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BurdenBuiltShipowner or operator Dimensions
1,214 gross 1856 at Dumbarton by William Denny & Co. Cunard Line 253ft x 32ft 
 1856 Sept. 30, launched for Cunard's Mediterranean serviceAtlantic Journey ID 1432
 1858 Mediterranean serviceAtlantic Journey ID 1441
 1859 Mediterranean serviceAtlantic Journey ID 1442
 1860 July 30, first voyage Liverpool-Halifax-New YorkAtlantic Journey ID 1443
 1861 Liverpool - New YorkAtlantic Journey ID 1444
 1861 Oct. 25, returned to builder in part payment for the MaroccoAtlantic Journey ID 1433
 1862 Chartered to Allan Line - DamascusAtlantic Journey ID 1445
 1863 Chartered to Allan Line.Atlantic Journey ID 1446
 1864 Chartered to Allan Line.Atlantic Journey ID 1447
 1865 Sold to Allan LineAtlantic Journey ID 1448
 1869 3 voyages with pyrites and emigrants from Trondheim to NewcastleAtlantic Journey ID 1434
 1870 Rebuilt, lengthened to 288.3ft, new tonnage: 1,517 gross, re-engined with compound engines, renamed CorinthianAtlantic Journey ID 1449
 1871 Glasgow - Quebec - MontrealAtlantic Journey ID 1450
 1872 Glasgow/Liverpool - QuebecAtlantic Journey ID 1451
 1873 Glasgow/Liverpool - QuebecAtlantic Journey ID 1452
 1874 Glasgow - QuebecAtlantic Journey ID 1453
 1875 Glasgow - QuebecAtlantic Journey ID 1454
 1876 Glasgow - QuebecAtlantic Journey ID 1455
 1877 Glasgow - Quebec - MontrealAtlantic Journey ID 1456
 1878 Glasgow - Quebec - Halifax/MontrealAtlantic Journey ID 1457
 1879 Glasgow - QuebecAtlantic Journey ID 1458
 1880 Glasgow - BostonAtlantic Journey ID 1459
 1881 Glasgow - Boston.Atlantic Journey ID 1460
 1881 Sold to Italy, renamed GenoaAtlantic Journey ID 1435
 1883 Renamed "G. Lanza", ItalyAtlantic Journey ID 1436
 1885 Renamed "Guiseppe Garibaldi", ItalyAtlantic Journey ID 1437
 1886 Renamed "Foulazi Osmani", Turkish ownersAtlantic Journey ID 1438
 1901 Renamed "Sakariha", Turkish ownersAtlantic Journey ID 1439
 1912 ScrappedAtlantic Journey ID 1440
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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