SS Frisia (Aug 12, 1872) Hamburg-LeHavre-New York
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* Gottlieb BARTELT sailed on the maiden voyage of the SS Frisia on Aug 21, 1872.
The "Frisia" was built by Caird & Co.Greenock in 1872 for the Hamburg America Line. Her details were - 3,256 gross tons, length 349.5ft x beam 40.2ft, one funnel, two masts, iron construction, single screw and a speed of 13 knots. Accommodation for 90-1st, 130-2nd and 600-3rd class passengers. She was originally laid down as the "Alsatia" but was launched on 30/3/1872 as the "Frisia". On 21/8/1872 she sailed from Hamburg on her maiden voyage to Havre and New York and commenced her last voyage on this service on 13/9/1885. She was then sold to a British company and in 1889 went to an Italian company who renamed her "Temarario". In 1890 she went to the Banco di Genova, Genoa who renamed her "Arno". In 1892 she became the "Arno" of Navigazione Generale Italiana, who used her for one round voyage from Genoa to Catania, Naples and New York and in 1898 she was converted to a coal carrier. In 1901 she became a coal hulk at Genoa and was scrapped in Italy in 1902.[Posted to The ShipsList by Ted Finch - 23 October 1997]
The "Frisia" was built by Caird & Co, Greenock in 1872 for Hamburg America Line. She was a 3,256 gross ton ship, length 349.5ft x beam 40.2ft, straight stem, one funnel, two masts (rigged for sail), iron construction, single screw and a speed of 13 knots. There was accommodation for 90-1st, 130-2nd and 600-3rd class passengers. Laid down as the "Alsatia" but was launched on 20th Mar.1872 as the "Frisia". She started her maiden voyage on 21st Aug.1872 when she left Hamburg for Havre and New York and stayed on this service until starting her last voyage on 13th Sep.1885. In 1888 she was sold to R.L.Gillcrest of London and resold to Italian owners in 1889 and renamed "Temerario". In 1890 she went to Banco di Genova, Genoa and was renamed "Arno" and in 1892 came under the ownership of Navigazione Generale Italiana. She commenced a single round voyage between Genoa - Catania - Naples and New York on 6th May 1892 and in 1898 was converted to a coal carrier. In 1901 she became a coal hulk at Genoa and was scrapped in Italy in 1902. [North Atlantic Seaway by N.R.P. Bonsor, vol.1, p.390-1] [Merchant Fleets by Duncan Haws, vol.4, Hamburg America line] - [Posted to The ShipsList by Ted Finch - 7 October 1998]