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Name: AURANIA
Type: Passenger Ship
Launched: 16/07/1915
Completed: 03/1917
Builder: Swan, Hunter & Wigham Richardson Ltd
Yard: Wallsend
Yard Number: 965
Dimensions: 13936grt, 8499nrt, 520.5 x 65.3 x 42.6ft
Engines: 2 steam turbines, 7500shp
Engines by: Wallsend Slipway & Engineering Co Ltd, Wallsend
Propulsion: 2 x Screws
Construction: Steel
Reg Number: 137542
History:
03/1917 Cunard Steam Ship Co Ltd, Liverpool
02/1918 Wrecked
Comments: 03/1917: Requisitioned on completion for use as a troopship
04/02/1918: Torpedoed by U-Boat UB67 when 15 miles N by W of
Inishtrahull on a voyage from Liverpool to New York.
Without power, she drifted onto the coast of Donegal & grounded
Quickly refloated she was taken in tow to be repaired on the Clyde
Tow parted in a storm & she was wrecked at Caliach Point, Isle of Mull


Above: AURANIA at Wallsend Slipway. Photo courtesy of Kevin Blair

Above photo copyright of Alex Wood