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MAURETANIA (1907)

PostPosted: Tue Jul 03, 2018 4:38 pm
by teesships
Her NEM debut!

MAURETANIA, Cunard SS Co Ltd., 31938gt, completed Swan, Hunter & Wigham Richardson, Wallsend, 9-1907
BU Rosyth 4.7.35 [Metal Industries]

See also: http://www.tynebuiltships.co.uk/M-Ships ... a1907.html

Photo from TEESSHIPS archives, origin unknown, but contributed by Dave Martin:
mauritania1945.jpg

This view clearly wrongly titled and captioned as MAURITANIA refitting in 1945 (ship name wrong, date wrong!). Thought to have been taken on the Tyne, but is that correct?
There seems to be a single-funnelled Cunarder inside her. ..... and the ship on the outside?

Ron

Re: MAURETANIA (1907)

PostPosted: Tue Jul 03, 2018 5:17 pm
by Whickham
Yes looks like Wallsend Yard to me.
Looks like Swans East Yard (as it was known) on the far right. Compare twin shed with long name on the front with:
http://www.tynebuiltships.co.uk/Swan-Photos.html
Look at third photo down.

Also see building at far right, on the photo at the top of the list of ships at: http://www.tynebuiltships.co.uk/Swan2.html
Compare this with the building behind MAURETANIA's first funnel.

Re: MAURETANIA (1907)

PostPosted: Tue Jul 03, 2018 7:01 pm
by northeast
Outside vessel maybe a Shaw Savill? Have not checked photos (due to football!)!

Re: MAURETANIA (1907)

PostPosted: Wed Jul 04, 2018 9:41 am
by creemaster
George you were only one minute in and a long nite ahead
Regards
Graham

Re: MAURETANIA (1907)

PostPosted: Wed Jul 04, 2018 10:34 am
by northeast
Long night well past my bedtime but worth it! That ex M'bro chap has done well :D