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BurdenBuiltShipowner or operator Dimensions
4,050 gross 1873 at Glasgow by Robert Duncan & Co. Anchor Line 400ft x 40ft x (25.1ft) 33ft 
 Year Departure ArrivalRemarks
 1873  Oct. 25, launched. 3 decks & awning deck, 7 bulkheads, compound engine (1120 HP), master: W. D. MunroAtlantic Journey ID 4443
 1874  Apr. 4, maiden voyage Glasgow - Moville - New YorkAtlantic Journey ID 4444
 1874  Nov. 6, sold to The Barrow Steam Ship Co. Ltd., operated by Anchor LineAtlantic Journey ID 4445
 1878  Glasgow  Aug. 08  New York  Aug. 18 Transatlantc ID
 1878  Glasgow     New York  Oct. 25 ?? Arrival date - Arrived New York after crossing the Atlantic Ocean in 8,5 daysTransatlantc ID
 1879  Glasgow     New York  June 14 Agent Henderson Brothers, ChristianiaTransatlantc ID
 1879  Glasgow     New York  July 18 Transatlantc ID
 1880  Glasgow     New York  Apr. 26 Transatlantc ID
 1880  Glasgow     New York  May 31 Crossing the Ocean in 10 daysTransatlantc ID
 1880  Glasgow     New York  July 04 Agent Henderson Brothers, ChristianiaTransatlantc ID
 1880  Glasgow     New York  Aug. 08 Transatlantc ID
 1880  Glasgow     New York  Aug. 15 Transatlantc ID
 1880  Glasgow     New York  Oct. 24 Transatlantc ID
 1880  Glasgow     New York  Nov. 30 Transatlantc ID
 1881  Glasgow     New York  Feb. 06 Transatlantc ID
 1881  Apr. 23, first of 7 voyages London - New YorkAtlantic Journey ID 4446
 1882  Glasgow     New York  May 23 Also reported arrive 1882-05-24Transatlantc ID
 1882  Glasgow     New York  July 04 Transatlantc ID
 1883  Glasgow     New York  Apr. 27 Transatlantc ID
 1883  Glasgow     New York  July 02 Transatlantc ID
 1884  Glasgow  July 11  New York  July 22 Transatlantc ID
 1884  Glasgow  Oct. 03  New York  Oct. 13 Transatlantc ID
 1887  Glasgow  Mar. 18  New York  Apr. 06 Transatlantc ID
 1887  Glasgow  Apr. 28  New York  May 10 Transatlantc ID
 1891  Fitted with triple-expansion engines, steerage accommodation for 1350 passengersAtlantic Journey ID 4447
 1893  Returned to Anchor Line ownershipAtlantic Journey ID 4448
 1905  Sept. sold for scrapping in ItalyAtlantic Journey ID 4449
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 Bolivia was one of 5 identical sisters built 1873 - 1878. The other sisters were the Ethiopia built 1873, Anchoria (1) built 1875, Devonia built 1877 and the Circassia (1) built 1878. We currently do not have an image of the Bolivia but below you can see some of the other sisters, namely the Devonia, Ethiopia and Anchoria (1).

Ethiopia, Anchor Line steamship
Ethiopia, Anchor Line steamship
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Anchoria (1), Anchor Line steamship
Anchoria (1), Anchor Line steamship
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