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Does anyone have photos of the RMS Regina? Launched by Harland & Wolff for Dominion Line in 1917. Sister ship of the Doric. Renamed Westernland in 1930. I've only come across online some postcards of her & one of the Doric. Would like to find some pics taken onboard or at least different angles. My Grandfather came across on her in 1923 & it would be nice to add some pictures to my collection.

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captainrodaway said:
Does anyone have photos of the RMS Regina? Launched by Harland & Wolff for Dominion Line in 1917. Sister ship of the Doric. Renamed Westernland in 1930. I've only come across online some postcards of her & one of the Doric. Would like to find some pics taken onboard or at least different angles. My Grandfather came across on her in 1923 & it would be nice to add some pictures to my collection.

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LURCH
Photograph of her on following site
http://www.theshipslist.com/pictures/regina.htm

She was sold to Bernstein Red Star Line of Hamburg in 1935 not sure yet what her new name was
 

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Don't think she changed her name. She was resold to Holland-America in 1939 and accquired by the British Government during World War II. Took part in the attack on Dakar as the flagship of General de Gaulle. Sold to the British Government in 1943 and scrapped in Belgium in 1947. (Read)
 

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Thanks y'all. That helped fill in a bit more info.

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Another great picture! Thanks. Does anyone have an idea as to what those A-frames for'd & abaft the funnels are?
 

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Another great picture! Thanks. Does anyone have an idea as to what those A-frames for'd & abaft the funnels are?
Could it not be to erect nets for protection from flying shrapnel if attacked by bombers due to the nature of her work as a trooper. Second guess it could be to stop tennis balls going over the side if playing deck tennis
 

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These, I believe were devices to launch lifeboats.
After the 'Titanic' disaster and the "lifeboats for all" directive, when the lifeboats on some liners were placed four deep, sometimes double banked, across the deck, the naval architects had to design an apparatus to move them quickly to the launching position.

Bruce C.
 
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