RMS Ascania (II)
RMS Ascania (II)
RMS Ascania (II) -- Official Cunard Line Card
Built: 1923, Armstrong Whitworth, Newcastle.    Yard No: 971
Funnels: 1     Masts: 2
Tonnage: 14,013 GRT
Dimensions: 164.1 x 19.9 m / 538 x 65.3 ft.
Engines: Geared turbines from builders.
Twin Screw;  8,500 SHP;  15 kn
Hull: Steel, 2 Decks and shelter deck, fcsle & bridge-425 ft.
Passengers: 500-Cabin Class, 1,200-3rd Class
Crew: 270
The Ascania was launched on December 20, 1923. During 1924 building was halted for several months because of excessive wage and material costs. She was completed on May 2, 1925 and made her maiden voyage from London-Southampton-Quebec-Montreal on May 22, 1925. In December 1934 the Ascania rescued the crew of the sinking steamer Unsworth in mid-Atlantic. On August 24, 1939 she was fitted out as an armed merchant cruiser. During 1942 she served on Trooping duties. In 1943 she was refitted as an Infantry Landing ship. In 1944 she was reverted back to trooping. On December 20, 1947 she made her first post-war voyage from Liverpool to Halifax. In 1949 the Ascania was overhauled and refitted. Her new tonnage was listed at 14,440 GRT, and her passenger accommodation was changed to 198-1st Class, 498-Tourist Class. On April 21, 1950 she went back on the Liverpool to Montreal service. In December 1956 she was sold for scrap. On January 1, 1957 the Ascania arrived at Newport, Mon and broken up by J. Cashmore.
RMS Ascania (II)  by Odin Rosenvinge
RMS Ascania (II)  by C E Turner
RMS Ascania (II) -- Official Cunard Line Card
RMS Ascania (II) -- Official Cunard Line Card
RMS Ascania (II)  Abstract of Log Card  Front View RMS Ascania (II)  Abstract of Log Card  Back View
RMS Ascania (II) -- Abstract of Log Card -- Halifax to Liverpool -- March 28 thru April 6, 1953
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