Loch Etive

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Pride of the Macaphee Line, commanded by Captain Harding. Registration number RMA801.

A luxury airship liner 1000 feet long and able to carry up to 400 passengers and 50 tons of cargo, cruising at a speed of 100 miles an hour. Flew the Red Route - Croydon, Canada, San Francisco, Quito in British Ecuador, Tahiti, Tonga, Sydney, Hong Kong, Calcutta, Aden, Cairo, Croydon.

Map of the Red Route.

She was later captured by General O T Shaw and renamed the Shan-tien, which means 'Lightning'. It was used to take the bomb to Hiroshima.

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