Built: 1921, Armstrong Whitworth & Co, Newcastle. Yard No: 970
Funnels: 1 Masts: 2
Tonnage: 13,912 GRT
Dimensions: 164.0 x 19.9 m / 538 x 65.3 ft
Engines: Geared turbines from builders.
Twin Screw; 8,500 SHP; 15 kn.
Hull: Steel, 2 Decks and shelter deck, 7 hatches, 20 derricks, fcsle & bridge-426 ft.
Passengers: 510-Cabin Class, 1,178-3rd Class
On 16 Apr 1926 RMS Ausonia departed Cherbourg (a city in northwest France on the English Channel). On board was our ancestor, Andrew Bauman (b.29 Jan 1901 in B. Oszlop, Hungary) son of Ferenc Bauman & Zsuzsanna Grosz.
The Ausonia arrived in Quebec, Canada on 25 Apr 1926.
In 1927 she was refitted for the new cabin-, tourist- and third-class configuration.
On 2 September 1939 she was requisitioned by the Admiralty and converted into an armed merchant cruiser; then in 1942 she was converted into a heavy repair ship.
She was scrapped in Castellon, Spain in 1965.