Paint

Pedro Baptista
27th June 2006, 13:30
Hello all,

Can anyone explain me why some Cunard's are [were] white while others still black?

I saw some attachments and there are many Cunard's in white suits.

Sorry the most likelly dumm question...

oldbosun
28th June 2006, 01:38
I think those painted white were when they were cruising.
The Caronia was at one time......YUK............Pea Green. I don't know if she was that color all of her life though.

R58484956
28th June 2006, 20:23
On the Caronia(2) site it says she had the largest funnel ever fitted to a ship, what about the Pasteur? The funnel acted like a sail which made it difficult to dock her.

Marcus Cardew
3rd July 2006, 18:42
I think those painted white were when they were cruising.
The Caronia was at one time......YUK............Pea Green. I don't know if she was that color all of her life though.
When I last saw her in New York (1975, under arrest, and no one paying harbour dues) she was still green.....

Peter4447
3rd July 2006, 18:48
QE2 also finished up at one time painted light grey and I think her boot topping also had a spell of blue. And we must not forget that her original funnel colour was white and black!