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BurdenBuiltShipowner or operator Dimensions
4,809 gross 1878 at Glasgow by J. & G. Thomson & Co. Beaver Line 430.1ft x 44.6ft 
 1878 Nov. 12, launched for the Cunard Line as the GalliaAtlantic Journey ID 1057
 1879 Apr. 5, maiden voyage Liverpool - Queenstown - New YorkAtlantic Journey ID 1058
 1896 Chartered by Cia Trasatatlantica, became "Don Alvaro de Bazan"Atlantic Journey ID 1059
 1896 Reverted to "Gallia"Atlantic Journey ID 1060
 1897 Acquired by the Beaver Line, name remained "Gallia"Atlantic Journey ID 1061
 1897 Nov. 20, first voyage Liverpool - Halifax - St. John, NBAtlantic Journey ID 1062
 1899 Acquired by Allan Line name remained GalliaAtlantic Journey ID 1064
 1899 Stranded near Sorel Point near Quebec, salvagedAtlantic Journey ID 1065
 1900 Scrapped at CherbourgAtlantic Journey ID 1063
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

Cunard Line steamship GALLIA
S/S Gallia in Cunard Line service
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Cunard Line steamship GALLIA
The main deck and bridge
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This old engraving was printed in "The Graphic" in 1879. It shows sailors at work on deck of the Cunard Line steamer Gallia while crossing the Atlantic ocean. On this picture you can clearly see the BRIDGE of the ship. In the old days the bridge was actually a bridge, from where the commanding officer had a good overview and could shout his orders to all parts of the ship. Being on the bridge was quite a struggle in bad weather as the men on it were not protected like on modern ship today.

Cunard Line steamship GALLIA
The saloon
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Gallia, Bothnia (1), Scythia (1)
Cuard Line sisters Gallia, Bothnia (1), Scythia (1)
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