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BurdenBuiltShipowner or operator Dimensions
1,213 gross 1856 at Dumbarton by William Denny & Co. Allan Line, Liverpool, England 253ft x 32ft 
 1856 Sept. 30, launched as the Damascus for Cunard Line, Mediterranean serviceAtlantic Journey ID 349
 1858 Mediterranean serviceAtlantic Journey ID 358
 1859 Mediterranean serviceAtlantic Journey ID 359
 1860 July 30, first voyage Liverpool-Halifax-New YorkAtlantic Journey ID 360
 1861 Liverpool - New YorkAtlantic Journey ID 361
 1861 Oct. 25, returned to builder in part payment for the MaroccoAtlantic Journey ID 350
 1862 Chartered to Allan LineAtlantic Journey ID 362
 1863 Chartered to Allan Line.Atlantic Journey ID 363
 1864 Chartered to Allan Line.Atlantic Journey ID 364
 1865 Purchased by Allan LineAtlantic Journey ID 365
 1865 Captain R. Watts  from Liverpool July 27 to Quebec Aug. 8  Passenger list: Passenger list 
 1865 Captain R. Watts  from Liverpool June 15 to Quebec June 28  Passenger list: Passenger list 
 1865 Captain R. Watts  from Liverpool Oct. 19 to Quebec Nov. 11  Passenger list: Passenger list 
 1866 Captain R. Watts  from Liverpool June 21 to Quebec July 7  Passenger list: Passenger list 
 1869 3 voyages with pyrites and emigrants from Trondheim to NewcastleAtlantic Journey ID 351
 1869 Trondheim - Christiansund - Aalesund - Bergen - Newcastle Glasgow Liverpool   
 1870 Rebuilt, lengthened to 288.3ft, new tonnage: 1,517 gross, re-engined with compound engines, renamed CorinthianAtlantic Journey ID 366
 1871 Glasgow - Quebec - MontrealAtlantic Journey ID 367
 1872 Glasgow/Liverpool - QuebecAtlantic Journey ID 368
 1873 Glasgow/Liverpool - QuebecAtlantic Journey ID 369
 1874 Glasgow - QuebecAtlantic Journey ID 370
 1875 Glasgow - QuebecAtlantic Journey ID 371
 1876 Glasgow - QuebecAtlantic Journey ID 372
 1877 Glasgow - Quebec - MontrealAtlantic Journey ID 373
 1878 Glasgow - Quebec - Halifax/MontrealAtlantic Journey ID 374
 1879 Glasgow - QuebecAtlantic Journey ID 375
 1880 Glasgow - BostonAtlantic Journey ID 376
 1881 Glasgow - Boston.Atlantic Journey ID 377
 1881 Sold to Italy, renamed "Genoa"Atlantic Journey ID 352
 1883 Renamed "G. Lanza", ItalyAtlantic Journey ID 353
 1885 Renamed "Guiseppe Garibaldi", ItalyAtlantic Journey ID 354
 1886 Renamed "Foulazi Osmani", Turkish ownersAtlantic Journey ID 355
 1901 Renamed "Sakariha", Turkish ownersAtlantic Journey ID 356
 1912 ScrappedAtlantic Journey ID 357
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

Built in 1856 by Denny & Bros, Dumbarton as the G. Lanza for Italian owners. Her tonnage was 1213 tons gross. Dimensions were: length 253 feet 6in (77,27m) x beam 31feet 2in (9,5m) and depth 22 feet 2in (6,76m). She had one single screw, engine was vertical 2 cyls; 52in (132,08cm); Stroke 36in (91,44cm) 2 boilers, 5 furnaces giving the ship a speed of 10 knots. The engine was built by Tulloch & Denny, Dumbarton. The hull was made of iron, there was 1 deck and accommodation for 40 first class passengers and 300 steerage passengers.


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