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BurdenBuiltShipowner or operator Dimensions
499 gross 1866 at Glasgow by J. & G. Thomson & Co. Anchor Line 193.7ft x 26.1ft x 13.6ft 
 1866 March, launched as the Weasel for G & J. Burns for Glasgow - Londonderry serviceAtlantic Journey ID 4436
 1869 Dec. 16, purchased by Anchor LineAtlantic Journey ID 4437
 1870 Christiania - Christiansand - Granton Dock   
 1871 Christiania - Christiansand - Granton Dock   
 1872 Christiania - Christiansand - Granton Dock   
 1873 Rebuilt: tonnage altered to 1,104 gross, dimensions: 261.1ft x 26.2ft x (13.4ft) 20.7ft, awning deck, 6 bulkheads, third mast added, compound engines, single screw, service a speed of 9 knots, suitable for transatlantic service Atlantic Journey ID 4438
 1874 Placed on Mediterranean serviceAtlantic Journey ID 4439
 1882 June 21, sold to James MacDonald of GlasgowAtlantic Journey ID 4440
 1889 Resold to G. Nelson & Sons, Liverpool and renamed ExmouthAtlantic Journey ID 4441
 1895 ScrappedAtlantic Journey ID 4442
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

Details: two masts, iron construction, clipper stem, one funnel. In 1870 the S/S Scotia was placed on the on the Anchor North Sea feeder service, maintaining a route between Kristiania - Kristiansand - Leith or Glasgow. She made her first departure from Kristiania on this route on March 29th 1870. She departed from Kristiania on her last of 74 round voyages on the Norway - Scotland service on October 5th 1872, sailing direct for Glasgow.

In 1874 she commenced her first voyage from Glasgow to Naples (dep 12th April), Messina, New York (arr 23rd May), and Glasgow. After this voyage she was used between 1876-77 for the Glasgow - Liverpool - Halifax - St John, NB service for 5 round voyages. From 1877 to 1882 she sailed on the Glasgow - Mediterranean - New York - Glasgow service (14 voyages) and commenced her last voyage in March 1882 when she left Glasgow for Genoa (dep 2nd April), Messina, Naples, New York (arr 10th May with 183 passengers) and Glasgow. [North Atlantic Seaway by N.R.P.Bonsor, vol.1,p.459][Merchant Fleets by Duncan Haws, vol.9, Anchor Line][Anchor Line 1856-1956 by R. S. McLellan][Christiania Police emigration registers][Morgenbladet 1869-1870][Lloyd's Registry of British and Foreign Shipping 1873-74]


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