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RMS Scotia Collection

Scotia (1862) Cunard Line

Built by Robert Napier & Sons, Glasgow, Scotland. Tonnage: 3,871. Dimensions: 379'x 47' (400' o.l.). Paddle-wheels, 13 1/2 knots. Side lever engines. Two masts and two funnels. Note: The last Cunard paddle-wheel steamer. Her 4,000 indicated horse-power engines were capable of driving the ship at 14 knots. This was the greatest power by paddle-wheel engines of trans-Atlantic steamships, also, could maintain the highest average speed. Speed Records: In December 1863 she made the Queenstown to New York passage in the record breaking time of 8 days and 3 hours. In June 1864 she attained an average speed of 14.54 knots for the Atlantic crossing. Final Voyage: Made her final Liverpool-New York voyage, May 29, 1876. Fate: Sold in 1878. As the converted twin-screw cable laying vessel, she was wrecked off Guam in March 1904.

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.