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Name: MAURETANIA
Type: Passenger & Refrigerated Cargo Ship
Launched: 20/09/1906
Completed: 17/09/1907
Builder: Swan, Hunter & Wigham Richardson Ltd
Yard: Wallsend
Yard Number: 735
Dimensions: 30696grt, 12542nrt, 762.2 x 88.0 x 57.1ft
Engines: 2 x HP & 2 x LP Steam Turbines, 90000shp
Engines by: Wallsend Slipway & Engineering Co Ltd, Wallsend
Propulsion: 4 x Screws, 25.0knots
Construction: Steel
Reg Number: 124093
History:
17/09/1907 Cunard Steamship Co Ltd, Liverpool
04/07/1935 Broken up
Comments: Built with the help of a British Government loan to counter German dominance
of the Trans-Atlantic passenger service
Capacity of 2165 passengers (563 x 1st class, 464 x 2nd class & 1138 x 3rd class)
Broke records for fastest crossings of the Atlantic and gained the coveted "Blue Riband"
04/08/1914: Requisitioned as an Armed Merchant Cruiser but not used
1915 - 1918: Used as a troopship and hospital ship
Known as HMS TUBEROSE by the Admiralty but name not changed
21/09/1919: Returned to civilian service
1921: Returned to Swan Hunter for repairs to fire damage on E Deck, plus a general
overhaul & conversion of the boilers to oil firing.
04/1935: Sold to Metal Industries for breaking up. Cost 77000
04/07/1935: Arrived at Rosyth for breaking up
21/08/1935: Breaking up commenced


Above photo showing her original 3 blade propellers

Above photos courtesy of Tyne & Wear Archives

Above photo courtesy of Kevin Blair

Above photo courtesy of Tyne & Wear Archives

MAURETANIA arrives at Rosyth for scrapping