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BurdenBuiltShipowner or operator Dimensions
18,150 gross 1910 at Wallsend-on-Tyne, England by Swan, Hunter & Wigham Richardson Cunard Line 600.3ft x 71.3ft 
 1910 July 23, launchedAtlantic Journey ID 1509
 1911 Feb. 25, maiden voyage Liverpool - Queenstown - New YorkAtlantic Journey ID 1511
 1911 Apr. 18, first voyage Liverpool - Queenstown - BostonAtlantic Journey ID 1510
 1915 TroopshipAtlantic Journey ID 1512
 1916 Torpedoed and sunk by German sub. U-47 off Malta while trooping, 12 lives lostAtlantic Journey ID 1513
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
Franconia (1), Cunard Line steamship
Franconia (1), Cunard Line
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