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1,785 gross 1860 at Glasgow by Robert Napier & Sons Cunard Line 276ft x 36.4ft 
 Year Departure ArrivalRemarks
 1860  Launched for Mediterranean serviceAtlantic Journey ID 1529
 1863  June 16, first voyage Liverpool - Queenstown - New YorkAtlantic Journey ID 1538
 1871  Rebuilt, new tonnage: 2,421 gross, lengthened to 338.7ft, 3 masts, compound engines by J. & G. Thomson, GlasgowAtlantic Journey ID 1539
 1872  Liverpool  May 23  New York  June 04 Agent DHrr. Gunnestad & Co., ChristianiaTransatlantc ID
 1873  Liverpool     New York  May 05 Transatlantc ID
 1880  Liverpool  May 19  Boston  May 31 Transatlantc ID
 1880  Liverpool  Oct. 20  Boston  Oct. 30 Transatlantc ID
 1881  Sold to Laird Bros (shipbuilders) in part payment for the CephaloniaAtlantic Journey ID 1530
 1882  Renamed "Claris"Atlantic Journey ID 1531
 1888  Renamed "Conde de Vilana", Spanish ownersAtlantic Journey ID 1532
 1892  Renamed "Pedro Tercero", ArgentineAtlantic Journey ID 1533
 1895  Renamed "Tiempo"Atlantic Journey ID 1534
 1897  Renamed "Rio Negro", Argentine Govt.Atlantic Journey ID 1535
 1924  Collided with the "Highland Loch", repairedAtlantic Journey ID 1536
 1954  Scrapped after almost 100 years in serviceAtlantic Journey ID 1537
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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