R.M.S. M A U R E T A N I A 1938
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Welcome to our RMS Mauretania 2
The second Mauretania was built by the Cammell Laird shipbuilders in Birkenhead, Merseyside. She was notable as the largest ship built in England at that time and was the first new ship delivered to the combined Cunard-White Star Line. The Mauretania was designed for the London to New York service and was the largest vessel ever to navigate the River Thames and use the Royal Docks in London. She was also intended to stand in for one of the Cunard Queens on the transatlantic service when they were undergoing maintenance. Like many ocean liners of her time she also gave sterling service during the Second World War.
This website celebrates the history of
this remarkable ship and honours its unique place in maritime history
in the story of Cunard Line and ocean travel in the 1930s and in the
years after the upheavals of the Second World War.
THE NEW MAURETANIA
is a red letter day, not only for me but for Merseyside. The launch of
the largest ship that has ever been built in England. I hope that like
her namesake she may work her way into the affections of all who have
to do with her on both sides of the Atlantic. To the ship and all who
serve or sail in her I wish all good fortune. I name you Mauretania."
Her Regular Service Route: Great Britain to the United States of America (USA)
London to New York (via Le Havre and Southampton) transatlantic service
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