SS Tuscania Archival Collection

 

 

Built by Alexander Stephen & Sons, Ltd., Glasgow, Scotland. Tonnage: 14,348. Dimensions: 548' x 66' (567' o.l.). Propulsion: Twin-screw, 17 knots. Steam turbines. Masts and Funnels: Two masts and two funnels. Launched in September 1914. Passengers: 271 first, 246 second, 1,900 third. Maiden voyage: Glasgow-Liverpool-New York, February 6, 1915. War Service: Commissioned as a British troopship in First World War. Fate: Torpedoed and sunk 7 miles from Rathliu Light (Ireland), February 5, 1918, with the loss of 44 lives. Sister ship: Transylvania. Joint Service: The Cunard Line had control of the Anchor Line during the period these sister ships existed. They had planned to use the liners in a joint Mediterranean-New York service.

 

Built by Fairfield Shipbuilding & Engineering Co., Glasgow, Scotland. Tonnage: 16,991. Dimensions: 552' x 70' (575' o.l.). Propulsion: Twin-screw, 15 1/2 knots. Four steam turbines. Masts and Funnels: Two masts and one funnel. Launched, October 4, 1921. Passengers: 267 first, 377 second, 1,800 third. Maiden voyage: Glasgow-New York, September 16, 1922. Renamed: (a) Nea Hellas (1939), (b) Tuscania (1941) British troopship, (c) Nea Hellas (1947), (d) New York (1955). Sister ship: California. Joint Service: The Cunard Line had control of the Anchor Line during this period and used the Tuscania in Cunard's UK-New York Service.

 

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Front Cover, Cunard Line TSS Tuscania Tourist Third Class Passenger List - 10 July 1929.

1929-07-10 TSS Tuscania Passenger List

  • Steamship Line: Cunard Line
  • Class of Passengers: Tourist Third Class
  • Date of Departure: 10 July 1929
  • Route: New York to London via Plymouth and Le Havre
  • Commander: Captain William Rome

 

Front Cover, Cunard Line TSS Tuscania Second Class Passenger List - 9 August 1929.

1929-08-09 TSS Tuscania Passenger List

  • Steamship Line: Cunard Line
  • Class of Passengers: Second Class
  • Date of Departure: 9 August 1929
  • Route: New York to London via Plymouth and Le Havre
  • Commander: Captain William Rome

 

Front Cover, Cunard Line RMS Tuscania Tourist Third Cabin Passenger List - 24 August 1929.

1929-08-24 RMS Tuscania Passenger List

  • Steamship Line: Cunard Line
  • Class of Passengers: Tourist Third Cabin
  • Date of Departure: 24 August 1929
  • Route: Southampton to New York via Le Havre
  • Commander: Captain William Rome

 

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Front Cover, Cunard Tourist Third Cabin Accommodations Brochure. Undated, Circa Late 1920s

Cunard Tourist Third Cabin Accommodations - 1920s

Tourist Third Cabin replaced the old Third Class on the Cunard Steamships, the refinished accommodations attracted students, professors, young business people, and bargain-hunters filling the cabins left mostly empty from the decline of the immigrant trade.

This is a photo journal of the accommodations found in the new Tourist Third Cabin class. Ships Featured: Andania, Antonia, Aquitania, Ascania, Aurania, Ausonia, Berengaria, Caronia and Carmania, Laconia, Samaria, Scythia, Tuscania, and Lancastria.

 

Front Cover, The New Anchor Line Fleet to Ireland and Scotland. 1926 Brochure.

The New Anchor Line Fleet - 1926

Profusely illustrated brochure from 1926 documents the grand interiors of the Caledonia and Transylvania, the newest additions to the Anchor Line fleet with views of the California and Cameronia, transporting passengers between New York, Londonderry, and Glasgow. Ships Covered: Antonia, Ascania, Caledonia, California, Cameronia, Transylvania, and Tuscania.

 

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. 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."

Ships covered include Albania, Aquitania, Assyria, Berengaria, Cameronia, Carmania, Caronia, Columbia, Franconia, Laconia, Mauretania, Samaria, Saxonia, Scythia, Tuscania, Tyrrhenia, and "A" Class Ships.

 

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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, London-Southampton-New York, from 17 November 1927 to 12 May 1928.

Sailing Schedule, London-Southampton-New York, from 17 November 1927 to 12 May 1928. Ships Included the Alaunia, Antonia, Ascania, Ausonia, Carmania, Lancastria, and Tuscania. RMS Aquitania Passenger List, 26 November 1927. GGA Image ID # 1e1136df31

 

Sailing Schedule, Liverpool-Canadian Ports, from 11 November 1927 to 9 April 1928.

Sailing Schedule, Liverpool-Canadian Ports, from 11 November 1927 to 9 April 1928. Ships Included the Alaunia, Andania, Antonia, Ascania, Athenia, Ausonia, Carmania, Lancastria, Letitia, Samaria, Scythia, and Tuscania. RMS Aquitania Passenger List, 26 November 1927. GGA Image ID # 1e11e04456

 

Sailing Schedule, Liverpool-Canadian Ports, from 11 November 1927 to 9 April 1928.

Sailing Schedule, Liverpool-Canadian Ports, from 11 November 1927 to 9 April 1928. Ships Included the Alaunia, Andania, Antonia, Ascania, Athenia, Ausonia, Carmania, Lancastria, Letitia, Samaria, Scythia, and Tuscania. RMS Aquitania Passenger List, 26 November 1927. GGA Image ID # 1e11e04456

 

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The RMS Tuscania of the Cunard-Anchor Line. Length: 571 1/2 Feet; Tonnage: 17,000.

The RMS Tuscania of the Cunard-Anchor Line. Length: 571 1/2 Feet; Tonnage: 17,000. Going Abroad, 1923. GGA Image ID # 1bc97f8b85

 

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The Tuscania Boasts the Novelty of Having the Only Floating Bookshop in Existence.

The Tuscania Boasts the Novelty of Having the Only Floating Bookshop in Existence. Going Abroad, 1923. GGA Image ID # 1bca29eb0a

 

The Gymnasium on the Tuscania Is an Effective Contradiction to the Premise That a Sea-Voyage Is a Lazy Man's Holiday.

The Gymnasium on the Tuscania Is an Effective Contradiction to the Premise That a Sea-Voyage Is a Lazy Man's Holiday. You May He as Active Here as You Like. Going Abroad, 1923. GGA Image ID # 1bca4c8c24

 

The Tuscania Is Proud of Its Skipper, Captain Bone.

The Tuscania Is Proud of Its Skipper, Captain Bone, Who Is Here Seen Receiving a Silver Loving Cup from Scottish-American Friends in New York. Going Abroad, 1923. GGA Image ID # 1bcaa2a157

 

The Smoking Room on the Tuscania Puts You in Mind of Some Fine Old Club.

The Smoking Room on the Tuscania Puts You in Mind of Some Fine Old Club, Where a Man May Lean Back Luxuriously, Smoke His Favorite Brand, and Be Happy. Going Abroad, 1923. GGA Image ID # 1bcb03b365

 

This Stateroom, Typical for the Tuscania, Cameronia, and Tyrrhenia, Is a Two-Berth Room.

This Stateroom, Typical for the Tuscania, Cameronia, and Tyrrhenia, Is a Two-Berth Room with That Dainty Freshness Characteristic of These Ships. The New-Style Washstand, Instead of the Old "Clock," Is an Improvement. Going Abroad, 1923. GGA Image ID # 1bd238bb95

 

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Advertisement: Cunard Anchor Lines, Power, Stability, Comfort, Luxury in 1923.

Advertisement: Cunard Anchor Lines, Power, Stability, Comfort, Luxury in 1923 -- The New 20,000 Ton Cunarders Scythia, Laconia, Samaria, Franconia, and the Anchor Liners Cameronia and Tuscania. These Steamers--Running in Conjuction with the Renowned Caronia and Carmania--Offer Travel Opportunites Unexcelled in the History of Shipping. The World's Fastest Passenger Service, Weekly to Cherbourg and Southampton by the Aquitania, Mauretania, and Berengaria. Ocean Records, May 1923. GGA Image ID # 1e687406f0

 

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Front Cover, Classic Ocean Liners, Volume 1: Berengaria, Leviathan, & Majestic by Frank O. Braynard, © 1991.

Classic Ocean Liners, Volume 1: Berengaria, Leviathan, & Majestic

An absorbing and detailed account of the three ships: Berengaria, Leviathan, & Majestic, 50,000-ton dinosaurs of the transatlantic lines in the years before World War I.

 

Front Cover and Spine, Great Passenger Ships of the World, Volume 2: 1913-1923 by Arnold Kludas, 1976.

Great Passenger Ships of the World 1913-1923

The period 1913-1923 is dealt with in this second volume. Although it was only a decade, it was one of the most turbulent passenger ships in history. Competition to produce ever-larger vessels declined between leading North Atlantic shipping companies. For 20 years, the ships of the Imperator Class were the largest in the world.

 

Front Cover, Ocean Liner Collectibles with Price Guide by Myra Yellin Outwater, Photographs by Eric Boe Outwater, 1998.

Ocean Liner Collectibles

This book recreates the ambiance of the ocean linereraby showing the actual objects used on board. Each piece of ocean-liner memorabilia is like an aladdin's lamp, releasing wondrous memories of that grand style of travel.

 

Front Cover, Ocean Steamers: A History of Ocean-Going Passenger Steamships 1820-1970 by John Adams, 1993.

Ocean Steamers: A History of Ocean-Going Passenger Steamships 1820-1970

A history of the steam-powered passenger ship that details its story from the SS Savannah of 1819 to the SS Hamburg of 1969. It contains historical details of all civilian vessels built in the intervening years, with numerous illustrations and previously unpublished material.

 

Front Cover and Spine, Passenger Ships of the World, Past and Present by Eugene W. Smith, 1963.

Passenger Ships of the World - 1963

Passenger Ships of the World, 1963, represents an incredible resource covering passenger ships that are Trans-Atlantic, Trans-Pacific, Trans-Pacific via Panama Canal, Latin American, Africa and the Eastern Oceans, and California-Hawaii.

 

Front Cover, Pictorial Encyclopedia of Ocean Liners, 1860-1994 by William H Miller, Jr., 417 Photographs, 1995.

Pictorial Encyclopedia of Ocean Liners, 1860-1994

One of the most comprehensive pictorial references on ocean liners ever published, this superb chronicle by noted maritime historian William H. Miller, Jr., depicts and describes virtually every passenger ship of over 15,000 tons built between 1860 and the late 1900s.

 

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