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Aquitania at Liverpool

Aquitania at Liverpool

In this very nostalgic image, the Aquitania is seen, fresh from her drydocking, and has now moved to Liverpool's Landing Stage to take on cargo in preparation for her Maiden Voyage departure. This picture captures the Liverpool Docks at the height of their use as a primary Cunard passenger terminal. The picture was taken on May 30, 1914, and the ship will sail at noon.

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Thanks Don, and Dave for your comments, I wish I was an artist, because I've always felt this photograph would make an excellent painting. I'm glad you found the picture of interest. By the way, does anyone know anything about the tender, discharging its passengers, nearest the camara?

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My first guess, from her position and the impression of funnel colour, was that she might be a Llandudno excursion steamer, but they all look like dockers disembarking.
 

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You're probably right Dave, I thought they might have possibly been immigrants heading to the states, a few women can be seen. There certainly were a lot of busy people on the docks that day. Must be what people mean by the good old days, I guess.

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Hi Clyde. Vessel in foreground is PS "Greyhound" (1895, 542 grt). She was owned by the North Pier Steamship Co of Blackpool and looks as though she is disembarking excursionists who have come to watch the maiden departure of the Great Liner. Regards
 

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Hi eddyw, you constantly amaze me with your ability to indentify watercraft of all types and sizes, no matter what timeframe is being covered. Thank you once again for your help in identifying the other vessels seen in this historic picture. I need to go through these pictures and edit some of the captions to include the names of the various tugs and tenders you've pointed out in so many of them.

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Thanks, eddyw! What an innocent age, when the public were actually welcome to get so close to a large liner.
 

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