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Name: AUSONIA
Type: Passenger Refrigerated Cargo Ship
Launched: 21/03/1921
Completed: 08/1922
Builder: Armstrong, Whitworth & Co Ltd
Yard: High Walker
Yard Number: 970
Dimensions: 13912grt, 8527nrt, 520.0 x 65.3 x 39.1ft
Engines: 4 x Steam turbines, DR geared, 1640nhp, 8500shp
Engines by: Armstrong, Whitworth & Co Ltd, Elswick
Propulsion: 2 x Screws, 15.0knots
Construction: Steel
Reg Number: 145970
History:
08/1922 Cunard Steamship Co Ltd, Southampton
1934 Company re-styled as Cunard White Star Ltd, Southampton
03/06/1942 The Admiralty
09/1965 Broken up
Comments: Accommodation for 510 x Cabin Class & 1178 x Third Class passengers
02/09/1939: Requisitioned by the Admiralty & converted to an armed merchant cruiser
Renamed HMS AUSONIA & armed with 8 x 1 x 6.0ins & 2 x 1 x 3.0ins guns
03/06/1942: Converted to a repair ship & allocated Admiralty pennant number A153
09/1965: Broken up at Castellon


Above photo courtesy of Kevin Blair

Above photo copyright of the Dickinson Album

Above photo copyright of the Dickinson Album

Above photo as HMS AUSONIA courtesy of Richard Cox

Above photo as HMS AUSONIA courtesy of the Bothwell Collection

Profile & Decks plan copyright Newcastle City Libraries. Click HERE to enlarge

Yorkshire Post & Leeds Intelligencer, Tuesday, 27/12/1921

Taunton Courier & Western Advertiser, Wednesday, 30/08/1922