Finland Steamship Company's Emigrant Ships


S/S ARIADNE

Passenger steamer, 2 decks & awning deck

1914-1938:

Passengers

I: 178

II: 68

III: -

Ice class

2

Tonnages

2,497 GRT

1,426 NRT

1,165 tdw

Length over all

83.22 m - 272' 0"

Breadth

13.31 m - 43' 6"

Draught

5.90 m - 19' 0"

1938-1948:

Passengers

I: 128

II: 58

III: 54

Ice class

I C

   

Tonnages

2,558 GRT

1,172 NRT

1,165 tdw

Length over all

83.22 m - 272' 0"

Breadth

13.31 m - 43' 6"

Draught

5.90 m - 19' 6"

1948-1969:

Passengers

I: 79

II: 66

III: -

Ice class

I B

   

Tonnages

2,898 GRT

1,261 NRT

1,300 tdw

Length over all

88.00 m

Breadth

13.30 m

Draught

5.40 m

Engine

Triple steam engine 3 cy. by the shipbuilders.

Horse powers

2,665 IHP

Speed

14 knots

26.4.1914

Completed by Lindholmens Verkstads AB, Gothenburg, as S/S Ariadne for Finska Ångfartygs Aktiebolaget, Helsinki.

Put on Helsinki - Tallinn - Stettin line.

4.8.1914

Requisitioned by Russian Govt. and stationed as hospital ship in Helsinki.

4.1918

Left in Helsinki at the withdrawal of the Russians. Recovered by Finska Ångfartygs Aktiebolaget.

1919

After reconditioning put on Helsinki - Hanko - Stockholm and Helsinki - Copenhagen - Hull lines.

1921

Returned to Helsinki - Tallinn - Stettin service.

1938

Rebuilt by Sandvikens Skeppsdocka, Helsinki, and fitted with forecastle.

1939

When the war broke out, stationed at first in Uusikaupunki, later in Holmsund, Sweden and Stockholm.

1942

Chartered to the German Navy as hospital ship for carriage of wounded soldiers to Germany until 1943.

1944

Used as hospital ship in the Gulf of Bothnia.

1944

Surrendered to Soteva (Board of War Reparations Industry), but went aground on Dec. 25 at Enskeri shallow off Hamina while on delivery voyage from Helsinki to Leningrad.

1945

Refloated in May and brought on June 13 in tow to Helsinki, where laid up after provisional repairs.

10.1946

Moved to Sandvikens Skeppsdocka for rebuilding and lengthening.

20.6.1948

Delivered from the shipyard after lengthening by 6.10 m and rebuilding, which increased her ice class to I B.

Put into Helsinki - Copenhagen service.

1967

Replaced by the new m/s Finlandia on Copenhagen line and put into Helsinki - Tallinn service.

1968

Sailed her last season on Turku - Stockholm line, whereafter laid up in Helsinki.

22.7.1969

Sold to Helsingin Romuliike for demolition in Helsinki and towed on July 31 to the scrapyard.

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.