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Name: FRANCONIA
Type: Passenger Refrigerated Cargo 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:
04/02/1911 Cunard Steamship 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, 195 miles ExS of Malta
On a voyage from Alexandria to Marseilles


Above photo is courtesy of Photoship

Above photo is courtesy of Photoship

Above photo is copyright Library of Congress

Above photo is copyright Library of Congress

Newcastle Journal, Saturday, 23/07/1910