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Mauretania 1907 (Cunard Line)

Postby shipstamps » Tue Jun 24, 2008 3:19 pm

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Builder: Swan, Hunter & Wigham Richardson Ltd, Wallsend-on-Tyne, England.
Completed : October 1907.
Gross tonnage: 30696.
Dimensions: 790ft x 88ft. Depth 61ft. Engines: Four direct-action Parson steam turbines ; two high pressure and two low pressure.
Screws: Quadruple.
Watertight bulkheads: Eleven.
Decks: Six.
Normal speed: 25.50 knots. (Attained a speed of 27.04 knots on her trial runs.)
Officers and crew: 812.
Passenger accommodation : 563 first, 464 second, and 1138 third class.
Maiden voyage: Liverpool—Queenstown—New York on November 16, 1907.
In November 1907 she won the Blue Riband from her sister Lusitania by making the run from Am­brose Lighthouse to Queenstown in 4 days, 22 hours and 29 minutes at a speed of 23.69 knots. She lost the title back to her sister, but regained it permanently in July 1909 eastbound with a crossing of 4 days, 17 hours and 20 minutes at a speed of 25.89 knots. Commissioned as a trans­port in August 1914 and was later used as a hospital ship. Laid up at Greenock, Scotland, between 1916 and 1917 and transported American troops in late 1917. Decommissioned in May 1919 and resumed services on June 27, 1919, from Southampton to New York.
Damaged by fire at Southampton on July 25, 1921, she was repaired and fitted for oil fuel. Re-entered service on March 25, 1922, from Southampton to Cher­bourg and New York with a call at Plymouth eastbound.
 In 1931 her hull was painted white and she was sent cruising. The following year she made only five transatlantic voyages. On Septem­ber 26, 1934, the day the Queen Mary was launched, the Mauretania made her last voyage from New York—Plymouth—Cherbourg—South­ampton and was withdrawn from service in October.
Sold to Metal Industries on April 2 1935, for scrapping. The Mauretania left South­ampton on July 1, 1935, for Rosyth, Scotland, to be broken up — her departure being broadcast by radio. The Mauretania had been, through the years, the most popular ship among the general public to sail on the North Atlantic Ferry. She had held the Blue Riband for 22 years ; her speed increasing as she aged with a record of 27.65 knots in 1929. She was well known as 'The Grand Old Lady'. The Mauretania exercised an eminence that no other liner could ever assume since her long mourned absence. It was a shame she could not have had a more regal death.
Sister ship: Lusitania.
 
 

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Re: Mauretania 1907 (Cunard Line)

Postby aukepalmhof » Sun Aug 11, 2013 11:52 pm

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Cambodia 1988 6R sg?, scott867 The liner is given by Navicula as the MAURITANIA of 1907. The hydrofoil depict on the stamp not identified.
Congo 1977 500f sgms588, scott?
Marshall Islands 2018 $1.25 sg?, scott?
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Re: Mauretania 1907 (Cunard Line)

Postby Arturo » Fri Apr 11, 2014 8:07 am

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