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Lusitania Specifications

Flag United Kingdom
Shipping company Cunard Line
Port of registry Liverpool
Designer Leonard Peskett
Gross tonnage 31,550
Displacement tonnage 38,000
Net tonnage 12,611
Length overall 787 feet / 239.8 meters
Length between perpendiculars 760 feet / 231.5 meters
Beam 87 feet 6 inches / 26.7 meters
Draft 33 feet 6 inches / 10.2 meters
Depth 60 feet 4.25 inches / 18.4 meters
Number of funnels 4
Number of masts 2
Number of decks 10 – Navigation, Boat (A), Promenade (B), Shelter (C), Saloon (D), Main (E), Lower (F), Orlop, Lower Orlop, Tank Top
Machinery Four Parsons steam turbines direct-action powering three-bladed quadruple screws, 76,000 horsepower; four-bladed screws fitted 1909.
Boilers 25 cylindrical Scotch (23 double ended, 2 single ended) in four boiler rooms; 192 furnaces with total heating surface 158 350 square feet; steam pressure 195 pounds per square inch.
Coal consumption 840 tons per day
Service speed 25 knots, maximum 26.35 knots
Electrical generators 4 generator sets, each with 375-kilowatt capacity, 110-120 voltage.
Cooling water consumption 65,000 gallons / 246,025 liters per minute
Builder John Brown and Co., Clydebank, Scotland
Yard number 367
Official number 124,082
Rivets used in construction 4,000,000 +
Launch date 7 June 1906
Godmother Mary, Lady Inverclyde
Passenger accommodation Designed:
552 saloon (first class, 260 rooms)
460 second cabin (second class, 145 rooms)
1,186 third class (302 rooms)
2,298 total 

In 1915:
563 saloon (first class)
464 second cabin (second class)
1,138 third class
2,165 total

Crew accommodation Designed:
69 deck
389 victualling
369 engineering
827 total (850 in 1915)
Carrying capacity Designed, 3,125

In 1915: 3,015

Lifeboats Designed, 16 standard boats; May 1915, 22 standard, 26 collapsibles.


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