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13,405 gross 1913 at Greenock by Scott‘s Shipbuilding & Eng. Co. Ltd Cunard Line 520.3ft x 64ft 
 1913 June 9, launchedAtlantic Journey ID 1110
 1913 Nov. 27, maiden voyage Liverpool-Queenstown-Portland-Boston (4 round voyages)Atlantic Journey ID 1111
 1913 1 voyage Liverpool-BostonAtlantic Journey ID 1112
 1914 3 voyages Liverpool-BostonAtlantic Journey ID 1113
 1914 Used for transporting troops to India, Persia and the DarandellesAtlantic Journey ID 1114
 1915 1 voyage Liverpool-New YorkAtlantic Journey ID 1115
 1915 Feb. 3: Departed New York (Capt. Rostron) with 16,000 tons of cargo consisting mainly of foods and logwood, even the steerage was used for cargo. Atlantic Journey ID 9278
 1916 4 voyages London-New YorkAtlantic Journey ID 1117
 1916 London-Falmouth-Plymouth-New YorkAtlantic Journey ID 1116
 1916 Oct. 7: Departed from New York (Capt. Benison) with 185 cabin passenger, 58 steerage passenger and a crew of 200. She was armed with a four-inch rapid fire gun mounted aft on a revolving platformAtlantic Journey ID 9277
 1916 Oct. 19; sunk after striking a mine off Royal Sovereign Lightship, 2 lives lost: Second Steward Frederick Morris and Coal Trimmer White. All the passengers had been landed at Falmouth before the disasterAtlantic Journey ID 1118
The information listed above is not the complete record of the ship. The information was collected from a multitude of sources, and new information will be added as it emerges

Alaunia (1), Cunard Line steamship
Alaunia (1), Cunard Line steamship
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There were altogether 5 ships belonging to the Cunard Line, which were named "Alaunia" The first ship of the line by this name, was built as late as in 1913, but it was short lived, on October 19th, 1916 she ran on a mine and was lost. This was the sister ship of the S/S Andania (1).


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