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BurdenBuiltShipowner or operator Dimensions
4,276 gross 1863 at Jarrow-on-Tyne by Palmer‘s Shipbuilding & Iron Co. Ltd. National Line 391.6ft x 41.2ft 
 Year Departure ArrivalRemarks
 1863  Oct. 27, launched as the Carolina for Fernie BrosAtlantic Journey ID 4705
 1863  Renamed Pennsylvania for National LineAtlantic Journey ID 4706
 1864  Feb. 16, maiden voyage Liverpool - Queenstown - New YorkAtlantic Journey ID 4707
 1872  Rebuilt: lengthened to 391.6ft, fitted with compound engines by Laird Bros - renamed CanadaAtlantic Journey ID 4708
 1872  Liverpool  May 29  New York  June 10 Agent Hr. O. Svenson, ChristianiaTransatlantc ID
 1872  Liverpool  July 04  New York  July 15 Transatlantc ID
 1872  Liverpool  Aug. 07  New York  Aug. 19 Transatlantc ID
 1872  Liverpool     New York  Oct. 07 Transatlantc ID
 1872  Liverpool     New York  Nov. 13 Transatlantc ID
 1873  Liverpool  Apr. 30  New York  May 13 Transatlantc ID
 1873  Liverpool     New York  June 16 ?? Date of arrival missingTransatlantc ID
 1894  ScrappedAtlantic Journey ID 4709
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
Canada, National Line steamship
Canada, National Line steamship
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Canada, National Line steamship - cabin plan
Canada, National Line steamship - cabin plan
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As can be seen from the picture, this ship had a clipper stem, one funnel, and three masts rigged for sail. She was an iron construction with a single screw and a speed of 10 knots. There was accommodation for 100 first class passengers and 750 steerage passengers. In 1866 she made a trooping voyage between Liverpool - Malta - Quebec - Liverpool. In 1872 she was rebuilt to 4 276 tons and lengthened to 391.6 feet as on the picture. She resumed Liverpool - Queenstown - New York sailings on April 24th 1872, and commenced her last voyage on this service on September 15th 1874. On November 8th 1874 she started London - New York voyages and commenced her last London - New York sailing on December 17th 1893. She was scrapped the following year.

Canada, National Line steamship
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