Alfred Holt's "Jason" and Ixion", were also supposed to have been built with extra engine capacity. As they could cruise at 18 knots, I imagine the extra capacity would bring them up to 20 knots or more.Derek
Thanks for that, so many times you hear rumours of what ships could do & it turns out to be some kind of urban myth, nice to bottom the truth out in this case & interesting as well. Would have looked mighty impressive doing around 20 knots. A certain amount of vessels built for British owners just after WW 2 had provision for gun emplacements & decks strengthened, the likes of Clan Line & corresponding `K` class of PSNC spring to mind, don`t know when the practice was abandoned but would have thought early/mid 50`s most likely.