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BurdenBuiltShipowner or operator Dimensions
3,707 gross 1871 at Belfast, Ireland by Harland & Wolff White Star Line 420ft x 40ft x 31ft 
 Year Departure ArrivalRemarks
 1870  Dec. 1, launchedAtlantic Journey ID 3662
 1872  Liverpool  Apr. 19  New York  Apr. 29 Agent Hr. Frederik Lie, ChristianiaTransatlantc ID
 1872  Liverpool  May 31  New York  June 10 Arrived in New York in the morningTransatlantc ID
 1872  Liverpool  June 27  New York  July 07 Transatlantc ID
 1872  Liverpool  Aug. 01  New York  Aug. 11 Transatlantc ID
 1872  Liverpool  Sept. 12  New York  Sept. 22 Transatlantc ID
 1872  Liverpool  Oct. 18  New York  Oct. 29 Transatlantc ID
 1873  Liverpool  Mar. 20    Apr. 01  Wrecked near HalifaxTransatlantc ID
 1873  Captain James A. Willams  from Liverpool March 20 to New York - Wrecked  Passenger list: Passenger list 
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

The S/S Atlantic was Built in Belfast by Harland & Wolff in 1870. She had a tonnage of 3,707 gross tons. She had a single screw, compound engine with 4 cylinders and 4 masts rigged for sail. The engine delivered 600 horse power, Her length was 420 feet, breadth 40 feet, and depth 31 feet. On June 8th she departed from Liverpool on her maiden voyage for New York.

Her 19th and final voyage started when she departed from Liverpool March 20th 1873. On April 1st, the Atlantic ran on a solid rock and was wrecked about fifty yards distant from Meagher's Island, in the County of Halifax, Nova Scotia. Among the passengers were several Norwegian emigrants which had departed from Christiania (Oslo) on March 14th. Many of them were among the deceased. Of the 957 passengers aboard, 545 lost their lives. The S/S Atlantic of the disaster in 1873


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