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Mauretania Specifications

Flag United Kingdom
Shipping company Cunard Line
Port of registry Liverpool
Designer Leonard Peskett
Gross tonnage 31,938
Length overall 790 feet / 240.8 meters
Length between perpendiculars 762.2 feet / 232.3 meters
Beam 88 feet / 26.8 meters
Draft 34 feet / 10.36 meters
Number of funnels 4
Number of masts 2
Machinery Direct-action Parsons steam turbine engines (two high pressure, two low pressure) by Wallsend Slipway Co. Ltd., geared to quadruple screws

  • 68,000 horsepower at launch
  • 76,000 horsepower on record-setting run
  • 90,000 horsepower after conversion to oil
Service speed 25 knots (27+ knots top speed)
Builder Swan, Hunter & Wigham Richardson, Wallsend-On-Tyne, England
Yard number 735
Godmother Anne, Duchess of Roxburghe
Launch date 20 September 1906
Passenger accommodation 563 saloon (first class)
464 second cabin (second class)
1,138 third class
Crew 802

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