I only recently discovered this photo of the Queen Elizabeth 2. It was taken by my late partner as we were departing Southampton on board the Stefan Batory. The Queen Elizabeth 2 had suffered a boiler room (?) fire the previous day at the beginning of her voyage to New York. Sorry for the colour qua
Cunards Berengaria makes a Southampton arrival in September 1934. The aging liner would retain her speed throughout the remainder of her life, making regular 24.5 knot crossings of the Atlantic, something that would be very important when she was running a two ship service with the new Queen Mary
Cunards first Ivernia is seen, newly completed, and resting on the River Tyne at her builders yard of Swan Hunter and Wigham Richardson in 1900. She was the second of three ships Cunard would ultimately build of this design. The first of the group was the Saxonia, also in 1900, and in 1903, the
Originally Cunard Line's Sylvania and then Sitmar Line's Fairwind. At anchor off Monaco during her first months under P&amp;O ownership, after they had absorbed (obliterated) Sitmar and rebranded the ships under the Princess Cruises banner.
This picture was taken in 1922, shortly after Majestic's entry into service. Originally a photo from the New York Herald Tribune, the photographer apparently thought it a novelty to capture both the largest and fastest ships in the world in the same shot.
The Italian Liner Rex is shown coming back down the Hudson River after turning around upstream in preparation for her docking on September 16, 1939. The picture was taken from the second class promenade deck of the Aquitania, which had just arrived about an hour earlier. One has got to wonder what
Dust jacket of soon to be released book CUNARD LINE - A Fleet History by Peter Newall.
The painting of QUEEN ELIZABETH was completed last but it has taken the author much longer to produce the text. Due out at Christmas