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SS Geiser

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Date: 1881 to 1888
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SS Geiser was part of the Thingvalla Line.


The "Geiser" was built by Burmeister & Wain at Copenhagen for the Thingvalla Line. Her tonnage was 2,831 tons gross, 1,993 under deck and 1,818 net. She had a straight stem, one funnel, three masts (schooner rigged) and was an iron construction. She had a single screw and a compound engine with 4 inverted cylinders of 36 & 72 inches diameter each pair; stroke 42 inches. This engine delivered 300 horsepower, which gave the ship a service speed of 11 knots. The engine was built by the same company as the hull. There was accommodation for 50 1st class passengers, 50 2nd class passengers, and 900 3rd class passengers (steerage). [Lloyd's register of shipping][1]

She collided with the SS Thingvalla on 14 August 1888 off Sable Island, broke in two after 5 minutes and sank. 105 lives lost.[2][3][4][5][6]


Sources

  1. http://www.norwayheritage.com/p_ship.asp?sh=geise
  2. http://www.norwayheritage.com/articles/templates/great-disasters.asp?articleid=10&zoneid=1
  3. http://www.norwayheritage.com/articles/templates/great-disasters.asp?articleid=9&zoneid=1
  4. http://www.norwayheritage.com/articles/templates/great-disasters.asp?articleid=56&zoneid=1
  5. http://www.norwayheritage.com/articles/templates/great-disasters.asp?articleid=57&zoneid=1
  6. http://www.norwayheritage.com/articles/templates/great-disasters.asp?articleid=56&zoneid=1




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