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BurdenBuiltShipowner or operator Dimensions
3,329 gross 1878 at Belfast by Harland & Wolff Holland America Line 292.3ft x 39ft 
 1878 March 7, launched for British Shipowners CoAtlantic Journey ID 6853
 1878 Sept. 25, maiden voyage as charter for American Line, Liverpool - PhiladelphiaAtlantic Journey ID 6854
 1880 May 30, made one round voyage Liverpool - Queenstown - New York for the Guion LineAtlantic Journey ID 6855
 1886 Sold to Holland America Line, renamed RotterdamAtlantic Journey ID 6856
 1886 Nov. 6, first voyage Rotterdam - New YorkAtlantic Journey ID 6857
 1890 Feb. 8, first voyage Amsterdam - New YorkAtlantic Journey ID 6858
 1895 Renamed EdamAtlantic Journey ID 6859
 1899 ScrappedAtlantic Journey ID 6860
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
S.S. Rotterdam (2), Holland America Line steamship
S.S. Rotterdam (2), Holland America Line steamship - Photographer: John S. Johnston. Colorized by BÝrge Solem. - Source: Library of Congress, Detroit Publishing Co. collection - This work is licensed under CC BY-NC-ND 4.0 - Support the Norway Heritage Project: Make a donation


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