Saturday, March 17, 2012

RMS Mauretania II

Far less famous than her glorious namesake, the Mauretania was launched on July 28, 1938 in Liverpool.
She made her first Atlantic crossing in June 1939, showing a moderate average speed - 20.60 knots westbound, 22 knots eastbound.
During WWII, the Mauretania was converted into a troop transport.
The ship was released from her war duties on September 2, 1946 after arriving back from Halifax, N.S. She is seen here berthed on Princes Landing Stage disembarking the last of her wartime passengers.

Read the Mauretania II story @ Liverpool Ships

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