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Name Official number Flag IMO
CARONIA  182453  GBR   
Year built Date launched Date completed
1948  30/10/1947  11/1948 
Vessel type Vessel description
Passenger Cruise Liner  Steel Steam Turbine  
Builder Yard Yard no
John Brown & Co Ltd., Clydebank Clydebank  635 
 

Tonnage Length Breadth Depth Draft
34274 grt / 18767 nrt / 688.0 ft  91.4 ft  46.7 ft   
Engine builder John Brown & Co Ltd., Clydebank
Engine detail
2 x steam turbines. 35000 shp. 2 screws 

First owner First port of register Registration date
Cunard-White Star Line Ltd., Liverpool.  Liverpool  23/11/1948 
Other names
1968 COLUMBIA - 1968 CARIBIA 
Subsequent owner and registration history
01/1950 Cunard Steam-Ship Co. Ltd, Liverpool
05/1968 Star Line, Panama
1968 Universal Line S.A., Panama - Universal Cruise Line Inc., New York
 
Vessel history
Passengers 582 1st and 353 cabin class, one class when cruising 
Remarks
 
End year Fate / Status
1974  Wrecked 12/08/1974 
Disposal Detail
01/1974 sold to Taiwanese breakers at Kaohsiung.
12/08/1974 under tow by German tug HAMBURG from New York to Taiwan, struck breakwater at the entrance to Apra on Guam and broke into 3 sections the next day.
06/1975 - 1977 wreck removed by Nippon Salvage Company. 
 

 



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