EPW041073 ENGLAND (1933). The RMS Mauretania in the floating dry dock, Southampton, 1933

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Pennawd [EPW041073] The RMS Mauretania in the floating dry dock, Southampton, 1933
Cyfeirnod EPW041073
Dyddiad April-1933
Dolen
Enw lle SOUTHAMPTON
Plwyf
Ardal
Gwlad ENGLAND
Dwyreiniad / Gogleddiad 442023, 110549
Hydred / Lledred -1.402444601107, 50.892339702604
Cyfeirnod Grid Cenedlaethol SU420105

Pinnau

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Cyfraniadau Grŵp

See wikipedia article on RMS Mauretania (1906).



This was the first Mauretania. Designed by Leonard Peskett and built by Swan, Hunter & Wigham Richardson for the British Cunard Line, and launched on 20 September 1907





Unclear why she would be in dry dock in 1933 as she had very little life left to her.



1934 - Cunard Line merged with White Star Line. Mauretania deemed surplus to requirements and withdrawn from service. Her final eastward crossing from New York to Southampton was in September 1934.She was then laid up at Southampton.



In May 1935 her furnishings and fittings were put up for auction and on 1 July that year she departed Southampton for the last time to Metal Industries shipbreakers at Rosyth.



The demise of Mauretania was protested by many of her passengers, including President Franklin D. Roosevelt, who wrote a private letter arguing against the scrapping.



For a short period the name was preserved on a paddle steamer until the replacement ship was built and launched.

totoro
Friday 10th of January 2014 10:56:54 PM