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Name: ASCANIA
Type: Passenger Refrigerated Cargo Ship
Launched: 20/12/1923
Completed: 05/1925
Builder: Armstrong, Whitworth & Co
Yard: High Walker
Yard Number: 971
Dimensions: 14013grt, 8437nrt, 520.0 x 65.3 x 39.2ft
Engines: 4 x Steam turbines, 1638nhp
Engines by: Armstrong Whitworth & Co
Propulsion: 2 x Screws, 15.0knots
Construction: Steel
Reg Number: 147307
History:
05/1925 Cunard Steamship Co Ltd, Liverpool
01/01/1957 Broken up
Comments: 1925: Completion delayed due to cost over-run
24/08/1939: Requisitioned by the Admiralty and converted into an armed merchant cruiser
Renamed HMS ASCANIA. Armed with 8 x 1 x 6.0ins & 2 x 1 x 3.0ins guns
1947: Returned to owners
1956: Requisitioned for Suez landings
01/01/1957: Broken up at Newport by John Cashmore


Photo courtesy of Kevin Blair

Above photo courtesy of Photoship

Above photo as HMS ASCANIA copyright of the Imperial War Museum

Above photo courtesy of Photoship

Above photo courtesy of the Richard Turnwald collection