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Name Official number Flag IMO
ALAUNIA  147315  GBR   
Year built Date launched Date completed
1925  07/02/1925  07/1925 
Vessel type Vessel description
Passenger Liner  Steel Screw Steamer  
Builder Yard Yard no
John Brown & Co Ltd., Clydebank Clydebank  495 

Tonnage Length Breadth Depth Draft
14030 grt / 8448 nrt / 519.6 ft  65.2 ft  39.2 ft   
Engine builder John Brown & Co Ltd., Clydebank
Engine detail
4 steam turbines DR geared to 2Sc shafts. 8500 bhp / 1640 nhp  

First owner First port of register Registration date
Cunard Steam Ship Co Ltd, Liverpool  Liverpool  07/02/1925 
Other names
Subsequent owner and registration history
1934 Cunard White Star Ltd, Liverpool.
24/08/1939 Admiralty on requisition.
1944 Admiralty on purchase.  
Vessel history

Originally signal letters KSTM but in 1934 became GLKM, presumably on change of ownership.

08/1939 Admiralty requisitioned as an armed merchant cruiser fitted with 6" guns.

1944 Admiralty purchased her outright.  Refitted as a heavy repair ship.

Service in East Indies.  

Static training ship for engine room ratings at Devonport.  

End year Fate / Status
1957  Broken Up 10/09/1957 
Disposal Detail
10/09/1957 Arrived at Blyth for breaking by Hughes Bolckow Shipbuilding Co. Ltd. 


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