The paddle steamer Norge was built by Thomas Wingate & Company in Glasgow, and was launched 25.August 1854 for the Norwegian company Bergenske Dampskibselskap. She stood ready in September 1854 and was put in service in the route between Bergen and Hamburg in Germany. 10.September 1854 under a journey from Christiansand to Hamburg, she collided with the steamer Bergen. She sank within fifteen minutes, and forty people lost their lives. The wreck rest today on a depth of 205 meter between the islands of Dvergsøya and Bradøya outside Kristiansand.

Former names:

179,5 x 24,7 x 15,0 f
Tons: Built: Home Port:
578 grt / 398 nrt
Glasgow ( UK ) 1854
Bergen ( N )

Picture: Painting of Norge
Courtesy of Norwegian Maritime Museum

Last updated: June 2019