RMS Mauretania, merchant ship, ca.1915

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RMS Mauretania was an ocean liner designed by Leonard Peskett for the British Cunard Line. She made her maiden voyage on 16 November 1907 and was the world's largest ship until the completion of RMS Olympic in 1911.

In 1915 she was ordered by the British government to serve as a troop ship to carry British soldiers during the Gallipoli Campaign. This photo is from around that period and shows her painted in wartime 'Dazzle Camouflage.'

RMS Mauretania, merchant ship, ca.1915, from vintage postcard, State Library of New South Wales PXE 722-2462 search.sl.nsw.gov.au/permalink/f/1cvjue2/ADLIB110328751

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    Lins Oz

    • 09/May/2020 04:26:48

    The Boston Public Library has this photo captioned "SS Mauretania sailing into N.Y. Harbor with new veterans". Photographer: Jones, Leslie, 1886-1967. www.digitalcommonwealth.org/search/commonwealth:5h73qf582

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    • 10/May/2020 04:15:48

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    Listenwave Photography

    • 10/May/2020 06:43:34

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    gato-gato-gato

    • 10/May/2020 08:23:44

    Cooles Bild, sehr schön.

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    flipjetiel44

    • 10/May/2020 11:33:56

    Ship was until 1934 in use and afterwards scrapped. see for total history nl.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mauretania_(schip,_1907)

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    Falcon JKF

    • 10/May/2020 13:42:26

    Very nice, old photograph.

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    aa_just_thowt2

    • 10/May/2020 15:56:41

    Built on the River Tyne Wallsend England & there's still a pub called The Mauretania.