Author Topic: RMS Mauretania (1938)  (Read 15316 times)

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Online Isabelle Prondzynski

Re: Mauretania
« Reply #30 on: Oct 29, 2012, 04:22 PM »
Here is something to please the heart of our very own Mauretania 1907 : a whole Flickr gallery devoted to the beautiful ship!

https://www.flickr.com/photos/a_responsibility_to_awe/galleries/72157631869629109/

Some of the construction photos are amazing...

Offline Bob C.

Re: Mauretania
« Reply #31 on: Oct 30, 2012, 02:19 AM »
Outstanding collection!

Offline Mauretania1907

Re: Mauretania
« Reply #32 on: Oct 31, 2012, 03:58 AM »
 ;D I am totally amazed, and very grateful someone has gone to the trouble of giving us a taste of seeing that room in colour, makes me think I could go aboard. I'm just shivering!

Offline Tyne Turbine

Re: Mauretania
« Reply #33 on: Nov 08, 2012, 09:33 PM »
When at school about fifty years ago we used to use the private sports fields of Swan Hunters & Wigham Richardson Limited. The pavillion was approached up a tree lined drive and at the entrance there was a mounted ships bell which I am sure was marked as being from the "Mauretania". Admittedly it could have been a replica or more than one may have been cast but since the demise of Swan Hunters the area is now just a public park and I doubt that the bell will remain in situ.

Offline Twynkle

Launch of Mauritania - BBC One 'Flog it' short clip on 7.12.14
« Reply #34 on: Dec 08, 2014, 05:24 PM »
Walking past a TV set, just caught a glimpse of RMS Mauritania being launched in 1938!
The Crowds  at "Lairds", the River Mersey, the way the Lady who launched her, truly hurling the bottle at the great bow - and the grace of that ship down the slipway are things all well worth seeing.
 'Flog it' (4.30 - 5.15 pm) and the snippet was on at approx. 5.00 pm BBC1 (UK) today. It still viewable at the moment, however I'm not sure whether it will be repeated on iPlayer.
If you can - Good Watching!



Online Isabelle Prondzynski

Re: Mauretania
« Reply #35 on: Jun 11, 2015, 01:35 PM »
Fantastic and rare colour photograph of RMS Mauretania in the floating dock :

https://www.facebook.com/SouthamptonMemories/photos/a.773878496034742.1073741848.342305639192032/825395547549703/?type=1&theater

On Facebook -- hope you can manage to see this amazing picture!

Offline Bob Flett

Re: Mauretania
« Reply #36 on: Jun 11, 2015, 08:55 PM »
Absolutely amazing picture, best I have seen of Mauritania, didn't think there were colours of her. Thanks.

Offline Graham Taylor

Re: Mauretania
« Reply #37 on: Jun 12, 2015, 09:26 PM »
After looking at the wonderful model of Mauri day to day for five years I have a special affection for her. What a wonderful evocative photo.
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Offline Twynkle

Re: Mauretania
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Offline Oceanic

RMS Mauretania (1938): A Jewel Lost Among Queens.
« Reply #39 on: Dec 09, 2017, 06:01 PM »
This topic is dedicated to the second Mauretania of 1938, the forgotten Cunarder, who despite 27 years of service to Cunard and proving to be an essential troop transport during World War Two has largely been forgotten by time while her fleetmates remain ingrained in the history books.

This thread has been created in hopes of sparking discussion about the second Lady of the Atlantic's career and legacy. Any memories or opinions are more than welcome!   
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Online Thomas Hypher

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Re: RMS Mauretania (1938): A Jewel Lost Among Queens.
« Reply #40 on: Dec 09, 2017, 06:47 PM »
I have read over the years about her own last years in service, the oil company charter and Captain John Treasure Jones' account of her final voyage (he took QM to Long Beach about a year later), repainting to the second Caronia's famous green, and her Mediterranean cruises, and seen photos of her at the breaker's yard in Scotland. Definitely a forgotten but excellent Cunard ship and Ocean Liner (I think the largest passenger ship built in England before WW2).

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Re: RMS Mauretania (1938): A Jewel Lost Among Queens.
« Reply #41 on: Dec 09, 2017, 07:04 PM »
Here's her Wikipedia article, I got a couple of things wrong. She went to scrap in 1965 instead of a year before QM retired (December 1967). And she was the largest ship to dock in the inner dock system in London/Tilbury (I once saw a pathe video of that) not the largest passenger ship built in England at the time as far as I know.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/RMS_Mauretania_(1938)
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Online Isabelle Prondzynski

Re: RMS Mauretania (1938)
« Reply #42 on: May 17, 2022, 10:54 AM »


A fine picture taken on QE2. Does anyone remember where this was hanging?