21 March 2015

Belle époque on the ocean

Launched during the Edwardian era (1901-1910s), RMS Lusitania and Mauretania were British oceanliners. They both have been briefly the world's biggest ship.

First class promenade on the boat deck (Lusitania)

Machinery space (Lusitania)

Deck equipment and navigation bridge (Lusitania)

Kitchen (Lusitania)

Officer standing on the navigation bridge, looking aft (Lusitania)

Purser's bureau on the promenade deck (Lusitania)

Stateroom, second class (Lusitania)

Third class dining saloon (Lusitania)

Crew of Mauretania

Edwardian photomanipulation?

Deck machinery and curved bridge front (Mauretania)

Engine control room (Mauretania)

First class smoking room (Mauretania)

General view of upper and lower dining saloon (Mauretania)

Kitchen (Mauretania)

Third class general activity room (Mauretania)

Verandah café (Mauretania)

Mauretania under construction

The gentleman in uniform is Mauretania’s first chief engineer, John Currie

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Dissimilar destiny for RMS Mauretania and RMS Lusitania:

RMS Mauretania

RMS Lusitania