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BurdenBuiltShipowner or operator Dimensions
2,869 gross 1866 at Jarrow-on-Tyne by Palmer‘s Shipbuilding & Iron Co. Ltd. Guion Line 335ft x 42.5ft 
 Year Departure ArrivalRemarks
 1866  May 15, launchedAtlantic Journey ID 7255
 1866  Aug. 8, maiden voyage Liverpool - Queenstown - New YorkAtlantic Journey ID 7256
 1870  Liverpool     New York  Oct. 16 Transatlantc ID
 1872  Liverpool     New York  May 15 Agent DHrr. Blichfeldt & Co., ChristianiaTransatlantc ID
 1872  Liverpool     New York  June 25 Transatlantc ID
 1872  Liverpool     New York  Aug. 19 Transatlantc ID
 1872  Liverpool     New York  Sept. 29 Transatlantc ID
 1872  Liverpool     New York  Nov. 05 Transatlantc ID
 1874  Rebuilt: fitted with compound engines by Fawcett & Preston, Liverpool, new tonnage: 3,231 grossAtlantic Journey ID 7257
 1875  Jan. 20, Departed Liverpool chartered by the American Line for one voyage to replace the disabeled S/S AbbotsfordAtlantic Journey ID 7258
 1875  Sold to Warren Line, renamed MassachusettsAtlantic Journey ID 7259
 1881  Renamed City of Lincoln for Thistle LineAtlantic Journey ID 7260
 1881  Renamed City of Lincoln for Cassels, LondonAtlantic Journey ID 7262
 1884  Renamed Solis for Spanish ownersAtlantic Journey ID 7261
 1902  Wrecked near Cape TownAtlantic Journey ID 7263
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

Manhattan, Guion Line steamship
Manhattan, Guion Line steamship
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The Manhattan was the first steamship built for the Guion Line. She was fitted for accommodation of 72 first class and 800 second class passengers. The steerage berths were all on the main-deck. She also had capacity to carry 1000 tons of coal and 1500 tons of cargo. Her engines and hull were designed by John Jordan of Liverpool. The cylinders were 60in. in diameter and 42in. stroke. The Manhattan was soon followed by 2 identical sisters, the Chicago and the Minnesota.
Manhattan, Guion Line steamship
Manhattan, Guion Line steamship (old CDV)
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