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N 8 B 1.6K C 1 E Jun 30, 2019 F Jun 30, 2019
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The Battleship Iowa was built in the New York Naval Shipyard and first launched on August 27, 1942. During WWII and the Korean War, it was the "Mighty I", and for the 1980's Cold War, it was the "Big Stick", referring to President Teddy Roosevelt's advice: "Speak softly and carry a big stick; you will go far." it was decommissioned on August 26, 1990 and now serves as a museum. Located at 250 South Harbor Boulevard in San Pedro, California.

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N 16 B 868 C 4 E Apr 17, 2019 F Apr 18, 2019
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The Gokstad ship is a 9th-century Viking ship found in a burial mound at Gokstad in Sandar, Sandefjord, Vestfold, Norway. It is currently on display at the Viking Ship Museum in Oslo, Norway.

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N 7 B 1.5K C 0 E Nov 1, 2016 F Nov 1, 2016
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Port bow of the Titanic in preparation for launch at Harland & Wolff shipyard, Belfast 1911. The photo was sent to me by Oen Hugo Armstrong whose family in Northern Ireland is fond of saying "It was fine when it left!"

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N 6 B 1.8K C 2 E May 12, 2015 F May 12, 2015
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RMS Mauretania was the second ocean liner named Mauretania. She was the first ship built for the newly formed Cunard White Star company following the merger in April 1934 of the Cunard and White Star lines. She was the largest ship built in England at the time and was the largest vessel ever to navigate the River Thames. Mauretania sailed on her maiden voyage from Liverpool to New York on 17 June 1939. Mauretania was to experience only the briefest period of commercial operation before the outbreak of hostilities that brought Great Britain into the Second World War. On 11 August 1939 she left on her final prewar voyage to New York. On her return she was requisitioned by the government and armed with two 6-inch (150 mm) guns and some smaller weapons, painted in battle grey, and then despatched to America at the end of December 1939.

For three months the ship lay idle in New York, docked alongside the Queen Elizabeth, Queen Mary, and the French Line's Normandie, until it was decided to use her as a troopship. On 20 March 1940 she sailed from New York to Sydney, via Panama, to be converted for her new role. She had an exciting voyage out to Australia via Bilbao, San Francisco and Honolulu, tracked for much of the way by the enemy and having to evade concentrations of U-boats that were known to be lying in wait for her. This conversion work was carried out in April and in May she left Sydney as part of one of the greatest convoys ever mustered for the transport of troops. With her were Queen Mary, Queen Elizabeth, and Aquitania, with 2,000 troops, bound for the River Clyde via South Africa.

On 2 September 1946 she returned to Liverpool, was released from Government service and immediately went into Gladstone Dock to be reconditioned by Cammell Laird & Co. for return to Cunard White Star service. After a complete overhaul and refurbishment of the interior, Mauretania made her first post-war Atlantic crossing to New York, departing on 26 April 1947. After using Liverpool as her home port for the first two voyages she was thereafter based at Southampton. By 1962, however, she was facing competition from much more modern ships and was beginning to lose money for Cunard Line; by 1964 she was mainly employed cruising from New York to the West Indies. Her final voyage was a Mediterranean cruise which left New York on 15 September 1965.


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N 6 B 3.5K C 0 E May 12, 2015 F May 12, 2015
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Empress of Britain was built by Fairfield Shipbuilding in Govan near Glasgow, Scotland. She was launched on June 22, 1955 by HM Queen Elizabeth II. This was nearly fifty years after the first CP Empress of Britain was launched from Govan in November 1905. Eleven months later, she set out on a maiden voyage from Liverpool to Montreal, leaving Liverpool on April 20, 1956. MS Regal Empress was a cruise ship that recently operated for Imperial Majesty Cruise Line. She was built in 1953 by Alexander Stephen & Sons at Glasgow, Scotland as the ocean liner SS Olympia for the Greek Line. Greek Line withdrew the Olympia from service in 1974. Following an extended lay-up period and reconstruction into a diesel-powered Caribbean cruise ship, the ship re-emerged in 1983 as MS Caribe I for Commodore Cruise Line. In 1993 she was sold to Regal Cruise Line and received her final name. She operated for Imperial Majesty Cruise Line from 2003 until 2009. The Regal Empress was also the last vintage passenger ship to regularly sail from the United States.

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Tags:   Empress of Britain T.S.S. Queen Anna Maria T.S.S. Olympia All types transport


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