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BurdenBuiltShipowner or operator Dimensions
20,815 gross 1922 at Hamburg by Blohm & Voss Hamburg America Line 602.4ft x 78.7ft 
 1922 Dec. 16, launchedAtlantic Journey ID 2049
 1923 July 5, maiden voyage Hamburg-Southampton-New YorkAtlantic Journey ID 2050
 1929 Re-engined, new service speed: 19 knotsAtlantic Journey ID 2051
 1934 Rebuilt to 645.8ft length, new tonnage: 21,131 gross, service speed now 20 knotsAtlantic Journey ID 2052
 1935 October, renamed "Hansa"Atlantic Journey ID 2053
 1939 Accommodation ship at GotenhafenAtlantic Journey ID 2054
 1945 Mar. 6, sunk by mine off WarenmündeAtlantic Journey ID 2055
 1949 Refloated by RussiansAtlantic Journey ID 2056
 1953 Repaired at Warenmünde and AntwerpAtlantic Journey ID 2057
 1955 Renamed "Sovetsky Sojus"Atlantic Journey ID 2058
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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