Finland Steamship Company's Emigrant Ships


S/S AEGIR

Passenger and cargo steamer, two decks

Passengers

I: 15

II: -

III: 14

Ice class

1

Tonnages

769 GRT

457 NRT

650 tdw

Length over all

56.32 m - 184' 8"

Breadth

8.64 m - 28' 0"

Draught

5.60 m - 18' 6"

Engine

Compound steam engine 2 cy. by the shipbuilders.

Horse powers

500 IHP

Speed

10 knots

8.12.1896

Completed by Nylands Verksted, Kristiania, as S/S Aegir for Helsingfors Ångfartygs Ab (Gustav Paulig), Helsinki.

1916

Share majority of the company acquired by Finska Ångfartygs Aktiebolaget.

1918

Captured by escaping Red Finns in April, but abandoned after grounding east of Porkkala Lighthouse.

Refloated later and repaired.

9.10.1920

Owners amalgamated with Finska Ångfartygs Aktiebolaget.

Sailed on Helsinki - Tallinn and Helsinki - Lübeck lines.

28.1.1930

Sold to Ångfartygs Ab Bore, and renamed S/S Bore V.

1955

Handed over to Wärtsilä-Koncernen Ab Chrichton-Vulcan, Turku, for dismantling and deleted from Finnish shipsregister on March 9 as broken up. However, converted to barge.

Owners Wärtsilä-Yhtymä Oy - Wärtsilä-Koncernen Ab, Taalintehtaan rautatehdas - Dalsbruks järnverk, Dalsbruk, renamed the barge Christoffer Olsen.

31.1.1964

Transferred to Wärtsilä-Yhtymä Oy - Wärtsilä-Koncernen Ab Chrichton-Vulcan, Turku.

1966

Owners' name changed to Oy Wärtsilä Ab, Turun telakka - Åbo varvet (Turku Shipyard), Turku.

1983

Still existing as barge.

Source: The Ships of Our First Century : The Effoa Fleet 1883-1983. Ed. by Matti Pietikäinen & Bengt Sjöström. Keuruu 1983, 231 p. ISBN 951-99438-5-4.