SS Albania Archival Collection

 

 

Albania (1900) Cunard Line

Built by Swan & Hunter, Newcastle, England. Tonnage: 7,682. Dimensions: 461' x 52'. Twin-screw, 11 knots. Triple expansion engines. Four masts and one funnel. In Cunard Line fleet 1911-12. Sold to Bank Line in 1912. Renamed: Poleric (1912). Fate: Broken up for scrap in 1930. Previous Names: Ex-Cairnrona (1911), ex-Consuelo (1910).

 

Albania (1920) Cunard Line

The Cunard-Anchor Line RMS Albania. Length: 540 Feet; Tonnage: 13,000.

The Cunard-Anchor Line RMS Albania. Length: 540 Feet; Tonnage: 13,000. Going Abroad, 1923. GGA Image ID # 1bcdeff93e

Built by Scott's Shipbuilding & Engineering Co., Greenock, Scotland. Tonnage: 12,768. Dimensions: 523' x 64' (539' o.l.). Twin-screw, 15 knots. Steam turbines. Four masts and one funnel. Passengers: 500 cabin. Maiden voyage: Liverpool-New York, January 18, 1921. Laid up in 1925. Renamed: California (1930). Fate: Became a war loss, August 11, 1941.

 

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Brochures

 

Front Cover, Going Abroad via Cunard and Anchor Lines, 1923, Brochure No. A&P 20154-23.

Going Abroad via Cunard and Anchor Lines - 1923

Excellent brochure from 1923 provides numerous photographs, the majority interior views of the many steamships in the fleets of the Cunard and Anchor Lines. Ships covered include Albania, Aquitania, Assyria, Berengaria, Cameronia, Carmania, Caronia, Columbia, Franconia, Laconia, Mauretania, Samaria, Saxonia, Scythia, Tuscania, Tyrrhenia, and "A" Class Ships. Additional features included Cold Buffets, Assorted Staterooms, and a large format Map of "Strange Lands and Foreign Ports Reached by Cunard and Anchor Passenger Services."

 

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Sailing Schedules

 

Cunard Canadian Service. Southampton to Quebec and Montreal Sailing Schedule from 11 July 1911 to 15 February 1912.

Cunard Canadian Service. Southampton to Quebec and Montreal Sailing Schedule from 11 July 1911 to 15 February 1912. Ships Include the Ascania, Albania, and Ausonia. RMS Franconia Passenger List, 8 August 1911. GGA Image ID # 1db7311adf

 

Sailing Schedule, Hamburg-Southampton-New York, and Liverpool-Québec and Montréal, from 3 August 1922 to 11 November 1922.

Sailing Schedule, Hamburg-Southampton-New York, and Liverpool-Québec and Montréal, from 3 August 1922 to 11 November 1922. Ships Included the Albania, Ausonia, Cassandra, Caronia, Saxonia, and Tyrrhenia. RMS Laconia Passenger List, 24 August 1922. GGA Image ID # 1e9b52e7a7

 

Sailing Schedule, Southampton-Cherbourg-New York, from 13 October 1923 to 25 March 1924.

Sailing Schedule, Southampton-Cherbourg-New York, from 13 October 1923 to 25 March 1924. Ships Included the Albania, Andania, Antonia, Aquitania, Ausonia, Berengaria, Laconia, Mauretania, Saxonia, and Tyrrhenia. RMS Samaria Passenger List, 22 October 1923. GGA Image ID # 1f19fa1211

 

Sailing Schedule, Liverpool-Queenstown (Cobh)-New York and London-New York, from 8 September 1923 to 1 December 1923.

Sailing Schedule, Liverpool-Queenstown (Cobh)-New York and London-New York, from 8 September 1923 to 1 December 1923. Ships Included the Albania, Carmania, Caronia, Franconia, Laconia, Saxonia, and Scythia. RMS Berengaria Passenger List, 15 September 1923. GGA Image ID # 20aabdb22c

 

Sailing Schedule, Liverpool-Queenstown (Cobh)-New York and Liverpool-Queenstown (Cobh)-Boston, from 6 October 1923 to 29 March 1924.

Sailing Schedule, Liverpool-Queenstown (Cobh)-New York and Liverpool-Queenstown (Cobh)-Boston, from 6 October 1923 to 29 March 1924. Ships Included the Albania, Ausonia, Cameronia, Carmania, Caronia, Franconia, Laconia, Samaria, Scythia, and Tyrrhenia. RMS Samaria Passenger List, 22 October 1923. GGA Image ID # 1f18c82ce2

 

Sailing Schedule, Hamburg-London-Southampton-New York and New York-Plymouth-Cherbourg-London-Hamburg, from 13 October 1923 to 29 March 1924.

Sailing Schedule, Hamburg-London-Southampton-New York and New York-Plymouth-Cherbourg-London-Hamburg, from 13 October 1923 to 29 March 1924. Ships Included the Albania, Andania, Antonia, Ausonia, Laconia, Saxonia, and Tyrrhenia. RMS Samaria Passenger List, 22 October 1923. GGA Image ID # 1f19beaa99

 

Eastbound Sailing Schedule from the US and Canadian Ports to European Ports, from 18 June 1924 to 3 September 1924.

Eastbound Sailing Schedule from the US and Canadian Ports to European Ports, from 18 June 1924 to 3 September 1924. Ships Included the Albania, Andania, Antonia, Aquitania, Assyria, Athenia, Ausonia, Berengaria, California, Cameronia, Carmania, Caronia, Cassandra, Columbia, Franconia, Laconia, Lancastria, Mauretania, Samaria, Saturnia, Saxonia, Scythia, and Tuscania. RMS Aquitania Second Class Passenger List, 18 June 1924. GGA Image ID # 20aea275f3

 

Westbound Sailing Schedule, from European Ports to Canadian and US Ports, from 19 June 1924 to 26 August 1924.

Westbound Sailing Schedule, from European Ports to Canadian and US Ports, from 19 June 1924 to 26 August 1924. Ships Included the Albania, Andania, Antonia, Aquitania, Assyria, Athenia, Ausonia, Berengaria, California, Cameronia, Carmania, Caronia, Cassandra, Columbia, Franconia, Laconia, Lancastria, Mauretania, Samaria, Saturnia, Saxonia, Scythia, and Tuscania. RMS Aquitania Second Class Passenger List, 18 June 1924. GGA Image ID # 20aeac371f

 

Sailing Schedule, Hamburg-London-New York, from 3 May 1924 to 8 November 1924.

Sailing Schedule, Hamburg-London-New York, from 3 May 1924 to 8 November 1924. Ships Included the Albania, Lancastria, and Saxonia. RMS Berengaria Passenger List, 24 May 1924. GGA Image ID # 20ac1df0b5

 

Sailing Schedule, Southampton-Cherbourg-New York, from 3 May 1925 to 8 October 1925.

Sailing Schedule, Southampton-Cherbourg-New York, from 3 May 1925 to 8 October 1925. Ships Included the Albania, Aquitania, Berengaria, Lancastria, Mauretania, Saxonia, and Scythia. RMS Berengaria Passenger List, 24 May 1925. GGA Image ID # 20ab1b7a1d

 

Proposed Sailings, Cunard Line, Southampton-Cherbourg-New York, from 13 August 1925 to 3 February 1926.

Proposed Sailings, Cunard Line, Southampton-Cherbourg-New York, from 13 August 1925 to 3 February 1926. Ships Included the Albania, Andania, Aquitania, Ascania, Ausonia, Berengaria, Caronia, Lancastria, and Mauretania. RMS Alaunia Passenger List, 21 August 1925. GGA Image ID # 1dfef4697b

 

Proposed Sailings, Cunard Line, London-New York and Hamburg-New York (Joint Service Between American Line, Cunard, and White Star Line). from 19 August 1925 to 13 March 1926.

Proposed Sailings, Cunard Line, London-New York and Hamburg-New York (Joint Service Between American Line, Cunard, and White Star Line). from 19 August 1925 to 13 March 1926. Ships Included the Albania, Andania, Antonia, Arabic, Ascania, Ausonia, Caronia, and Lancastria. RMS Alaunia Passenger List, 21 August 1925. GGA Image ID # 1dff49d2fd

 

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Fleet List

 

Cunard Line Atlantic Services and Fleet List with Tonnage and Assigned Commanders, 1911.

Cunard Line Atlantic Services and Fleet List with Tonnage and Assigned Commanders, 1911. Ships Included the Albania, Aquitania, Ascania, Ausonia, Campania, Carmania, Caronia, Carpathia, Franconia, Ivernia, Laconia, Lusitania, Mauretania, Pannonia, Saxonia, and Ultonia. RMS Franconia Passenger List, 8 August 1911. GGA Image ID # 1e8030fb50

 

Cunard Line Atlantic Services and Fleet List with Tonnage and Assigned Commanders, 1912.

Cunard Line Atlantic Services and Fleet List with Tonnage and Assigned Commanders, 1912. Ships Include the Alaunia, Albania, Andania, Aquitania, Ascania, Ausonia, Campania, Carmania, Caronia, Carpathia, Franconia, Ivernia, Laconia, Lusitania, Mauretania, Pannonia, Saxonia, and Ultonia. RMS Caronia Passenger List, 30 March 1912. GGA Image ID # 1dc9ece700

 

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Photographs

 

The Smoking Room of the RMS Albania Is Like a Room in an Old Inn.

The Smoking Room of the RMS Albania Is Like a Room in an Old Inn. It Is Paneled in Oak and Has a Marble Fireplace and Early English Chairs and Settees. Going Abroad, 1923. GGA Image ID # 1bce51c609

 

Comfortable Little Tables and Easy Chairs Make the Writing Room of the RMS Albania a Place of Absolute Convenience.

Comfortable Little Tables and Easy Chairs Make the Writing Room of the RMS Albania a Place of Absolute Convenience. You May Write Newsy Letters Here or Read the Latest Novel at Your Ease. Going Abroad, 1923. GGA Image ID # 1bce8f68d2

 

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Books

 

Era of the Passenger Liner - 1992

The Gilded Era comes back to life as the reader relives the careers of stately ships and express greyhounds from immigrant ships to floating palaces. Scarce, large format book containing 288pp. Features photographs, statistics, and background of 280 passenger liners, each with a picture.

 

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