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BurdenBuiltShipowner or operator Dimensions
2,136 gross 1863 at Waterford by Malcolmson & Co. Anchor Line 315ft x 34ft x 24ft 
 1863 Nov. 28, launched for London & New York SS LineAtlantic Journey ID 4304
 1864 July 17, maiden voyage London - Havre - New YorkAtlantic Journey ID 4305
 1864 Dec. 6, on passage westbound stranded at Ormonville near Cherbourg, due to a compass faultAtlantic Journey ID 4306
 1865 Refloated and towed to CherbourgAtlantic Journey ID 4307
 1866 Damage repairsAtlantic Journey ID 4308
 1866 June 28, acquired by Anchor Line (Handysides)Atlantic Journey ID 4309
 1866 July 1, first voyage Glasgow - New York as the Iowa for the Anchor LineAtlantic Journey ID 4310
 1873 December, renamed Macedonia, new tonnage: 2,136 gross, 1,781 net, engine of 486 HP, 4 bulkheadsAtlantic Journey ID 4311
 1874 May: rescued the passengers of the Norwegian sailing vessel Pontecorvo, which was badly damaged after colliding with an iceberg off Cape Race on May 21Atlantic Journey ID 8462
 1874 Compound engine by D & W HendersonAtlantic Journey ID 4312
 1881 May 30, wrecked near Mull of Kintyre on passage New York - Glasgow, no lives lostAtlantic Journey ID 4313
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

S/S Macedonia: Clipper stem, one funnel, four masts (rigged for sail), iron construction, single screw and a speed of 10 knots. There was accommodation for 80-cabin and 540-3rd class passengers. From 1874 used on the Glasgow - Liverpool - Bombay service for 17 voyages before resuming Glasgow - Naples (dep. February 16th 1881) - New York - Glasgow for one round voyage. On 21st Apr. 1881 she resumed Glasgow - New York sailings.


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