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Name Official number Flag IMO
DUCHESS OF RICHMOND  160631  GBR   
Year built Date launched Date completed
1928  18/06/1928  12/1928 
Vessel type Vessel description
Passenger Liner  Steel Steam Turbine  
Builder Yard Yard no
John Brown & Co Ltd., Clydebank Clydebank  523 
 

Tonnage Length Breadth Depth Draft
20022 grt / 11815 nrt / 581.9 ft  75.2 ft  41.7 ft   
Engine builder Parsons Marine Turbine Co. Ltd., Newcastle
Engine detail
Parsons Turbines 20000 SHP, driving twin screws giving 17.5 knots when cruising, 19 knots maximum. 

First owner First port of register Registration date
Canadian Pacific Railway Co. - Canadian Pacific Steamships Ltd., London  London   
Other names
47 EMPRESS OF CANADA 
Subsequent owner and registration history
 
Vessel history
She was involved in a collision with the Cunarder ALAUNIA off Quebec in November 1932. She became a troopship in February 1940 and following the end of hostilities was refitted back at the Fairfield yard in May 1946. 
Remarks
 
End year Fate / Status
1953  Fire 25/01/1953 
Disposal Detail
10/10/1954 arrived at La Spezia under tow for breaking following a major fire in the Gladstone Dock in Liverpool on 25/01/1953. In scenes reminiscent of the Normandie disaster in New York she capsized in the Dock. Raised 06/02/1954. 
 

 



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