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SS Norge.
SS Norge.
The merchant flag (Handelsflaget) of Denmark.
The merchant flag (Handelsflaget) of Denmark.

SS Norge was a Danish passenger liner sailing from Copenhagen, Oslo and Kristiansand to New York, mainly with emigrants, which sank off Rockall in 1904 in the biggest civilian maritime disaster in the Atlantic Ocean up to that time. Image File history File linksMetadata No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File linksMetadata No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Denmark. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Denmark. ... A liner is a big passenger ship where the passengers can sleep onboard. ... For other uses, see Copenhagen (disambiguation). ... County Oslo NO-03 District Viken Municipality NO-0301 Administrative centre Oslo Mayor (2004) Per Ditlev-Simonsen (H) Official language form Neutral Area  - Total  - Land  - Percentage Ranked 224 454 km² 426 km² 0. ... County Vest-Agder District Sørlandet Municipality NO-1001 Administrative centre Kristiansand Mayor (2004) Jan Oddvar Skisland (KrF) Official language form BokmÃ¥l Area  - Total  - Land  - Percentage Ranked 287 277 km² 259 km² 0. ... New York, NY redirects here. ... Rockall, a small, isolated rocky islet in the North Atlantic Ocean Rockall is a small rocky islet in the North Atlantic, in the exclusive economic zone (EEZ) of the United Kingdom. ...


She was built in 1881 by Alex Stephen & Sons Ltd of Linthouse, Glasgow, for the Belgian company Theodore C. Engels & Co of Antwerp; her original name was Pieter de Coninck. The ship was 3,359 GRT and 3,700 DWT, and the 1,400 HP engine gave a speed of 10 knots. She could carry a maximum of 800 passengers. Glaswegian redirects here. ... For other uses, see Antwerp (disambiguation). ...


In 1889 she was sold to A/S Dampskibs-selskabet Thingvalla of Denmark (later to be the Skandinavien-Amerika Linien or Scandinavian-America Line) and renamed Norge. DFDS Headquarters in Copenhagen, Denmark. ...


On 28 June 1904 Norge ran aground close to Rockall, on St Helen's Reef. According to Sebak's comprehensive account, the final death toll was 635, among them 225 Norwegians. The 160 survivors spent up to eight days in open lifeboats before rescue. June 28 is the 179th day of the year (180th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 186 days remaining. ... 1904 (MCMIV) was a leap year starting on a Friday (see link for calendar). ... Rockall, a small, isolated rocky islet in the North Atlantic Ocean Rockall is a small rocky islet in the North Atlantic, in the exclusive economic zone (EEZ) of the United Kingdom. ...


The wreck of Norge was located off Rockall in July 2003.


See also

List of United Kingdom disasters by death toll is a list of major disasters (excluding acts of war) which occurred in the United Kingdom or involved UK citizens, in a definable incident, where the loss of life exceeded 40. ...

References

  • Per Kristian Sebak - Titanic's Predecessor: The S/S Norge Disaster of 1904 (2004) ISBN 82-996779-0-4

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