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BurdenBuiltShipowner or operator Dimensions
5,446 gross 1896 at Belfast by Harland & Wolff Hamburg America Line 398.3ft x 49ft 
 1896 Nov. 21, launched as the Arabia for HAPAGAtlantic Journey ID 2214
 1897 Mar. 17, maiden voyage Hamburg-Boston-Philadelphia-BaltimoreAtlantic Journey ID 2215
 1899 Sold to Sloman Line, renamed "Barcelona"Atlantic Journey ID 2216
 1903 Chartered by HAPAG, name remained "Barcelona"Atlantic Journey ID 2217
 1907 Returned to HAPAGAtlantic Journey ID 2218
 1915 Seized by Italy, renamed "Ancona"Atlantic Journey ID 2219
 1924 Scrapped in ItalyAtlantic Journey ID 2220
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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Articles about selected ships ships and special events in their history. Descriptions of some of the great maritime disasters involving emigrant ships, like the wrecking of the steamer Atlantic of the White Star Line, sinking of the ocean liner Empress of Ireland and the Thingvalla line steamer Norge disaster. Check this section if you have an interest in shipwrecks.
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