RMS Antonia

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RMS Antonia
History
United Kingdom
NameRMS Antonia
OwnerCunard Line
Port of registryUnited Kingdom
BuilderVickers Ltd, Barrow
Yard number498
Launched11 March 1921
Maiden voyage15 June 1922
FateBroken up at Troon in Scotland in 1948.
General characteristics
Class and typeOcean liner
Tonnage13,867 GRT
Length158.45 metres (519.8 ft)
Beam19.90 metres (65.3 ft)
Installed power
  • Double reduction steam turbines
  • 8,500 SHP
PropulsionTwin Propellers
Speed15 knots
Capacity
  • Passengers:
  • 500 cabin class
  • 1,200 3rd class
Crew271

RMS Antonia and her sister ship Andania were the first two of the six 14,000 ton "A" ocean liners built for Cunard in the early 1920s.

Antonia was built by Vickers Ltd., and launched in 1921. She made her maiden voyage from London to Montreal on 15 June 1922. She remained on Cunard's London-Canada service until 1928, when she joined Andania on the Cunard/Anchor/Donaldson joint service. Antonia, too, was requisitioned during World War II, and served as a troop transport and later as an armed merchant cruiser. She was purchased by the Admiralty as a repair ship in 1942, and renamed Wayland. She was scrapped in 1948.

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