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BurdenBuiltShipowner or operator Dimensions
207½ kl 1848 J. Dybwad & Sønner & G. A. Sch, Christiania, Norway  
 1858  July 25 leaving Hamburg for Christiania/OsloAtlantic Journey ID 10311
 1859 April 23 London for Shediac N.B, leaving Gravesend for Shediac April 26Atlantic Journey ID 10312
 1860 Captain G. A. Schjerve  from Christiania to Quebec May 19   
 1860 June 15 leaving Quebec for Grimsby, arriving Hull July 25Atlantic Journey ID 10313
 1860 August 22 Hull from ChristinesandAtlantic Journey ID 10314
 1860 November 13 Gibraltar from ChristanstadAtlantic Journey ID 10315
 1860 December 29 Barcelona to Savannah arriving again May 29  Barcelona from SavannahAtlantic Journey ID 10316
 1861 July 25 Barcelona for Miramichi (New Brunswick, Canada)Atlantic Journey ID 10317
 1861 October 24 Belfast from Miramichi, leaving Belfast for Norway Nov. 20Atlantic Journey ID 10318
 1862 May 14 Stranded and wrecked at Sandhamn Rev, Sweden on route from Kalmar to Barcelona with planks, all crew saved.Atlantic Journey ID 10319
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

The Nordamerika was built in 1848 for the Hamburg America Line. She was a three masted bark rigged vessel of 419 gross tons. Wooden construction, cargo 200 tons and passenger accommodation for 20 first class and 200 steerage passengers. She had a crew of 17. Laid down in 1848 as the "Amerika" but renamed to avoid confusion with another German ship of that name, she was used on the Hamburg - New York service until 1858 when she was sold to Norwegian owners. In 1860 she departed from Christiania with emigrants in April, and arrived at Quebec May 19th. She was owned by J. Dybvad & Søn in Christiania, and mastered by Captain G. A. Schjerve. Because the National Archives of Canada [NAC] did not start the archiving of passenger lists before 1865, and the Norwegian emigration records did not start before 1867, there is no surviving passenger list for this voyage. The Nordamerika was broken up in 1868.


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