RMS Franconia (I)
Length: 190,5 m
Beam: 21,7 m
GRT: 18,150 t
Built: 1911 Swan, Hunter & Wigham Richardson, Newcastle, England
Speed: 17 kn
Sister ship: Laconia
She was built for the Liverpool - Boston run, also cruises.
In February 1915 she became a troopship for the Royal Navy.
On 10-04-1916 she was torpedoed and sunk by the German submarine UB 47 195 sea miles SE off Malta and sank in 50 minutes. 12 people lost their lives.