SS Russia Archival Collection
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).
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