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BurdenBuiltShipowner or operator Dimensions
1,536 gross 1870 at Hull, England by C. & W. Earle Wilson Line, Hull, England 253.4ft x 34.8ft x 17.5ft 
 1870 LaunchedAtlantic Journey ID 4195
 1888 Christiania - Christiansand - Hull   
 1901 Sold to Gebr. Seeburg, Riga - Renamed "General Radetsky"Atlantic Journey ID 4196
 1909 Foundered in the North SeaAtlantic Journey ID 4197
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: 1,536 tons gross, 1,172 under deck and 1,003 net. Poop 140 feet long and forecastle 43 tons. Rigging: iron single screw steam Schooner, 1 iron deck, 2 tiers of beams, 4 bulkheads and 1 partial bulkhead. Propulsion: compound engine with 2 inverted cylinders of 32 & 60 in. diameter respectively, stroke 33 inches delivering 154 horsepower. She had new boilers in 1880, engine built by the same company as the hull.


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