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BurdenBuiltShipowner or operator Dimensions
5,071 gross 1875 at Belfast by Harland & Wolff Dominion Line 455ft x 45.2ft 
 Year Departure ArrivalRemarks
 1874  July 15, launched as the Germanic for the White Star LineAtlantic Journey ID 6920
 1875  May 20, maiden voyage Liverpool - Queensland - New YorkAtlantic Journey ID 6921
 1876  Record westbound passage 7 days 15 hours 37 min. Atlantic Journey ID 6922
 1895  Rebuilt, extra deck added, new tonnage: 5,066 gross, triple-expansion engine fitted by Harland & Wolff, funnels lengthenedAtlantic Journey ID 6923
 1899  Capsized at her New York berth because of to much ice on decksAtlantic Journey ID 6924
 1903  Chartered by American LineAtlantic Journey ID 6925
 1905  Sold to the Dominion Line and renamed OttawaAtlantic Journey ID 6926
 1905  Apr. 27, first voyage for Dominion Line, Liverpool - Quebec - MontrealAtlantic Journey ID 6927
 1905  Liverpool     Quebec  Aug. 17 Transatlantc ID
 1905  Liverpool     Quebec  Sept. 21 Transatlantc ID
 1905  Liverpool     Quebec  Oct. 26 Transatlantc ID
 1911  Sold to Turkish owners, renamed Gul DjemalAtlantic Journey ID 6928
 1915  May 3, torpedoed and sunk by British submarine in Sea of MarmoraAtlantic Journey ID 6929
 1915  SalvagedAtlantic Journey ID 6930
 1928  Renamed Gulcemal Atlantic Journey ID 6931
 1950  Scrapped at MessinaAtlantic Journey ID 6932
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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