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Name Official number Flag IMO
FRANCONIA  147216  GBR   
Year built Date launched Date completed
1923  21/10/1922  5/1923 
Vessel type Vessel description
Passenger Liner  Steel Steam Turbine  
Builder Yard Yard no
John Brown & Co Ltd., Clydebank Clydebank  492 
 

Tonnage Length Breadth Depth Draft
20175 grt / 12185 nrt / 601.3 ft  73.8 ft  40.7 ft   
Engine builder John Brown & Co Ltd., Clydebank
Engine detail
2 sets of geared steam turbines, 13500shp 16½kn 2-screw 

First owner First port of register Registration date
Cunard Steam-Ship Co. Ltd., Liverpool  Liverpool  22/05/1923 
Other names
 
Subsequent owner and registration history
07/1934 Cunard White Star Ltd., Liverpool
01/1950 Cunard Steam-Ship Co. Ltd., Liverpool 
Vessel history
Built for Liverpool-New York in summer service, and world cruises in winter.
9/1939 - 6/1948 UK government requisition as a troopship
2/1945 Winston Churchill's HQ for the Conference of War Leaders at Yalta.
6/1948-6/1949 refitted at John Brown & Co, Clydebank (Yd 655)
6/1949 returned to service on Liverpool-Quebec/Halifax routes
 
Remarks
 
End year Fate / Status
1956  Broken Up 18/12/1956 
Disposal Detail
18/12/1956 arrived at Inverkeithing for breaking by Thos. W. Ward Ltd. 
 

 



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