7th April 2004, 19:15
The three Anchor Line 'sister' ships included CILICIA, CIRCASSIA and CALEDONIA. Tonnages were all a little over 11,000. The three were built in 1938, 1937 & 1948 resp. and were all twin screw, oil-fired of the 2X8 cyclinder Fairfield-Doxford opposed piston type with standard speed of 16.5 knots. They were designed for 300 First Class and 80 steerage passengers. These three magnificent vessels proved to be serious competition for P & O on the U.K./India run. Accommodation and catering services were exceptional.