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BurdenBuiltShipowner or operator Dimensions
10,757 gross 1904 at Glasgow by Alexander Stephen & Sons Allan Line, Liverpool, England 520.4ft x 60.3ft 
 Year Departure ArrivalRemarks
 1904  Dec. 22, launchedAtlantic Journey ID 876
 1905       Halifax  Apr. 03 Her first journey. Arrived in the afternoonTransatlantc ID
 1905       Quebec  May 18 Journey of 7 daysTransatlantc ID
 1905       Quebec  June 15 Transatlantc ID
 1905       Quebec  Aug. 10 Arrived in Quebec at 06:00 morningTransatlantc ID
 1905       Quebec  Oct. 07 Transatlantc ID
 1905       Quebec  Nov. 03 Transatlantc ID
 1905       Halifax  Dec. 01 Transatlantc ID
 1914  Chartered by Canadian Pacific LineAtlantic Journey ID 877
 1914  Merchant auxiliary cruiserAtlantic Journey ID 886
 1917  Taken over by Canadian Pacific LineAtlantic Journey ID 887
 1920  Acquired by Swedish America Line, renamed DrottningholmAtlantic Journey ID 878
 1920  New tonnage: 11,182 grossAtlantic Journey ID 879
 1922  Single-reduction geared turbines by De Laval, Stockholm. Accommodation: 532-cabin and 854-3rd classAtlantic Journey ID 880
 1940  Served as mercy ship 1940-45Atlantic Journey ID 881
 1945  ReconditionedAtlantic Journey ID 882
 1951  Acquired by Home Line, renamed "Homeland", new tonnage: 10,043 grossAtlantic Journey ID 883
 1955  Scrapped at TriesteAtlantic Journey ID 884
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

The Virginian in Allan Line colors [old postcard]
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The Virginian in Allan Line colors
The Virginian in Allan Line colors [old postcard]
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S/S Drottningholm
The S/S Virginian in Swedish America Line colors as the S/S Drottningholm
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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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