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  1. Aquitania in New York

    Owners: Cunard S.S. Co, Ltd, built 1914 by: J.Brown&Co,Ltd, Clydebank
  2. Aquitania mixed media

    Well thank you to everyone for your kind comments about my pastel. Someone asked for anymore? Well yeh! there are a few more. This one is copied from a b&w photo from an old book. It inspired me as a challenge for 2 reasons: fine detail & light reflecting from lots of glass. The human figures...
  3. Aquitania and Olympic

    Stephen and I posted a series of photographs taken by Percy Loomis Sperr back in December of 2019 showing Olympic and Aquitania departing New York as seen here: https://www.shipsnostalgia.com/gallery/showphoto.php/photo/1219853/title/aquitania26amp-3b-olympi/cat/all Stephen mentioned that the...
  4. Aquitania

    In this view from 90 years ago, Aquitania is seen in July, 1930 dropping off the pilot while in the Narrows between Brooklyn, and Staten Island. The shot was taken by Percy Loomis Sperr, and it is one of the sharpest images of his I’ve ever seen. Anyone who’s dealt with his images knows there...
  5. Aquitania

    Aquitania ready for launching
  6. Aquitania

    The Aquitania fully framed It was a real hard slog to go through all the pictures of Aquitania posted primarily by Cunard61, but these posted by me today should now have been cleared as not having been posted here before.
  7. Aquitania

    I missed yesterdays 70th anniversary of this famous ships final departure from Southampton, her homeport for 31 years. Thanks to Chris for reminding me about it. The photograph appears to have been doctored for some reason, as the first funnel is clearly taller than the other three. I don't...
  8. Aquitania & Olympic

    Another fine view from the Percy Loomis Sperr collection, this taken in August, 1934. The image shows what will soon be, the last two four-stackers left in service on the North Atlantic, they were once rivals, but now they served the same owner. Mauretania was a little over a month away from...
  9. Aquitania

    Aquitania enters the newly reopened Pier 54 in July, 1933. Although it’s July, and some of the men can be seen in short sleeves, there are also some who are wearing coats. These were everyday types of people who came down to Pier 52 to get a view of the return to full use of Pier 54. People...
  10. Aquitania

    Aquitania arrives in New York Harbor in July, 1933. The ship has been dressed overall to celebrate the reopening of the Companies Pier 54, which had burned down the year before. She will be the first ship to dock there since the pier’s reopening. Notice that there are a least two swimmers in...
  11. Aquitania

    Aquitania’s appearances in New York were few and far between following the end of World War 2, in 1945. Ship enthusiast and photographer, John Blake seems to have made it a point to get a picture of the liner whenever possible. He took this color view during the liners last departure from the...
  12. Aquitania

    This is another shot of Aquitania taken from the air over the Woolloomooloo Docks in December, 1945. This time the ships are seen from the front. The aircraft carrier HMS Implacable is seen on the left, Aquitania is in the center, and a large battleship can be seen on the far right in the...
  13. Aquitania

    Aquitania is shown as originally designed during her New York arrival on her maiden voyage. World War 1 would break out just two months later, and her appearance would be changed by the end of 1915, when the new upper bridge was added. This picture comes from an original Edwin Levick glass...
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  15. Aquitania

    SN member alan.gamblin noted in this photograph: https://www.shipsnostalgia.com/gallery/showphoto.php/photo/1194661/title/aquitania/cat/all that he saw the distinctive coning tower of an Illustrious aircraft carrier in the next berth over from Aquitania. The above picture is an aerial view...
  16. Aquitania

    Aquitania sits at anchor at Cape town, Africa in April, 1940. The ship is taking fuel oil back onboard, after she’d had it removed the day before, so the ship could be lightened to back herself off of a mud bank she gotten stuck on 2 days before. The incident delayed her departure from Cape...
  17. Aquitania

    A few pictures exist showing Aquitania being demolished at Faslane, but this shot is one of the rarest I’ve ever seen. Although it’s undated, it must have been taken in early 1951 since the scrappers took their time and wouldn’t have reached this area before early 1951. Notice that the last...
  18. Aquitania

    Aquitania sits at berth 108 in Southampton awaiting a decision by the Cunard Line concerning her final disposition. It’s early December, and the ship has just completed her last commercial voyage. Cunard will announce her withdrawal from service on the 14th of that month. Two people can be...
  19. Aquitania

    This is one of the last pictures of Aquitania taken by Henry Bruce Jefferson of the Halifax Information Service. It shows the ship being maneuvered into her dock at Halifax for the last time, on 24 November, 1949. The tugboat nearest the camera is the Foundation Maritime tug Banscot, which had...
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