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Title T.S.S. Saxonia (Twin Screw Steamer). Arrangement of Bridge, Shelter and Upper Decks
Date 12 Oct 1900
Document Type Ship Plan
Reference B/CUN/8/1900-5/4/2
Library / Archive National Museums Liverpool: Maritime Archives & Library
Biographical Note / History Built for the Cunard Line in 1900, Saxonia had the tallest funnels on the Atlantic; 160 feet from the main deck. Designed primarily for the Liverpool to Boston emigration run, Saxonia also made Liverpool to New York trips and later, journeys from Trieste or Fiume to New York. Repurposed in 1914 for the First World War, Saxonia was used to house German prisoners of war while anchored in the Thames. Having survived the war, Saxonia ran the Hamburg to New York migrant service between 1920 and 1924. She was scrapped at Rotterdam, Holland in 1925.
Theme(s) Ships and Shipping Lines
Country (from) Great Britain; Italy; Germany
Country (to) United States of America
Ports Liverpool, England; Boston, Massachusetts, New York City, United States; Trieste, Fiume, Italy; Hamburg, Germany
Ships TSS Saxonia
Scale 1/8 inch = 1 foot. Original plan: 200 x 80cm
Shipping Company Cunard Steamship Company
Shipwright John Brown & Company Ltd, Clydebank, Glasgow
Dimensions 600 ft long; 14,000 tons; 29 ft draft; 5 decks; 1,964 passenger capacity – 164 first class, 200 second class, 1,600 third class
Keywords shipping, Cunard Line, First World War, emigration
Additional Information Saxonia’s sister ship, Ivernia was torpedoed and sunk in the Mediterranean during the First World War.
Language English
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