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BurdenBuiltShipowner or operator Dimensions
11,621 gross 1901 at Glasgow by John Brown & Co. Ltd. Dominion Line 530.5ft x 59.2ft 
 Year Departure ArrivalRemarks
 1901  Nov. 26, launched for American LineAtlantic Journey ID 7075
 1902  Mar. 8, maiden voyage as charter for Dominion LineAtlantic Journey ID 7076
 1902  Liverpool     Boston  Mar. 17 Transatlantc ID
 1902  Liverpool     Boston  Apr. 24 Transatlantc ID
 1902  Liverpool     Boston  June 21 Transatlantc ID
 1902  Liverpool     Boston  July 18 Transatlantc ID
 1902  Liverpool     Boston  Aug. 15 Transatlantc ID
 1903  Liverpool     Boston  Jan. 12 Transatlantc ID
 1903  Liverpool     Boston  Feb. 13 Transatlantc ID
 1903  April, first voyage for American Line, Liverpool - PhiladelphiaAtlantic Journey ID 7077
 1904  Mar. 30, damaged in collision with the Clan Grant off Tuskar RockAtlantic Journey ID 7078
 1907  Nov. 16, chartered for one voyage Antwerp - New York for Red Star LineAtlantic Journey ID 7079
 1914  Sold to British Admiralty, converted to a dummy battlecruiser - renamed TigerAtlantic Journey ID 7080
 1915  May 30, torpedoed and sunk by German submarine in the Aegan SeaAtlantic Journey ID 7081
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

Merion, emigrant steamship in American Line service
Merion, emigrant steamship in American Line service
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