Luxury Liner Row, Manhattan, New York, 1939 - From top to Bottom are "Monarch of Bermuda", The "Fort Townshend", The "Conte di Savoia", The "Aquatania" (Sister ship to the Lusitania), The "Britannic", The "Normandie", The "De Grasse", The "Bremen" and The "Columbus". All but three of these ship would later sink. The Three that did not sink were the Aquatania, The Britannic and the Fort Townshend.
Mauretania Construction Photograph of the nearly completed vessel 'Mauretania' in September 1906. The West shed used to build the “Mauretania” was 728 ft long x 95 ft wide x 130 ft high complete with a glass roof. It survived until 1959. RMS MAURETANIA was one of the most famous ships ever built on Tyneside. Reference: TWAS: 2931.NT.13
Mauretania leaving the Tyne for sea trials. The Mauretania was built by the shipbuilders Swan Hunter and Wigham Richardson Ltd, at the Wallsend shipyard and was one of the most famous ships ever built on Tyneside. From a collection of quarter plate glass negatives of photographs taken by James William Coleby, of Willington Quay.