Seller: worldofvintagefabrics (958) 100%, Location: Bridgnorth, West Midlands, Ships to: Free Local Pickup, Item: 252339312883 Lovely old ships trunk of the a a Friesland traveling to Philadelphia. Beautiful original condition S/S Friesland, American Line Main Page &amp;gt;&amp;gt; Burden Built Shipowner or operator Dimensions 7,116 gross 1889 at Glasgow by J. &amp;amp;amp; G. Thomson &amp;amp;amp; Co. American Line 437ft x 51.2ft Year Departure Arrival Remarks 1889 Aug. 15, launched for Red Star Line 1889 Dec. 12, maiden voyage Antwerp - New York 1903 March 25, first voyage Liverpool - Philadelphia as charter for American Line 1903 Liverpool Philadelphia June 13 1903 Liverpool Philadelphia Aug. 22 1903 Liverpool Philadelphia Oct. 08 1904 Liverpool Philadelphia Jan. 17 1904 Liverpool Philadelphia Sept. 19 1904 Liverpool Philadelphia Oct. 30 1905 Liverpool Philadelphia Sept. 29 1911 Renamed La Plata for Italian owners 1912 Scrapped The information listed above is not the complete record of the ship. The information was collected from a multitude of sources, and new information will be added as it emerges Friesland, American Line steamship Support Norway Heritage: Purchase a copy S/S Friesland Support Norway Heritage: Purchase a copy The Friesland was built on the Clyde, in the yard of J. &amp;amp;amp; G. Thomson, who also built the City of Paris and the City of New York. The Friesland was built as a four mast vessel. The first three masts were square rigged, while the fourth, or jigger mast, was a fore-and-after. The Friesland was considered to be one of the safest vessels afloat at the time of her launching. Along the upper decks a number of large lifeboats hang in patent davits, from which they could be lowered at a moment's notice. She had a double bottom throughout and was capable of carrying water ballast to the amount of 1,000 tons. This enabled her at any time to render her draught at both ends equal. She was constructed of mild steel and her watertight bulkheads were of the best material available at the time of building. Her engines were of the triple expansion type and she was supplied with all of the latest improvements in steam appliances. She was lighted throughout by electricity. Her cabin could accommodate 200 persons. The staterooms contained every facility for comfort, and the saloon was a magnificent apartment, it resembled a large hall, and it was covered by a steel deckhouse. Windows in the sides gave the passengers a good view of the deck. The second cabin of the Friesland was a handsome apartment and was also covered by a steel deckhouse. In the between decks there were comfortable quarters for 800 immigrants. The steerage rooms were well lighted and well ventilated. FRIE5 This site is for educational and research purposes. We permit the use of the material for non-profit purposes like personal web pages, family history books etc., as long as you do not duplicate any of our work. When using any of the material published on this site, you must provide proper credit to the site and a hyperlink back to www.norwayheritage.com - All other use must be approved by the Webmaster.