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Monday, 2 November 2009

Aquitania



The Aquitania was launched from John Browns shipyard on the 21 April 1913,she was the last of Cunards four funnelled ships.
She was known as" The ship beautiful "through out her carrier,her d├ęcor being second to none at the time,during the twenties she transported royalty and wealthy across the Atlantic.

During the fist world war she was converted to a troop ship,with the arrival of the Queen Mary in 1936 she was due to be decommissioned from service,but with the out break of war she once more took up the role of troop ship.

She finally went to the breakers in 1950 at Faslane on the Clyde,she had travelled over 3 million miles and crossed the Atlantic 475 times.


1 comment:

Jane said...

Fascinating blog and beautiful pictures..