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BurdenBuiltShipowner or operator Dimensions
1,953 gross 1855 at Birkenhead by John Laird Inman Line 272ft x 36.8ft 
 1855 June 2, launched for Vapores Correos Espaņoles TrasatlanticosAtlantic Journey ID 3297
 1856 Purchased by Compagnie Franco Americane, FranceAtlantic Journey ID 3298
 1858 Purchased by Inman Line as replacement for the City of ManchesterAtlantic Journey ID 3302
 1858 Indian Mutiny serviceAtlantic Journey ID 3299
 1858 Liverpool - New York serviceAtlantic Journey ID 3300
 1861 Sold to US governmentAtlantic Journey ID 3303
 1881 ScrappedAtlantic Journey ID 3301
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


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