Lusitania is seen at the tail of the bank in the firth of Clyde on 27 June, 1907, taking on coal to begin her trial runs for her builders, John Brown and Company. The company didnt want to leave anything to chance, before she began her official trials for Cunard the following month. Vibration wou
Ariel view of the Normandie, taken as the ship conducted her sea trials in May, 1935. The lack of water turbulence around her hull and at her bow, shows just how revolutionary Vladimir Yourkevitchs hull design truly was.
This is a very rare shot of the Olympic taken as she exits Belfast Lough during her two days of sea trials, which began on 29 May, 1911. The picture appears to have been taken from a passing vessel that just happened to be there at the right time. Its the only picture of the ship running her tria
Today marks the Centennial Anniversary of the tragic sinking of this historic ship, and I thought it fitting to post some pictures that may not have been seen by other members on the site. This picture was taken on June 27, 1907, and it shows the Lusitania when newly completed, and taking on coal a
The Queen Mary is seen as she nears the end of her trip down the River Clyde following her completion at the John Brown Shipyard. The liner will run some preliminary trials and then proceed to Southampton for dry docking. She will then return to the Clyde for her full speed trials.
Having just departed John Browns shipyard, the Lusitania is seen steaming down the river Clyde to begin her sea trials. This beautiful, though damaged image comes from a postcard I was bidding for on Ebay, I stepped away from the auction just before the image cleared the $100.00 mark. I dont kno
A view looking down on the forecastle of the Aquitania as the ship takes on coal for her sea trials. Those with a better knowledge of this stunningly beautiful area can identify the range of hills seen in the distance.
This photograph shows all four of Aquitania funnels; the picture was taken by Bedford Lemer, while the ship was anchored at the tail of the bank on the Clyde, taking on coal for the start of her sea trials. Captain William Turner is seen standing near the base of the first funnel.
Another stern view of the Cunarder during her sea trials. I dont know when this picture was taken, but again the screws are clearly turning, and she has a line cast off from the stern. Notice too that theres an awning spar frame set up on the ships fantail. Ive not read much about her trials,