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BurdenBuiltShipowner or operator Dimensions
3,747 gross 1886 at Belfast by Harland & Wolff Hamburg America Line 380.3ft x 43ft 
 1886 Jan. 5, launched as the "Iran" for British ownersAtlantic Journey ID 2042
 1895 Went to Sloman Line, renamed "Albano"Atlantic Journey ID 2043
 1895 Apr. 19, first voyage for Sloman Line Hamburg-New YorkAtlantic Journey ID 2044
 1903 Chartered by HAPAGAtlantic Journey ID 2045
 1907 Purchased by HAPAGAtlantic Journey ID 2046
 1911 Sold to French owners, renamed "Breton"Atlantic Journey ID 2047
 1917 Aug. 8, sunk by mine near Fratelli Island, TunisiaAtlantic Journey ID 2048
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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