built by John Brown Clydebank,
Yard No 693
Engines by shipbuilder
Last Name: SALONA (2004)
Previous Names: FRANCONIA (1962), FYODOR SHALYAPIN (1973), FEDOR SHALYAPIN (1991)
Propulsion: 4Steam turbines dr geared to 2 sc shafts 24500shp 20 knots. 4 x Water Tube Boilers supplying steam at max pressure 605lbs (580lbs when superheated to 800degF). Generating Plant 4 x 750kW @ 225VDC. Max bunker capacity 2663tons oil fuel.
Launched: Tuesday, 14/12/1954
Built: 1955
Ship Type: Passenger Vessel
Ship's Role: Canada service
Tonnage: 21717 grt
Length: 608 feet 3
Breadth: 80 feet 4
Draught: 28 feet 6
Owner History:
Cunard Steamship Company Ltd, Liverpool
1968-73 Cunard Line Ltd, Liverpool
1973-92 Black Sea Shipping Co, USSR
1992-2004 Odessa Cruise Co Ltd, Malta
2004 Blackpool Investments SA (mng Intresco Ltd), Odessa
Status: Scrapped - 06/02/2004

One of four sister ships built during the fifties. History as per her sister vessel "SAXONIA".
Scrapped at Alang,India by Honey Ship Breaking Co.

Additional information from Joe McMillan Collection & Lloyds Register 1970_71.
Previous update by Paul Strathdee, Colin Campbell, Gavin Stewart, David Asprey

Last updated: by Bruce Biddulph from the original records by Stuart Cameron

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