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BurdenBuiltShipowner or operator Dimensions
4,535 gross 1874 at Glasgow by J. & G. Thomson & Co. Cunard Line 422.3ft x 42.2ft x 34.5ft 
 Year Departure ArrivalRemarks
 1874  Mar. 4, launchedAtlantic Journey ID 1308
 1874  Aug. 8, maiden voyage Liverpool-Queenstown-New YorkAtlantic Journey ID 1311
 1875  Liverpool     New York  May 26 Transatlantc ID
 1878  Liverpool  Apr. 25  America  May 07 ?? Unknown harborTransatlantc ID
 1878  Liverpool     New York  Aug. 21 Transatlantc ID
 1880  Liverpool  May 15  New York  May 25 Also reported arrive 1880-05-24Transatlantc ID
 1880  Liverpool     New York  Aug. 03 Transatlantc ID
 1881  Liverpool  Apr. 09  New York  Apr. 19 Transatlantc ID
 1881  Liverpool  June 18  New York  June 28 Transatlantc ID
 1881  Liverpool  July 23  New York  Aug. 02 Transatlantc ID
 1883  Liverpool  Apr. 07  New York  Apr. 17 Transatlantc ID
 1883  Liverpool  May 12  New York  May 22 Transatlantc ID
 1884  Liverpool     New York  June 03 Transatlantc ID
 1885  Apr. 15, first voyage Liverpool - BostonAtlantic Journey ID 1312
 1885  Liverpool  July 04  New York  July 14 Transatlantc ID
 1886  Liverpool - Boston/New YorkAtlantic Journey ID 1313
 1886  Liverpool  June 29  Boston  July 06 Transatlantc ID
 1886  Liverpool  Oct. 12  Boston  Oct. 22 Transatlantc ID
 1887  Liverpool  Apr. 12  Boston  Apr. 22 Arrived on Friday after crossing the Ocean in 8 days and 9 hoursTransatlantc ID
 1887  Liverpool  July 26  Boston  Aug. 05 Transatlantc ID
 1887  Liverpool  Aug. 30  Boston  Sept. 10 Transatlantc ID
 1887  Liverpool  Oct. 04  Boston  Oct. 13 Transatlantc ID
 1888  Liverpool     New York  Mar. 24 Transatlantc ID
 1888  Liverpool  Apr. 19  Boston  Apr. 28 Transatlantc ID
 1888  Liverpool  Oct. 23  New York  Nov. 03 Transatlantc ID
 1889  Liverpool  Apr. 09  New York  Apr. 19 Transatlantc ID
 1889  Liverpool  May 07  New York  May 17 Transatlantc ID
 1889  Liverpool  June 04  New York  June 15 Transatlantc ID
 1889  Liverpool  Aug. 13  New York  Aug. 23 Transatlantc ID
 1889  Liverpool     New York  Sept. 20 Transatlantc ID
 1889  Liverpool     New York  Oct. 20 Transatlantc ID
 1890  Liverpool     New York  May 04 Transatlantc ID
 1890  Liverpool  May 20  New York  May 30 Transatlantc ID
 1890  Liverpool  June 17  New York  June 28 Transatlantc ID
 1890  Liverpool     New York  Aug. 22 Transatlantc ID
 1890  Liverpool     New York  Sept. 19 Transatlantc ID
 1890  Liverpool     New York  Oct. 18 Transatlantc ID
 1891  Liverpool     New York  Sept. 26 Transatlantc ID
 1892  Liverpool     New York  Apr. 01 Transatlantc ID
 1892  Liverpool     New York  Apr. 29 Transatlantc ID
 1892  Liverpool  May 17  New York  May 28 Transatlantc ID
 1893  Liverpool     Boston  July 09 Transatlantc ID
 1893  Liverpool     Boston  Aug. 13 Transatlantc ID
 1893  Liverpool     Boston  Sept. 17 Transatlantc ID
 1894  Liverpool     Boston  Aug. 26 Also reported arrive 1894-08-25Transatlantc ID
 1895  Liverpool     Boston  Sept. 21 Transatlantc ID
 1895  Liverpool     Boston  Oct. 27 Transatlantc ID
 1896  Liverpool     New York  Mar. 28 Transatlantc ID
 1896  Liverpool     Boston  Apr. 17 Transatlantc ID
 1898  Liverpool     Boston  June 10 Transatlantc ID
 1898  SoldAtlantic Journey ID 1309
 1899  Scrapped at MarseillesAtlantic Journey ID 1310
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 Bothnia was built in 1874 by J. & G. Thompson in Glasgow. She was one of 3 sister ships built by the same yard for the Cunard Line. The other two sisters were the Scythia (1) and the Gallia. She had a tonnage of 4,535 tons gross, 4,531 under deck and 2,923 net. She was an iron construction. There was one single screw, she was rigged as a bark as can be seen from the picture. Propulsion: compound engine with 2 cylinders of 60 & 104 inches diameter respectively, stroke 54 inches and operating at 65 p.s.i.. The engine delivered 600 Nominal Horsepower which gave the ship a speed of 12 knots. The engine was built by the same company as the hull. The Bothnia made her maiden voyage from Liverpool to New York in 1874 and in 1885 she was transferred to the Liverpool - Boston service. Code letters: MVKQ. Official Number: 68094. Port of registry: Glasgow

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