King George V and Queen Mary on the RMS Maurentania


Photo of the RMS Mauretania with the royal tender in front

As my Queen Mary post suggested, I’ve always been obsessed with early 20th century ocean liners. So I may get more than a little excited when a photo appears that I haven’t seen before.

Catherine Jones shared this image in the Liverpool Echo:

King George V and Queen Mary board RMS Mauretania in Liverpool on July 11, 1913. The first visit to Cunard by a reigning monarch. Credit: Cunard Archive, University of Liverpool Library

You can tell it’s the first Mauretania and not Lusitania from a few different things, but most easily by the cowl-shaped vents. Lusitania had hinged canisters.

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