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BurdenBuiltShipowner or operator Dimensions
4,338 gross 1911 at Newcastle by Northumberland Shipbuilding Co. NAL - The Norwegian-America Line , Kristiania, Norway 380ft x 49ft x 26.4ft  
 YearRemarks
 1911 December: completed as the "Chiltern Range" (yard no. 187) for Neptune Steam Navigation Co. Ltd.Atlantic Journey ID 3362
 1914 December: purchased by NAL for 45,000 - renamed "Drammensfjord"Atlantic Journey ID 3363
 1924 Sold to Turnbull Coal & Shipping Co. Ltd. for 32,000 - renamed "Raisdale"Atlantic Journey ID 3364
 1933 Sold to L. A. Embiricos, Greece for 5,000 - renamed "Rinos"Atlantic Journey ID 3365
 1936 Sold to Muir Young Ltd. LondonAtlantic Journey ID 3366
 1937 Sold to V. K. Song, China - renamed "Yong Shyang"Atlantic Journey ID 3367
 1938 Captured by the Japanese, taken over by Kyodo Kaiun K. K. - renamed "Eisyo Maru"Atlantic Journey ID 3368
 1940 June 5; Sank after collision on passage Muroran-TokioAtlantic Journey ID 3369
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

Tonnage: 4,338 tons gross, 4,048 under deck and 2,755 net. Poop Deck 31 feet long, Bridge Deck 94 feet long and Forecastle 36 feet long. She was a steel construction, single screw Schooner, had 2 steel decks, 6 cemented bulkheads, was fitted with electric light and wireless. There was a cellular double bottom aft 129 ft. long, under engine & boilers 42 ft. long, forward 59 feet long, 1,108 tons; Aft Peak Tank 42 tons; flat keel. Propulsion: triple expansion engine with 3 cylinders of 25, 41 & 69 inches diameter respectively; stroke 48 inches; operating at 180 p.s.i.; 372 nominal horsepower; 3 single ended boilers; 9 corrugated furnaces; grate surface 150 sq. ft.; heating surface 5,940 sq. feet. The engine was built by Richardsons, Westgarth & Co. Ltd. in Sunderland. Call sign: MLBN. Master: Captain J.E. Johannessen, appointed to the shipping line and to the ship in 1917.

[Lloyd's register of shipping](Information submitted by Gilbert Provost)

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