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BurdenBuiltShipowner or operator Dimensions
5,086 gross 1884 at Dumbarton by William Denny & Co. Anchor Line 439.6ft x 46.4ft x 28.9ft 
 Year Departure ArrivalRemarks
 1884  Sept. 8, launched as the Tainui for the Shaw, Savill & Albion LineAtlantic Journey ID 4556
 1897  Chartered by the Cia Trasatlantica, operated as the CovadongaAtlantic Journey ID 4557
 1899  Chartered by Allan Line for service Liverpool - Quebec - Montreal, operated as the TainuiAtlantic Journey ID 4558
 1899  Nov. 22, bought by Anchor Line, masts reduced from 4 to 2, renamed AstoriaAtlantic Journey ID 4559
 1903  Glasgow     New York  May 31 Transatlantc ID
 1904       New York  June 06 Transatlantc ID
 1905  Glasgow     New York  Aug. 28 Transatlantc ID
 1908  February, laid upAtlantic Journey ID 4560
 1910  July 14, sold to German subject, scrappedAtlantic Journey ID 4561
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

Astoria, Anchor Line steamship
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The Astoria in Allan Line service as the Tainui before she was rebuilt.


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