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BurdenBuiltShipowner or operator Dimensions
3,647 gross 1877 at Greenock by Robert Steele & Co. American Line 370.9ft x 42.2ft 
 Year Departure ArrivalRemarks
 1871  Mar. 7, launched for Allan LineAtlantic Journey ID 7127
 1871  Aug. 31, maiden voyage Liverpool - Quebec - MontrealAtlantic Journey ID 7128
 1874  Jan. - Apr. - Ashanti War transport No. 12, carried the 42nd Highland RegimentAtlantic Journey ID 7129
 1877  December 6, first voyage as charter for American Line, Liverpool - PhiladelphiaAtlantic Journey ID 7130
 1890  Rebuilt: new tonnage: 3,920 gross, new triple expansion engines by James Howden & Co, Glasgow, with 3 cylinders delivering 325 NHP and a service speed 14 knotsAtlantic Journey ID 7131
 1892  Glasgow  July 02  Quebec  July 12 Transatlantc ID
 1900  1st and 2nd class onlyAtlantic Journey ID 7132
 1900  Glasgow - New YorkAtlantic Journey ID 7133
 1904  Glasgow - BostonAtlantic Journey ID 7134
 1908  Broken up at RotterdamAtlantic Journey ID 7135
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

Picture from the Illustrated London News 10th January 1874 showing the Sarmatian as Ashanti War transport No. 12, when hired by the British Government for the transport of troops to the Gold Coast. The ship was used to take the 42nd Highlanders to the Ashantee War.


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