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Name: ST OLAF or SAINT OLAF or ST OLAV
Type: Passenger Cargo Ship
Launched 06/04/1871
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, 900ihp
Engines by: North-Eastern Marine Engineering Co Ltd, Sunderland - No 66
Propulsion: 1 x Screw, 10.0knots (trials)
Construction: Iron
Reg Number: n/a
History:
07/1871 Peter Jebsen, Bergen
30/06/1871 Norwegian American Steamship Co, Bergen
1880 A/S St Olaf (Harloff & Boe), Bergen
1899 HM Wrangell, Haugesund
07/1903 Broken up
Comments: Accommodation for 30 x 1st Class and 500 x emigrant passengers
Contract Price 34,300; Profit 1070-14s-6d
N-E Marine records show this engine was intended for a vessel named SUCCESS
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
17/05/1875: Last trans-Atlantic voyage, then transferred to the North Sea routes
07/1903: Broken up at Genoa


Newcastle Journal, Saturday, 08/04/1871