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BurdenBuiltShipowner or operator Dimensions
2,196 gross 1881 at Walker-on-Tyne by C. Mitchell & Co. Hamburg America Line 298.7ft x 36ft 
 Year Departure ArrivalRemarks
 1881  Nov. 5, launched for the Carr LineAtlantic Journey ID 2792
 1881  Dec. 12. maiden voyage Hamburg-New YorkAtlantic Journey ID 2793
 1888       New York  Apr. 14 Transatlantc ID
 1888  Purchased by HAPAG in MayAtlantic Journey ID 2794
 1888  May 31, first voyage Hamburg-New York for HAPAGAtlantic Journey ID 2795
 1888  Hamburg  June 06  New York  June 15 Arrived at 04:00 morningTransatlantc ID
 1889       New York  Mar. 23 Capt. Franck, arrived at 19:00 eveningTransatlantc ID
 1889  Apr. 27: started her first Stettin - New York voyageAtlantic Journey ID 8461
 1892       New York  July 29 Transatlantc ID
 1894  Christiansand - Halifax - New York   
 1894  Hamburg     Boston  Aug. 28 Captain Schratter, arrived in Boston at 08:00 morningTransatlantc ID
 1903  Sold to British ownersAtlantic Journey ID 2796
 1903  Sold to German ownersAtlantic Journey ID 2797
 1921  Sunk by mine near Reggio, ItalyAtlantic Journey ID 2798
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
The Polynesia (1) was built in 1881 for the Carr Line of Hamburg, by C.Mitchell & Co, Walker-on-Tyne (engines by Wallsend Slipway Co.). She had a straight stem, one funnel, two masts, iron construction, single screw and a speed of 10 knots. There was accommodation for 950-3rd class passengers. On 27th April 1889 she started her first Stettin - New York voyage and her 19th and last voyage on this service started on 29th May 1892. She commenced her last Hamburg - New York crossing commenced on 13th July 1892 and her last Hamburg - Baltimore crossing on 11th August 1894. After this she went to British, back to German and finally to Italian owners. She was sunk by an old wartime mine near Reggio, Italy on 28th August 1921. [North Atlantic Seaway by N.R.P.Bonsor, vol.1,p.395]


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