IVERNIA 1955: John Brown Clydebank

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IVERNIA 1955: John Brown Clydebank

Post by Deepol » Wed May 30, 2012 5:13 am

Second in line was IVERNIA delivered in June 1955. Following the downturn in Transatlantic traffic she along with SAXONIA arrived back at Clydebank in 1962 where she re-emerged as FRANCONIA in 1963 converted for cruising and painted green similar to CARONIA.
In 1973 they were both sold to Russian interests and following refits on the Tyne IVERNIA became FYODOR, later amended to FEDOR, SHALYAPIN. She sailed till February 6th 2004 when as SALONA she arrived at Alang to be scrapped.
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IverniaLaunch-JohnBrownClydebank.jpg
Launch on 14th December 1954. Slide from Steel and Bennie Album.
Ivernia-fitout-Clydebank-.jpg
Fitting out
Ivernia-trials.jpg
Magnificent Arran backdrop for trials.
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Re: IVERNIA 1955: John Brown Clydebank

Post by Deepol » Wed May 30, 2012 5:20 am

Conversions on Clyde and Tyne. Their basic original profiles were retained.
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Ivernia-Saxonia-conversion-Franconia-Carmania-ClydebankOct62-2.jpg
Franconia and Carmania-to-be
Ivernia_FedorShalyapin-NorthShields.jpg
Becoming Fedor Shalyapin on Tyneside
FedorShalyapin-n.jpg
As Fedor Shalyapin
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Re: IVERNIA 1955: John Brown Clydebank

Post by Deepol » Tue Aug 16, 2016 11:02 am

Wee drawing of her from days gone by....
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Re: IVERNIA 1955: John Brown Clydebank

Post by Dennis Maccoy » Thu Nov 30, 2017 12:11 pm

As Franconia at Southampton in August 1966.
Franconia, Southampton, August 1966 A_1.jpg
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Re: IVERNIA 1955: John Brown Clydebank

Post by Dennis Maccoy » Thu Nov 30, 2017 12:15 pm

Under conversion to Fyodor Shalyapin at Smith's Docks North Shields on 13 October 1973 with Leonid Sobinov (Saxonia) inboard.
Fydor Shalyapin, 13 October 1973 (1) A_2_1.jpg
Fydor Shalyapin, 13 October 1978 (3) A_1.jpg
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Re: IVERNIA 1955: John Brown Clydebank

Post by Deepol » Tue Dec 05, 2017 8:57 pm

I'm glad their basic shape was never altered unlike the other two.
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