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BurdenBuiltShipowner or operator Dimensions
10,336 gross 1897 at Belfast by Harland & Wolff Hamburg America Line 500.7ft x 62.3ft 
 1897 Nov. 27, launched as the "Brasilia" for HAPAGAtlantic Journey ID 2308
 1898 Mar. 21, maiden voyage Belfast-New YorkAtlantic Journey ID 2309
 1899 Returned to Harland & Wolff, rebuilt to 9,546 gross tons, four mastsAtlantic Journey ID 2310
 1900 Sold to the Dominion Line, renamed NorsemanAtlantic Journey ID 2311
 1900 Feb. 10, Liverpool-South-Africa as Boer War transportAtlantic Journey ID 2312
 1910 Chartered to the Aberdeen LineAtlantic Journey ID 2313
 1916 Jan. 22, torpedoed by German sub. U-39 in Gulf of SalonikaAtlantic Journey ID 2314
 1920 Refloated, scrappedAtlantic Journey ID 2315
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

Brasilia as the Norseman for Dominion Line
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