineLiverpool  New York 1878-05-02 Crossing the Ocean in only 7 days and 23 hours 
 S/S PennsylvaniaAmerican LineLiverpool 1878-04-24 Philadelphia 1878-05-03  
 S/S GermanicWhite Star LineLiverpool 1878-04-25 New York 1878-05-04  
 S/S Thames (2)Temperley LineLondon 1878-04-18 Quebec 1878-05-04  
 S/S ParthiaCunard LineLiverpool 1878-04-25 America 1878-05-05 ?? Unknown harbor 
 S/S Bothnia (1)Cunard LineLiverpool 1878-04-25 America 1878-05-07 ?? Unknown harbor 
 S/S CircassianAllan LineLiverpool 1878-04-25 Quebec 1878-05-07 Londonderry 
M followed with an arrow () = Confirmed connects
Passenger list is usually dated 1 - 2 days after arrival
This register is built from telegrams sent from the arrival ports to the local newspapers in Norway. The purpose of these telegrams were to tell the folks back home that the journey had been safe, and that all was well with the emigrants on board.

Reference to newspapers used: Morgenbladet, Christiania Intelegenssedler, Dagbladet, Verdens Gang, Trondhjems Adresseavis, Bergens Tidende and other newspapers.

Blue Riband of the North Atlantic in 1878: Steamship Britannic record crossing Queenstown - New York in 7 days, 10 hours and 53 min. ( 2.800 nm )
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