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BurdenBuiltShipowner or operator Dimensions
1,794 gross 1860 at Glasgow by J. & G. Thomson & Co. Cunard Line 276ft x 36.6ft 
 Year Departure ArrivalRemarks
 1860  Jan 10, launched for Cunard Mediterranean serviceAtlantic Journey ID 1677
 1863  June 2, first voyage on the Liverpool - Queenstown - New York serviceAtlantic Journey ID 1678
 1872  Lengthened to 340ft, 2,425 gross tons, 3 masts and re-engined with compound engines by buildersAtlantic Journey ID 1674
 1872  Apr. 4, first voyage Liverpool - BostonAtlantic Journey ID 1675
 1872  Liverpool     New York  Nov. 12 Transatlantc ID
 1873  Liverpool  Apr. 10  New York  Apr. 22 Transatlantc ID
 1873  Liverpool  May 16  New York  May 26 Agent DHrr. Gunnestad & Co., ChristianiaTransatlantc ID
 1879  Zulu War transportAtlantic Journey ID 1679
 1880  Liverpool - New York serviceAtlantic Journey ID 1680
 1880  Liverpool  Feb. 18  Boston  Mar. 01 Transatlantc ID
 1880  Liverpool  Apr. 28  Boston  May 09 Transatlantc ID
 1881  Liverpool - New York serviceAtlantic Journey ID 1681
 1881  Liverpool  May 04  Boston  May 16 Transatlantc ID
 1881  Liverpool  June 08  Boston  June 20 Transatlantc ID
 1881  Liverpool     Boston  July 26 Transatlantc ID
 1881  Sold to builders in part payment for the PavoniaAtlantic Journey ID 1682
 1891  ScrappedAtlantic Journey ID 1676
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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