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The SS Russia, Built for the Cunard Line in 1867

The SS Russia, Built for the Cunard Line in 1867, Was Their First Ship to Be Propelled by Direct-Acting Engines. She Was a Comfortable Ship and Deservedly Popular With Transatlantic Passengers of Those Days. GGA Image ID # 14202036fa

Russia (1867) Cunard Line

Built by J. & G. Thomson. Ltd., Glasgow. Scotland. Tonnage: 2,959. Dimensions: 358' x 42'. Single-screw. 14 knots. Inverted engines. Three masts and one funnel. Clipper bow. Iron hull. Passengers: 235 first class: at later date increased to 430. Maiden voyage: Liverpool-New York, June 15. 1867. Speed Record: Won the Blue Ribbon of the Atlantic by crossing from New York to Queenstown in 8 days and 25 minutes. She failed to hold the speed record for any extended period, for in November 1867 she relinquished it to the new victor, the Inman liner City of Paris. Sale: Sold to Red Star Line in 1881. Renamed: Waesland (1881).

Front Cover, Reprinted From "BUSINESS ILLUSTRATED".	December, 1902.

The Story of the Cunard Line - 1902

Cunard Steamship Company, Limited, one of the oldest and most famous of British steam navigation undertakings elected to remain independent and outside the scope of the great Trust. This is their Story as published by BUSINESS ILLUSTRATED. December 1902. Lavishly Illustrated including Interior Photographs. Ships Featured: Britannia, Scotia, Russia, Servia, Umbria, Etruria, Campania, Lucania, Ivernia, Saxonia


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The GG Archives is the work and passion of two people, Paul Gjenvick, a professional archivist, and Evelyne Gjenvick, a curator. Paul earned a Masters of Archival Studies - a terminal degree from Clayton State University in Georgia, where he studied under renowned archivist Richard Pearce-Moses. Our research into the RMS Laconia and SS Bergensfjord, the ships that brought two members of the Gjønvik family from Norway to the United States in the early 20th century, has helped us design our site for other genealogists. The extent of original materials at the GG Archives can be very beneficial when researching your family's migration from Europe.