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BurdenBuiltShipowner or operator Dimensions
3,657 gross 1881 at Belfast by Harland & Wolff Holland America Line 410.3ft x 39ft 
 Year Departure ArrivalRemarks
 1881  Launched for British ShipownersAtlantic Journey ID 6875
 1881  Apr. 9, maiden voyage Liverpool - Philadelphia for American LineAtlantic Journey ID 6876
 1883  Chartered by New Zealand Shipping Co. Atlantic Journey ID 6877
 1885  May 30, made one voyage Liverpool - Queenstown - New York for Guion LineAtlantic Journey ID 6878
 1889  Taken over by Holland America Line, reanmed WerkendamAtlantic Journey ID 6881
 1890  Rotterdam     New York  Mar. 04 Transatlantc ID
 1890  Rotterdam     New York  Apr. 24 Transatlantc ID
 1890  Rotterdam     New York  May 29 Transatlantc ID
 1890  Rotterdam     New York  July 19 Transatlantc ID
 1891  Rotterdam     New York  Feb. 14 Transatlantc ID
 1891  Rotterdam     New York  Apr. 06 Transatlantc ID
 1891  Rotterdam     New York  June 25 Transatlantc ID
 1891  Rotterdam     New York  Nov. 01 Transatlantc ID
 1892  Rotterdam     New York  June 03 Transatlantc ID
 1900  Sold to Chinese Eastern Railway, renamed HarbinAtlantic Journey ID 6879
 1904  Sunk by Russians at Port ArthurAtlantic Journey ID 6880
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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