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Aquitania is shown at anchor in Table Bay at Capetown, Africa in April, 1940. The color of the ships superstructure appears to be a lighter color than the gray that had been applied back in September, 1939. It may very well be a buff color that was apparently common to use on troopships of the tim

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Her counter stern is the most beautiful ever build! Much sweeter than the MAUETANIA or LUSITANIA... even the Olympic Class!

Like a great yacht! Never mind the flat bridge front... everything else in perfect proportions.

I'm sure Clyde agrees. :)
 

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A few things I never cared for w/Aquitania were the boat davits bolted to the side of the superstructure and the overly-cluttered upper decks (compared to the clean decks on the Olympic and Titanic). I agree about the counter stern, it was perfection.
 

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Hi Stephen, while my opinion may be seen as bias, I do think she had finest counter stern of them all. I've often wondered why Cunard and Leonard Peskett didn't give the ship the same kind of tiered, and rounded bridge front as was used on their two earlier four-funneled ships. I think Peskett allowed himself to be overly influenced by the design of the Olympic class ships, which also had the flat fronted bridge in their design.

Clyde (cunard61)
 

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Lovely, but less so than the sleeker LUSITANIA and MAURETANIA, which looked as though they were underway even when standing still. IMHO, of course!
 

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The flat bridgefront design seemed to be popular for at least another 15-years before streamlining took hold.
 

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