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From: Emily Walters <>
Subject: Re: ERNST MORITZ ARNDT
Date: Wed, 4 Feb 1998 19:10:37 -0500
Does anybody know who the ship was named after? Obviously Ernst Moritz
Arndt- But is there any more information about this? The Arndt family was
very prominent in my town. The land that my Lutheran church in Easton, PA
is situated on was donated by my family and by the Arndt's and so I was
wondering if there is any connection?
On Tue, 3 Feb 1998, Carl Kalota wrote:
> Some of my ancestors arrived in 1873 aboard the E M Arndt. Since the ship
> referred to below was renamed in 1864, was there another ship E M Arndt ?
> Michael Palmer wrote in message
> On Sun, 01 Feb 1998, Paul Bronson <> wrote:
> > Searching for description, picture, etc of this vessel.
> > Sailed from Bremen to New Orleans 1852.
> I posted the following description of the Bremen ship ERNST MORITZ ARNDT
> to and to on
> 23 Jan 1998:
> The ERNST MORITZ ARNDT was a 3-masted, square-rigged ship, built by
> Hermann Friedrich Ulrichs, Vegesack/F"ahr, for the Bremen firm of F. & E.
> Delius, and launched on 23 October 1847. 273 Commerzlasten/670 tons
> register; 37,6 x 9,8 x 6 meters (length x breadth x depth of hold).
> The maiden voyage of the ERNST MORITZ ARNDT, under Capt. Albert Haake,
> was plagued with difficulties. She set sail on 20 December 1847 for
> Hartlepool, to load a cargo of coal for Cuba. She reached Hartlepool on
> 25 December 1847, but did not sail from that port until 4 February 1848.
> Two weeks later, on 18 February 1848, she was damaged off Land's End,
> Cornwall, and was forced to return to Southampton for repairs. She
> sailed from Southampton on 15 April 1848, and reached Havana a month
> later. She returned to Bremerhaven by way of Baltimore, which she reached
> on 31 July 1848 and left only at the end of October, on 1 December 1848,
> almost a year after first setting out.
> Albert Haake was succeeded as captain of the ERNST MORITZ ARNDT by L"uder
> Rust (1853), Friedrich Harde (1854), L"uder Rust (1855), Friedrich Harde
> (1857), and Ferdinand Haesloop, of Vegesack (1858). The vessel remained
> in the possession of various firms owned by the Delius family until she
> was "sold Norwegian" in 1864, and renamed RJUKAN. She remained in service
> another 23 years until, in April 1887, under Capt. Andreasen (owners: O.
> P. Moe & S"on, of Christiansand), bound from Newport, Wales, to Quebec,
> she was abandoned at sea. The crew was saved and landed at Le Havre
> [Peter-Michael Pawlik, _Von der Weser in die Welt; Die Geschichte der
> Segelschiffe von Weser und Lesum und ihrer Bauwerften 1770 bis 1893_,
> Schriften des Deutschen Schiffahrtsmuseums, Bd. 33 (Hamburg: Kabel,
> c1993), p. 273].
> No picture of the ERNST MORITZ ARNDT appears to survive. However, I am
> sending you, by separate post, a black-and-white scan of a watercolor, by
> Frederik Martin S"orvig, 1862, of the ship LOUISIANA, slightly smaller
> than the ERNST MORITZ ARNDT, and built by the same shipyard in 1846.
> You may wish to contact the following individuals, who are also
> researching individuals who emigrated to the United States aboard the
> ERNST MORITZ ARNDT: Terri Strotman <> and
> STARPIEP <>.
> Michael Palmer
> Michael Palmer
> Claremont, California