RMS Andania (1922)

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RMS Andania was a British ocean liner, originally built for the Cunard Line in 1922. The ship was constructed in Newcastle upon Tyne by the shipbuilders Hawthorn Leslie and Company, was 538 feet long, and weighed just under 14,000 tons. She could carry more than 1,700 passengers and required 270 crew.[1] She firstly worked on the Hamburg to New York route, and later between Liverpool and Montreal.[2]

At the start of World War II, Andania was requisitioned for use as an armed merchant cruiser. Whilst engaged on these duties, she was torpedoed and badly damaged by German submarine U-A on 16 June 1940. All on board were rescued before the crippled liner sunk some 70 miles (110 km) from Reykjavík.


  1. Andania-II Independent website - Retrieved on 2007-07-25
  2. RMS Andania Greatships.net - Retrieved on 2007-07-25

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