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Titanic Southampton Remembers

Things are busier than ever with our attempt to move and live on a boat at the moment. I haven’t time to devote to well-researched thought-out posts. 125 more words

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THE LIFEBOAT DRILL LOVE IN

Regardless of which ship you might happen to be sailing on, lifeboat drills are even more dreaded than the dentist’s drill, and yet they are just as necessary. 930 more words

80 YEARS AGO TODAY- QUEEN MARY HANDED OVER TO CUNARD

It was a relatively simple ceremony, as such things go. On May 12th, 1936, the Cunard White Star flag was raised for the first time on the brand new… 1,056 more words

LAUNCH OF THE FRANCE- 56 YEARS AGO TODAY

“I have given you a new Normandie!”

General-turned-President Charles De Gaulle’s expansive, extravagant claim was lapped up by the more than one hundred thousand strong crowd that had just witnessed the launch of the new… 694 more words

SHOTGUN WEDDING- CUNARD AND WHITE STAR

On this day in 1934, the British government forced through the merger of the Cunard and White Star lines to create Cunard White Star.

Both lines had been leaving broad trails of red accountant’s ink in their respective wakes since the Great Depression of October, 1929. 539 more words

FUNCHAL- THE FROZEN QUEEN

Just a little under three years after she resumed service for the now moribund Portuscale Cruises, there still seems no light at the end of the tunnel for the feisty little… 397 more words

THE SS UNITED STATES- CRUISING OPTIONS

I’m going to take a leap of faith here. That being that the SS United States does, indeed, pass her comprehensive, stem to stern, truck to keel evaluation, due to be under way by November 2016. 546 more words