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BurdenBuiltShipowner or operator Dimensions
4,752 gross 1867 at Glasgow by J. & G. Thomson & Co. Red Star Line 435.1ft x 41.9ft 
 Year Departure ArrivalRemarks
 1867  March 20, launched for Cunard Line as the RussiaAtlantic Journey ID 7208
 1867  June 15, maiden voyage Liverpool - New YorkAtlantic Journey ID 7209
 1880  Purchased by Red Star Line, renamed WaeslandAtlantic Journey ID 7210
 1880  Rebuilt: fitted with compound engines by J & T Thomson, Glasgow, lengthened to 358ftAtlantic Journey ID 7211
 1888  Antwerp     New York  Aug. 16 Transatlantc ID
 1888  Antwerp     New York  Oct. 25 Transatlantc ID
 1889  Antwerp     New York  Jan. 21 Transatlantc ID
 1889  Antwerp     New York  Feb. 28 Transatlantc ID
 1889  Antwerp     New York  June 03 Transatlantc ID
 1889  Rebuilt: new triple expansion engines by J & T Thomson, GlasgowAtlantic Journey ID 7212
 1890  Antwerp     New York  Apr. 11 Transatlantc ID
 1890  Antwerp     New York  May 15 Transatlantc ID
 1890  Antwerp     New York  June 19 Also reported arrive 1890-06-20Transatlantc ID
 1890  Antwerp     New York  July 23 Transatlantc ID
 1890  Antwerp     New York  Aug. 27 Transatlantc ID
 1890  Antwerp     New York  Oct. 02 Transatlantc ID
 1890  Antwerp     New York  Dec. 10 Transatlantc ID
 1891  Antwerp     New York  Mar. 18 Transatlantc ID
 1891  Antwerp     New York  Apr. 22 Transatlantc ID
 1891  Antwerp     New York  July 01 Transatlantc ID
 1891  Antwerp     New York  Aug. 04 Transatlantc ID
 1891  Antwerp     New York  Sept. 09 Transatlantc ID
 1891  Antwerp     New York  Oct. 15 Transatlantc ID
 1891  Antwerp     New York  Nov. 17 Transatlantc ID
 1891  Antwerp     New York  Dec. 24 Transatlantc ID
 1892  Antwerp     New York  Feb. 17 Transatlantc ID
 1892  Antwerp     New York  Sept. 07 Transatlantc ID
 1892  Antwerp     New York  Oct. 11 Transatlantc ID
 1895  Sept. 11, first voyage as charter for American Line, Philadelphia - LiverpoolAtlantic Journey ID 7213
 1902  March 5, sunk in collision with the S/S Harmonides, 2 lives lostAtlantic Journey ID 7214
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

Waesland, Red Star Line steamship - as the Russia
S/S Waesland as the Russia (Cunard Line) [Illustrated London News 1867]
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The Sinking of the Waesland - A transcription by Howard Mathieson of an article printed in the Times Saturday March 8 1902. - The Waesland was built in 1867, and was an old ship when she sank off the Anglesey coast of Wales after colliding in the fog with the Harmonides in 1902. There were two casualties resulting from this incident and the Waesland was also lost.


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