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BurdenBuiltShipowner or operator Dimensions
6,948 gross 1901 at West Hartlepool by Furness, Withy & Co. Allan Line, Liverpool, England 436.9ft x 53.1ft 
 Year Departure ArrivalRemarks
 1900  Dec. 22, launchedAtlantic Journey ID 687
 1901  Aug. 8, maiden voyage Liverpool - Quebec - MontrealAtlantic Journey ID 693
 1902       Quebec  May 10 Transatlantc ID
 1902       Quebec  June 14 Transatlantc ID
 1902       Quebec  July 19 Transatlantc ID
 1902       Quebec  Aug. 30 Transatlantc ID
 1902       Quebec  Oct. 05 Arrive date not given (reported 1902-10-06)Transatlantc ID
 1902       Quebec  Nov. 08 Transatlantc ID
 1902       Halifax  Dec. 15 Transatlantc ID
 1903       Halifax  Jan. 18 Transatlantc ID
 1903       Halifax  Apr. 18 Transatlantc ID
 1903       Quebec  Oct. 17 Transatlantc ID
 1903       Halifax  Nov. 21 Transatlantc ID
 1903       Halifax  Dec. 28 Transatlantc ID
 1904       Halifax  Mar. 05 Transatlantc ID
 1905       Halifax  Jan. 03 Transatlantc ID
 1906  Glasgow - BostonAtlantic Journey ID 694
 1908  Rebuilt, new tonnage: 7,654 gross, accommodation: 280-2nd class and 900-3rd classAtlantic Journey ID 688
 1909  Glasgow  June 05  Quebec  June 15 Transatlantc ID
 1911  Glasgow - Halifax - BostonAtlantic Journey ID 695
 1915  Glasgow - BostonAtlantic Journey ID 696
 1917  Taken over by Canadian Pacific LineAtlantic Journey ID 697
 1919  Repatriated Belgian refugeesAtlantic Journey ID 689
 1921  Converted to cabin class onlyAtlantic Journey ID 690
 1922  March, laid up at GarelochAtlantic Journey ID 691
 1926  Scrapped at GarstonAtlantic Journey ID 692
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
Pretorian, at Liverpool
Pretorian, at Liverpool
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Picture of the S/S Pretorian, Allan Line
Picture of the S/S Pretorian, Allan Line
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S/S Pretorian in Allan Line colors [old postcard]
S/S Pretorian in Allan Line colors [old postcard]
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S/S Pretorian
S/S Pretorian
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Details: 6,508 gross ton, 4,076 net ton. Length 436,1ft. (133,15m.) x beam 53,1ft. (i6,16m.). Hull was made of steel, she had 2 decks, forecastle 47ft., bridge 162ft. and poop 44ft. She had one funnel and two masts. She had passenger accommodation for 140 first class, 200 second and 600 on steerage. The Pretorian was built throughout of Siemen's Martin steel. She had a cellular double bottom and was fitted all fore and aft for water ballast, with all the latest appliances for filling and discharging the tanks. The whole of the main framing of the vessel was of strong sectional material, the topsides as strong as any other portion. The hull was divided into eight watertight compartments by means of seven bulkheads fitted in accordance with the Board of Trade requirements for ocean passenger steamers. The vessel had six large cargo hatches, twelve powerful steam winches, and special arrangements for the quick manipulation of cargo. She had two complete steel decks, and, in addition, a shade deck above, with a bridge 150 ft. long on top of it. Accommodation for officers and engineers was fitted in deckhouses on the bridge deck. The vessel was rigged as a two masted fore-and-aft schooner. The machinery, which was supplied by Messrs. Richardsons, Westgarth & Co., Limited, Middlesbrough, was designed to suit the requirements of the heavy Atlantic trade. The diameter of the cylinders were 32 in,, 53 in., 88 in., by 54 in. stroke, working on the three crank triple-expansion principle, with a steam pressure of 180 lb. per square in., the cylinder supports consisted of massive cast iron divided columns. Steam was supplied by four single-ended boilers 16 ft. by 12 ft., Howden's forced draught was also fitted in connection with the boilers.


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