Cunard Ship Photos

Painting by Gordon Bauwens - see

RMS Sylvania - one of the "600 footers"
At Greenock, with Empress of England or Britain in the background

Between 1954 and 1957, Cunard took delivery of 4 sister ships from John Brown & Co, Clydebank, for the Canadian liner service. The Sylvania was delivered in 1957, was sold in 1968 to the Italian Sitmar Line, renamed Fairwind, converted for cruising.Sold to P&O in 1988 and renamed Sitmar Fairwind, she later was renamed Dawn Princess in the same year. Sold in 1993, she was renamed Albatross and again in 2003, Genoa. She was sold, like her sisterships, to Indian breakers, arriving at Alang in January 2004, where she was dismantled on the beach. Thus, the four sisters began their careers at the same shipyard and ended at the same breakers beach.