Churchill’s Ships

Churchill’s Ships

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Sir Winston Churchill sailed on many different ocean liners during his long and illustrious life, including German, Dutch, Canadian and British (of course!) vessels.

Among ocean liner enthusiasts, Churchill is most often connected with Cunard Line ships, particularly Queen Mary. Yet Churchill would also avail himself of other lines’ vessels whenever need or convenience dictated. He would even travel on a non-British liner if it happened to suit his current requirements.

For example:

In August 1920, Churchill sailed to Quebec with his son, Randolph, on Canadian Pacific Line’s Empress of Australia (1919).

In December 1931 Churchill and his wife, Clementine, and his daughter, Diana, sailed for New York on Norddeutscher Lloyd’s Europa (1928) to begin a US lecture tour.

The following year, while recuperating from injuries he received after being struck by a car in New York, Churchill and his family sailed to sunny Nassau on White Star Line’s Majestic (1922). They returned to New York a few weeks later on Holland America Line’s Statendam (1929).

In March 1932, after finally completing the US lecture tour, the Churchills sailed for home on Majestic (1914).

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