2. sailorgil:

    ” My Cunard Trip “  … Cunard Line brochure for passengers [Circa 1925]

  4. Cigarette Card - Cunard Line

    Ogden’s Cigarettes “Flags & Funnels of Leading Steamship Lines” 1906
    #22 Cunard Line, Liverpool.

  5. AUCTION REPORT: Queen Mary. Cunard White Star, color lithograph. Estimate: $300 to 400. 

    Hahahaha!  I bought one of these for $45 at a shop in Fells Point over 15 years ago. SCORE!!

    (Source: swanngalleriesinc.blogspot.com)

  7. HMS Carmania (card reads “RMS Carmania of the Cunard Line”)

    Armed merchant cruiser, engaged and sank the German merchant cruiser SMS Cap Trafalgar during the Battle of Trindade. The ship suffered extensive damage herself and several casualties to her crew.


    Cap Trafalgar 1899

    14 September 1914: The Cap Trafalgar was discovered by the British armed merchant cruiser HMS Carmania, a liner belonging to the Cunard Line which had been converted to a convoy escort and raider designed to flush out German colliers and small warships that might be using the inhospitable island as a base against British merchant shipping.

    Carmania spotted Cap Trafalgar's smoke early in the morning and some hours later was able to surprise the German ship with two colliers in the island's only harbour.

    By ironic coincidence the Cap Trafalgar was disguised as the Carmania; while the Carmania was disguised as the Cap Trafalgar.

    more on wiki:

  8. coldisthesea:

    “…Frinstance this is Imperator, pride of the German Passenger Liner Fleet, we err borrowed her as well, she became Berengaria minus all the fancy carving of course.”


    Cunard Berengaria 1924 postcard

    SS Imperator on wikipedia

  9. Hamburg-American Line

    Sailings April-October 1914

    Maritime Timetable Images

    The Imperator and Vaterland were the largest ships in the world prior to WW1. Work on an even larger ship, the Bismarck, was halted due to the war. After the war all three ships were distributed among the allies.

    The Imperator became the Berengaria of the Cunard Line and the Vaterland was sold to the United States Lines as the Leviathan. The Bismarck was finished in 1922 as the Majectic of the White Star Line.

    See this page for more information on the Imperator.

  10. Image(s) courtesy VintageHolidayCrafts.com

  11. Carpathia by Stephen J. Card.

    RMS Carpathia was a Cunard Line transatlantic passenger steamship built by Swan Hunter & Wigham Richardson. Carpathia made her maiden voyage in 1903 and became famous for rescuing the survivors of RMS Titanic after the latter ship hit an iceberg and sank on April 15, 1912. Carpathia herself was shot at and sunk in the Atlantic on July 17, 1918 during World War I by a German U-boat.

    more on wiki

    (via navalarchitecture)

  12. Cunard Line: Atlantic Sailings and Fares, January-December 1964

    Sailings of Queen Elizabeth, Queen Mary, Mauretania, Caronia, Franconia, Carmania, Sylvania and Carinthia

    Ports of call:
    Rotterdam, Southampton, Le Havre, Cherbourg, Liverpool, Cobh, Greenock, Halifax, Quebec, Montreal, New York

  14. Arrival of the SS Imperator

    Karl Struss
    Image/Sheet: 11.3 x 9.2 cm (4 7/16 x 3 5/8 in.)
    Photograph, platinum print

    SS Imperator was an ocean liner built for the Hamburg Amerikanische Packetfahrt Actien Gesellschaft (HAPAG) (English: Hamburg America Line) launched in 1912. She was the first of a trio of successively larger Hamburg America ships that included SS Vaterland and SS Bismarck built by the line for transatlantic passenger service. At the time of her launch in May 1912, she was the largest passenger ship in the world superseding the RMS Olympic.

    During World War I, the ship remained in port in Hamburg. After the war she was briefly commissioned into the United States Navy as USS Imperator (ID-4080) and employed for returning American troops from Europe. Following her U.S. Navy service, Imperator was handed over to Britain’s Cunard Line as part of war reparations, and she sailed as the flagship RMS Berengaria for the final decade of her career.

    more on Wiki

  15. Anchor Line

    Cunard Line/Anchor Line/Anchor-Donaldson Line:
    Sailing List, July 1924-March 1925; incl. rates