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  1. 24.Q3.4.jpg

    Cunards' Q3 project at Dumbarton. A similar shot that shows 4 propshafts instead of Q4's 2 shafts.
  2. 23.Q3.3.jpg

    Cunards Q3 project at Dumbarton test tank. Many similarities to Q4 later on.
  3. 22.Q3.2.jpg

    Q3 model at Dumbarton. Whilst looking at the model test tank I came across this exhibit. I didn't even know that there was a model of Q3!!
  4. 21.Q3.Dumbarton.17.05.2022.jpg

    Cunard Q3 model at Dumbarton Maritime Museum.
  5. Scythia

    Fine color view of the old Scythia taken in the port of Liverpool in 1957, as the ship was nearing the end of her long career.
  6. 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...
  7. Carpathia

    Carpathia is seen sinking on 17 July, 1918, in this painting by an unknown artist. I think the image may have been a color plate in an old book from the early 20’s such as Archibald Hurd’s, A Merchant Fleet at War, or in one of the many editions of “The Wonder Book of Ships” from the late...
  8. Carpathia

    The ten-year-old Carpathia is seen in the Erie Basin Dry Dock at the Brooklyn Navy Yard on 19 December, 1913. A little over a year and a half since her rescue of passengers and crew from the lifeboats of RMS Titanic. The ship was never unpopular, but the part she played in the famous event...
  9. QE2 departing Stavanger

    QE2 was a frequent visitor for many years from the eighties until she was retired. We miss her!
  10. 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...
  11. 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...
  12. Pier 54, 6 May, 1932

    I know I’ve posted this view of a New York harbor pier under the Passenger Liners sub group, but I’d like to keep it here as these first three photographs are all directly linked together. This view shows Cunard’s Pier 54 burning on 6 May, 1932. The cause of the fire was never determined but...
  13. Carmania

    Carmania 15 inch model
  14. 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...
  15. 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...
  16. 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...
  17. QM & QE

    Queen Mary and Queen Elizabeth are seen together in a rare shot in early September, 1941 while both liners taking part in Convoy US 12A. The two are seen under escort, heading to a rendezvous point with the Australian cruiser Canberra. This picture was taken from the stern of the HMAS Sydney...
  18. QE and Normandie

    Queen Elizabeth and Normandie are seen docked side-by-side in New York at piers 91, and 88 respectively. Based on an earlier color view, the Normandie already appears to have her white superstructure painted grey, so I would assume the work would have taken place after the fall of France on 10...
  19. Aquitania

    SN member alan.gamblin noted in this photograph: 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...
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