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BurdenBuiltShipowner or operator Dimensions
19,680 gross 1921 at Wallsend-on-Tyne, England by Swan, Hunter & Wigham Richardson Cunard Line 601.3ft x 73.7ft 
 1921 Nov. 1, launchedAtlantic Journey ID 1603
 1922 May 25, maiden voyage Southampton - Queenstown - New YorkAtlantic Journey ID 1610
 1922 June 22, first voyage Liverpool - Queenstown - Boston - New YorkAtlantic Journey ID 1604
 1923 June 26, first voyage Hamburg - Southampton - Cherbourg - New YorkAtlantic Journey ID 1605
 1925 Southampton - New York/BostonAtlantic Journey ID 1611
 1928 April, accommodation: cabin-class, tourist-class and 3rd-classAtlantic Journey ID 1606
 1939 Fitted out as an armed merchant cruiser at PortsmouthAtlantic Journey ID 1607
 1941 Served as a troopshipAtlantic Journey ID 1608
 1942 Sept. 12, torpedoed and sunk by German sub. U-156 off Freetown in the South Atlantic.Atlantic Journey ID 1609
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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