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RMS Mauretania was an ocean liner designed by Leonard Peskett a...

wikipedia - 20 Sep 2016
RMS Mauretania was an ocean liner designed by Leonard Peskett and built by Swan, Hunter & Wigham Richardson for the British Cunard Line, and launched on the afternoon of 20 September 1906. She was the world's largest ship until the completion of RMS Olympic in 1911 as well as the fastest until Bremen's maiden voyage in 1929. Mauretania became a favourite among her passengers. After capturing the Eastbound Blue Riband on her maiden return voyage in December 1907, she claimed the Westbound Blu
rms mauretania (1906)

What happened this day in history: September 20

Market Rasen Mail - 20 Sep 2017
1906 - Cunard Line's RMS Mauretania was launched at the Swan Hunter & Wigham Richardson shipyard in Newcastle upon Tyne. 1909 - Parliament passed the South Africa Act 1909, creating the Union of South Africa from the British Colonies of the Cape of ...
rms mauretania (1906)

Step aboard Dorset's most unusual holiday home

The Times (subscription) - 29 Apr 2017
Context is a buzzword for modern architects. It's no longer enough to build an avant-garde, cutting-edge design: it now has to reference the vernacular or an old barn next door. The HouseBoat, a new holiday home overlooking Poole Harbour, is a case in ...
rms mauretania (1906)

World War One role of luxury liner RMS Mauretania

BBC News - 13 Nov 2014
RMS Mauretania, one of the most famous ships to be built on Tyneside, was launched amid great fanfare in 1906. The luxury liner was famous for its speed, for many years holding the record for the quickest trans-Atlantic crossing. What is less well ...
rms mauretania (1906)

The Eerie Links Between the Lusitania and the Titanic

TIME - 07 May 2015
When the Lusitania went down, three years after the sinking of the Titanic, the similarities were hard to overlook. Both British ocean liners had been the largest ships in the world when first launched (the Lusitania at 787 feet in 1906, and the ...
rms mauretania (1906)

Celebrating Mauretania Day with random acts of kindness

The ambler - 24 Jun 2016
Many people know Amble as the Friendliest Port and the story behind this soubriquet has led to a celebration event at Amble Harbour Village, with classic cars, a brass band and a distinctive 1930s theme to the day. On Wednesday 3rd July 1935, when RMS ...
rms mauretania (1906)

After the Titanic sank, the ship's owner hid away in Ireland

IrishCentral - 15 Dec 2016
After the 1906 launches of the liners RMC Lusitania and the RMS Mauretania by White Star's primary rivals, Cunard, Ismay found that his business was no longer competitive. So Ismay undertook a massive new project, one he hoped would launch the next ...
rms mauretania (1906)

Take a look at the Mauretania in her dazzle days from 1915

Liverpool Echo - 29 Apr 2015
A spectacular wooden model of Cunard's legendary liner RMS Mauretania, once the biggest and fastest ship in the world, is being auctioned on Tuesday, May 12 and is expected to sell for up to £50,000. National Museums Liverpool is aiming to raise the ...
rms mauretania (1906)

4 revelations about the Titanic disaster

BBC History Magazine (blog) - 06 Nov 2015
Using rarely seen and previously unpublished accounts of the sinking, On A Sea of Glass: The Life & Loss of the RMS Titanic examines the ship's design, construction and maiden voyage, and considers why so few of those aboard the ship survived. Now in ...
rms mauretania (1906)

RMS Mauretania bell fails to sell at auction

BBC News - 26 Oct 2011
A brass bell from the liner RMS Mauretania has failed to sell at an auction in London. The floor-standing Edwardian bell was one of three made for the 1906 launched liner and was on the ship for 30 years. When it was removed it was displayed in the ...
rms mauretania (1906)

Today in History: Sept. 20

Manning Live - 19 Aug 2015
1906 – Cunard Line's RMS Mauretania is launched at the Swan Hunter & Wigham Richardson shipyard in Newcastle upon Tyne, England. 1909 – The Parliament of the United Kingdom passes the South Africa Act 1909, creating the Union of South Africa ...

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