Color Photos Combined Thread

James Carey

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"Here's another colour photo on the Corbis website of Mauretania, starboard side view, taken about the same time."

If she is in drydock and out of water, why would her boilers be fired up and belching smoke?
 
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John Atkinson

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I think it has been added in later with a bit of 1920's photography trickery to add to the grand view effect.
 
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>>If she is in drydock and out of water, why would her boilers be fired up and belching smoke?<<

There could be several reasons for that, not the least of which was that the shipyard might have simply been testing the boilers. Another reason would be to provide steam to maintain essential services for the ship.