Category Archives: Cunard Line

Carmania (1905)

Carmania is without a doubt one of the most important ocean liners of the early years of the 20th century. Known not for her size and luxury, which were modest, but more for the powerplant that drover her triple screws. Carmania, built for Cunard by the John Brown shipyards in Clydebank, was Cunard’s first turbine-powered Atlantic liner. Cunard had been intrigued by the potential of the steam turbine and wanted to experiment with it in their new sister ships; Carmania and Caronia. Continue reading Carmania (1905)

Carinthia (1956)

RMS Carinthia was an ocean liner built in 1956 as one of the four Saxonia class ships. She sailed for Cunard Line from her completion until 1968 when she was sold to for Sitmar Line, rebuilt into a full-time cruise ship and renamed SS Fairsea. She sailed with Sitmar until 1988, when Sitmar was sold to P&O. She was renamed SS Fair Princess and sailed for Princess Cruises and P&O Cruises until 2000. She was then sold to China Sea Cruises and renamed SS China Sea Discovery. In 2005 or 2006 she was scrapped in Alang, India. Continue reading Carinthia (1956)

Carinthia (1925)

RMS Carinthia was first laid down in Barrow-in-Furness in 1924 with the yard number Hull 586. Originally she had the name Servia but was renamed at the time of her launching on 24 February 1925. She made her maiden voyage on 22 August, 1925 from Liverpool to New York. At her launch she was the largest of the five post First World War intermediate size liners. Continue reading Carinthia (1925)

Cameronia (1911)

The Cameronia was launched for the Anchor Line on 27 May 1911 and made its maiden voyage, on the Glasgow-Moville-New York route, on 13 September. It was not until 1915 that the ship was employed on the Cunard-Anchor joint service. In February it began sailing on a new route from Glasgow to New York, via Liverpool. On one such voyage, in June, it managed to outpace a submarine west of the Skerries, Anglesey. Continue reading Cameronia (1911)

Imperator / Berengaria

SS Imperator was an ocean liner built for the Hamburg America Line and launched in 1912. She was the first of a trio of successively larger Hamburg America ships that included SS Vaterland and SS Bismarck built by the line for transatlantic passenger service. At the time of her launch in May 1912, she was the largest passenger ship in the world superseding the sunken RMS Titanic. Continue reading Imperator / Berengaria


A New Queen
Cunard Line, having secured the Blue Ribband with their speedy twins Lusitania and Mauretania, ordered up a third liner that would round out their Liverpool – New York service. She was not to be as fast but far more luxurious and larger than White Star’s Olympic or Britannic. It was not enough that Cunard owned the fastest British ships on the Atlantic. They simply had to own the largest and most luxurious. Continue reading Aquitania