SS Hekla 1

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Date: 1881 to 17 Feb 1883
Location: Denmarkmap
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SS Hekla 1 was part of the Thingvalla Line.

The Hekla (1) was named after the well known mount Hekla at Island. The mountain has had an active volcano for centuries. She had a straight stem, one funnel, three masts, iron construction. There was a single screw and she had a service speed of 11 knots. She had passenger accommodation for 12 first class- 16 second class and 600 third class (steerage) passengers. On Feb 13, 1883, she departed Copenhagen for New York. She called at Christiania on the 14th. This was to be the seventh and last time she sailed for Christiansand and New York. On the 15th she stranded at Sydostgrunnen off Sandefjord in Vestfold. After being afloat for about 2 days she sank on the 17th, much of her cargo, all passengers and crew were rescued.[1]



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