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BurdenBuiltShipowner or operator Dimensions
2,655 gross 1854 at Greenock by Caird & Co. Inman Line 349.4ft x 37.6ft 
 Year Departure ArrivalRemarks
 1854  Aug. 26, launched as the Etna for the Cunard LineAtlantic Journey ID 3135
 1855  Crimean War transportAtlantic Journey ID 3143
 1856  Havre - New York, Liverpool - New York, New York - ChargesAtlantic Journey ID 3144
 1857  North Atlantic serviceAtlantic Journey ID 3145
 1858  North Atlantic serviceAtlantic Journey ID 3146
 1859  European and Australian RMSP Co serviceAtlantic Journey ID 3147
 1860  Purchased by Inman LineAtlantic Journey ID 3136
 1860  Dec. 5, first voyage as the Etna for Inman Line, Liverpool-Queenstown-New YorkAtlantic Journey ID 3137
 1871  Rebuilt. length: 349.4ft, tonnage: 2,655 gross, compounded engines, renamed City of BristolAtlantic Journey ID 3148
 1872  Liverpool     New York  June 16 Agent Hr. D. Connelly, ChristianiaTransatlantc ID
 1872  Liverpool     New York  July 21 Also reported arrive 1872-07-20 - Agent Hr. D. Connelly, ChristianiaTransatlantc ID
 1872  Liverpool     New York  Sept. 07 Agent Hr. D. Connelly, ChristianiaTransatlantc ID
 1873  Liverpool     New York  May 13 Agent Hr. D. Connelly, ChristianiaTransatlantc ID
 1873  Liverpool     New York  June 17 Transatlantc ID
 1873  Liverpool     New York  July 21 Also reported arrive 1873-07-28.Transatlantc ID
 1876  Chartered by American LineAtlantic Journey ID 3138
 1880  Sold to J. P. DaviesAtlantic Journey ID 3149
 1881  Renamed "Messico" for Italian ownersAtlantic Journey ID 3139
 1883  Renamed "Sempione"Atlantic Journey ID 3140
 1884  Renamed "Adria"Atlantic Journey ID 3141
 1896  Scrapped in ItalyAtlantic Journey ID 3142
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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