RMS Regina photos?

captainrodaway
16th March 2006, 22:30
Does anyone have photos of the RMS Regina? Launched by Harland & Wolff for Dominion Line in 1917. Sister ship of the Doric. Renamed Westernland in 1930. I've only come across online some postcards of her & one of the Doric. Would like to find some pics taken onboard or at least different angles. My Grandfather came across on her in 1923 & it would be nice to add some pictures to my collection.

Yours Aye
LURCH

benjidog
16th March 2006, 23:36
Hi Lurch,

Don't know about photos but there are a series of postcards and some basic information here: http://www.greatships.net/regina.html.

Regards,

Brian

gdynia
17th March 2006, 05:58
Does anyone have photos of the RMS Regina? Launched by Harland & Wolff for Dominion Line in 1917. Sister ship of the Doric. Renamed Westernland in 1930. I've only come across online some postcards of her & one of the Doric. Would like to find some pics taken onboard or at least different angles. My Grandfather came across on her in 1923 & it would be nice to add some pictures to my collection.

Yours Aye
LURCH

Photograph of her on following site
http://www.theshipslist.com/pictures/regina.htm

She was sold to Bernstein Red Star Line of Hamburg in 1935 not sure yet what her new name was

Peter4447
17th March 2006, 07:36
Don't think she changed her name. She was resold to Holland-America in 1939 and accquired by the British Government during World War II. Took part in the attack on Dakar as the flagship of General de Gaulle. Sold to the British Government in 1943 and scrapped in Belgium in 1947. (Read)

captainrodaway
17th March 2006, 17:46
Thanks y'all. That helped fill in a bit more info.

Yours Aye
LURCH

Bruce Carson
17th March 2006, 18:08
Hi:
There's a fairly decent picture at the following site:

http://www.shawsavillships.co.uk/regina.htm

Bruce C.

captainrodaway
19th March 2006, 05:03
Another great picture! Thanks. Does anyone have an idea as to what those A-frames for'd & abaft the funnels are?

gdynia
19th March 2006, 07:35
Another great picture! Thanks. Does anyone have an idea as to what those A-frames for'd & abaft the funnels are?
Could it not be to erect nets for protection from flying shrapnel if attacked by bombers due to the nature of her work as a trooper. Second guess it could be to stop tennis balls going over the side if playing deck tennis

Bruce Carson
19th March 2006, 12:53
These, I believe were devices to launch lifeboats.
After the 'Titanic' disaster and the "lifeboats for all" directive, when the lifeboats on some liners were placed four deep, sometimes double banked, across the deck, the naval architects had to design an apparatus to move them quickly to the launching position.

Bruce C.