SAXONIA 1954: John Brown Clydebank

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SAXONIA 1954: John Brown Clydebank

Post by Deepol » Wed May 30, 2012 5:40 am

On February 17th February 1954 she was the first of four ships for Cunard's Canadian service later known as the Cunard Quartet.
Delivered in August she served till 1962 when, following a downturn in Transatlantic traffic she along with sister IVERNIA arrived back at Clydebank where she re-emerged as CARMANIA 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 SAXONIA became LEONID SOBINOV until October 1st 1999 when she arrived at Alang to be scrapped.
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Saxonia-Trials.jpg
On her trials. Bill Forth Collection
Saxonia-Ivernia-conversion-ClydebankOct62.jpg
Back for conversion in 1962
Saxonia-LeonidSobinov-aerial.jpg
Publicity photo as Leonid Sobinov. I'm sure it was CTC Cruises they were marketed as.
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Re: SAXONIA 1954: John Brown Clydebank

Post by Deepol » Wed Nov 29, 2017 9:04 pm

Saxonia and Ivernia now Carmania and Franconia completing conversion at Clydebank.
John Brown/UCS photo.
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Re: SAXONIA 1954: John Brown Clydebank

Post by Dennis Maccoy » Thu Nov 30, 2017 11:55 am

Saxonia as Leonid Sobinov at Smith's Docks, North Shields.
Leonid Sobinov, 27 October 1973 A_2_1.jpg
During conversion, 27 October 1973 with Fydor Shalyapin (Ivernia) inboard.
Leonid Sobinov, 14 October 1978 A_2_1.jpg
Back for refit, 14 October 1978.
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