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BurdenBuiltShipowner or operator Dimensions
3,318 gross 1864 at Jarrow-on-Tyne by Palmer‘s Shipbuilding & Iron Co. Ltd. National Line 371.5ft x 41.2ft 
 Year Departure ArrivalRemarks
 1864  Nov. 16, launchedAtlantic Journey ID 4731
 1865  March 28, She sailed from Liverpool on her maiden voyage to Queenstown (Cobh) and New YorkAtlantic Journey ID 4732
 1866  There was an outbreak of cholera onboard, and the ship had to return to LiverpoolAtlantic Journey ID 4733
 1872  Rebuilt to 3,982 gross tons and fitted with compound engines by J. Penn & Sons, London.Atlantic Journey ID 4734
 1877  Lengthened to 419 feet, (as she is seen in the picture) and her new tonnage was 4,588 tons gross. She now had saloon cabins rebuilt amidships. Accommodation: 72 1st-class and 1200 steerage.Atlantic Journey ID 4735
 1878  Liverpool     New York  May 27 Arrived at 06:00 morningTransatlantc ID
 1878  Liverpool     New York  July 08 Transatlantc ID
 1878  Liverpool     New York  Aug. 19 Transatlantc ID
 1878  Liverpool     New York  Oct. 01 Transatlantc ID
 1879  Liverpool     New York  May 10 Transatlantc ID
 1879  Liverpool     New York  Oct. 11 Transatlantc ID
 1880  Liverpool     New York  May 10 Transatlantc ID
 1880  Liverpool     New York  June 13 Transatlantc ID
 1880  Liverpool     New York  July 19 Transatlantc ID
 1880  Liverpool     New York  Aug. 22 Transatlantc ID
 1880  Liverpool     New York  Sept. 27 Transatlantc ID
 1880  Liverpool     New York  Oct. 31 Transatlantc ID
 1880  Liverpool     New York  Dec. 13 Transatlantc ID
 1881  Liverpool     New York  Mar. 23 Transatlantc ID
 1881  Liverpool     New York  May 02 Transatlantc ID
 1881  Liverpool     New York  June 06 Transatlantc ID
 1881  Liverpool  July 06  New York  July 18 Agent T. C. KloedTransatlantc ID
 1881  Liverpool  Aug. 17  New York  Aug. 28 Having passengers from agent T. C. Kloed, ChristianiaTransatlantc ID
 1881  Liverpool     New York  Nov. 17 Transatlantc ID
 1882  Liverpool     New York  May 11 Transatlantc ID
 1882  Liverpool  Aug. 30  New York  Sept. 12 Transatlantc ID
 1882  Liverpool  Oct. 04  New York  Oct. 15 Transatlantc ID
 1882  Liverpool  Nov. 08  New York  Nov. 19 Transatlantc ID
 1883  Liverpool  Feb. 14  New York  Feb. 27 Transatlantc ID
 1883  Liverpool  Apr. 04  New York  Apr. 11 Transatlantc ID
 1883  Liverpool     New York  May 13 Transatlantc ID
 1883  Liverpool  June 06  New York  June 16 Also reported arrive 1883-06-17Transatlantc ID
 1883  Liverpool  July 25  New York  Aug. 06 Arrived at 06:00 morningTransatlantc ID
 1883  Liverpool     New York  Sept. 30 Transatlantc ID
 1883  Liverpool  Oct. 25  New York  Nov. 05 Transatlantc ID
 1883  Liverpool     New York  Dec. 26 (Trondheim 1883-12-07)Transatlantc ID
 1884  Liverpool     New York  Feb. 27 (Trondheim 1884-02-09)Transatlantc ID
 1893  Sold to French subjectsAtlantic Journey ID 4736
 1894  She was abandoned and lost off Cape Finisterre in April while on voyage to shipbreakers.Atlantic Journey ID 4737
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
As can be seen from the picture this ship had a clipper stem, one funnel, and three masts rigged for sail. She was an iron construction with a single screw and a speed of 10 knots.

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