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BurdenBuiltShipowner or operator Dimensions
8,268 gross 1901 at Belfast, Ireland by Workman, Clark & Co. Ltd. Allan Line, Liverpool, England 470ft x 57.5ft x 37ft 
 Year Departure ArrivalRemarks
 1901  Sept. 12, launchedAtlantic Journey ID 482
 1901  Nov. 21, maiden voyage Liverpool - Halifax - St.JohnAtlantic Journey ID 485
 1901  Liverpool     Halifax  Nov. 28 First journeyTransatlantc ID
 1902       Halifax  Jan. 03 Transatlantc ID
 1902       Halifax  Feb. 06 Transatlantc ID
 1902       Halifax  Mar. 14 Transatlantc ID
 1902       Halifax  Apr. 18 Crossing the Ocean in 7 daysTransatlantc ID
 1903       Quebec  May 08 Transatlantc ID
 1903       Quebec  July 17 Transatlantc ID
 1903       Quebec  Aug. 21 Transatlantc ID
 1903       Quebec  Oct. 30 Transatlantc ID
 1903       Halifax  Dec. 04 Transatlantc ID
 1904       Halifax  Jan. 11 Transatlantc ID
 1904       Halifax  Feb. 13 Transatlantc ID
 1904       Quebec  May 02 Transatlantc ID
 1904       Quebec  June 03 Transatlantc ID
 1904       Quebec  July 01 Transatlantc ID
 1904       Quebec  Aug. 26 Transatlantc ID
 1904       Quebec  Sept. 23 Transatlantc ID
 1904       Quebec  Oct. 21 Transatlantc ID
 1904       Halifax  Nov. 18 Transatlantc ID
 1904       Halifax  Dec. 25 Transatlantc ID
 1905  Glasgow - Quebec - MontrealAtlantic Journey ID 486
 1905       Halifax  Jan. 27 Transatlantc ID
 1906  Glasgow/Liverpool - Quebec - MontrealAtlantic Journey ID 487
 1907  Glasgow - Quebec - MontrealAtlantic Journey ID 488
 1909  Glasgow - BostonAtlantic Journey ID 489
 1911  Glasgow - Halifax - BostonAtlantic Journey ID 490
 1914  Served as a troopshipAtlantic Journey ID 483
 1917  Taken over by Canadian Pacific LineAtlantic Journey ID 491
 1917  Oct. 21, sunk off Milford Have by mine, 7 lives lostAtlantic Journey ID 484
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

Details: 8,265 tons gross, 7,683 under deck and 5,337 net. Bridge deck 103 feet and forecastle 56 feet. Water ballast. She was constructed of steel, had twin screws and triple expansion engines, 2 x 3 cylinders of 23, 38 1/2 and 66 inches diameter each pair, stroke 48 inches, delivering 604 nominal horsepower. The engine was built by the same company as the hull. She had one funnel and four masts, 3 decks and was fitted with refrigerating machinery. She had accommodation for 131 passengers first class, 160 second class and 800 on steerage. Call sign: SWLK. Official registration #: 113989.

S/S Ionian, Alla Line
Picture of the S/S Ionian
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The Allan liner Ionian at Liverpool
The S/S Ionian at Liverpool

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Ionian, Allan Line steamship - as WW1 transport No. 17
Ionian, Allan Line steamship - as WW1 transport no. 17
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The Ionian as Government Transport No. 4 in WW1
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