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SS Arcadia

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1888. Voyage to Australia on Board the SS Arcadia (18/12/88) written by Andrew Gray (1847-1925)‎. Read the full diary entry here.

SS Arcadia may refer to:

  • SS Arcadia (1887)-built by Harland and Wolff for P&O, completed on 12 May 1888
  • SS Arcadia (1896)-built by Harland and Wolff for Hamburg America Line, in service 1896–1926
  • SS Arcadia (1922)-in service 1922–34
  • SS Arcadia (1954)-in service 1954–79

SS Arcadia (1954)

A ship such as the P. and 0 liner "Arcadia," required to be equipped with the range of products and services that people expected to find in homes, offices and centres of entertainment, in addition to propulsion and navigational installations. The " Arcadia " had a gross tonnage of 29,734 and was propelled by two sets of double-reduction geared turbines developing a total of 34,000 s.h.p. for a service speed of 22 · 5 knots. She was built by John Brown and Co. (Clydebank) Ltd., and launched in 1953.[1]

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