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|Builder/Built||1900 John Brown & Co, Clydebank|
|Type||Passenger liner / cargo ship (twin screw)|
Built for the Cunard Line to ply the Liverpool to Boston and Liverpool to New York routes. When the United Kingdom entered World War I in August 1914, Saxonia was requisitioned for government service and taken off her then Trieste-Boston route.
She made a single voyage as a troopship, then was tied up in England on the River Thames as an accommodation ship for German prisoners of war. In March 1915, she resumed service as a troopship. She could carry 164 first class, 200 second class, and 1,600 third class passengers, reduced to 1,449 total after her 1920 refit. Scrapped in 1925.