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BurdenBuiltShipowner or operator Dimensions
16,992 gross 1907 at Geestemünde by J. C. Tecklenborg Canadian Pacific Line 590.1ft x 68.3ft 
 1907 Oct. 21, launched as the Prinz Friedrich Wilhelm for NDLAtlantic Journey ID 5611
 1908 June 6, maiden voyage Bremen - Southampton - Cherbourg - New YorkAtlantic Journey ID 5612
 1914 August, on cruise along the Norwegian coast, took refuge in Odda at the outbreak of WW1Atlantic Journey ID 5613
 1919 Was surrendered to Britain, used as US Navy DepotAtlantic Journey ID 5614
 1920 July, chartered by Canadian Pacific LineAtlantic Journey ID 5615
 1921 May 13, purchased by Canadian Pacific Line, rebuilt to 17,282 gross tonsAtlantic Journey ID 5616
 1921 Renamed Empress of IndiaAtlantic Journey ID 5617
 1921 August, chartered by Cunard LineAtlantic Journey ID 5618
 1922 June 23, resumed Liverpool - Quebec for Canadian Pacific LineAtlantic Journey ID 5619
 1922 December, renamed MontlaurierAtlantic Journey ID 5620
 1925 April, damaged by fire at Cammell, Laird & Co. Ltd. Atlantic Journey ID 5621
 1925 July, renamed MontnairnAtlantic Journey ID 5622
 1929 December, scrapped at GenoaAtlantic Journey ID 5623
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

S/S Montnairn
The S/S Empress of India
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