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BurdenBuiltShipowner or operator Dimensions
2,381 gross 1884 at Middlesbrough by Raylton Dixon & Co. Hamburg America Line 314.5ft x 38.1ft 
 Year Departure ArrivalRemarks
 1884  Mar. 13, launched as the "Jacarta" for Dutch ownersAtlantic Journey ID 2500
 1886  June 30, purchased by HAPAG, renamed "Gothia"Atlantic Journey ID 2501
 1892       New York  Apr. 20 Paket LineTransatlantc ID
 1893  Christiansand - New York   
 1893  Hamburg     New York  Nov. 10 Transatlantc ID
 1894  Christiansand  Apr. 07  New York  Apr. 18 Transatlantc ID
 1894  Christiansand - Halifax - New York  Passenger list: Passenger list 
 1894  Christiansand  June 02  New York  June 16 Also reported arrive 1894-06-17 at 09:00 morningTransatlantc ID
 1894  Christiansand  July 28  Halifax  Aug. 09 Transatlantc ID
 1898  Sold, renamed "Lipsos"Atlantic Journey ID 2502
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

The Gothia was built by Raylton, Dixon & Co, Middlesborough in 1884 as the "Jacatra" for the Insulinde SS Co, Amsterdam. She was a 2,381 gross ton ship, length 314.5ft x beam38.1ft, straight stem, one funnel, two masts, iron construction, single screw and a speed of 11 knots. There was accommodation for 20-1st and 550-3rd class passengers. She commenced sailing from Stettin to Gothenburg and New York on Aug. 2, 1886 and made 15 round voyages on this service, the last one commencing Jan. 1, 1889. On Feb. 26, 1891 she transferred to the Hamburg - New York service and commenced her last voyage on this route on Apr. 7, 1892. She transferred to the Stettin - Helsingborg - Gothenburg - Christiansand - New York route on July 23, 1892 until her last voyage with this company started in July 1894 (7 round voyages). In 1898 she was sold to the Deutsche Levant Line and renamed "Lipsos". In 1913 she went to Wm Eisenach of Stettin who renamed her "Anna Strowig" and in 1914, went to other German owners and was named "Rudolf". Ceded to France in 1919 as war reparations, she went to Lalande Lofebrie & Cie in 1922 and was renamed "Maguyla". She was scrapped in 1923.


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