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BurdenBuiltShipowner or operator Dimensions
3,104 gross 1872 at Philadelphia by W. Cramp & Sons American Line 343ft x 43ft 
 Year Departure ArrivalRemarks
 1872  Aug. 15, launchedAtlantic Journey ID 7097
 1873  May 22, maiden voyage Philadelphia - Queenstown - LiverpoolAtlantic Journey ID 7098
 1875  Jan 7: Towed the disabeled S/S Abbotsford to Queenstown, had a minor collision in connection with the towingAtlantic Journey ID 9260
 1875  Liverpool     Philadelphia  May 03 Transatlantc ID
 1875  Liverpool     Philadelphia  June 13 Transatlantc ID
 1875  Liverpool     Philadelphia  Sept. 05 Transatlantc ID
 1876  Liverpool  June 14  Philadelphia  June 25 Transatlantc ID
 1876  Liverpool  July 26  Philadelphia  Aug. 06 Transatlantc ID
 1876  Liverpool  Sept. 06  Philadelphia  Sept. 18 Transatlantc ID
 1876  Liverpool  Oct. 18  Philadelphia  Oct. 28 Transatlantc ID
 1877  Liverpool  Apr. 11  Philadelphia  Apr. 22 Transatlantc ID
 1877  Liverpool  May 23  Philadelphia  June 03 Transatlantc ID
 1877  Liverpool  Sept. 19  Philadelphia  Sept. 29 Transatlantc ID
 1878  Liverpool  Apr. 24  Philadelphia  May 03 Transatlantc ID
 1878  Liverpool  June 05  Philadelphia  June 15 Transatlantc ID
 1878  Liverpool     Philadelphia  July 27 Transatlantc ID
 1878  Liverpool     Philadelphia  Sept. 07 Transatlantc ID
 1878  Liverpool     Philadelphia  Oct. 19 Transatlantc ID
 1879  Liverpool     Philadelphia  June 21 Transatlantc ID
 1879  Liverpool     Philadelphia  Aug. 02 Transatlantc ID
 1879  Liverpool     Philadelphia  Sept. 20 Transatlantc ID
 1880  Liverpool     Philadelphia  July 11 Arrived in the morningTransatlantc ID
 1880  Liverpool     Philadelphia  Aug. 16 Transatlantc ID
 1880  Liverpool     Philadelphia  Nov. 16 Transatlantc ID
 1880  Liverpool     Philadelphia  Dec. 28 Transatlantc ID
 1881  Liverpool     Philadelphia  June 06 Also reported arrive 1881-06-05Transatlantc ID
 1881  Liverpool  Sept. 14  Philadelphia  Sept. 26 Arrived in the morning - Also reported arrive 1881-09-24Transatlantc ID
 1881  Liverpool     Philadelphia  Dec. 27 Transatlantc ID
 1882  Liverpool     Philadelphia  Sept. 12 Also reported arrive 1882-09-11Transatlantc ID
 1882  Liverpool     Philadelphia  Nov. 28 Transatlantc ID
 1883  Liverpool     Philadelphia  Jan. 21 Transatlantc ID
 1883  Liverpool     Philadelphia  Feb. 27 Transatlantc ID
 1883  Liverpool     Philadelphia  Apr. 02 Transatlantc ID
 1883  Liverpool     Philadelphia  May 06 Transatlantc ID
 1883  Liverpool  May 30  Philadelphia  June 11 Also reported arrive 1883-06-10Transatlantc ID
 1883  Liverpool     Philadelphia  July 23 Transatlantc ID
 1883  Liverpool     Philadelphia  Dec. 04 Transatlantc ID
 1884  Liverpool     Philadelphia  June 16 Transatlantc ID
 1884  Liverpool     Philadelphia  July 28 Transatlantc ID
 1884  Liverpool     Philadelphia  Sept. 08 Transatlantc ID
 1884  Liverpool     Philadelphia  Oct. 12 Transatlantc ID
 1884  Liverpool     Philadelphia  Nov. 24 Transatlantc ID
 1887  May 25, first voyage as charter for Red Star Line Antwerp - New YorkAtlantic Journey ID 7099
 1888  Liverpool     New York  Jan. 29 Reported to be S/S Pennsylvania of Inman LineTransatlantc ID
 1889  Liverpool     Philadelphia  Feb. 15 Transatlantc ID
 1890  Liverpool     Philadelphia  May 02 Transatlantc ID
 1890  Liverpool     Philadelphia  July 21 Transatlantc ID
 1890  Liverpool     Philadelphia  Sept. 01 Transatlantc ID
 1890  Liverpool     Philadelphia  Oct. 11 Also reported arrive 1890-10-12Transatlantc ID
 1890  Liverpool     Philadelphia  Nov. 26 Transatlantc ID
 1891  Fitted with triple expansion engines by W. Cramp & SonsAtlantic Journey ID 7100
 1898  Sold Atlantic Journey ID 7101
 1918  Destroyed by fireAtlantic Journey ID 7102
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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