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Cunard Line

Image of ss Lucania (Cunard Line)

Length: 600 ft.
Breadth: 65 ft.
Draft (or Depth): 41 ft.
Tonnage: 12,952 (gross)

Two five-cylinder triple expansion engines producing 31,000 I.H.P.

Speed: 22 knots
Builder: Fairfield Company, Ltd., Glasgow, Scotland
Launched: February 2, 1893
Maiden Voyage: September 2, 1893
Disposition: August 14, 1909 - destroyed by fire.

Port of Registry: Liverpool, England
Flag of Registry: British
Funnel color: Red; black top; three narrow black bands
Company flag: Red; at center a golden lion holding a globe
Signal Letters:
Wireless call letters:
Details: Steel; Twin funnel, twin mast, twin screw; accommodation - 600 1st class, 400 2nd class, 1,000 3rd class.


Relationship to Titanic disaster / inquiries.

Discussed at the Wreck Commissioner's inquiry during the testimony of Sir Walter J. Howell, Chief of the Marine Department for the British Board of Trade.


February 2, 1893

Launched by the Fairfield Company, Ltd., Glasgow, Scotland for the Cunard Line

September 2, 1893

Maiden voyage: Liverpool - New York. The vessel set the speed record for fastest westbound crossing.

August 14, 1909

A fire seriously damaged the vessel and, following an inspection, it was decided that repairs would be too expensive and the vessel was sold to Thomas Ward's breakers in Swansea for breaking up.


Image Courtesy: Old Ship Photo Galleries (http://www.photoship.co.uk) Used with permission.