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BurdenBuiltShipowner or operator Dimensions
5,857 gross 1894 at Belfast by Harland & Wolff Hamburg America Line 445.5ft x 50.2ft 
 Year Departure ArrivalRemarks
 1894  May 8, launchedAtlantic Journey ID 2760
 1894  July 15, maiden voyage Hamburg-New YorkAtlantic Journey ID 2761
 1894       New York  July 27 Arrived at 06:00 morningTransatlantc ID
 1894       New York  Sept. 07 Transatlantc ID
 1897  Reconditioned by Harland & WolffAtlantic Journey ID 2762
 1898  Became the "Minnewaska" of the ATLAtlantic Journey ID 2763
 1898  Became the "Thomas", US GovernmentAtlantic Journey ID 2764
 1929  ScrappedAtlantic Journey ID 2765
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

Persia, Hamburg America Line steamship - on this image as the U.S.A.T Thomas
Persia, Hamburg America Line steamship - on this image as the U.S.A.T Thomas.
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