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BurdenBuiltShipowner or operator Dimensions
3,558 gross 1880 at Belfast by Harland & Wolff American Line 410.3ft x 39ft 
 Year Departure ArrivalRemarks
 1880  Nov. 4, launched for British Shipowners Co.Atlantic Journey ID 6661
 1881  Jan. 31, maiden voyage Liverpool - Philadelphia as charter for the American LineAtlantic Journey ID 6662
 1881  Liverpool     Philadelphia  June 26 Transatlantc ID
 1881  Liverpool  Sept. 03  Philadelphia  Sept. 12 Transatlantc ID
 1882  Liverpool     Philadelphia  Jan. 05 Transatlantc ID
 1882  Liverpool     Philadelphia  Mar. 21 Arrived in the morningTransatlantc ID
 1882  Liverpool     Philadelphia  May 01 Transatlantc ID
 1882  Liverpool  May 24  Philadelphia  June 05 Also reported arrive 1882-06-04Transatlantc ID
 1882  Liverpool     Philadelphia  July 31 Transatlantc ID
 1882  Liverpool     Philadelphia  Sept. 04 Also reported arrive 1882-09-03Transatlantc ID
 1883  Chartered to Inman LineAtlantic Journey ID 6663
 1883  Chartered to Shaw, Savill & Albion LineAtlantic Journey ID 6664
 1885  Chartered to Anchor LineAtlantic Journey ID 6665
 1887  Chartered to Furness LineAtlantic Journey ID 6666
 1889  Purchased by the Holland America Line and renamed ObdamAtlantic Journey ID 10591
 1896  Fitted with triple expansion enginesAtlantic Journey ID 6667
 1898  Sold, renamed McPhersonAtlantic Journey ID 6668
 1905  Sold, renamed BrooklynAtlantic Journey ID 6669
 1906  Sold, renamed S. V. LuckenbachAtlantic Journey ID 6670
 1915  Sold, renamed OnegaAtlantic Journey ID 6671
 1918  Aug. 30, torpedoed and sunk in the English Channel by a German submarineAtlantic Journey ID 6672
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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