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BurdenBuiltShipowner or operator Dimensions
10,757 gross 1904 at Glasgow by Alexander Stephen & Sons Canadian Pacific Line 520.4ft x 60.3ft x 38ft 
 1904 Dec. 22, launched as the Virginian for the Allan LineAtlantic Journey ID 5219
 1905 Apr. 6, maiden voyage Liverpool - St John Atlantic Journey ID 5228
 1914 Chartered by Canadian Pacific LineAtlantic Journey ID 5220
 1914 Merchant auxiliary cruiserAtlantic Journey ID 5229
 1917 Taken over by Canadian Pacific LineAtlantic Journey ID 5230
 1920 Acquired by Swedish America Line, renamed DrottningholmAtlantic Journey ID 5221
 1920 New tonnage: 11,182 grossAtlantic Journey ID 5222
 1922 Single-reduction geared turbines by De Laval, Stockholm. Accommodation: 532-cabin and 854-3rd classAtlantic Journey ID 5223
 1940 Served as mercy ship 1940-45Atlantic Journey ID 5224
 1945 ReconditionedAtlantic Journey ID 5225
 1951 Acquired by Home Line, renamed "Homeland", new tonnage: 10,043 grossAtlantic Journey ID 5226
 1955 Scrapped at TriesteAtlantic Journey ID 5227
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

S/S Virginian in Allan Line colors [old postcard]
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S/S Virginian in Allan Line colors
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The S/S Virginian in Swedish America Line colors as the S/S Drotningholm
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Details: 11,182 tons gross, 6,546 under deck and 6,832 net. Poop 70 feet long, bridge deck 210 feet. House on deck 1,269 tons. The forecastle 113 feet long. She was constructed in steel and had 3 decks. She was fitted for oil fuel and equipped with electric light, refrigerating machinery, submarine signalling device and wireless. Propulsion: single reduction geared steam turbines, and triple screws. Virginian and her sister ship Victorian were the first triple screw North Atlantic liners, they had 3 steam turbines delivering 15 000 shaft horse-power, giving them a speed of 18 knots. There was passenger accommodation for 346 passengers first class, 286 second class and 1000 passengers steerage.


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