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   Saxonia as Leonid Sobinov (with sister ship Fedor Shalyapin) at Honiara, Solomon Islands in 1976.
   Photo © Geoffrey Barrett
Facts & Figures - Time Line
Owner/Operator:Cunard Steamship Co. Ltd, Liverpool
Year built:1954
Year broken up:1999
Builder:John Brown & Co, Clydebank, UK
Gross Tonnage:21,637
Length:185,4 m (608.3 ft)
Beam:24.5 m (80.4 ft)
Passengers (normal):929
Passengers (maximum):929
Service speed:20.0 kn
Sister Ships:Ivernia, Carinthia, Sylvania
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Time Line
February 17, 1954Launch of Saxonia at John Brown & Co
September 2, 1954Maiden trip in liner service Liverpool - Montreal, later Southampton - Montreal and Liverpool - New York
1962/1963 Rebuilt by John Brown & Co and renamed Carmania. Employed on transatlantic liner voyages and cruises from US ports
Gross Tonnage:22,592
October, 1971Laid up and offered for sale
August, 1973Sold to Nikreis Maritime Corp, Panama and employed for Black Sea Shipping Company as Leonid Sobinov. Employed on cruises.
1989Repaired at Ambelaki, Piraeus, Greece after engine problems
1990Cruises in the Mediterranean under Maltese flag for Transblasco Four Shipping, Valletta
April 1, 1999Arrival at Alang, India and broken up
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