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Ship Statistics and Details

  • Overall Length

    1,019.5 ft. (310.74 m.)

    Gross Tonnage

    81,237 gross tons

    Transatlantic Crossings

    1,001

    Constructed by

    John Brown & Co., LTD., Clydebank, Scotland

    Commissioned by

    Cunard Steamship Co., LTD.

    Keel Laid

    December 1, 1930

    Date Launched

    September 26, 1934

    Maiden Voyage

    May 27, 1936

    Portholes

    Over 2,000

    Rivets

    Over 10 million

    Hull Plates

    8 ft. (2.44 m.) to 30 ft. (9.14m.) in length; up to 1.25 in. (3.2 cm.) thick

    Moulded Breadth

    118 ft. (35.97 m.)

    Keel to Smokestack

    181 ft. (55.17 m.)

    Number of Decks

    12

    Passenger Capacity

    1,957

    Officers and Crew

    1,174

    Horsepower

    160,000

    Cruising Speed

    28.5 knots

    Rudder

    140 tons

    Whistles

    Three - Steam type. Two on forward funnel, one on middle funnel. Each over 6 ft,. long, weighing 2,205 LB.

    Lifeboat Capacity

    145 persons

    Smokestacks

    Three - Elliptical in shape; 36 ft. fore and aft, 23.3 ft. wide

    Boilers

    27

    Fuel Consumption

    13 ft./gal (1 m./l.)

    Draft

    39 ft. 4-9/16 in. (12.00 m.)

    Bow Anchors

    Two that each weigh 16 tons (16,291 kg.)

    Anchor Height

    18 ft. (5.48 m.)

    Length of Anchor Chain

    990 ft.

    Weight of Anchor Chain

    45 tons (45.818 kg.)

    Anchor Chain Link

    2 ft. (61 cm.) long, weighing 224 LB. (101.8 kg.)