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Photographer:Andreas Hoppe [View profile]Title:MAURETANIAAdded:Jul 06, 2019
Location:Hamburg, Germany
Photo Category: Cruise Ships and Liners built before 1950
outbound Hamburg, Date unknown
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Brett Bachmann on Jul 07, 2019 07:20 (12 days ago)
Thanks Clive.
Clive Harvey on Jul 06, 2019 19:17 (13 days ago)
No, Caronia entered service in January 1949 with this four shades of green livery. It was not until October 1962 that Mauretania was painted in this way, it was I believe, an attempt to give her a more cruise-like identity. In 1963 she began a new Atlantic service from Mediterranean ports to New York but this was a failure and by 1964 she was employed mainly cruising from New York to the Caribbean. When Saxonia and Ivernia were converted into Carmania and Franconia, in 1963, with dual roles as both Atlantic liners and cruise ships they also adopted the green livery though eventually this would be changed to white. The other sister ships, Sylvania and Carinthia never adopted the green livery, though Sylvania was ultimately painted white but Carinthia retained her black hull to the end of her Cunard career.
Brett Bachmann on Jul 06, 2019 18:52 (13 days ago)
Is that where the originating hull/super structure colours were derived from for "Green Goddess" aka Caronia ?
Edson de Lima Lucas on Jul 06, 2019 18:50 (13 days ago)
One of my favorite ship ...
In my opinion ... photo of the year !
Ian Thomas on Jul 06, 2019 14:35 (13 days ago)
Bob, I can vaguely remember the Mauretania berthed at the then Regent Oil Terminal Pembroke in 1964 when the Queen Mother opened their new refinery at Pembroke after a few owners now Valero.

Robert J Smith on Jul 06, 2019 14:09 (13 days ago)
I had the good fortune to catch her passing Cowes as a child. Bad fortune as my mum wouldn't take a photo because she had already taken one of the Queen Mary :-(
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