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Name: ASCANIA launched as GERONA
Type: Passenger Refrigerated Cargo Ship
Launched: 04/03/1911
Completed: 05/1911
Builder: Swan, Hunter & Wigham Richardson Ltd
Yard: Wallsend
Yard Number: 869
Dimensions: 9111grt, 5699nrt, 466.0 x 56.1 x 29.4ft
Engines: 2 x T3cyl (25.5, 41 & 68 x 48ins), 976nhp
Engines by: Palmers' Shipbuilding & Iron Co Ltd, Jarrow
Propulsion: 2 x Screws, 13.0knots
Construction: Steel
Reg Number: 131342
History:
05/1911 Cunard Steamship Co Ltd, Liverpool
13/06/1918 Wrecked
Comments: 04/03/1911: Launched as GERONA for Cairn Line of Steamships Ltd,
(Cairns, Noble & Co, managers), Newcastle
13/06/1918: Wrecked 20 miles east of Cape Ray, Newfoundland
Whilst on a voyage from Liverpool to Montreal in ballast


Above photo is courtesy of the Dickinson Collection

Above photo is courtesy of Richard Turnwald

Hartlepool Northern Daily Mail, Wednesday, 01/03/1911

Hartlepool Northern Daily Mail, Friday, 17/03/1911