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BurdenBuiltShipowner or operator Dimensions
1,132 gross 1896 at Dumbarton by A. McMillan & Son Wilson Line, Hull, England 250.5ft x 30.1ft x 15.6ft 
 1896 May 13: LaunchedAtlantic Journey ID 4180
 1899 Trondheim - Kristiansund - Aalesund - Hull   
 1900 Tr.heim - Kr.sund - Ålesund - Bergen - Stavanger - Hull   
 1901 Tr.heim - Kr.sund - Ålesund - Bergen - Stavanger - Hull   
 1905 Tr.heim - Kr.sund - Ålesund - Bergen - Stavanger - Hull   
 1906 Tr.heim - Kr.sund - Ålesund - Bergen - Stavanger - Hull   
 1911 Kristiania - Kristiansand - Grimsby   
 1911 Kristiania - other - Hull   
 1911 Trondheim - other to Hull   
 1912 Kristiania - Grimsby   
 1912 Trondheim - other to Hull   
 1913 Kristiania - Grimsby   
 1913 Kristiania - Kristiansand - Hull   
 1914 Kristiania - Kristiansand - Grimsby   
 1914 Kristiania - Kristiansand - Hull   
 1916 Nov. 2: captured by the German sub. U.69 and sunk by torpedo and gunfire in the North Sea 95 miles from Hellisø Lighthouse, Norway when on passage Trondheim - Bergen - Hull with general cargo. All the crew were picked up by a Norwegian patrol boatAtlantic Journey ID 4181
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: 1132 gross ton, 839 under deck and 724 net. Poop 150 feet long and forecastle 27 feet long. She had one funnel, two masts and single screw. She was fitted with refrigeration machinery. Propulsion: triple expansion engine with 3 cylinders of 18, 31 & 52 inches diameter respectively; stroke 36 inches; 162 nominal horsepower; engine built by Muir & Houston Ltd. in Glasgow. There was passenger accommodation for 12-1st class and 203-steerage when built. This was later altered to 12-1st, 20-2nd and 132-steerage class passengers.


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