Statistics

  

RETURN TO THE HOMEPAGE                                                                                                                                                                                                                         RMS LACONIA 1921


 

Historical Statistics:

 

 

 

Builder:

Swan Hunter Shipbuilders Ltd, Wallsend on Tyne, Newcastle upon Tyne, England, UK

Yard Number:

 

Date of Build:

1921

Vessel Name:

RMS Laconia

Type of Vessel:

Passenger ocean liner

Date Launched:

9th April 1921

Launched by:


Maiden Voyage:

25th May 1922

Southampton to New York

Final Voyage:

September 1942

Middle East to UK trooping voyage via the Cape.

Fate:

Sunk by German U-Boat (U156) on the 12th September 1942 while located 130 miles NNE of Ascension Island en route to England.

 

 

Flag:

British

Port of Registry:

Liverpool, England, UK

Original Owners / Operators:

Cunard Line, Liverpool, England, UK

 

 

 

Technical Statistics:

 

 

 

Length:

601.3 ft

Breadth:

73.7 ft

Draft:

?

Gross Registered Tonnage

19,860 tons

Power:

double reduction, geared steam turbines driving two propellers

Propulsion:

two propellers

Service Speed:

16 knots

Passengers & Crew:

350 First class, 350 Second class, 1,500 Third class and ? crew

 

 

 



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