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BurdenBuiltShipowner or operator Dimensions
2,922 gross 1890 at Glasgow by Charles Connell & Co. Hamburg America Line 329ft x 41.5ft 
 Year Departure ArrivalRemarks
 1890  Aug. 13, launched for the Hansa Line as the StubbenhukAtlantic Journey ID 2940
 1890  Oct. 19, maiden voyage Hamburg-Quebec-MontrealAtlantic Journey ID 2941
 1892  Purchased by HAPAG in March, name remained StubbenhukAtlantic Journey ID 2942
 1892  Apr. 21, first voyage for HAPAG Hamburg-Antwerp-MontrealAtlantic Journey ID 2943
 1894  Renamed SiciliaAtlantic Journey ID 2944
 1895       New York  Jan. 06 Transatlantc ID
 1895  Christiansand - New York   
 1913  Sold to Japanese owners, renamed Komagata MaruAtlantic Journey ID 2945
 1925  Renamed Heian MaruAtlantic Journey ID 2946
 1926  Wrecked near Cape Soidomai, JapanAtlantic Journey ID 2947
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: straight stem, one funnel, two masts, steel construction, single screw and a speed of 11 knots. (engines by D.Rowan & Sons, Glasgow). There was passenger accommodation for 10-1st and 620-3rd class.

In 1894 she was renamed "Sicilia" and on 27th October 1894 started her first Hamburg - Montreal sailing. On 22nd December 1894 she commenced her first voyage from Hamburg to Boston and on 8th May 1895 started her first Stettin - Helsingborg - Gothenburg - Christiansand - New York sailing. On 9th May 1896 she made the first of four round voyages between Hamburg and Montreal, and her last Stettin - New York crossing commenced on 9th December 1897. On 13th March 1901, she commenced Genoa - Naples - New York sailings and made her last voyage on this service 2nd February 1902. In April 1902 she made the first of nine round voyages from Odessa to Constantinople, Piraeus and New York, the last voyage starting on 23rd July 1904. [North Atlantic Seaway by N.R.P.Bonsor, vol.1,p.398]


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