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Name: FRANCONIA
Type: Passenger Ship
Launched: 23/07/1910
Completed: 01/1911
Builder: Swan, Hunter & Wigham Richardson Ltd
Yard: Wallsend
Yard Number: 857
Dimensions: 18150grt, 11247nrt, 600.3 x 71.3 x 40.4ft
Engines: 2 x Q4cyl (33, 47, 57 & 95 x 60ins), 2175nhp
Engines by: Wallsend Slipway & Engineering Co Ltd, Wallsend
Propulsion: 2 x Screws, 17.0knots
Construction: Steel
Reg Number: 131315
History:
01/1911 Cunard Steam-Ship Co Ltd, Liverpool
04/10/1916 Sank
Comments: Accommodation for 250 x 1st, 450 x 2nd and 2200 x 3rd Class passengers
04/10/1916: Torpedoed & sunk by U-Boat UB47 when 195 miles
E by S of Malta on a voyage from Alexandria to Marseille


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