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BurdenBuiltShipowner or operator Dimensions
3,496 gross 1874 at Glasgow by Alexander Stephen & Sons Hamburg America Line 375.1ft x 40ft 
 Year Departure ArrivalRemarks
 1874  Feb. 20, launched for the Adler LineAtlantic Journey ID 2672
 1874  May 28, maiden voyage Hamburg-New YorkAtlantic Journey ID 2673
 1875  Purchased by HAPAGAtlantic Journey ID 2674
 1876  Mar. 1, first voyage Hamburg-Havre-New YorkAtlantic Journey ID 2675
 1882  Rebuilt, two funnelsAtlantic Journey ID 2676
 1885       New York  Aug. 30 876 passengers arrived at 03:00 morningTransatlantc ID
 1885  Hamburg     New York  Nov. 15 621 passengersTransatlantc ID
 1886       New York  Mar. 07 593 passengers arrived at 11:00 morningTransatlantc ID
 1886       New York  Apr. 19 1102 passengers arrived at 07:00 morning - (Kristiansund 1886-04-07)Transatlantc ID
 1886       New York  Oct. 04 Arrived at 04:00 morningTransatlantc ID
 1888       New York  May 03 Transatlantc ID
 1888  Sold to Messageries Maritimes, renamed "Nerthe"Atlantic Journey ID 2677
 1897  Scrapped at MarseillesAtlantic Journey ID 2678
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
Lessing, Hamburg America Line steamship
Lessing, Hamburg America Line steamship
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Interiors of the Hamburg America Line sister steamships Herder, Lessing, Wieland and Gellert - 1st cabin saloon (x 2), second cabin saloon and steerage
Interiors of the Hamburg America Line sister steamships Herder, Lessing, Wieland and Gellert
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