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BurdenBuiltShipowner or operator Dimensions
1,156 gross 1840 at Greenock by Robert Duncan & Co. Cunard Line 207ft x 34.2ft 22.4ft 
 1840 Feb. 5, launched as the first steamer of the Cunard LineAtlantic Journey ID 1316
 1840 July 4, maiden voyage Liverpool - Halifax - BostonAtlantic Journey ID 1319
 1844 Fastened in the ice at Boston, escapedAtlantic Journey ID 1317
 1847 Sept. 14, stranded at Cape Race, went to New York for repairsAtlantic Journey ID 1318
 1849 Sold to North German Federation Navy renamed "Barbarossa"Atlantic Journey ID 1320
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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