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SS Hekla 2

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Date: 1884 to 1910
Location: Danmarkmap
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SS Hekla 2 was part of the Thingvalla Line.

The Hekla was built in 1884 for the Danish Dampskibsselskabet Thingvalla ("Thingvalla Steamship Company") and used between Scandinavia and New York. In 1898 the company was taken over by DFDS, renamed Skandinavien Amerika Linien, and service continued. The Hekla is shown here in 1899 flying the Maltese cross of the company.[1]

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.[2]


1905: She was sold to Danish owners and renamed Eduard Regel. 1909: She was sold to Russian owners, renamed Minsk. 1910: She was scrapped.[3]



Sources

  1. https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Antonio_Jacobsen_-_Hekla_(ship,_1884)_-_1899.png
  2. http://www.norwayheritage.com/p_ship.asp?sh=heklb
  3. http://www.norwayheritage.com/p_ship.asp?sh=heklb




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