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BurdenBuiltShipowner or operator Dimensions
2,646 gross 1889 at Walker-on-Tyne by Armstrong, Mitchell & Co. Hamburg America Line 310ft x 39ft 
 1889 Sept. 23, launched for Deutsche-Australische as the "Barmen"Atlantic Journey ID 2255
 1894 Purchased by HAPAG, name remained "Barmen"Atlantic Journey ID 2256
 1894 May 19, first voyage for HAPAG Hamburg-Philadelphia-BaltimoreAtlantic Journey ID 2257
 1894 Renamed BoliviaAtlantic Journey ID 2258
 1918 Sold to German owners, renamed "Schwinge"Atlantic Journey ID 2259
 1919 Surrendered to BritainAtlantic Journey ID 2260
 1921 Became the "Ems", German ownersAtlantic Journey ID 2261
 1924 Scrapped at HamburgAtlantic Journey ID 2262
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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