RMS Olympic at Cherbourg

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16mm home movie footage of tourists leaving the continent for America aboard the RMS Olympic shots of tenders and on shipboard as passengers enjoy deck games...... Sat, 20 Aug 2022
 
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Absolutely remarkable, especially the sense of speed from the stern as she races along. Thanks for this!
 
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Incredible footage and what a treat for all us to see! Thanks for uploading it, Phil.
 
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I am working on (or at least attempting to) identifying the vessels in question. But at this point, I can confirm that the ship seen at 3:50-4:00 is definitely the SS Arcadian, ex Asturias of the Royal Mail Steam Packet Company, not the Orient Line. The liner seen at 4:18 and 6:05 appears to be one and the same, but I'm not sure which ship it is yet.
 
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The liner seen at 4:18 and 6:05 appears to be one and the same, but I'm not sure which ship it is yet.
The ship is the Laurentic II. Since she made only two cruises to the Mediterranean in January and March of 1928 it is either or, as to when this footage was filmed. Someone else identified the vessel as the Laurentic II, on the Encyclopedia Titanica Facebook page.
 
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Thanks that's very helpful for pinning down the date.
 
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