People
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Queen Mary’s Last Captain

John Treasure Jones, Queen Mary’s last captain (barring some type of unexpected major miracle), entered the world on 18 August…

Features
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Lost Ship Traditions

I’m old enough to remember many shipboard traditions that are no long observed on today’s oh-so-modern and cool vessels. Try…

Ocean Liners
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Washington on the Waves

United States Lines’ Washington was launched on 20 August 1932 at the New York Shipbuilding Corp in Camden, New Jersey.…

Classic Cruising
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1973: Cruise Ship Bomb Threat

On 11 July 1973, Pacific Far East Lines cruise ship Mariposa (1952), while docked in Los Angeles, received a marine…

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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Royal Navy Ends Liner Rampage

The Atlantic rampage of the former Norddeutscher Lloyd liner Kaiser Wilhelm der Grosse ended suddenly on 26 August 1914 when…