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.