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Title: MAURETANIA, built 1907

Accession Number: 1987.62.53
Type: postcard
Place: ENGLAND, Newcastle upon Tyne; SCOTLAND, Rosyth
Date: After September 20, 1906
Description: Color photo-lithograph postcard. Port view of Cunard Line steamship R.M.S. MAURETANIA, under way. Printed on back of postcard: "The Cunarder R.M.S. MAURETANIA, the "Greyhound of/ the Atlantic," holds all world speed records of trans-/ Atlantic ships. She has a length of 790 feet, a tonnage/ of 30,704 gross tons, a depth of 57 feet and burns oil/ fuel./ PRINTED/ IN/ U.S.A." MAURETANIA (bu. Swan, Hunter & Wigham Richardson, Ltd., Wallsend-on-Tyne, Newcastle, England; launched 9/20/1906; broken up at Rosyth, 1935; 762' x 88'; 790' o.l.; 31,000 tons)

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