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Caronia (1949) Begins Her Maiden Voyage

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Cunard Line’s first major postwar liner, Caronia (1949), left on her maiden voyage, Southampton to New York, on 4 January 1949. It was a cold crossing for a vessel that would come to be known for her cruises to warm and glamorous places around the world. As the newsreel above shows, prior to her departure Caronia sailed by Queen Mary, which was idled in port undergoing repairs to the damage suffered during her 1 January grounding in Cherbourg.

Caronia (1949)

Caronia (1949)

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