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BurdenBuiltShipowner or operator Dimensions
1,367 gross 1870 at Hull, England by Humphrey & Pearson Wilson Line, Hull, England 258ft x 34.3ft x 18.2ft 
 1870 Launched as the "Marsdin" for Brownlow, Lumsden & CoAtlantic Journey ID 4117
 1875 Fitted with new engines, lengthened to 258ft and rebuilt to 1,424 gross tonsAtlantic Journey ID 4118
 1878 Bought by the Wilson Line from Brownlow Marsdin & Co.Atlantic Journey ID 4119
 1879 New boilersAtlantic Journey ID 4120
 1884 Christiania - Christiansand - Hull   
 1885 Christiania - Christiansand - Hull   
 1886 Christiania - Christiansand - Hull   
 1887 April 8, Capt. Johnson from Christiania with 391 emigrants to America via Hull. Loaded 322.000-kilo wood pulp, paper, metal, clothes and 12.370-kilo fresh herring for England.Atlantic Journey ID 8435
 1887 Christiania - Christiansand - Hull   
 1889 Renamed LivornoAtlantic Journey ID 4121
 1901 Sold to Sambur SS Co Ltd, of Liverpool Atlantic Journey ID 4122
 1907 Stranded at Walsoerarne - scrappedAtlantic Journey ID 4123
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

Original length: 240 feet, rebuilt in 1875 to 1 456 tons gross, 1 127 under deck and 947 net. Her new dimensions were - lenght 258 feet x beam 34.3 feet, holds 18.2 feet deep, her poop was 145 feet long and forecastle 33 feet long. She was rigged as an iron single screw steam Schooner, had 1 deck, 2 tiers of beams and 5 cemented bulkheads. She was re-fitted with a compound engine with 2 inverted cylinders of 33 & 60 in. and diameter respectively; stroke 36 inches; 150 horsepower; new boilers in 1879. The engine was built by C. D. Holmes & Co. in Hull.


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