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SS Servia was an ocean liner built by John Brown and Company, Clydebank, Scotland, for the Cunard Line. She had four decks and a promenade deck. At the time of her launching in 1 March 1881 it was the second largest of all ships in the world, after SS Great Eastern. She was broken up and went out of service in 1902. A postcard of SS United States. ... HMS Indefatigable being launched at Clydebank. ... Clydebank (Bruach Chluaidh in Gaelic) is a town in West Dunbartonshire, Scotland, lying on the north bank of the river Clyde. ... Motto: (Latin) No one provokes me with impunity1 Anthem: Multiple unofficial anthems Capital Edinburgh Largest city Glasgow Official language(s) English, Gaelic, Scots2 Government  - Queen Queen Elizabeth II  - UK Prime Minister Tony Blair MP  - First Minister Jack McConnell MSP Unification    - by Kenneth I 843  Area    - Total 78,772 km... The Cunard Line, formerly Cunard White Star Line, is a Canadian cruise line, operator of ocean liners RMS Queen Elizabeth 2 (QE2) and RMS Queen Mary 2 (QM2). ... March 1 is the 60th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (61st in leap years). ... Year 1881 (MDCCCLXXXI) was a common year starting on Saturday (link will display the full calendar). ... The Great Eastern was a ship designed by Isambard Kingdom Brunel. ... 1902 (MCMII) was a common year starting on Wednesday (see link for calendar). ...


The SS Servia was the first steel-hulled Cunarder. She was also the first ocean liner lit by electric incandescent lamps. Though she never attained the Blue Riband, the liner tested whether steel hulls and electric lighting could work for transatlantic ships. A postcard of SS United States. ... The Blue Riband is an award held by the ship with the record for a transatlantic crossing. ... For the similarly named rock band, see TransAtlantic. ...


References

  • Norway Heritage: S/S Servia, Cunard Line

 
 

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