|Launched:||March 1, 1881|
|Maiden voyage:||November 26, 1881|
|Fate:||Broken up in 1902|
SS Servia was a 2-funnel 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 at 515 feet long and 52.1 feet wide, after SS Great Eastern. She made her maiden voyage in November 26, 1881 from Liverpool to New York. She was taken out of service and broken up in 1902.
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.
- Norway Heritage: SS Servia, Cunard Line
- Servia on Chris' Cunard Page http://www.chriscunard.com/servia.php
- Joslin, Katherine (2004). Jane Addams: A writer's life. University of Illinois Press. p. 19. ISBN 0252029232. http://books.google.com/books?id=qb0l059P64oC&pg=PA25&dq=%22ss+servia%22&as_brr=3#v=onepage&q=%22ss%20servia%22&f=false.