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BurdenBuiltShipowner or operator Dimensions
11,948 gross 1899 at Belfast, Ireland by Harland & Wolff White Star Line 550.2ft x 63.3ft x 31.9ft 
 Year Departure ArrivalRemarks
 1898  Nov. 6; Launched for Australian routes. Her tonnage was 11948 tons gross, 11183 under deck and 7804 net. She had one funnel, four masts, 3 decks, and refrigerated cargo space for the carriage of frozen meat Atlantic Journey ID 3632
 1899  Feb. 8, departe on her maiden voyage Liverpool - New York (trail) - after which she returned to Belfast for some months to allow alterations to be carried outAtlantic Journey ID 3633
 1899  Sept. 9 Liverpool-Capetown-Albany-Adelaide-Melbourne-SydneyAtlantic Journey ID 3634
 1901  Liverpool     Melbourne  Oct. 04 Transatlantc ID
 1917  Feb. 12; torpedoed and sunk by German submarine UC66 off the Eddystone Rock in the English Channel, 22 lives lostAtlantic Journey ID 3635
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
S/S Afric, White Star Line
S/S Afric, White Star Line
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Afric, White Star Line steamship
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Equipped with quadruple expansion engines built by Harland & Wolff, with 8 cylinders of 22, 31 1/2, 46 & 67 inches diameter each pair and stroke 51 inches, delivering 642 nominal horsepower. She had twin screws and a speed of 14 knots. There was accommodation for 350 single-class passengers. Call sign: QRJD. Official registration #: 110537. Owners: "Oceanic Steam Navigation Co. Ltd. (Ismay, Imrie & Co., managers)". Port of registry was Liverpool.


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