AQUITANIA.

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Aquitania.

Chromolithograph. circa 1914.
Image 21 1/4 x 37 1/2" (542 x 950 mm)
Good condition, slightly trimmed on the right side.
LOCATION: New York City

Inventory Number: 70822
Price: $1,700.00
Publisher : Unknown.
A strong and vibrant image of the beloved ocean liner. Framed in the original Arts and Crafts fumed oak frame with a brass plate reading "Cunard Line" attached at the base. The artist's name was trimmed off in the framing as was, most likely, the publisher's. The RMS was built in Clydebank, Scotland and launched on 21 April 1913. She sailed on her maiden voyage to New York on May 30th, 1914. The 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. After serving as troop transport in the Pacific during WWII she was handed back to Cunard in 1946, who used her to transport war brides and their children to Canada under charter from the Canadian government. This final service created a special fondness for Aquitania in Halifax, Nova Scotia, the port of disembarkation for these voyages. The vessel was retired and scrapped in 1950. The only major liner to serve in both World Wars, the Aquitania carried well over a million passengers during a career that spanned nearly 36 years, a record for the 20th century. 20th Century Subjects , Marine , Steam