Photos and descriptions of Mauretania's interiors after 1926 refit


Lucy Burkhill

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Hello,
Can anyone please help me with any photos and descriptions of Maury's interiors after they were revamped in 1926? In Humfrey Jordan's Mauretania(pp261-2) there is mention of a pamphlet from February 1927 advertising the refit, is this pamphlet available to view on the web? I would especially love to see any photos of the staterooms that were refurbished- the only photos I have seen were taken when the ship was brand new, ie in Mark Warren's Mauretania and Ken Smith's Mauretania-Pride of the Tyne.

Kind regards,
Lucy
 

Lucy Burkhill

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Hello Eric,
Thanks for giving me the link to the luxury liner row site.
I am certainly tempted by the 1927 refit pamphlet but it's a bit out of my price range at the moment. It would be nice, though, if someone could publish affordable copies of this, and other items like it.

I read in one of your earlier postings that you are writing a book about the Mauretania, and that you were asking people what they would like to be included in it. I am very interested to know how this is getting along. Well, what would interest me are any accounts of her final voyage to the breaker's by crew/passengers/onlookers. I would also be interested in any recollections by her "executioners", the men who worked at the breaker's.
Ok, I know that this was a sad time, but to me the Maury retained a certain nobility on her final voyage despite her shabby external condition.

All the best,
Lucy
 

Grant Carman

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I made the mistake of going to the luxerylinerrow website. I have this feeling my vacation fund will be depleted very quickly. It's the first site I've seen where I can get Aquitania items.
Oh well, England will have to wait one more year!
 

Eric Longo

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Hi Grant,
That is a "mistake" worth making! I have found so many wonderful Mauretania items at LLR, and they are a pleasure to deal with. Did you see the Aquitania Auction Catalog?!! Anyway, it's all perspective. Your vacation fund is not going down - the number of items you are preserving for future collectors is going up!
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Best,
Eric Longo
 

Grant Carman

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Eric

I agree with you, but every time I find something from the Aquitania, or find another website, my partner says, "why do you want all that stuff".
It's hard to explain an addiction.

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Eric Longo

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Dear Grant,
I know just what you mean. My partner says the same things - "ANOTHER 'rare' photograph of Mauretania?!! Just how many do you need from September 20th???" - to which I reply "But look! This one shows a cine-cameraman!!"
I tried to PM you but that function is not...functioning. So, drop me a line at the address in my signature.
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Eric
 

Lucy Burkhill

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Ah, yes, addictions!!!!

My family just groans whenever I buy any items bearing the "M" word!

Were money no object, I would definitely fill my house with Mauretania items- furniture (especially!), china, pictures, etc, etc. Forget Gucci and Chanel- the Mauretania is where it's at as far as I'm concerned for items to lust after!
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