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BurdenBuiltShipowner or operator Dimensions
7,640 gross 1900 at Wallsend-on-Tyne, England by C. S. Swan & Hunter Cunard Line 461.5ft x 52.1ft x 31.1ft 
 1900 Feb 3; Launched for the Wilson Line as the ConsueloAtlantic Journey ID 1125
 1900 Aug. 5; maiden voyage Hull-New York arrived Aug. 20Atlantic Journey ID 1126
 1900 4 voyages Hull-New YorkAtlantic Journey ID 1127
 1901 8 voyages Hull-New YorkAtlantic Journey ID 1128
 1902 8 voyages Hull-New YorkAtlantic Journey ID 1129
 1903 7 voyages Hull-New YorkAtlantic Journey ID 1130
 1904 4 voyages Hull-New YorkAtlantic Journey ID 1131
 1905 4 voyages Hull-New YorkAtlantic Journey ID 1132
 1908 March: last voyage Wilson Line run Hull-Boston-New YorkAtlantic Journey ID 1133
 1908 May 21; sold to Carin Line Steamships, renamed CairnronaAtlantic Journey ID 1134
 1908 Refitted with passenger accommodation for 50-1st class and 800-3rd class, new tonnage: 7,640 grossAtlantic Journey ID 1124
 1909 New tonnage: 7640 tonsAtlantic Journey ID 1137
 1909 Refitted to carry 50-1st and 800-3rd class passengersAtlantic Journey ID 1136
 1909 Sold to Thompson LineAtlantic Journey ID 1135
 1910 Fire in coal bunkers while off Beachy HeadAtlantic Journey ID 1138
 1911 Sold to Cunard Line, renamed "Albania"Atlantic Journey ID 1139
 1912 Sold to Bank Line, renamed PolericAtlantic Journey ID 1140
 1927 Sold to Japanese ownersAtlantic Journey ID 1141
 1929 Scrapped in JapanAtlantic Journey ID 1142
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
Consuelo - Wilson Line steamship
The Albania (1) as the Consuelo - as originally built for the Wilson Line
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Albania (1), Cunard Line steamship
Albania (1), Cunard Line steamship
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Details: one funnel, four masts, twin screws, triple expansion engines with 2 x 3 cylinders. Service speed of 12 knots. She had accommodation for 13-1st class passengers. In April 1910 she suffered fire in her coal bunkers while off Beachy Head in the English Channel and over 700 passengers were transferred temporarily to the Furness Withy cargo steamer "Kanawha". The fire was extinguished and she returned to London and sailed again on 16th April for Quebec and Montreal.


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