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BurdenBuiltShipowner or operator Dimensions
615 gross 1865 at Hull, England by C. & W. Earle Anchor Line 203.5ft x 26.1ft x 16ft 
 1865 February, launched as the Sirius for the White Star Line of SteamshipsAtlantic Journey ID 4412
 1866 Sold to foreign owners and renamed Columbia later the same yearAtlantic Journey ID 4413
 1868 Dec. 12, purchased by the Anchor Line renamed ScandinaviaAtlantic Journey ID 4414
 1869 Christiania - Christiansand - Leith   
 1870 Christiania - Christiansand - Granton Dock   
 1872 Rebuilt: new tonnage: 1,135 gross, dimensions: 258.2ft x 26.1ft x 15.9ft, additional mast fittedAtlantic Journey ID 4415
 1873 Master: J. HarveyAtlantic Journey ID 4417
 1873 June, first voyage Glasgow - Liverpool - Halifax - St. JohnAtlantic Journey ID 4416
 1876 Fitted with compound engines (205 HP) by D. & W. HendersonAtlantic Journey ID 4418
 1888 Aug. 31, sold to Christopher Furness, West Hartlepool, renamed ColumbiaAtlantic Journey ID 4419
 1890 Sold to J. Meek of West HartlepoolAtlantic Journey ID 4420
 1891 Renamed SiriusAtlantic Journey ID 4421
 1893 Sold on to Oliver & Co, San FranciscoAtlantic Journey ID 4422
 1894 Sold to C. Nelson of Hawaii, renamed Kahului, San Francisco - Hawaii serviceAtlantic Journey ID 4423
 1897 Renamed Cleveland, served as a transport for the Yukon gold rushAtlantic Journey ID 4424
 1900 Wrecked at Cape Rodney, AlaskaAtlantic Journey ID 4425
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

Built with with two masts, bark rigged, clipper stem, iron construction, single screw and a service speed of 9 knots. Between 1876-88 she completed 27 voyages between Glasgow, Mediterranean, New York and Glasgow. [North Atlantic Seaway by N.R.P.Bonsor, vol.1,p.458] [Merchant Fleets by Duncan Haws, vol.9, Anchor Line][Anchor Line 1856-1956 by R. S. McLellan][Christiania Police emigration registers][Morgenbladet 1869-1870][Lloyds Register of British and Foreign Shipping]


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