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BurdenBuiltShipowner or operator Dimensions
5,505 gross 1897 at Jarrow-on-Tyne by Palmer‘s Shipbuilding & Iron Co. Ltd. Canadian Pacific Line 445ft x 52.5ft 
 1897 May 17, launched for Elder DempsterAtlantic Journey ID 6553
 1897 Sept. 3, maiden voyage Avonmouth - MontrealAtlantic Journey ID 6554
 1898 November, chartered to ATLAtlantic Journey ID 6555
 1900 June, became Boer War transportAtlantic Journey ID 6556
 1903 Taken over by Canadian Pacific LineAtlantic Journey ID 6557
 1914 August, became British Expeditionary Forec transportAtlantic Journey ID 6558
 1914 October, rebuilt as dummy battleship, HMS AudaciousAtlantic Journey ID 6559
 1916 January, bought by British AdmiraltyAtlantic Journey ID 6560
 1916 October, converted to oiltanker for Anglo Saxon Petroleum Co, renamed CrenellaAtlantic Journey ID 6561
 1917 October, taken over by Shipping ControllerAtlantic Journey ID 6562
 1917 Nov. 26, torpedoed off the Irish coastAtlantic Journey ID 6563
 1919 Returned to Anglo Saxon Petroleum Co.Atlantic Journey ID 6564
 1920 Purchased by Runciman, LondonAtlantic Journey ID 6565
 1923 Bought by Norwegian owners, converted to a whaling depot ship and renamed Rey AlfonsoAtlantic Journey ID 6566
 1927 Renamed Anglo NorseAtlantic Journey ID 6567
 1929 Renamed Polar Chief for Falkland Whaling Co.Atlantic Journey ID 6568
 1941 Became the Ministry of War Transport Empire Chief Atlantic Journey ID 6569
 1946 Renamed Polar Chief for South Georgia Co.Atlantic Journey ID 6570
 1952 Scrapped at Dalmuir, ScotlandAtlantic Journey ID 6571
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

Montcalm (1) - Canadian Pacific Line steamship
Montcalm (1) - Canadian Pacific Line steamship
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