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BurdenBuiltShipowner or operator Dimensions
16,243 gross 1920 at Glasgow by William Beardmore & Co. Cunard Line 552.8ft x 70.4ft 
 1920 May 31, launched as the "Tyrrhenia" - nickname: "Soup Tureen"Atlantic Journey ID 1826
 1922 June 13, maiden voyage Glasgow - Quebec - MontrealAtlantic Journey ID 1827
 1924 Refitted, accommodation: 580 cabin-class, 1000 3rd-class passengers, renamed "Lancastria"Atlantic Journey ID 1829
 1924 Mar. 22, first voyage as Lancastria, Liverpool - Queenstown - New YorkAtlantic Journey ID 1828
 1925 Liverpool - Quebec - MontrealAtlantic Journey ID 1830
 1939 TroopingAtlantic Journey ID 1831
 1940 Bombed and sunk while evacuating troops from St Nazaire, about 3,000 lives lost, 2,477 savedAtlantic Journey ID 1832
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

Lancastria, ex Tyrrhenia, Cunard Line
Lancastria, ex Tyrrhenia, Cunard Line
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