Shortly before the outbreak of WWII a program of small controlled minelayers had been put in hand for the Royal Navy.
Originally named M1 to M8, these vessels were given miner names and thus became Miner I to Miner VIII.
Britannic was built as M5 by Philip (Dartmouth) and fitted with a Ruston Horns
Shaw Savill and Albion Line's BRITANNIC, built in 1967 by A.Stephen at Glasgow, was photographed at Avonmouth by the late Dick Parsons.
She became N.Z.WAITANGI in 1974, then the Greek SERIFOS in 1980, being broken up at Alang where she arrived on 7.5.96
Great to see Chris' shot of her at Dunedin. This is one I took of her being moved in September 1967 during fitting out as there was a launch, the last to be exact, from the Barclay Curle yard on the other side of the river.
These models are my favorites of my liners, (left to right) Olympic, Titanic and Britannic. They are 100% made by me, the draw, cut and everything else. Titanic I finished in October 2005, November-December Britannic in 2005 and Olympic in December-January 2006.
Cunard White Star. 1930-60
Maiden Voyage, 28th June 1930. L.712ft. B.82ft.
26,943 tons. Speed 18 knots.
NOTE: Square superstructure under wing bridge. The Georgic has curved superstructure under wing bridge.
My card. Courtesy of James S Mann. Signed left bottom corner. Rest of car