29th August 2011, 20:24
My dear old dad was a butcher. His first ship was the Queen Elizabeth. I think she carried 14 butchers. This was late 40s. One of his colleagues was a butcher who had been torpedoed on the Lusitania. As I recall the story, the guy was 15 at the time. All the butchers - except him - got into the lift and he never saw any of them again. As a child I saw the butchers' shops on the Elizabeth, Mary and Caronia. Then the Carmania as an adult working in Souithampton. I also saw the working alleyway and butchers' shop on the France as an adult. I don't know what I was expecting but it was very similar to Cunard's versions.