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1,784 gross 1860 at Glasgow by Robert Napier & Sons Cunard Line 276ft x 36.6ft 
 Year Departure ArrivalRemarks
 1860  Launched for Cunard Mediterranean routesAtlantic Journey ID 1643
 1861  Jan. 8, first voyage Liverpool - New YorkAtlantic Journey ID 1639
 1865  October, first voyage Liverpool - Boston New York routeAtlantic Journey ID 1640
 1873  Rebuilt, lengthened to 336.4ft, tonnage: 2,403 gross, 3 masts and compound engines by J. & G. Thomson, GlasgowAtlantic Journey ID 1641
 1878  Liverpool  May 02  America  May 13 ?? Unknown harborTransatlantc ID
 1878  Liverpool     Boston  Aug. 26 Transatlantc ID
 1880  Liverpool  Feb. 25  Boston  Mar. 10 Transatlantc ID
 1880  Liverpool  May 05  Boston  May 16 Transatlantc ID
 1880  Liverpool  June 09  Boston  June 20 Transatlantc ID
 1880  Liverpool  July 14  Boston  July 25 Transatlantc ID
 1880  Liverpool  Aug. 18  Boston  Aug. 21 Arrived in the morningTransatlantc ID
 1880  Liverpool     Boston  Aug. 29 Arrived Boston in the morningTransatlantc ID
 1880  Liverpool  Sept. 22  Boston  Oct. 03 Transatlantc ID
 1880  Liverpool  Oct. 27  Boston  Nov. 07 Transatlantc ID
 1881  Liverpool     New York  Mar. 24 Transatlantc ID
 1881  Liverpool  Apr. 20  Boston  May 02 Transatlantc ID
 1881  Liverpool  May 21  New York  June 02 Transatlantc ID
 1881  Liverpool  June 29  Boston  July 11 Transatlantc ID
 1881  Liverpool  Aug. 03  Boston  Aug. 15 Transatlantc ID
 1881  Liverpool  Sept. 07  Boston  Sept. 18 Transatlantc ID
 1881  Liverpool     Boston  Oct. 25 Transatlantc ID
 1881  Liverpool     Boston  Dec. 07 Transatlantc ID
 1882  Chartered to Government - Egypt campaignAtlantic Journey ID 1644
 1882  Liverpool  Feb. 01  Boston  Feb. 15 Transatlantc ID
 1882  Liverpool  May 17  Boston  May 28 Transatlantc ID
 1882  Liverpool     Boston  July 10 Transatlantc ID
 1883  Liverpool Boston routeAtlantic Journey ID 1645
 1883  Liverpool  July 11  Boston  July 22 Transatlantc ID
 1883  Liverpool  Sept. 19  Boston  Sept. 29 Transatlantc ID
 1884  Liverpool  Apr. 16  Boston  Apr. 26 Transatlantc ID
 1884  Liverpool     Boston  July 13 Transatlantc ID
 1884  Liverpool  Aug. 06  Boston  Aug. 17 Transatlantc ID
 1887  Liverpool  Apr. 26  Boston  May 07 Transatlantc ID
 1898  Sold to Workman, Clark & Co, Belfast, scrapped at GenoaAtlantic Journey ID 1642
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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