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BurdenBuiltShipowner or operator Dimensions
12,482 gross 1899 at Belfast, Ireland by Harland & Wolff White Star Line 550.2ft x 63.3ft x 39.9ft 
 1900 Oct. 25: Launched for the White Star Line - Australia serviceAtlantic Journey ID 8487
 1901 Maiden voyage Liverpool - Sydney via CapeAtlantic Journey ID 3938
 1917 Liner Requisition SchemeAtlantic Journey ID 3939
 1930 Sold to Christian Salveson, converted to a whale factory ship at Kiel, renamed New SevillaAtlantic Journey ID 8488
 1940 Sept. 20: torpedoed and sunk west of Islay, Scotland by German sub. U.138, two lives lostAtlantic Journey ID 8489
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

Her tonnage was 12,482 tons gross, 11,178 under deck and 8,097 net. She had one funnel, four masts and 3 decks. She was fitted with refrigerating machinery and had water ballast. She had twin screws and quadruple expansion engines with 8 cylinders of 22, 31 1/2, 46 and 67 inches diameter each pair and stroke 51 inches. The engine delivered 641 nominal horsepower which gave the ship a speed of 14 knots. There was passenger accommodation for 400-cabin class.

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Runic (2), White Star Line steamship at Sydney
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