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BurdenBuiltShipowner or operator Dimensions
8,662 gross 1907 at Glasgow by D. & W. Henderson Ltd. Anchor Line 470ft x 58.3ft x 37.1ft 
 1907 July 9, launchedAtlantic Journey ID 4591
 1907 Oct. 10, maiden voyage Glasgow - Moville - New YorkAtlantic Journey ID 4592
 1914 June 28, stranded on Tory Island, refloated in August and taken to Glasgow for repairsAtlantic Journey ID 4593
 1915 October, resumed Glasgow - Liverpool - New York, Cunard-Anchor joint serviceAtlantic Journey ID 4594
 1917 Feb. 7, sunk by enemy submarine 38 miles west by south of Fastnet Island, 43 lives lostAtlantic Journey ID 4595
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 S/S California was a steel twin screw Schooner: 3 decks; Water Ballast; fitted with electric light and refrigerating machinery. Tonnage: 8,662 tons gross, 6,791 under deck and 5,403 net. Poop 70 feet long; Bridge 213 feet long; Forecastle 91 feet long. Propulsion: triple expansion engine with 6 cylinders of 27 , 46 and 75 inches each pair; stroke 54 inches; 827 nominal horsepower; engine built by the same company as the hull. Owners: Anchor Line Ltd. (Henderson Bros.) 1) Master: Captain J. Blaikie, appointed to the ship in 1907. Call sign: HLQJ. Official registration #: 124230. Port of registry: Glasgow. Flag: British

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