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Name: ST OLAF or SAINT OLAF
Type: Passenger Cargo Ship
Launched: 04/1871
Completed: 30/06/1871
Builder: J Wigham Richardson & Co
Yard: Neptune Yard, Low Walker
Yard Number: 70
Dimensions: 2002grt, 1259nrt, 293.9 x 35.2 x 25.2ft
Engines: C2cyl (37 & 70 x 36ins), 245nhp
Engines by: North-Eastern Marine Engineering Co Ltd, Sunderland
Propulsion: 1 x Screw, 10.0knots (trials)
Construction: Iron
Reg Number: n/a
History:
1871 P Jebsen, Bergen
30/06/1871 Norwegian American Steamship Co
1880 Harloff & Boe, Bergen
1899 HM Wrangell, Haugesund
1903 Broken up
Comments: 30 x 1st, 500 x emigrant class passengers & 51 crew
Contract Price 34,300; Profit 1070-14s-6d
Initally conditions for the emigrant class were Spartan, with them living in large dormitories. The food was boiled with steam & brought to the rooms in large pails.
06/07/1871: Sailed from Bergen on her maiden voyage and arrived 15 days later at New York with 256 passengers
Her normal route would be Christiania (Oslo) Bergen - Newcastle - London - New York.
On one return voyage she brought back 31,382 bushels of corn, 28,970 bushels of wheat and 300 barrels of flour
01/04/1872: Sailed Bergen for New York with 614 passengers and 5,000 tons of fish
17/05/1875: Last trans-Atlantic voyage, transferring to the North Sea routes
1903: Broken up in Genoa