Yard No. 693

built by John Brown Clydebank in 1955



Yard Number 693, was named IVERNIA when launched on Tuesday, 14/12/1954 by John Brown Clydebank , for Cunard Steamship Company Ltd, Liverpool.

Her main engines were built by the shipbuilder , she was powered by 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.

Other names she bore were: FRANCONIA (1962), FYODOR SHALYAPIN (1973), FEDOR SHALYAPIN (1991). Her last recorded name was SALONA (2004)

IVERNIA was scrapped on 06/02/2004

Ship Particulars:
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

Additional Information:
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