Yard Number 693 was named IVERNIA when launched on Tuesday 14/12/1954 by John Brown Clydebank for Cunard Steamship Company Ltd Liverpool
Ship Type: Passenger Vessel
Ship's Role: Canada service
Tonnage: 21717 grt
Length: 608 feet 3
Breadth: 80 feet 4
Draught: 28 feet 6
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
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
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.
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