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RMS Mauretania (1907)

By David Hutchings

9780750985840

ISBN: 9780750985840

Published: 02-12-2019


RMS Mauretania (1907)

By David Hutchings

ISBN: 9780750985840

Published: 02-12-2019

About This Book

This well-researched book tells the fascinating story of the then-most-famous liner in the world – the Mauretania. Built for the North Atlantic she was created to regain the fabled Blue Ribband that had been taken from Great Britain by a rapidly expanding and imperially ambitious Germany. Although she and her sistership, Lusitania did regain the Ribband, speed was only part of the reason of why she had been constructed; rapid conversion into an Armed Merchant Cruiser in time of war was a role never realised as, when war finally came, this Cunard liner became a fast troopship and a hospital ship. After the Armistice ‘The Grand Old Lady of the North Atlantic’ continued to astound, retaining the Blue Ribband for an amazing twenty-two years! David Hutching re-examines this legendary ship.

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