Just a fast work, a couple of hours!
I used inspiration from Det Bergenske Dampskipsselskap (BDS) ship, "TS Leda" a ship that traveled between Bergen and Stavanger (Norway) and Newcastle (UK).
Length: 265.48 meter
Beam: 29.0 meter
Draft: max: 11,70 meter
Displacement: estimated around 35.000 - 40.000.
Powerplant: 6 x complex-geared steam turbines; 4 shafts; 180.000 shp (standard), max load at 225.000 shp
Speed: Service speed at 33 knots, 40,8 knots during speed trail. Blue riband challenge speed: East 34,48 knots (engine problems), West: 36.7 knots. As a cruise ship: 22 knots
decks: as build: 6 passenger deck; as cruise ships in the 80's: 9+1 passenger deck
Designed to be a combined passenger and cargo Ocean Liner with focus on passenger transport. She wasn't designed to be the most luxurious ship but had a Luxurious deck on the ship. She was designed with a small 1. class area, large 2. class area and hugh 3. class capacity. Compared to other ships "TS Bergen" was build with better creature comfort on 3. class. (Bergenske Dampskipsselskap) (BDS) study that there was more 2. and 3. class passenger traveling across the ocean (mostly due to ticket price), so "BDS" had there focus on 2. and 3. class, but those that traveled on the small 1. class was treated as royalty, a newspaper jokingly nicked the ship as "the royal yacht with it's servants!" she had a unique bow design focused to give and sharp bow, with a small bulb.
Ordered in 1950, designed to be able to challenge SS United States for the "Blue Riband" but it wasn't the main focus for "BDS", they was only interested in earning money on the route. Due to this she was build with 6 powerful turbines with a complex gearing, where she normally would us 4 of the large turbines at normal operation, the 2 other turbines would only be used for High speed operation due to fuel cost and was dus very rarely in use. She needed powerful engine to be able to get up in those speed, due to the North Sea hull she was designed with. She was a boat that handle bad weather without problems.
Her carrier on the North Atlantic was short, but was soon put in on a new route. she would travel between Europa, North America and South America in both direction. in the early 70's she would be refurbished where the 2. and 1. class was extended and 3. class was made smaller and put in as a cruise ship. in this configuration she would most of the time only cruise on 2-3 turbines, speed wasn't important. in the late 70's 2 of here turbines was dismantled and used as spare parts, in that space couple of Diesel generators was mounted. here aft cargo deck was removed to give place for entertainment facility.
had here funnel raised 1 deck to give space for a skydeck/restaurant, she received also a swimming pool on aft deck. here second forward cargo deck was removed and gave place for entertainment facility. her turbines was refurbished and new more powerful Diesel generators replaced the old diesel generators, she received also electric engine for shaft 2 and 3 as an backup system, could do 10 knots on electric engine and would often use them, when entering harbors.
taken out of service. there are uncertainty about what to do with the ship, Refurbish and rebuild as a cruise ship or as a Hotel, conference and museum. But due to funding problems she was laid up, but never strickend, but due to financial problems within sister company (BDS) sold the ship to the government in a package with the government to get funds to rescue the company and it's sister company and now SS Bergen is under Government ownership. The ship had 2 of it decks fixed and being used as an re-educational center for people without work.