Finland Steamship Company's Emigrant Ships


S/S OIHONNA

Passenger steamer, one deck & awning deck

Passengers

I: 48

II: 48

III: -

Ice class

I A

Tonnages

1,072 GRT

470 NRT

366 tdw

Length over all

64.00 m - 212' 0"

Breadth

9.55 m - 31' 1"

Draught

5.49 m - 18' 0"

Engine

Triple steam engine 4 cy. by the shipbuilders.

Horse powers

1,400 IHP

Speed

12.5 knots

11.5.1898

Completed by Gourlay Bros. & Co., Dundee, as S/S Oihonna for Finska Ångfartygs Aktiebolaget, Helsinki.

Sailed mainly in summertime on Stockholm - Finland - St. Petersburg line and in wintertime on Stockholm - Turku line until WW I. During the war in service between Finland and Sweden in the Gulf of Bothnia. Thereafter both in liner service from Finland to Sweden and Germany, via Stettin or Lübeck.

Made cruises to Spitzbergen and North Cape in 1902-1903 and 1906.

1944

Requisitioned by the Soviet Control Commission and served as an accomodation vessel in Helsinki.

27.2.1948

Recovered by Suomen Hörylaiva Osakeyhtiö - Finska Ångfartygs Aktiebolaget and delivered to Wärtsilä-Koncernen Ab Sandviken Skeppsdocka, Helsinki, for repairs.

1949

Put into Turku - Stockholm service after completion of repairs.

1.5.1954

Inaugurated Helsinki - Travemünde service and sailed on the line until 1959.

21.10.1960

Sold to SOGEDE, Ghent, for demolition and left Helsinki on Oct. 25 in tow by m/s Stein for Antwerp.

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.