Mauretania II


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Was the Mauretania II a Royal Mail ship? If not then she wouldn't carry the RMS prefix.

The reason I ask is that I have a silver bon bon tray and am trying to determine if it came from the 1st or 2nd ship.
It has a raised Cunard Crest with the name RMS Mauretania.

Although I would like it to be from the original Maury, I suspect it's from #2.

Bryan
 
If you can upload A picture of this Item I could give you a rough idea of the time period that it was produced as the Cunard Steamship line changed its how is crest design was engraved over the years and the Crest engravings on the original pieces from the 1900's through 1915 differ from once's from 1919 - 1934 and so on and so forth.

So if you can see the crest you can in most cases date the piece based on the engraved design used.

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Steve
 

Brent Holt

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I have recently developed an interest in the Second Mauretania. Unfortunately, it is difficult to find much detailed info about her. I have the Shipbuilder reprint and it has some good info, but I am surprised that more has not been written about her. I know the first Maury always seemed to steal the spotlight, but the latter ship was a fine liner in her own right. She had nice lines and a successful career. I wish someone would write a book on her. The "new" Mauretania deserves it. (I wish Cunard would reuse the name soon)

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Jason D. Tiller

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Hi Brent,

I've also got an interest for Mauretania II, but I'm not really sure why more information has not been written about her. The only things I've been able to find on her so far, are a few nice postcards.

Agreed, she was a beautiful ship and she had a great career. I would also be very interested in seeing a book about her; it's one I would definitely purchase.
 

Jason D. Tiller

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Here are my postcards of the Mauretania II, that I thought I'd share. Hope you enjoy them.

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Jason D. Tiller

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I found this one earlier this year, in an antique market. What's interesting about it is that, someone is writing to a friend or a relative (not sure which) about her husband being a Quartermaster on the ship. It's dated May 28, 1958; seven years before she was sold for scrap.

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Ive too always loved the Maurentania II (i even have a large coloured deckplan) and think she is a very handsom liner.

Looking at her and how much she resembles the larger Lizzie , its like a movie "Honey i shrunk the Queen Elizabeth"
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Thanks John. I'm glad you enjoyed them.
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Looking at her and how much she resembles the larger Lizzie , its like a movie "Honey i shrunk the Queen Elizabeth"

LOL! That's true, she does look like the Queen Elizabeth. I didn't realize that until now.
 
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