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SS Thingvalla

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Date: 1873 to 1903
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SS Thingvalla was part of the Thingvalla Line.


She wuilt for A/S Sejl- og Dampskibsselskabet af 1873 (F.W. Kiørebo, Copenhagen) in 1873.

The ship was named after the field in Iceland where the old assemblies of the people were held according to Norse custom and usage, and where resolutions were passed for the benefit of their commonwealth. The year 1874 when the "Thingvalla" was built marked the 10th centenary of settlement in Iceland.

Her tonnage was 2,524 tons gross, 1,745 under deck and 1,630 net. She had one funnel and three masts. Originally she was rigged as a bark, later probably as a barquentine. in the 1887-88 Lloyd's Registry of Shipping, she is listed as being schooner rigged. She was an iron construction, and had a single screw. She had 2 decks and spar deck, 6 cemented bulkheads and partial double bottom 600 tons. Aft Peak Tank and Forward Peak Tank. She had a compound engine with 2 inverted cylinders of 30 and 60 inches diameter respectively, stroke 36 inches, operating at 60 p.s.i. delivering 225 horsepower (900 indicated horsepower) giving her a speed of 10 knots. The engine was built by the same company as the hull. There was passenger accommodation for 50-1st, 50-2nd and 900-3rd class.[1]

In 1888 the S/S Thingvalla collided with and sank the Thingvalla Line vessel "Geiser" off Sable Island with the loss of 105 lives:[2][3][4][5]


She was stranded at Torgfjord, Norway, sold and scrapped.[6]



Sources

  1. http://www.norwayheritage.com/p_ship.asp?sh=thing
  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/p_ship.asp?sh=thing




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