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BurdenBuiltShipowner or operator Dimensions
2,939 gross 1889 at Flensburg by Flensburger Schiffbau Hamburg America Line 319.4ft x 38.8ft 
 Year Departure ArrivalRemarks
 1889  July 13, launched for Deutsche-AustralischeAtlantic Journey ID 2446
 1893  Chartered by HAPAGAtlantic Journey ID 2447
 1893  Mar. 9, first voyage for HAPAG Hamburg-New YorkAtlantic Journey ID 2448
 1893       New York  May 11 Transatlantc ID
 1894  Apr. 7, last voyage for HAPAG Hamburg-New YorkAtlantic Journey ID 2449
 1907  Renamed "Austria", German ownersAtlantic Journey ID 2450
 1910  Deutsche LevanteAtlantic Journey ID 2451
 1919  Surrendered to BritainAtlantic Journey ID 2452
 1923  Scrapped in USAAtlantic Journey ID 2453
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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