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BurdenBuiltShipowner or operator Dimensions
2,595 gross 1855 at Glasgow by Smith & Rodger American Line 331.1ft x 34.4ft 
 1855 Launched as the African for Dizon & Co, BritainAtlantic Journey ID 6719
 1863 Acquired by the Inman Line, renamed City of LimerickAtlantic Journey ID 6721
 1863 May 29, first voyage Liverpool - Queenstown - New YorkAtlantic Journey ID 6720
 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 6722
 1875 Chartered by American LineAtlantic Journey ID 6723
 1876 Nov. 20, sailed Bordeaux - New York for Inman LineAtlantic Journey ID 6827
 1877 Chartered by American Line (Liverpool - Philadelphia)Atlantic Journey ID 6725
 1880 Sold to William Ross & Co, Thistle Line (London - New York service)Atlantic Journey ID 6726
 1882 Jan 8, Disappeared at sea on way New York - Liverpool, 43 lives lostAtlantic Journey ID 6727
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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