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Category:Laura (ship, 1882)

English: The SS Laura was used as post boat between Denmark, the Faeroes and Iceland. The vessel was build 1882 in Copenhagen. Owner was the transport and ferry company Det Forenede Dampskipsselskap (DFDS). The Ship stranded on 16 March 1910 at Iceland.
The story of post boats begins in 1857, one year after the end of the Danish trade monopoly and a brief service between Shetland and the Faeroes. A Danish-Scottish shipping company, Koch & Henderson, submitted a plan to the government of Denmark to operate a steamship between Denmark, the Faeroes and Iceland. Following governmental approval and financial assistance to get started, Koch & Henderson chartered the screw-steamship "Victor Emanuel" (also fitted with sails), launched in Scotland in 1856. When she began to fly the flag of Denmark after being purchased in 1858, her name became "Arcturus". ...

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