Finland Steamship Company's Emigrant Ships


S/S NORD II

Passenger & cargo steamer, one deck & spar deck

Passengers

I: 24

II: 28

Emigrants: 137

Ice class

-

Tonnages

1,432 GRT

818 NRT

1,000 tdw

Length over all

73.11 m

Breadth

10.72 m

Draught

5.64 m

Engine

Triple steam engine 3 cy. by Richardsons, Westgarth & Co. Ltd., Middlesbrough.

Horse powers

1,700 IHP

Speed

12.5 knots

23.1.1903

Delivered by Sir Raylton, Dixon & Co. Ltd., Middlesbrough, as Nord II for Ångfartygs Ab Nord, Helsinki, but interior fittings not yet completed.

Put into butter export and emigrant service from Finland to England.

26.10.1904

To end the hard competition Nord-vessels acquired en bloc by Finska Ångfartygs Aktiebolaget, Helsinki. The vessels where laid up in England and the change of ownership was never registered.

8.3.1905

Sold to Great Central Railway, Grimsby, and renamed S/S Wrexham.

1918

Wrecked on June 19 near Chavanga off the mouth of Yugina River in the White Sea, while on passage from Murmansk with general cargo.

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.