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BurdenBuiltShipowner or operator Dimensions
1,392 gross 1863 at Glasgow by Tod & McGregor Anchor Line 261.5ft x 33.1ft x 21.6ft 
 Year Departure ArrivalRemarks
 1863  June 18, launchedAtlantic Journey ID 4279
 1863  July 8, maiden voyage Glasgow - Quebec - MontrealAtlantic Journey ID 4280
 1863  Nov. 14, first (winter) voyage Glasgow - New YorkAtlantic Journey ID 4980
 1864  Capt. Campbell was washed overboard and lost during a gale, while going to the aid of a lady passenger.Atlantic Journey ID 4981
 1869  December, commenced a single voyage Glasgow - Palermo - New York - Glasgow Atlantic Journey ID 4982
 1870  1870 - 1873, sailed Glasgow - Moville (Ireland) - New YorkAtlantic Journey ID 4983
 1871  Glasgow     New York  Aug. 19 Agent Henderson Brothers, ChristianiaTransatlantc ID
 1871  Glasgow     New York  Sept. 29 Transatlantc ID
 1873  Jan. 29, wrecked on Isle of Arran, ScotlandAtlantic Journey ID 4281
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 Britannia was an iron construction with clipper stem, one funnel, three masts (rigged for sail), a single screw and a service speed of 10 knots. There was accommodation for 40-1st, 90-2nd and 300-3rd class passengers.


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