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British schoolship 'Devonia' of 1939
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No: 22178   Contributor: David T. Jackson   Year: 1965   Manufacturer: Fairfield, Govan, United Kingdom   Country: United Kingdom
British schoolship 'Devonia' of 1939

British India Steam Navigation Co's educational cruise ship "Devonia" (12,796 tons gross, built by Fairfield Shipbuilding & Engineering Co., Govan) at anchor off Brodick, Isle of Arran, on 11th September 1965. She was built in 1939 as the troopship "Devonshire" (then 11,275 tons gross) for Bibby Line Ltd. of Liverpool (& sister to B.I's "Dunera" & "Dilwara"). She was bought by B.I. in 1962 and converted to a schoolship by Barclay Curle & Co, Whiteinch, with a passenger capacity of 194 in cabins 834 in dormitories. At the end of 1967 she was sold for scrapping in Italy.
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