Note the pronounced port list on the ship. This must be from all the troops being on the port side of the ship to view the arrival. I find it surprising that such a large ship would be tender enough for the troops to cause such a significant list.
Hi Wallace, you're right, it does seem rather odd that she took such a list; I guess 8000+ people must add up to a considerable amount of weight when most of them gather on one side of the ship. I would imagine the fact that most of them were topside at the time also contributed to the resulting list. Aquitania was never considered a tender ship, she was, in fact, one of Cunard's best ever sea boats.