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BurdenBuiltShipowner or operator Dimensions
2,536 gross 1855 at Glasgow by Smith & Rodger Inman Line 281ft x 34.4ft 
 Year Departure ArrivalRemarks
 1855  Launched as the "African" for Dizon & Co, BritainAtlantic Journey ID 3182
 1863  Acquired by the Inman Line, renamed City of LimerickAtlantic Journey ID 3188
 1863  May 29, first voyage Liverpool - Queenstown - New YorkAtlantic Journey ID 3183
 1870  Rebuilt and modernized, lengthened to 331ft, new tonnage: 2,536 gross, Compound engines by G. Forrester & Co, London (2 cylinders; 36 in and 72 in; stroke 42 in; 250 HP; Steam Pressure 75 lb; service speed 10 knots)Atlantic Journey ID 3189
 1870  Liverpool  Nov. 07  Halifax  Nov. 15 Queenstown - Philadelphia - New YorkTransatlantc ID
 1871  Liverpool  Mar. 13  Halifax  Mar. 25 QueenstownTransatlantc ID
 1871  Liverpool  Apr. 24  Halifax  May 07 QueenstownTransatlantc ID
 1871  Liverpool  June 19  Halifax  June 30 QueenstownTransatlantc ID
 1872  Liverpool     New York  July 01 Agent Hr. D. Connelly, ChristianiaTransatlantc ID
 1872  Liverpool     New York  Oct. 08 Agent Hr. D. Connelly, ChristianiaTransatlantc ID
 1873  Liverpool     New York  May 27 Agent Hr. D. Connelly, ChristianiaTransatlantc ID
 1873  Liverpool     New York  Aug. 28 Agent Hr. D. Connelly, ChristianiaTransatlantc ID
 1875  Chartered by the American Line to replace the wrecked S/S AbbotsfordAtlantic Journey ID 3184
 1876  Liverpool  Aug. 02  Philadelphia  Aug. 16 American Line, steamship chartered from Inman LineTransatlantc ID
 1876  Nov. 20, sailed Bordeaux - New York for Inman LineAtlantic Journey ID 3185
 1877  Chartered by American Line (Liverpool - Philadelphia)Atlantic Journey ID 3186
 1880  Sold to William Ross & Co, Thistle Line (London - New York service)Atlantic Journey ID 3190
 1882  Jan 8, Disappeared at sea on way New York - Liverpool, 43 lives lostAtlantic Journey ID 3187
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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