Radar - equipment
Continually scanning the surrounding waters with its pencil-sharp
radar beam, this antenna, part of Raytheon's Mariner Pathfinder installation
on the SS DROTTTNINGHOLM, is perched on top of the foremast 103' above
Completely in the clear, it provides 360 degrees scanning free from
Original Caption by Science Service
© Ray Rice - Raytheon
RMS Virginian was a steam turbine powered transatlantic ocean liner,
launched in 1904 for the Allan Line. She operated from 1920 to 1948
for the Swedish American Line as SS Drottningholm.
The S/S Drottningholm, (ex Virginian) was built in 1905 by A. Stephen
& Sons in Glasgow for the Allan Line. She was 11,182 tons gross,
6,546 under deck and 6,832 net. The poop was 70 feet long, bridge
deck 210 feet and the house on deck was 1,269 tons. The forecastle
113 feet long. She was constructed in steel and had 3 decks. She
was fitted for oil fuel and equipped with electric light, refrigerating
machinery, submarine signaling device and wireless. Propulsion:
single reduction geared steam turbines, and she had triple screws.
The engine was built by A/B DeLavals Angturbin in Stockholm. Call
sign: KCMH. Official registration #: 6277. Port of registry: Gothenburg.
Courtesy: Lloyd's registry of shipping, subm.