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BurdenBuiltShipowner or operator Dimensions
10,376 gross 1899 at Dumbarton, Scotland by William Denny & Co. Allan Line, Liverpool, England 501.1ft x 59.2ft 
 Year Departure ArrivalRemarks
 1899  May. 11, launchedAtlantic Journey ID 73
 1899  Aug. 17: arrived at Liverpool from her buildersAtlantic Journey ID 10675
 1899  Liverpool  Aug. 24  Quebec  Sept. 01 Departed Liverpool at 17:00 evening and arrived in Quebec at 02:00 morning on this her first journey crossing the Atlantic OceanTransatlantc ID
 1899       Quebec  Sept. 28 Transatlantc ID
 1899  October: Chartered by the Admiralty to convery troops to the Cape. Became Boer War transport #16Atlantic Journey ID 74
 1899  Nov. 8: Departed Liverpool for Queenstown with officers and men for the Boer War Atlantic Journey ID 10635
 1899  Nov. 10: Departed Queenstown with about 60 officers and about 2000 men for the Boer War. She also carried a lot of equipment and explosives Atlantic Journey ID 10636
 1899  Nov. 28: Arrived Cape Town from Las Palmas (called at Las Palmas Nov. 15).Atlantic Journey ID 10637
 1899  Nov. 28: Departed Cape Town For DurbanAtlantic Journey ID 10638
 1899  Dec. 1: arrived at DurbanAtlantic Journey ID 10665
 1900  Jan. 15: embarked 2,206 men - the 1/East Lancashire Regt., 1,060 men, and the 2/South Wales Borderers, 1,111 men and a field hospital at SouthamptonAtlantic Journey ID 10639
 1900  Feb. 2: arrived at Cape TownAtlantic Journey ID 10640
 1900  Feb. 10: departed for England Atlantic Journey ID 10652
 1900  Mar. 16: embarked 89 officers, 2,196 men and 9 horses for the Boer War at Southampton Atlantic Journey ID 10641
 1900  Apr. 6: arrived at Cape Town from Las Palmas (called Mar. 22)Atlantic Journey ID 10642
 1900  Apr. 27: departed for for St. HelenaAtlantic Journey ID 10643
 1900  May. 2: arrived at St. Helena with 1,099 Boer prisonersAtlantic Journey ID 10644
 1900  June. 12: departed Cape Town for England with sick and wounded soldiers from the Boer WarAtlantic Journey ID 10645
 1900  July. 6: arrived Southampton with sick and wounded soldiers and the Southampton Vol. Ambulance Corps Atlantic Journey ID 10646
 1900  July. 23: departed Southampton with 2,000 tons of stores consisting chiefly of biscuits and a large consignment of field artillery ammunitionAtlantic Journey ID 10647
 1900  Aug. 6: at Las PalmasAtlantic Journey ID 10648
 1900  Aug. 22: departed Natal for ColomboAtlantic Journey ID 10650
 1900  Sep. 8: arrived at Ceylon with 1,291 Boer prisoners of warAtlantic Journey ID 10651
 1901  Mar. 8: arrived at Southampton with 825 troops from the Cape, several invalids Atlantic Journey ID 10653
 1901  Mar. 25: departed Liverpool with about 1,700 troops and 30 nurses for the Boer WarAtlantic Journey ID 10654
 1901  Apr. 24: arrived at Cape TownAtlantic Journey ID 10655
 1901  May 11: departed Cape Town with invalids for EnglandAtlantic Journey ID 10656
 1901  May 31: arrived at Southampton with 9 officers and 726 men of the 6/Warwick Regt., in addition to a large number of other officers and invalidsAtlantic Journey ID 10657
 1901  June 17: embarked 800 officers and men of the 5/Manchester Regt., 19 officers and 580 men of the 3/S. Staffordshire Regt., and a number of details at SouthamptonAtlantic Journey ID 10658
 1901  July 17: arrived at Cape TownAtlantic Journey ID 10659
 1901  Sept. 20: departed Cape Town, as a hospital ship with invalids for EnglandAtlantic Journey ID 10660
 1901  Oct. 15: arrived at Southampton with 33 officers and 484 men and a few undesireablesAtlantic Journey ID 10661
 1901  Nov. 7: embarked 63 officers, 40 warrant officers, and 1,183 men of the Brigade of Guards at Southampton Atlantic Journey ID 10662
 1901  Nov. 9: embarked 8 officers and 265 men before sailing for Cape TownAtlantic Journey ID 10663
 1901  Dec. 12: departed for England with invalids and passengersAtlantic Journey ID 10664
 1902  Jan. 5: arrived at Southampton with invalids from the Boer WarAtlantic Journey ID 10668
 1902  Jan. 16: departed Southampton with 40 officers and nearly 2,000 men for the Boer WarAtlantic Journey ID 10667
 1902  Mar. 5: departed Durban for India with 1,000 Boer prisoners Atlantic Journey ID 10666
 1902  Mar 20: arrived Bombay with about 1,000 Boer prisonersAtlantic Journey ID 10669
 1902  May 8: embarked 1,784 troops, including Imperial Yeomanry at Southampton, departed for QueenstownAtlantic Journey ID 10670
 1902  May 10: embarked 23 officers and 720 men of the Irish Horse. Total on board 95 officers and 1,058 men, departed for for South Africa Atlantic Journey ID 10671
 1902  June 10: departed Cape Town with about 1400 troops of the South African army for EnglandAtlantic Journey ID 10757
 1902  June 23: arrived at Southampton with 1,400 officers and men who had been chosen to represent the British Army in South Africa at the CoronationAtlantic Journey ID 10758
 1902  July 19: departed Lisbon, Portugal with about 900 Boers for Cape TownAtlantic Journey ID 10672
 1902  Aug 26: departed Cape Town for England with repatriations from the Boer WarAtlantic Journey ID 10673
 1902  Sept. 6: arrived at Southampton with about 2,000 officers and men from the Boer WarAtlantic Journey ID 10674
 1902  Oct. 9, resumed Liverpool - Quebec - MontrealAtlantic Journey ID 75
 1902       Quebec  Oct. 17 Transatlantc ID
 1902       Halifax  Nov. 21 Transatlantc ID
 1903  Liverpool - Quebec - MontrealAtlantic Journey ID 80
 1903       Halifax  Mar. 28 Transatlantc ID
 1903       Quebec  May 02 Transatlantc ID
 1903       Quebec  June 04 Transatlantc ID
 1903       Quebec  Aug. 14 Transatlantc ID
 1903       Quebec  Sept. 18 Transatlantc ID
 1903       Quebec  Oct. 23 Transatlantc ID
 1904  Liverpool - Quebec - MontrealAtlantic Journey ID 81
 1904       Halifax  Feb. 27 Transatlantc ID
 1904       Halifax  Apr. 01 Transatlantc ID
 1904       Quebec  May 07 Transatlantc ID
 1904       Quebec  June 10 Transatlantc ID
 1904       Quebec  July 08 Transatlantc ID
 1904       Quebec  Aug. 04 Transatlantc ID
 1904       Quebec  Sept. 01 Transatlantc ID
 1904       Quebec  Sept. 30 Transatlantc ID
 1904       Quebec  Oct. 28 Transatlantc ID
 1904       Halifax  Nov. 25 Transatlantc ID
 1905  Liverpool - Quebec - Montreal.Atlantic Journey ID 82
 1905       Halifax  Mar. 04 Transatlantc ID
 1905       Halifax  Apr. 07 Transatlantc ID
 1905       Quebec  July 04 Transatlantc ID
 1905       Quebec  July 07 Transatlantc ID
 1905       Quebec  Aug. 31 Transatlantc ID
 1905       Quebec  Oct. 28 Transatlantc ID
 1905       Quebec  Oct. 29 Transatlantc ID
 1905  Nov 3; wrecked on Wye Rock off MontrealAtlantic Journey ID 76
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

Bavarian - as Boer War transport #16
Bavarian - as Boer War transport #16
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Her tonnage was 10 387 tons gross, 9 188 under deck and 6 714 net. She was 501.1 ft long, 59.3ft beam and holds 39.8ft deep. Poop was 40 feet, bridge deck 177 feet and forecastle 54 feet. She had twin screws and was constructed of steel, triple expansion engine with 6 cylinders of 29, 47 and 77 inches diameter each pair, stroke 54 inches delivering 871 nominal horsepower and a speed of 16 knots. The engine was built by the same company as the hull. She had 4 decks, and there was passenger accommodation for 240-1st, 220-2nd and 1,000-3rd class. When she was built in 1899, she was the first ship to be fitted with refrigerating machinery. This ship was the first of the 20th century fleet of the Allan Line. She was followed in 1900 by the Tunisian which boasted good heating and ventilation. It also had hot and cold fresh, and salt, water on tap and four-berth emigrant cabins with spring mattresses. Call sign: RGWN. Official registration #: 111213.

Picture of the S/S Bavarian, Allan Line
Picture of the S/S Bavarian
at the landing stage from an old postcard
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Picture of the S/S Bavarian, Allan Line
S/S Bavarian
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