of Joseph Chatterton
Joseph Chatterton, his wife Annie
and their sons, George and Owen,
emigrated to America where Annie
had been born. The arrived on 30 May 1907 aboard the Caronia,
pictured. (See manifest)
Built by John Brown & Company, Clydebank, Scotland, 1905.
19,524 gross tons; 650 (bp) feet long; 72 feet wide. Steam
quadruple expansion engines, twin screw. Service speed 18
knots. 1,550 passengers (300 first class, 350 second class,
900 third class).Two funnels, two masts, steel hull, three
decks and shelter deck.
Built for Cunard Line, British flag, in 1905 and named
Caronia. Liverpool-Boston-New York and Mediterranean-New
York service. Armed merchant cruiser, then troopship during
World War I. Scrapped at Osaka, Japan in 1933.