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Name: VARSOVA
Type: Passenger Cargo Ship
Launched: 09/06/1914
Completed: 08/1914
Builder: Swan, Hunter & Wigham Richardson Ltd
Yard: Neptune Yard, Low Walker
Yard Number: 932
Dimensions: 4691grt, 1957nrt, 390.2 x 53.3 x 24.0ft
Engines: 2 x T3cyl (20.5, 35 & 60 x 45ins), 987nhp
Engines by: Swan, Hunter & Wigham Richardson Ltd
Propulsion: 2 x Screws, 12.5knots
Construction: Steel
Reg Number: 136312
History:
08/08/1914 British India Steam Navigation Co Ltd, Glasgow
12/07/1949 Broken up
Comments: Built for the "Fast Gulf" mail run from Bombay to Basrah via intermediate ports
Accommodation for 32 x 1st class, 24 x 2nd class & 1160 x deck passengers
Sold at Bombay to BISCO for 17500 & towed to the UK
06/07/1949: Arrived at Rosyth for breaking up
12/07/1949: Breaking up commenced by Metal Industries Ltd


Above photo is courtesy of Photoship

The Scotsman, Thursday, 11/06/1914