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BurdenBuiltShipowner or operator Dimensions
5,528 gross 1883 at Glasgow by J. & G. Thomson & Co. National Line 441.8ft x 51.2ft 
 Year Departure ArrivalRemarks
 1883  Dec. 29, launched for the National LineAtlantic Journey ID 3412
 1884  May 27, maiden voyage Liverpool-Queenstown-New YorkAtlantic Journey ID 3413
 1884  Liverpool  May 27  New York  June 04 Record breaking journey of 6 days 11 hoursTransatlantc ID
 1884  Liverpool  July 30  New York  Aug. 07 6 days 22 hours journeyTransatlantc ID
 1884  Liverpool     New York  Sept. 05 Arrived in the morning, 7 days journey from LiverpoolTransatlantc ID
 1884  Liverpool  Sept. 25  New York  Oct. 03 7 days journeyTransatlantc ID
 1885  Auxiliary cruiser, remained at LondonAtlantic Journey ID 3414
 1886  Mar. 31, resumed Liverpool-Queenstown-New York sailingsAtlantic Journey ID 3415
 1886  May 26, engine trouble on way to New York, turned back to LondonAtlantic Journey ID 3416
 1886  Oct. 13, last voyage Liverpool-Queenstown-New YorkAtlantic Journey ID 3417
 1887  Sold to the Italian Navy, renamed "Trinacria"Atlantic Journey ID 3418
 1925  ScrappedAtlantic Journey ID 3419
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
America (1) - National Line steamship
America (1) - National Line steamship
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America - on the Mersey, Liverpool
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America (1), National Line steamship
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America (1) - National Line steamship, deck plans and cross section
America (1) - National Line steamship, deck plans and cross sectional view.
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America (1) as the Italian Navy Ship TrinacriaAmerica (1) as the Italian Navy Ship Trinacria - Photographer: Unknown. - Source: Norway Heritage Collection - This work is licensed under a CC BY-NC-ND 4.0 - Please cinsidder supporting the Norway Heritage Project by making a donation


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