ss COMMONWEALTH

ss COMMONWEALTH
built by Barclay Curle & Company Glasgow,
Yard No 432
Engines by Shipbuilders
Port of Registry: London
Propulsion: Two three cylinder triple expansion steam engines, 4000ihp, twin screw, 13.5 knots.
Launched: Saturday, 23/08/1902
Built: 1902
Ship Type: Passenger / cargo liner
Tonnage: 6616 gross; 4176 net
Length: 450ft 3in
Breadth: 52ft 3in
Owner History:
Wilhelm Lund, London.
1910 Peninsular & Oriental S.N. Co.
Status: Sold for Scrapping - 12/04/1923

Remarks: O.N. 115903.
23/08/1902: Launched for Wilhelm Lund, London.
10/1902: Completed.
An advance on Lund’s earlier emigrant vessels, COMMONWEALTH was aimed at a better class of traveller.
75 saloon class passengers were accommodated in the bridge deck and there were 300 third class berths.
1905: Registered in the ownership of Blue Anchor Line Ltd. (W Lund and Sons, managers).
06/04/1910: Purchased for £77,569 by The Peninsular and Oriental Steam Navigation Company.
15/09/1910: Maiden P&O sailing.
1915~1917: Australian Expeditionary Force transport.
1917: Atlantic “ferry” service.
19XX: Laid up at Falmouth.
12/04/1923: Sold for £14,100 to Stabilimento Metallurgica Ligure S A, Italy for demolition at Spezia, the last survivor of the Blue Anchor Line fleet.

Previous updates by Paul Strathdee, John Newth, George Robinson.
Photo supplied by John Newth.

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




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