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BurdenBuiltShipowner or operator Dimensions
5,753 gross 1900 at Jarrow-on-Tyne by Palmer‘s Shipbuilding & Iron Co. Ltd. Hamburg America Line 452ft x 52.2ft 
 1900 June 16, launchedAtlantic Journey ID 2027
 1900 German troopship to Boxer War in ChinaAtlantic Journey ID 2028
 1901 First voyage Hamburg-New OrleansAtlantic Journey ID 2029
 1917 Interned at Pisagua, Chile - engines damaged by crewAtlantic Journey ID 2030
 1920 Arrived to Hamburg under tow for repairsAtlantic Journey ID 2031
 1921 Sept. 3, wrecked near Longstone Lighthouse, Farne Islands, NorthumberlandAtlantic Journey ID 2032
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


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