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BurdenBuiltShipowner or operator Dimensions
2,655 gross 1854 at Greenock by Caird & Co. American Line 349.4ft x 37.6ft 
 1854 Aug. 26, launched as the Etna for the Cunard LineAtlantic Journey ID 6685
 1855 Crimean War transportAtlantic Journey ID 6686
 1856 Havre - New York, Liverpool - New York, New York - ChargesAtlantic Journey ID 6687
 1857 North Atlantic serviceAtlantic Journey ID 6688
 1858 North Atlantic serviceAtlantic Journey ID 6689
 1859 European and Australian RMSP Co serviceAtlantic Journey ID 6690
 1860 Purchased by Inman LineAtlantic Journey ID 6691
 1860 Dec. 5, first voyage as the Etna for Inman Line, Liverpool-Queenstown-New YorkAtlantic Journey ID 6692
 1871 Rebuilt. length: 349.4ft, tonnage: 2,655 gross, compounded engines, renamed City of BristolAtlantic Journey ID 6693
 1876 Chartered by American LineAtlantic Journey ID 6694
 1880 Sold to J. P. DaviesAtlantic Journey ID 6695
 1881 Renamed "Messico" for Italian ownersAtlantic Journey ID 6696
 1883 Renamed "Sempione"Atlantic Journey ID 6697
 1884 Renamed "Adria"Atlantic Journey ID 6698
 1896 Scrapped in ItalyAtlantic Journey ID 6699
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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