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BurdenBuiltShipowner or operator Dimensions
3,908 gross 1889 at Liverpool by Laird Bros Hamburg America Line 374ft x 44.3ft 
 Year Departure ArrivalRemarks
 1889  Aug. 28, launchedAtlantic Journey ID 2903
 1889  Dec. 3, maiden voyage Hamburg-Havre-New YorkAtlantic Journey ID 2904
 1892       Baltimore  May 10 Transatlantc ID
 1892       New York  Aug. 27 Transatlantc ID
 1893  Christiansand - New York   
 1893  Hamburg     New York  Nov. 19 Captain SchmidtTransatlantc ID
 1894  Hamburg     New York  June 26 Captain Schmidt, arrived in New York in the morningTransatlantc ID
 1894  Hamburg     New York  Aug. 04 Captain SchmidtTransatlantc ID
 1895  Became the "Santa Barbara", Cia TrasatlanticaAtlantic Journey ID 2905
 1896  Returned to HAPAG, renamed "Russia"Atlantic Journey ID 2906
 1899  Chartered to the America LineAtlantic Journey ID 2907
 1899  Sold to Russian owners, renamed "Odessa"Atlantic Journey ID 2908
 1927  Scrapped at MarseillesAtlantic Journey ID 2909
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 "Russia" was a 3,908 gross ton ship, built by Laird Bros, Liverpool in 1889 for the Hamburg America Line. Her details were - length 113,99m x beam 13,50m (374ft x 44.3ft), straight stem, one funnel, two masts, single screw and a speed of 14 knots. There was passenger accommodation for 30-1st and 1,400-3rd class.


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