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BurdenBuiltShipowner or operator Dimensions
3,258 gross 1884 at Greenock by Scott & Co Thingvalla Line 333.2ft x 41.6ft x 22ft 
 Year Departure ArrivalRemarks
 1884  Christiania - Christiansand - New York   
 1884  Feb. 29, launchedAtlantic Journey ID 5124
 1884  May 14, departed from Copenhagen on her maiden voyage for New York via Christiania and ChristiansandAtlantic Journey ID 5125
 1884  Christiania  May 16  New York  May 30 500 Danish emigrants from Copenhagen, from Christiania 370 and from Christiansand 120Transatlantc ID
 1884  Christiania  July 10  New York  July 24 160 Norwegian passengersTransatlantc ID
 1884  Christiania  Sept. 04  New York  Sept. 19 295 Norwegian passengersTransatlantc ID
 1884  Christiania  Oct. 30  New York  Nov. 15 Transatlantc ID
 1884  Nov. 22: departed from New York with about 500 Scandinavian passengers who were returning to their native homes for the Christmas holidaysAtlantic Journey ID 9168
 1885  Christiania  Feb. 22  New York  Mar. 08 Capt. Thomsen from Christiania with 40 emigrants. 83 followed from Copenhagen. Cargo: wood pulp, herring and anchoviesTransatlantc ID
 1885  Christiania  Apr. 16  New York  May 01 Capt. Thomsen with 400 passengers from Copenhagen, in Christiania about 150 and in Christiansand about 50. Goods loaded in Christiania: cheese, medicine fish oil, anchovies, soap and 100kg split peas. Total 229 Norwegian passengers onboardTransatlantc ID
 1885  Christiania - Christiansand - New York   
 1885  May 9: departed from New York with a party of about 500 Scandinavians, nearly all of whom were returning to their homes in the old country for a short visit. They filled the cabins and the steerage of the vesselAtlantic Journey ID 9167
 1885  Christiania  June 11  New York  June 25 Capt. Thomsen. 230 Norwegian passengersTransatlantc ID
 1885  Christiania  Aug. 06  New York  Aug. 19 Transatlantc ID
 1885  Christiania  Oct. 01  New York  Oct. 17 Transatlantc ID
 1885  Oct. 17: damaged by fire while moored at the wharf at the foot of Fourthstreet, Hoboken. She was damaged to the extent of $5,000. The fire broke out in the hold and it was a case of spontaneous combustion. The Hoboken Fire Department flooded the vessAtlantic Journey ID 5127
 1885  Christiania  Nov. 26  New York  Dec. 14 Transatlantc ID
 1886  Christiania  Jan. 21  New York  Feb. 06 Transatlantc ID
 1886  Christiania  Mar. 18  New York  Apr. 03 370 Norwegian passengersTransatlantc ID
 1886  Christiania - Christiansand - New York   
 1886  Christiania  May 13  New York  May 28 446 Norwegian passengersTransatlantc ID
 1886  Christiania  July 08  New York  July 23 472 Norwegian passengersTransatlantc ID
 1886  Christiania  Sept. 02  New York  Sept. 16 383 Norwegian passengersTransatlantc ID
 1886  Christiania  Oct. 26  New York  Nov. 12 Transatlantc ID
 1886  Lost her rudder during a storm 500 miles off the Irish coast on voyage New York - Copenhagen, towed to Greenock. Atlantic Journey ID 5128
 1887  Christiania  Jan. 27  New York  Feb. 14 Transatlantc ID
 1887  Christiania  Mar. 31  New York  Apr. 17 Capt. Thomsen, some 250 emigrants left from Christiania from Christiansand another 163. Loaded 360.000-kilo wood pulp in Christiania.Transatlantc ID
 1887  Christiania - Christiansand - New York   
 1887  Christiania  May 26  New York  June 10 Transatlantc ID
 1887  Christiania  July 21  New York  Aug. 05 Transatlantc ID
 1887  Christiania  Sept. 15  New York  Sept. 30 Transatlantc ID
 1887  Christiania  Nov. 10  New York  Nov. 26 Transatlantc ID
 1888  Christiania  Jan. 05  New York  Jan. 25 Transatlantc ID
 1888  Feb. 10: returned to New York after springing leakAtlantic Journey ID 9170
 1888  Christiania  Mar. 29  New York  Apr. 16 Transatlantc ID
 1888  Christiania - Christiansand - New York   
 1888  Christiania  May 17  New York  June 01 Transatlantc ID
 1888  Christiania  July 05  New York  July 20 Transatlantc ID
 1888  Christiania  Aug. 30  New York  Sept. 15 Transatlantc ID
 1888  Christiania  Nov. 01  New York  Nov. 18 Transatlantc ID
 1889  Christiania  Feb. 21  New York  Mar. 08 Capt. Thomsen left Christiania with 184 emigrants of who 104 was from Copenhagen. Cargo; 493.950kg wood pulp, 162 barrels of herring, 2.700kg skin, 2.900 kg tinned products, 3.960kg mechanic parts and 400kg sharp cheeseTransatlantc ID
 1889  March 30. Arrived in Christiania from New York. Cargo: 350 barrels of fat, 200 barrels of syrup and 383 bale of leatherAtlantic Journey ID 4941
 1889  Christiania - Christiansand - New York   
 1889  Christiania  Apr. 18  New York  May 04 Capt. Thomsen from Christiania with 637 emigrants. 425 embarked in Copenhagen. Cargo loaded in Christiania: Wood pulp and 15 barrels of fish oilTransatlantc ID
 1889  May 23, arrived in Christiania from New York with 100barrels of lard, 290 barrels of butter, 200 barrels syrup, 200 bales leather, pork fat and machineryAtlantic Journey ID 4949
 1889  Christiania  June 13  New York  June 30 Capt. Thomsen from Christiania with passengers and cargo of: herring, wood pulp and old ropesTransatlantc ID
 1889  Christiania  Oct. 17  New York  Oct. 31 Transatlantc ID
 1890  Christiania  Apr. 10  New York  Apr. 25 Transatlantc ID
 1890  Christiania - Christiansand - New York   
 1890  Christiania  Aug. 07  New York  Aug. 22 Transatlantc ID
 1890  Docked at Gothenburg after suffering slight damages from collision with buoyAtlantic Journey ID 5129
 1890  Christiania  Oct. 02  New York  Oct. 19 Transatlantc ID
 1890  Christiania  Nov. 27  New York  Dec. 16 28 Emigrants from KristianiaTransatlantc ID
 1891  Christiania  Mar. 19  New York  Apr. 05 305 Norwegian passengersTransatlantc ID
 1891  Christiania - Christiansand - New York   
 1891  Christiania  May 14  New York  May 29 Transatlantc ID
 1891  Christiania  July 09  New York  July 22 Capt. Thomsen. In Christiania embarked 87 emigrants, loading wood pulp, fish oil, and skin of pike.Transatlantc ID
 1891  Christiania  Sept. 03  New York  Sept. 17 Capt. Thompsen. In Christiania embarked 153 emigrants and loading 210350kilo wood pulp, 402litre beer and 65 barrels of fish oil.Transatlantc ID
 1891  Christiania  Oct. 29  New York  Nov. 13 70 emigrants from ChristianiaTransatlantc ID
 1892  Christiania  Dec. 23  New York  Jan. 09 Transatlantc ID
 1892  Christiania  Feb. 18  New York  Mar. 04 Transatlantc ID
 1892  Christiania  Apr. 14  New York  Apr. 29 Also reported arrive 1892-04-28Transatlantc ID
 1892  Christiania - Christiansand - New York   
 1892  Christiania  June 09  New York  June 24 Capt. A. S. Thomsen. 420 Norwegian passengers - Also reported arrive 1892-06-23Transatlantc ID
 1892  Christiania  Aug. 04  New York  Aug. 17 Transatlantc ID
 1892  Christiania  Oct. 06  New York  Oct. 19 Capt. ThomsenTransatlantc ID
 1892  Christiania  Dec. 01  New York  Dec. 16 Capt. ThomsenTransatlantc ID
 1893  Mar 24, damaged axel, temporary repairs proceeded by sail and reduced speed, taken in tow by the America of the National Line on Apr. 3, proceeded to New York, delayed for 41 daysAtlantic Journey ID 5130
 1893  Christiania  Mar. 11  New York  Apr. 08 257 passengers from Christiania. Reported broken propeller axel due to heavy ice in the fjord of OsloTransatlantc ID
 1893  Christiania - Christiansand - New York   
 1893  Christiania  June 22  New York  July 04 Capt. Laub. Cargo from Kristiania: 270.000 kg wood pulp, 50 barrels fish oil, 101 barrels herringTransatlantc ID
 1893  Christiania  July 20  New York  Aug. 30 Capt. Laub. Also reported arrive 1893-08-29Transatlantc ID
 1893  Christiania  Oct. 12  New York  Oct. 25 Capt. LaubTransatlantc ID
 1893  Christiania  Dec. 07  New York  Dec. 26 Capt. ThomsenTransatlantc ID
 1894  Christiania  Feb. 15  New York  Mar. 04 Capt. LaubTransatlantc ID
 1894  Christiania  Apr. 12  New York  Apr. 26 Transatlantc ID
 1894  Christiania - Christiansand - New York   
 1894  Christiania  June 08  New York  June 23 Transatlantc ID
 1894  Christiania  Sept. 20  New York  Oct. 04 Transatlantc ID
 1894  Christiania  Nov. 08  New York  Nov. 28 Capt. LaubTransatlantc ID
 1895  Christiania  Mar. 21  New York  Apr. 05 Transatlantc ID
 1895  Christiania - Christiansand - New York   
 1895  Christiania  May 16  New York  May 30 Transatlantc ID
 1895  Christiania  Aug. 08  New York  Aug. 20 Transatlantc ID
 1895  Christiania  Oct. 13  New York  Oct. 15 Also reported arrive 1895-10-16Transatlantc ID
 1895  Christiania  Nov. 28  New York  Dec. 14 Transatlantc ID
 1896  Christiania  Jan. 23  New York  Feb. 08 Also reported arrive 1896-02-09Transatlantc ID
 1896  Christiania  Mar. 19  New York  Apr. 03 Transatlantc ID
 1896  Christiania - Christiansand - New York   
 1896  Christiania  May 14  New York  May 28 Transatlantc ID
 1896  Christiania  July 16  New York  July 29 Transatlantc ID
 1896  Christiania  Sept. 03  New York  Sept. 15 Capt. Laub of Copenhagen for New York with a cargo of 75 barrels of fish oil and 15.000 kilo wood pulpTransatlantc ID
 1896  Christiania  Oct. 29  New York  Nov. 10 Transatlantc ID
 1896  Dec. 11, Hekla arrived at Kristiania with ca. 300 passengers coming to spend their Christmas hollydays in Scandinavia. There was at times stormy weather during the journey but no injuries. The passengers praised Captain Laub, Officers and Crew.Atlantic Journey ID 4808
 1897  Christiania     New York  Jan. 14 Transatlantc ID
 1897  Christiania  Mar. 04  New York  Mar. 20 Capt. Laub, to New York with general goodsTransatlantc ID
 1897  Kristiania - Kristiansand - New York   
 1897  Kristiania - Kristiansand  Apr. 29  New York  May 14 Capt. Laub from Kristiania with passengers and general cargoTransatlantc ID
 1897  May 27, eastbound, collided with S/S Mississippi of the Atlantic Transport Line off the Newfoundland Banks in thick fog and got damages on her bow. Both ships were able to continue their journey, Mississippi to New York and Hekla to Europe.Atlantic Journey ID 4923
 1897  May/June; One stoker found strangled onboard.Atlantic Journey ID 4926
 1897  June 14, arrived to Burmeister & Wain for repairsAtlantic Journey ID 5131
 1897  Christiania  July 22  New York  Aug. 04 Capt. Laub from Kristiania with passengers and cargo of 255 barrels of fish oilTransatlantc ID
 1897  Christiania  Sept. 23  New York  Oct. 06 Capt. Laub left Kristiania with passengers and cargo of 445 barrels salted mackerel and 86 barrels of fish oilTransatlantc ID
 1897  Christiansand  Nov. 11  New York  Nov. 24 Transatlantc ID
 1898  Christiania  Jan. 13  New York  Jan. 31 Transatlantc ID
 1898  Christiania  Mar. 10  New York  Mar. 26 Transatlantc ID
 1898  Kristiania - Kristiansand - New York   
 1898  Christiania  May 05  New York  May 20 Transatlantc ID
 1898  Christiania  June 30  New York  July 13 Capt. Thomsen from Kristiania with passengers and general goodsTransatlantc ID
 1898  Kristiania - Kristiansand  Aug. 25  New York  Sept. 09 Captain Thomsen. Left Kristiania with passengers and a cargo of 200 barrels fish oil and 137 barrels of herring.Transatlantc ID
 1898  Taken over by the Scandinavian America Line when the Thingvalla Line was absorbed by the DFDS. (Det Forenede Dampskibsselskap)Atlantic Journey ID 5126
 1905  March 21, broken steering gear off England. Arrived in London for repair but run aground at low tide Atlantic Journey ID 5132
 1905  Apr.22, arrived Horta, Fayal Island, Azores in distress after her rudder stock broke after 3 days of storm on March 11th. An emergency rudder had been fitted, returned to Copenhagen, repaired by Burmeister & WainAtlantic Journey ID 5133
 1905  September, sold to an Russian company and sailed from Copenhagen to RussiaAtlantic Journey ID 4916
 1905  Sold to Danish owners and renamed Eduard RegelAtlantic Journey ID 5134
 1909  Went to Russian owners, renamed Minsk Atlantic Journey ID 5135
 1910  Scrapped Atlantic Journey ID 5136
The information listed above is not the complete record of the ship. The information was collected from a multitude of sources, and new information will be added as it emerges

Hekla (2), Thingvalla Line steamship
The Thingvalla Line steamship Hekla (2) at Copenhagen
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The Hekla (2) was built in 1884 by Scott & Co, at Greenock to replace her namesake. Her tonnage was 3258 tons gross and 2113 tons net. Dimensions: 333.2 feet long, 41.6 feet beam and holds 22 feet deep (100,65 meter x 12,77 meter), poop 35 feet long, bridge deck 63 feet long and forecastle 46 feet long. She was an iron construction, had a straight stem, one funnel and three masts (schooner rigged). Propulsion: compound engine with 2 inverted cylinders of 46 and 84 inches diameter respectively; stroke 54 inches. The engine delivered 450 horsepower which gave her a service speed of 11 knots. The engine was built by the same company as the hull. There was accommodation for 40 first class-, 30 second class and 800 third class (steerage) passengers. Master: Captain Thomsen, appointed to the shipping line in 1881 and to the ship in 1885.

S/S Hekla

1st class on the S/S Hekla (2)
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