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BurdenBuiltShipowner or operator Dimensions
1,698 gross 1866 at Glasgow by Alexander Stephen & Sons Anchor Line 283.3ft x 33.6ft x 29.4ft 
 Year Departure ArrivalRemarks
 1866  Sept. 10, launchedAtlantic Journey ID 4319
 1866  Oct. 27, maiden voyage Glasgow - New YorkAtlantic Journey ID 4320
 1870  Glasgow  June 10  New York  June 15 Arrival date not reported. Estimated some 15 days journeyTransatlantc ID
 1870    Oct. 14  New York  Oct. 24 Date of departure and arrival is not reported and is estimated. - Passengers embarked the ship off Moville, IrelandTransatlantc ID
 1871  Glasgow     New York  July 29 Transatlantc ID
 1872  Glasgow  May 18  New York  May 31 Arrived Glasgow May 14Transatlantc ID
 1873  Glasgow     New York  July 30 Agent Henderson Brothers, ChristianiaTransatlantc ID
 1873  Glasgow     New York  Sept. 11 Transatlantc ID
 1874  Liverpool  Sept. 02  Halifax  Sept. 12 Arrival date estimatedTransatlantc ID
 1878  New tonnage 2,030 gross, compound engines fitted by D. & W. Henderson LtdAtlantic Journey ID 4321
 1881  London     Halifax  Aug. 10 Transatlantc ID
 1894  Sold to Italian owners, renamed Francesco CrispiAtlantic Journey ID 4322
 1898  Wrecked on ShipwashAtlantic Journey ID 4323
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

Clipper stem, one funnel, three masts (ship-rigged for sail), iron construction, single screw and a speed of 10 knots. There was accommodation for 80-cabin and 540-3rd class passengers. Between 1872-74 she sailed between Glasgow - Mediterranean - New York and Glasgow (4 Voyages). Between Aug 1874 - March 1875, Glasgow - Liverpool - Halifax - St John NB (2 voyages). 1875-76 Bordeaux - New York (2 voyages) Between 1878-82 she made 7 round voyages between Glasgow, Liverpool and Bombay, and in 1883 she made a single Glasgow - Liverpool - Calcutta voyage as well as, between 1880-81 making 9 voyages between London - Halifax - Boston. From 1883-92 she made 26 voyages from Glasgow to Mediterranean ports, New York and back to Glasgow and in Sept 1892 commenced her last voyage from Glasgow to Genoa, Malaga, Halifax, New York, and Glasgow. [North Atlantic Seaway by N.R.P.Bonsor, vol.1, p.453]


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