Olympics's Colors After CWS Merger


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Daniel Ehlers

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On this advertising site for the Queen Mary 2 (http://qm2.cunard.co.uk/QM2/) a short clip of "Yesterday-1935-Majestic" is shown. In the picture, her funnels *look* like they are painted Cunard red. I could be mistaken, however; it is possible the drawings's colors aren't correct, or that the artist made them red simply to blend with the other Cunarders. Also, on GreatShips.net, the Cunard White Star postcard looks as if it has a more orangy funnel color than the WSL postcard, though I could be mistaken again. If they were repainted, however, then that makes me wonder... Did Olympic keep her White Star livery after the Cunard-White Star merger, or was she painted in Cunard colors? I can hardly imagine how strange she'd look in Cunard colors...
 

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it is possible the drawings's colors aren't correct

Hello, Daniel---

I have emailed Cunard about this (and several other details of their web site) on at least two occasions, and received no response. You're quite correct in believing that the drawing is wrong---Majestic was NEVER repainted in Cunard livery, nor were any of the other White Star ships which became part of Cunard White Star. They all remained in White Star livery for the balance of their respective careers, the last survivor being Britannic III, which remained in service until December 1960.
 
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Daniel Ehlers

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Thanks for clearing that up... I didn't think that the ships were repainted.
 
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