Sisterships to MV Britannic & Georgic

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Brent Holt

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According to Fifty Famous Liners 2, Cunard considered building two slightly larger sisters to Britannic and Georgic. Does anyone know any further details? They would have been used as the new "Big 4" out of Liverpool.
I wonder if Cunard would have painted the two sisters in White Star colors since the low motorship funnels seemed more suited to White Star's scheme than Cunard's? Perhaps they would have been given White Star names? (Then again, Cunard was so anti-White Star after the merger that this is doubtful)
It seems that it would have been much more logical to build more motorliners instead of the Mauretania 2.
The "what-ifs" are interesting.
Brent
 
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Alex McLean

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This is the first I've heard about it, Brent. I don't think Cunard's colour scheme would look good on such squat funnels.
 
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Brent Holt

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Olympic is in Volume 1, Britannic and Majestic are not in any of them.
Brent
 
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Brent Holt

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Oops! I missed that!
Olympic is in V1, but there is really nothing new there. All three books are basic in their coverage.
Brent