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BurdenBuiltShipowner or operator Dimensions
20,123 gross 1928 at Glasgow by John Brown & Co. Ltd. Canadian Pacific Line 581.9ft x 75.2ft 
 1928 Jan. 24, launchedAtlantic Journey ID 5604
 1928 June 1, maiden voyage Liverpool - Quebec - MontrealAtlantic Journey ID 5605
 1939 Became troopshipAtlantic Journey ID 5606
 1947 Renamed Empress of India (2)Atlantic Journey ID 5607
 1948 Renamed Empress of France (2)Atlantic Journey ID 5608
 1958 Rebuilt and fitted with new streamlined funnelsAtlantic Journey ID 5609
 1960 Scrapped after 310 round voyages on the North AtlanticAtlantic Journey ID 5610
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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A selection of articles dedicated to help you in your genealogy search for your Norwegian ancestors. Transcripts and pictures of historic documents in connection with the ships and emigration. Also including articles about Pioneers & Norwegian Settlements Around the World
Articles about selected ships ships and special events in their history. Descriptions of some of the great maritime disasters involving emigrant ships, like the wrecking of the steamer Atlantic of the White Star Line, sinking of the ocean liner Empress of Ireland and the Thingvalla line steamer Norge disaster. Check this section if you have an interest in shipwrecks.
This section contains articles describing the transatlantic voyage, the condition of the steerage accommodations and the experience of an ocean travel on an emigrant ship. You will find in-depth studies concerning the emigration process, statistics and facts, and information about the immigration processing centers line Castle Garden and Ellis Island.
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