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RMS Saxonia


Built by John Brown & Co., Clydebank, Glasgow, Scotland. Tonnage: 14,197. Dimensions: 580' x 64' (600' o.l.). Twin-screw, 16 knots. Quadruple expansion engines. Four masts and one funnel. Distinctive liner, as she had the tallest funnel ever fitted to a ship. Cost about $1,600,000 to build.

Passengers: 160 first, 200 second, 1,600 third. Maiden voyage: Liverpool-Boston, May 22, 1900. Transferred to Trieste-New York service in 1911. After the First World War she was placed in the Liverpool-New York service. Sold to Dutch shipbreakers in March 1925. Broken up by 1926. Sister ship: Ivernia. Note: Her funnel too was of the same height (106 feet high from deck level) as the Saxonia's.


Attribute/ Type Value Notes Sources
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Years in service 1900-1926

Funnels 1

Masts 4

Shipping Line Cunard


Source References

  1. Passenger Ships and Images [S0114]
    1. Date: 2007
      Page: Saxonia


  1. Linna, Josefina [I0506]