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BurdenBuiltShipowner or operator Dimensions
2,866 gross 1865 at Glasgow by J. & G. Thomson & Co. Red Star Line 337.1ft x 42.9ft 
 Year Departure ArrivalRemarks
 1865  June 24, launchedAtlantic Journey ID 3480
 1865  Oct. 21, maiden voyage Liverpool - Queenstown - New YorkAtlantic Journey ID 3487
 1877  Re-engined with compound engines by Fawcett, Preston & Co, LiverpoolAtlantic Journey ID 3481
 1877  Chartered to Warren LineAtlantic Journey ID 3488
 1878  Chartered to Warren LineAtlantic Journey ID 3482
 1878  Apr. 30, sold to Red Star Line later renamed ZeelandAtlantic Journey ID 3483
 1878  Apr. 30, first voyage Antwerp - New YorkAtlantic Journey ID 3489
 1888  Antwerp     New York  Oct. 10 Transatlantc ID
 1889  Antwerp     New York  Mar. 08 Transatlantc ID
 1889  March, renamed "Electrique", French ownersAtlantic Journey ID 3484
 1892  Renamed "Lord Spencer", British owners, converted to a sailing shipAtlantic Journey ID 3485
 1895  Vent missing on way San Francisco - New YorkAtlantic Journey ID 3486
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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