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Onboard the Augustus, mid-Atlantic in May 1930, the passengers get a chance to snap someting very rare: a fully rigged trader, Grace Harwar, the last of her kind.
(Note: she was the last full rigged trader, not the last engineless full-rigger, the Norwegian school ship Sørlandet beat her by lots of

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Augustus
1927 - 1946
Italian shipping company Navigazione Generale Italiana,
The Augustus became one of the most popular cruise ships in the early Thirties. On one spectacular 129-day world cruise in 1933, the Augustus left New York on January 4, to call at Funchal, Gibraltar, Cannes, Monte Carlo, Genoa,Naples, Tripoli, Phaleron, Haifa, Port Suez, Bombay, Colombo, Penang, Belawan Deli, Singapore, Paknam, Tandjong-Priok, Samarang, Pandang Bay, Zamboanga, Manila, Hong Kong, Shanghai, Chinwangtao, Miyajima, Kobe, Yokohama, Honolulu, Hilo, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Balboa, Cristobal, Havana and then New York again. The minimum fare for this voyage was $2,100, an enormous sum in those days.

The Augustus - Specifications:

Length: 717 feet (219 m)
Beam: 82 feet (25 m)
Tonnage: 32,650 gross tons
Engines: MAN-Diesels powering four propellers.
Service speed: 22 knots
Passengers: 2,210 people
 

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Well done Stein for another excellent shot of the [COLOR="Navy"]Grace Harwar[/COLOR] and well done to Simon for his excellent follow up on the [COLOR="navy"]Augustus[/COLOR]. (Thumb)
 

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Thanks to Tonga for the encouragement, and thanks to BMW Simon for the detailing of the SS Augustus. The man who snapped the pic was Dr. Gilbert Grosvenor, president of the National Geographic Society - he could probably keep a suite on the Augustus all year round! Regards, Stein.
 

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See here for a photo of AUGUSTUS '27:
http://www.shipsnostalgia.com/gallery/showphoto.php?photo=124939
Rich
 

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Puh! That was not wholly welcome Rich: I've just today, regarding the other ship in this posting, asked members to search here first! Good Grief, etc, as Charlie Brown says. But yes, the bow fits, and she wasn't a bad looker, and I'll search here the next time :sweat:! Regards, Stein.
 

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