|Noordland 1883 |
The NOORDLAND was built for Red Star Line in 1883 by Laird Bros, Birkenhead. Her details were - 5,212 gross tons, length 400ft x beam 47ft, one funnel, four masts, single screw and a speed of 13 knots. There wasaccommodation for 63-1st, 56-2nd and 500-3rd class s. Launched on 1st Nov.1883, she started her maiden voyage on 29th Mar.1884 when she sailed from Antwerp for New York.
She commenced her last sailing on this service on 9th Mar.1901 and was then chartered to the American Line who altered her accommodation to carry 160-2nd and 500-3rd class. She commenced sailings in April 1901 from Liverpool to Philadelphia, but on 28th Mar.1906 resumed Antwerp - New York for two round voyages and then went back to the Liverpool - Philadelphia route. She made her last voyage on this service in 1908 and was scrapped later the same year. [North Atlantic Seaway by N.R.P.Bonsor, vol.2, p.852]
On the 8th of april 1889 the Noordland clashed with the 'Carrie Dingle"
The steamship " Noordland (North Country) ", belonging to the "Red Star Line" from Antwerp to New-York arrived last night in Southampton, after it had been at to 8 hours in the evening in clash with the goťlette" Carrie Dingle "home belonging to Liverpool. The "Noordland " suffered heavy damage and the "Carrie Dingle" has sunk, but the crew has been saved.