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BurdenBuiltShipowner or operator Dimensions
1,213 gross 1854 at Glasgow by Alexander Stephen & Sons Allan Line, Liverpool, England 231.4ft x 32ft 
 1854 May 16, launched for John Bell, Glasgow as a full rigged sailing shipAtlantic Journey ID 492
 1857 Steam engines installedAtlantic Journey ID 493
 1858 Chartered as a troopship by the East India Company for the Indian MutinyAtlantic Journey ID 494
 1859 Anchor Line service, Glasgow-New YorkAtlantic Journey ID 495
 1860 Anchor Line service, Glasgow-New YorkAtlantic Journey ID 496
 1861 Anchor Line service, Glasgow-New YorkAtlantic Journey ID 497
 1862 Sold to J & A AllanAtlantic Journey ID 498
 1862 Aug. 7, first voyage for the Allan Line, Glasgow-Quebec-Montreal as the John BellAtlantic Journey ID 499
 1863 Renamed Saint PatrickAtlantic Journey ID 500
 1875 Reverted to a sailing ship and renamed Diamant, sol to Italian ownersAtlantic Journey ID 501
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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