RMS Antonia

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.

RMS Antonia
United Kingdom
Name: RMS Antonia
Owner: Cunard Line
Port of registry: United Kingdom
Builder: Vickers Ltd, Barrow
Yard number: 498
Launched: 11 March 1921
Maiden voyage: 15 June 1922
Fate: Broken up at Troon in Scotland in 1948.
General characteristics
Class and type: Ocean liner
Tonnage: 13,867 GRT
Length: 158.45 metres (519.8 ft)
Beam: 19.90 metres (65.3 ft)
Installed power:
  • Double reduction steam turbines
  • 8,500 SHP
Propulsion: Twin Propellers
Speed: 15 knots
  • Passengers:
  • 500 cabin class
  • 1,200 3rd class
Crew: 271

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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