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Aquitania

A close-up view of the bridge front of Aquitania taken in June, 1946, as the ship brings home members of Canada’s North Nova Scotia Highlanders.

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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.
 

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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.

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Thanks for that Clyde. 8,000 people is a LOT of weight! As you point out, especially when they're all topside.
 

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