RMS Mauretania

RMS Mauretania was the English-built sister of the Scottish-built Lusitania.  Entering service on 16 November 1907, she was the Cunard Line flagship before the First World War.  One of the most famous and most popular Atlantic liners, Mauretania was also the fastest ship on the North Atlantic.  After a period of friendly rivalry with Lusitania, Mauretania captured the speed record and held it from 1909 to 1929. Contributors: Eric Longo, USA References: Ballard, Robert D. and Spencer Dunmore.  Exploring the Lusitania.  Warner Books, 1995. 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. "Mauretania I."  Cunard Heritage.  Web.  28 April 2011.  <http://www.cunard.com/About-Cunard-Line/Cunard-Heritage/The-Fleet/Mauretania-I/>. “Queen with a Fighting Heart” by Franklin D. Roosevelt.  World Ship Society.  Web. 29 April 2011.  <http://www.worldshipny.com/mauretania100.shtml>. “RMS Mauretania.” Wikipedia: The Free Encyclopedia. Wikimedia Foundation, Inc. 22 July 2004. Web. 28 April 2011. <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/RMS_Mauretania> Sauder, Eric.  RMS Lusitania:  The Ship & Her Record.  Tempus Publishing Ltd, 2005.

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