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The New York Cunard Building

Cunard Line’s presence in New York dates back to 1848, but it wasn’t until 1921 that the company opened its…

Ocean Liners
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Normandie Sold for Scrap

On 3 October 1946, USS Lafayette (ex-Normandie) was sold as scrap to Lipsett, a maritime salvage company based in New…

Classic Cruising
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Sovereign of the Seas

As she departed on her maiden voyage in January 1988, Royal Caribbean’s Sovereign of the Seas held the distinction of…

Disasters at Sea
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Majestic Spears a Schooner

On 30 July 1894, before sunrise and in dense fog off the Grand Banks, White Star Line’s Majestic (1890) sliced…

Liners at War
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Queen Mary – Curacoa Tragedy

On 2 October 1942 an eastbound Queen Mary, carrying nearly 20,000 American troops of the 29th Infantry Division to join…