Finland Steamship Company's Emigrant Ships


S/S WELLAMO

Passenger steamer, one deck & awning deck

Passengers

I: 81

II: 18

III: 10

Ice class

1

Tonnages

1,043 GRT

613 NRT

643 tdw

Length over all

60.33 m

Breadth

9,54 m

Draught

?

Engine

Triple steam engine 4 cy. by the shipbuilders.

Horse powers

1,260 IHP

Speed

13 knots

25.2.1898

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

Sailed mainly on Hanko - Stockholm line.

1916

Stopped by the German U 47 while on voyage from Sundsvall, Sweden to Yxpila with passengers. After the passengers and crew had abandoned the vessel, sunk on Aug. 29 with gunfire by the submarine 9 miles NW of Tankar Lighthouse.

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.