RMS Aquitania

Aquitania was the third of a Cunard Line trio of express ocean liners before the First World War, the other two ships being Lusitania and MauretaniaAquitania was designed by Leonard Peskett and built by John Brown & Company of Clydebank, Scotland.  She was launched on 21 April 1913 and entered service on the Liverpool, England to New York, United States route on 30 May 1914.  Nicknamed “Ship Beautiful,” Aquitania had a career of 36 years and served in and survived both world wars.  She was the last surviving four-funneled ship and the second longest-serving passenger liner in history after Cunard’s RMS Queen Elizabeth 2. References: "Aquitania."  Cunard Heritage.  Web.  28 April 2011.  <http://www.cunard.com/About-Cunard-Line/Cunard-Heritage/The-Fleet/Aquitania/>. Braynard, Frank O. and William H. Miller.  Fifty Famous Liners, Volume I.  W. W. Norton & Company, 1982. Kludas, Arnold.  Great Passenger Ships of the World, Volume I.  Patrick Stephens Ltd., 1975. Maxtone-Graham, John. Liners to the Sun. Sheridan House, 2001. “RMS Aquitania.” Wikipedia: The Free Encyclopedia. Wikimedia Foundation, Inc. 22 July 2004. Web. 28 April 2011. <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/RMS_Aquitania>

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