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BurdenBuiltShipowner or operator Dimensions
1,874 gross 1853 at Port Glasgow by Hill & Co Inman Line 257.4ft x 36.2ft 
 1853 Aug. 20, launched for Australian Pacific Mail SP Co (As one of 5 sister ships, where of the Emeu of the Cunard Line was one)Atlantic Journey ID 3288
 1854 Taken over by Inman Line from Australian Pacific Mail SP CoAtlantic Journey ID 3289
 1854 Chartered by British govt.Atlantic Journey ID 3290
 1856 July 30, first voyage Liverpool - PhiladelphiaAtlantic Journey ID 3291
 1856 Frozen in the Delaware river for 5 weeksAtlantic Journey ID 3292
 1870 Re-engined with compound engines, masts reduced to twoAtlantic Journey ID 3293
 1870 Chartered to E. Bates & CoAtlantic Journey ID 3294
 1876 Sold, converted to a cable ship by the Telegraph Construction & Maint. Co, main mast removedAtlantic Journey ID 3295
 1888 Renamed "Selamet", Turkish ownersAtlantic Journey ID 3296
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
Kangaroo, Inman Line steamship
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