Tuesday, October 25, 2011

RMS "CARONIA" of 1947

Nicknamed the GREEN GODDESS by the people of Liverpool because of her livery resembled that of local trams RMS "CARONIA" was built in 1947 and debuted for Cunard White Star Line in 1948, the ship served CUNARD for 20 years, she was just over 34.000 GRT and had a speed of 22 knots. She was so small compared to the old QUEENS that Captain Warwick, one of the ships Captains, later first master of the QE2 and father of Ronald Warwick, first master of present QUEEN MARY 2 used to say to his family that he was going to sail around the world in his yacht, CARONIA was a transatlantic liner when she was built but was later used mainly for cruising around the world, she was scraped in 1974, postcard of my private collection

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