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1,715 gross 1856 at Dumbarton by William Denny & Co. Allan Line, Liverpool, England 283ft x 35.2ft 
 Year Departure ArrivalRemarks
 1855  July 9, keel laid as BritonAtlantic Journey ID 575
 1856  Jan. 26, launched as the North AmericanAtlantic Journey ID 576
 1856  Apr. 23, maiden voyage Liverpool - Londonderry - Quebec - MontrealAtlantic Journey ID 581
 1865  Captain Kerr  from Liverpool Aug. 17 to Quebec Aug. 28  Passenger list: Passenger list 
 1865  Captain Kerr  from Liverpool Sept. 28 to Quebec Oct. 10  Passenger list: Passenger list 
 1867  June, Ran ashore on Anticosti Island in the St Lawrence, refloated and towed to Quebec for repairsAtlantic Journey ID 577
 1868  Nov. 12, resumed Liverpool - PortlandAtlantic Journey ID 578
 1870  Liverpool  Dec. 30  Portland  Jan. 13 Halifax N.S.Transatlantc ID
 1870  Liverpool  Mar. 31  Portland  Apr. 13 Halifax N.S.Transatlantc ID
 1870  Liverpool  May 10  Quebec  May 24 Glasgow - Montreal (Arrival 1870-05-20)Transatlantc ID
 1870  Glasgow  June 22  Quebec  July 04 Liverpool 1870-06-25Transatlantc ID
 1870  Liverpool  June 23  Quebec  July 17 Transatlantc ID
 1870  Glasgow  Aug. 03  Quebec  Aug. 15 Transatlantc ID
 1870  Liverpool  Sept. 10  Quebec  Sept. 22 Transatlantc ID
 1870  Liverpool  Oct. 29  Quebec  Nov. 09 Transatlantc ID
 1871  Liverpool  Dec. 22  Portland  Jan. 07 Transatlantc ID
 1871  Apr. 19, first voyage Liverpool-Northfolk-BaltimoreAtlantic Journey ID 579
 1871  Liverpool  July 15  Halifax  July 26 QueenstownTransatlantc ID
 1871  Liverpool  Nov. 08  Halifax  Nov. 19 QueenstownTransatlantc ID
 1872  Liverpool  Apr. 16  Quebec  May 12 Glasgow 1872-04-17Transatlantc ID
 1872  Liverpool  June 13  Quebec  June 26 Transatlantc ID
 1872  Liverpool  Aug. 10  Quebec  Aug. 21 Transatlantc ID
 1873  Liverpool  Apr. 24  Quebec  May 07 LondonderryTransatlantc ID
 1874  Liverpool     Halifax  Feb. 03 Arrival date estimatedTransatlantc ID
 1874  Engines removed, soldAtlantic Journey ID 582
 1885  Went missing on way Melbourne-LondonAtlantic Journey ID 580
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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