Tuesday, June 26, 2007

Here she is

This is the actual S.S. Carmania, whose steerage section was home to Ilona and her little son for seventeen days back in 1909. Learn a little more about the ship's own fascinating story here.

A few facts on the S.S. Carmania:
  • Built in 1905
  • 678 feet long
  • 72 feet wide
  • Displacement: 19,524 tons
  • Propulsion: Steam turbines, triple screw
  • Passenger capacity: 2,650 (300 in 1st class, 350 in 2nd class, 900 in 3rd class and 1,100 in the steerage section where Ilona and her son traveled)

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