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BurdenBuiltShipowner or operator Dimensions
2,405 gross 1856 at Greenock by Caird & Co. Dominion Line  
 1856 Launched as the "Petropolis" for Hamburg-Brasilianische Oct. 30Atlantic Journey ID 1852
 1858 Oct. 21, became the Bavaria, for HAPAGAtlantic Journey ID 1853
 1858 Nov. 1, first voyage Hamburg-Southampton-New YorkAtlantic Journey ID 1854
 1867 Oct., first voyage Hamburg-New OrleansAtlantic Journey ID 1855
 1871 Re-engined with compound engines by C. A. Day & Co, SouthamptonAtlantic Journey ID 1856
 1873 Oct. 25, last voyage Hamburg-New York, subsequently ran West IndiesAtlantic Journey ID 1857
 1876 Became the "Bavaria" of the Dominion LineAtlantic Journey ID 1858
 1876 Dec. 7, first voyage Liverpool-New OrleansAtlantic Journey ID 1859
 1877 Feb 6, destroyed by fire, no lives lostAtlantic Journey ID 1860
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
 Bavaria when in service for the Hamburg America Line
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