Royal Navy Auxiliary Cruisers: Rms Aquitania, Rms Empress of Russia, Ss Letitia, Rms Oceanic, Rms Empress of Asia, Rms Empress of Japan
Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Pages: 32. Chapters: RMS Aquitania, RMS Empress of Russia, SS Letitia, RMS Oceanic, RMS Empress of Asia, RMS Empress of Japan, RMS Laconia, RMS Empress of Britain, HMS Artifex, SS Teutonic, SS Rajputana, RMS Empress of France, HMS Hilary, RMS Maloja, HMS Otranto, SS Ranchi, SS Antenor, HMS Rawalpindi, HMAS Kanimbla, SS Laurentic, HMS Jervis Bay, RMS Cedric, RMS Carmania, SS California, RMS Carinthia, HMS Hector, SS Ophir, HMNS Liberty, HMS Pretoria Castle, RMS Celtic, SS Alcantara, RMS Caronia, HMS Forfar, HMS Montclare, SS India, SS Patroclus, MS Alcantara, RMS Ausonia, HMS Transylvania, HMS Calgarian, RMS Atrato, HMS Princess, SS Otway, RMS Andania. Excerpt: RMS Aquitania was a Cunard Line ocean liner designed by Leonard Peskett and built by John Brown & Company in Clydebank, Scotland. She was launched on 21 April 1913 and sailed on her maiden voyage to New York on 30 May 1914. Aquitania was the third in Cunard Line's "grand trio" of express liners, preceded by the RMS Mauretania and RMS Lusitania, and was the last surviving four funnelled ocean liner. Widely considered one of the most attractive ships of her time, Aquitania earned the nickname "Ship Beautiful." This despite criticism of her looks; having too many cowl ventilators and the forward funnel being as close to her bridge as it was is an interesting concept. In her 36 years of service, Aquitania survived military duty in both world wars and was returned to passenger service after each war. Aquitania's record for the longest service career of any 20th century express liner stood until 2004, when the Queen Elizabeth 2 (ultimate career service of 40 years) became the longest-serving liner. The origins of Aquitania lay in the rivalry between the White Star Line and Cunard, Britain's two leading shipping companies. White Star's Olympic and Titanic were larger than the latest Cuna...
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