MV Georgic Archival Collection
MV Georgic of the Cunard White Star Line, 1937. GGA Image ID # 1e82f94b27
- Georgic (1932) White Star Line
- Passenger Lists
- Sailing Schedules
- Route Maps, Track Charts, Abstract of Logs
- Excerpts from Information for Passengers
Georgic (1932) White Star Line
Built by Harland & Wolff, Ltd., Belfast, Ireland. Tonnage: 27,759. Dimensions: 683' x 82' (712' o.l.). Twin-screw, 18 knots. Motorship. Two masts and two funnels. Keel laid on November 29, 1929. Launched: November 12, 1931. Maiden voyage: Liverpool to New York, June 25, 1932. In 1933 she made the Atlantic crossing at an average speed of 18.43 knots. Service Changes: She was transferred to the London-New York route in 1935. It began operating under the Cunard-White Star Line merger in 1934. World War II Service: Bombed and badly gutted by fire due to a German air attack in Suez Bay on July 14, 1941, and rebuilt by Harland & Wolff, Ltd. at their Belfast yard. She was converted to a permanent troopship and, as such, had only a single mast and one funnel. Post War Service: After the war was put in the emigrant service. Chartered by Cunard Line in 1950 to help during the peak transatlantic travel season. Fate: Scrapped by British shipbreakers in 1956. Sister ship: Britannic.
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Cabin Passenger List from the RMS Georgic of the White Star Line, Departing Saturday, 30 July 1932 from Liverpool to Boston and New York via Cobh And Galway, Commanded by Captain F. F. Summers, R.D. (Cmdr., R.N.R., Retd.).
Tourist Passenger List from the RMS Georgic of the White Star Line, Departing Thursday, 25 August 1932 from Liverpool to New York via Cobh, Commanded by Captain F. F. Summers, R.D., (Cmdr., R.N.R., Retd.).
Cabin Passenger List from the RMS Georgic of the White Star Line, Departing Saturday, 17 October 1936 from Southampton to New York via Le Havre and Cobh, Commanded by Captain J. C. Townley, R.D., R.N.R.
Tourist Passenger List from the RMS Georgic of the White Star Line, Departing Saturday, 24 July 1937 from Southampton to New York via Le Havre and Cobh, Commanded by Captain B. B. Oram, R.D., R.N.R.
Third Class Passenger List from the SS Georgic of the White Star Line, Departing Friday, 17 September 1937 from Southampton to New York via Le Havre and Cobh, Commanded by Captain B. B. Oram, R.D., R.N.R.
American Legion Members Passenger List for the RMS Georgic of the White Star Line, Departing Saturday, 16 October 1937 from Southampton to New York via Le Havre and Cobh, Commanded by Captain B. B. Oram, R.D., R.N.R.
Cunard White Star Limited again extends a cordial welcome to the 3rd A. E. F. and trusts that the return voyage across the Atlantic will be fruitful in recalling old memories and cementing new friendships.
We are proud to have been associated with this great pilgrimage of American veterans to Europe, a movement which cannot fail to promote international goodwill and fellowship.
Europe has welcomed your coming and will always cherish happy recollections of your inspiring mission. The new contacts which you have established and your friendly discussions will be of immense value in advancing the high ideals of service for which you stand.
May you long continue to prosper in promoting the cause of peace and a closer understanding between the nations of the world.
Cabin Passenger List from the SS Georgic of the White Star Line, Departing 8 July 1939 from New York to London via Cobh, Southampton, and Le Havre, Commanded by Captain G. R. Dolphin, R.D., R.N.R.
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Vintage Farewell Dinner Bill of Fare from 20 April 1935 on board the SS Georgic of the Cunard White Star Line featured Fricandelles à l’Allemande, Tournedos of Beef, St. Laurent, and Pouding Wilhelmina for dessert.
Vintage Luncheon Bill of Fare from 14 March 1938 on board the SS Georgic of the Cunard White Star Line featured Epicurean Ham & Dill Pickles, Cassolettes à la Toulouse, and Loganberry Flan for dessert.
Vintage Luncheon Bill of Fare from 16 March 1938 on board the SS Georgic of the Cunard White Star Line featured Smoked Sturgeon, Roast Rib of Beef, Shredded Horseradish, and Lemon Cheese Cakes for dessert.
Vintage Luncheon Bill of Fare from 18 March 1938 featured Fried Deep Sea Scallops, Sauce Remoulade, Fillets of Mutton, a la Parisienne, and Apricot Pie for dessert.
Vintage Farewell Dinner Bill of Fare from 18 August 1938 on board the SS Georgic of the Cunard White Star Line featured Deep Sea Scallops, Sauce Rector, Croquettes à la Reine, and Coupe Danicheff for dessert.
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Westbound Sailings of the White Star Line from 6 October 1934 to 2 February 1935. Ships Included the Alaunia, Antonia, Aquitania, Ascania, Athenia, Aurania, Ausonia, Berengaria, Britannic, Carinthia, Franconia, Georgic, Laconia, Lancastria, Laurentic, Letitia, Majestic, Olympic, Samaria, Scythia, and Transylvania. The Schedule Includes Originating, Calling, and Destination Ports for Each Voyage. RMS Britannic Passenger List, 6 October 1934. GGA Image ID # 1e3159e0ee
Eastbound Sailings of the White Star Line from 6 October 1934 to 14 February 1935. Ships Included the Alaunia, Antonia, Aquitania, Ascania, Athenia, Aurania, Ausonia, Berengaria, Britannic, Carinthia, Doric, Franconia, Georgic, Laconia, Lancastria, Laurentic, Letitia, Majestic, Olympic, Samaria, Scythia, and Transylvania. The Schedule Includes Originating, Calling, and Destination Ports for Each Voyage. RMS Britannic Passenger List, 6 October 1934. GGA Image ID # 1e3178f51a
Westbound Sailing Schedule, from Liverpool or Southampton to Boston, New York, Québec, or Montréal via Belfast, Cherbourg, Greenock, Galway, or Le Havre, from 24 July 1924 to 7 October 1924. Ships Included the Alaunia, Andania, Antonia, Aquitania, Ascania, Athenia, Aurania, Ausonia, Berengaria, Britannic, Carinthia, Georgic, Laconia, Letitia, Queen Mary, Samaria, and Scythia. RMS Samaria Passenger List, 24 July 1936. GGA Image ID # 1eccbb8952
Eastbound Sailing Schedule, from Boston, New York, Québec, or Montréal to Glasgow, Liverpool, London, or Soutampton via Belfast, Cherbourg, Cobh, Galway, Greenock, Le Havre, or Plymouth, from 24 July 1936 to 7 October 1936. Ships Included the Alaunia, Andania, Antonia, Aquitania, Ascania, Athenia, Aurania, Ausonia, Berengaria, Britannic, Carinthia, Georgic, Laconia, Letitia, Queen Mary, Samaria, and Scythia. RMS Samaria Passenger List, 24 July 1936. GGA Image ID # 1ecd389488
Cunard White Star Cruises Sailing Schdule for September through December 1937. Ships Include the Berengaria, Carinthia, and Georgic. GGA Image ID # 1db77e20c1
Cunard White Star Westbound Sailing Schedule for September to November 1937. Ships Include the Alaunia, Andania, Antonia, Aquitania, Ascania, Athenia, Aurania, Ausonia, Berengaria, Britannic, Franconia, Georgic, Laconia, Letitia, Queen Mary, Samaria, and Scythia. GGA Image ID # 1db7e0cf97
Cunard White Star Eastbound Sailing Schedule for September to November 1937. Ships Include the Alaunia, Andania, Antonia, Aquitania, Ascania, Athenia, Aurania, Ausonia, Berengaria, Britannic, Franconia, Georgic, Laconia, Letitia, Queen Mary, Samaria, and Scythia. GGA Image ID # 1db80746e8
Sailing Schedule, Cruises from America, from 10 June 1939 to 1 September 1939. Ships Included the Britannic, Carinthia, Franconia, Georgic, and Lancastria. RMS Aquitania Passenger List, 7 June 1939. GGA Image ID # 1e136b19b8
Westbound Sailing Schedule from 7 June 1939 to 16 August 1939. Ships Included the Alaunia, Andania, Antonia, Ascania, Athenia, Aquitania, Aurania, Ausonia, Britannic, Carinthia, Franconia, Georgic, Laconia, Letitia, Mauretania, Queen Mary, Samaria, and Scythia. RMS Aquitania Passenger List, 7 June 1939. GGA Image ID # 1e141a92c5
Eastbound Sailing Schedule from 7 June 1939 to 16 August 1939. Ships Included the Alaunia, Andania, Antonia, Aquitania, Ascania, Athenia, Aurania, Ausonia, Britannic, Carinthia, Georgic, Laconia, Letitia, Mauretania, Queen Mary, Samaria, and Scythia. RMS Aquitania Passenger List, 7 June 1939. GGA Image ID # 1e1424c50b
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Route Maps, Track Charts, Abstract of Logs
White Star Line Royal & United States Mail Steamers Track Chart and Memorandum of Log (Unused). MV Georgic Passenger List, 30 July 1932. GGA Image ID # 1e81f2cd97
White Star Line Royal and United States Mail Steamers Track Chart and Memorandum of Log. Back Cover, MV Georgic Passenger List, 25 August 1932. The Journey from Liverpool to Boston and New York via Cobh And Galway to 6 Days and 21 Hours. GGA Image ID # 1e82026ce9
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Guide to MV Georgic Principal Public Rooms. MV Georgic Passenger List, 30 July 1932. GGA Image ID # 1e81a12be8
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Excerpts from Information for Passengers
MEALS will be served as follows;—
Morning Soup and Afternoon Tea will be served on Deck and in the Public Rooms at 11:00 am and 4:00 pm respectively.
AUTOMOBILES. In order to facilitate Customs Clearance uncrated automobiles must be included on the U.S. Declaration Form.
BAGGAGE. Questions relating to Baggage should be referred to the Purser or ship's Baggage Master.
U.S. Customs. All passengers are required to make a declaration of personal baggage for the U.S. Customs authorities at New York. Blank declaration forms are obtainable from the Purser.
Returning residents of the United States must declare all articles acquired abroad but wearing apparel and personal effects taken overseas from the U.S. in the first case are entitled to be passed free of duty upon return.
An exemption of $100.00 worth of purchases is allowed each returning resident, subject to certain conditions which will be detailed by the Customs officer. Visitors may take in free of duty wearing apparel and personal effects not intended for sale, but must declare all articles not included in this category.
Severe penalties are imposed upon persons who make false declarations as to value, ownership or use of articles or who attempt to bribe or recompense a Customs officer.
Customs Examination. All articles liable to Customs duty must be declared. Any passenger who is in doubt should see the Purser or Baggage Master who wiJI provide the latest information available.
On arrival baggage will be grouped alphabetically in Customs shed for examination. To help the passing and claiming of baggage passengers should have one of the Company's labels, bearing the initial letter of their surname, affixed to each piece. The bedroom stewards have a supply of these labels and will affix them prior to landing.
It is for passengers themselves to see that all their baggage is passed by the Customs authorities on landing, and they are specially requested to claim their baggage before leaving the Customs shed, otherwise delay and extra charges for carriage will be incurred in forwarding to destination any baggage not accompanying passengers directly from the ship.
Checking baggage on arrival at New York. Facilities are available whereby passengers may arrange with the ship*s Baggage Master for the transfer of their baggage from the Company's pier in New York to any point in Greater New York, Jersey City and Hoboken, including railroad terminals, hotels, residences, express companies or warehouses.
Passengers are thus relieved of this detail after disembarking. Rates and further information regarding this service can be obtained at the Purser's office.
Baggage in Bond. Passengers en route to destinations outside the U.S.A. may have their checked baggage forwarded "In Bond" to a frontier point under Customs manifest without examination of the contents by a Customs officer at New York. The Purser or Baggage Master will be pleased to supply information.
Baggage Insurance, Passengers are recommended to insure their baggage as the Company's liability is strictly limited in accordance with the terms of the passage contract. Baggage Insurance carrying worldwide cover can be arranged through the Purser's office.
CATERING. Passengers are invited to advise the Head Waiter of their preference in the matter of diet and cooking and they can be assured of every attention to their wishes. Cooks of various nationalities are included in the kitchen personnel. It is suggested that passengers order their meals in advance, and the aforementioned officials will readily assist passengers in making their choice.
CHEQUES. Passengers are advised chat the Purser cannot accept private cheques.
CHANGES IN ACCOMMODATION. The Purser alone is authorized to make changes in accommodation and may only do so on payment of any difference in fare which may be required according to the Company's current tariffs.
COMPLAINTS. Passengers entertaining any cause for complaint are requested to communicate particulars to a responsible officer in the ship, so that an opportunity may be afforded to adjust matters.
DECK CHAIRS, CUSHIONS AND RUGS are available for hire and can be obtained through the Deck Steward at the price of 5/- each article.
(Each rug is contained in a sealed envelope and bears a serial number worked into the material, thus enabling passengers to identify their own rugs).
DOGS. Passengers are notified that dogs should be handed over to the care of the live-stock attendant and that they are not allowed in Public Rooms or on the Passenger Decks.
EXCHANGE OF MONEY. For the convenience of passengers the Purser is able to exchange a limited amount of English, U.S. and Canadian money at rates which will be advised on application.
FIRE PRECAUTIONS. Passengers are specially requested to exercise care in disposing of cigar and cigarette ends and matches and to make use of the receptacles provided for the purpose in the different parts of the ship, in view of the serious consequences which can arise from carelessness in this respect. Throwing lighted cigarettes, etc., overboard should also be avoided.
FIRE AND LIFEBOAT STATIONS. Passengers are earnestly requested to acquaint themselves with the notice in the staterooms regarding lifeboat and fire stations.
The Captain specially appeals to passengers to assist him by promptly mustering at their appointed stations at all times when passenger boat station muster is being held. Only by immediate attendance at this important muster can passengers obtain the necessary instructions which are so vital to the well-being of all on board. The co-operation of every passenger is earnestly desired.
HAIRDRESSING SALOONS. Situated on "A" deck are fully equipped with modern appliances for the treatment of the hair.
IMPORTATION OF LIQUOR. A considerable quantity of liquor imported in the baggage of passengers is purchased " in bond " at a price below the regular market value in the country of purchase and for that reason attention is called to the fact by the Collector, U.S. Customs Service, that the above market value must be ascertained and declared by the passenger instead of the price actually paid.
LANDING ARRANGEMENTS. The Purser will furnish passengers with a small card, detailing the landing arrangements, before arrival.
LANDING CARDS. It is necessary that passengers present their landing cards, together with passports to the immigration Inspector for endorsement before leaving the ship.
LIBRARY. The ship has a fully-equipped library and passengers are invited to borrow the volumes—no charge will be made.
PASSENGERS' MAIL. To ensure immediate delivery letters intended for passengers should be endorsed prominently in the top left-hand corner " Passengers' Mail " and be addressed care of the Cunard White Star Limited at port of departure or arrival, and also bear the following particulars :—
Name of passenger (in full)
Class of Travel (Inward or Outward) passenger per...,..............
(Name of Ship)
Date of departure or arrival.
Accommodation Addresses. When it is desired to use any of the Company's offices as accommodation addresses, envelopes should be endorsed in the top left-hand corner " Passengers' Mail to await Instructions and be addressed care of the appropriate Cunard White Star Office.
Passengers who may expect letters, postal packages, etc., should apply at the Purser's office, and also leave their addresses so that any mail, etc., arriving after they have landed, can be re-directed.
PASSAGE TICKETS. Passengers are requested to hand their passage tickets to their bedroom stewards as soon as possible after embarkation.
PAYMENTS. Passengers should obtain a receipt on the Company's form for any payments made on board for additional passage money, rugs, chairs, excess baggage, etc.
PORTHOLES- As it is dangerous for passengers to handle the ports they are requested to ask the bedroom steward to open and close the ports in the staterooms as may be desired.
PROFESSIONAL GAMBLERS are reported as frequently traveling in Atlantic ships and passengers are warned to take precautions accordingly.
LONG RANGE RADIO SERVICE. This vessel is fitted with special long range radio apparatus which will enable passengers to communicate with their friends or business connections on shore at any time during the voyage across the North Atlantic.
For particulars regarding radio communications established or expected please consult the radio notice board, where full information is posted throughout the voyage.
RADIO AND CABLE MESSAGES. Information and rates will be supplied by the Radio office.
RADIO RECEIVERS AND ELECTRICAL APPARATUS.
Private radio receivers or other electrical apparatus must not be operated or connected to the ship's electrical supply circuits without official approval, applications for which should be made to ths Purser.
Passengers using loud-speakers are requested to avoid disturbing their fellow passengers.
RETURN ACCOMMODATION. For the convenience of those passengers who may be returning from Canada or the United States to Europe and who have not yet made the necessary arrangements the Purser will be pleased to radio for any accommodation required. This will enable passengers to complete their arrangements before leaving the ship and will consequently save them time and trouble after landing.
ROTARIANS traveling by this ship are invited to inspect the Rotary Register at the Purser's office and subscribe their names. The Purser will be glad, providing circumstances permit, to arrange an informal meeting during the voyage.
SPECIAL NOTICE FOR ROUND TRIP PASSENGERS.
All passengers holding return tickets are requested to communicate with the most convenient Company's office, if possible at least a week in advance of their intended sailing from the United States or Canada, so that the necessary formalities may be arranged in connection with their passage.
!f for any reason the holder of a return ticket should be unable to travel by the sailing shown thereon, immediate advice should be given to the nearest Company's office, so that any accommodation held can be released and new reservation made in sailing selected.
DEPARTURE FROM AMERICA—U.S. SAILING PERMIT.
All passengers other than U.S. citizens require to obtain a sailing permit or income tax clearance prior to departure from the United States. This document can be obtained without difficulty from the Collector of Internal Revenue in each district, or on personal application, with passport and passage ticket a day or two before sailing, at Room 131, U.S. Custom House, foot of Broadway, New York City.
STEWARDS SPEAKING FOREIGN LANGUAGES. Stewards speaking a number of European languages are available for the convenience of passengers and may be identified by the badge worn on the lapel of their coat bearing the flag of the country the language of which they speak.
THE SURGEON is authorized to make customary charges for his services, subject to the approval of the Captain.
A REGISTERED NURSE is on board, whose services are available as necessary under the direction of the ship's Surgeon.
TAXICABS can be hired at the New York pfers. It is suggested to passengers for their own proteccion that Terminal Cabs afford comfort and protection for passengers and their baggage at reasonable rates.
TRAVEL INFORMATION. The Purser's office is at the disposal of passengers for furnishing detailed information concerning steamer, rail or air connections and arrangements can be made for tickets and reservations to be obtained.
UPPER BERTHS. Passengers occupying upper berths can obtain steps for getting in and out of same on applying to the Steward or Stewardess.
VALUABLES, In their own interests passengers are advised not to leave articles of jewellery and other valuables lying about. Articles not required for frequent wear may be deposited with the Purser and will be placed in an envelope sealed in the presence of the passenger for custody in the ship's safe. A receipt will be given but no liability as to contents can be accepted.
Passengers are advised to protect themselves by insurance, which can be arranged on board on application to the Purser
VALETING SERVICE. A Clothes pressing room, in charge of an expert attendant, is provided and work of this kind will be carried out for passengers.
Source: SS Georgic Passenger List - 17 October 1936
REFUND OF UNITED STATES HEAD TAX
Under revised United States Government regulations Head Tax paid at the time of booking by passengers holding visitors' visaes (Section 3, para. 2), is refundable only when passengers obtain from the U.S. Immigration Inspector at port of arrival a Certificate of Exemption confirming that they aro not assessed for Head Tax.
Those Certificates of Exemption are only issued to pnssongers who satisfy the U.S. Immigration Inspector (whoso decision is final) that they do not intend to remain in the United States longer than 60 days, and to facilitate immediate refund of Head Tax to such possongors the Purser will also furnish them with a separate receipt for Head Tax.
Unless a Certificate of Exemption is obtained from the U.S. Immigration Inspector Head Tax cannot be refunded even though passengers eventually depart from the United States within the 60 days limit.
Transit Passengers holding U.S. Transit vise (Section 3, para. 3) who fail to satisfy the U.S. Immigration Inspector that they will depart from the United States within 60 days (thus not being able to obtain Certificate of Exemption), who have not already paid Head Tax will be required to pay the Head Tax to the Pursor prior to disembarkation.
Taxicabs are no longer permitted by the New York City Authorities to enter any City pier properties for the purpose of receiving or discharging passengers or baggage. The taxicab facilities heretofore provided on arrival day inside the pier are, therefore, no longer available.
Passengers desiring taxicabs upon arrival at New York are now required to go outside the pier and make their own transportation arrangements with taxicabs.
Passengers are warned against using the services of unauthorized porters and baggage transfer men outside the pier gates in New York. Reliable baggage transfer men are available inside the piers. Authorised porters wear " Cunard White Star " blouses which are numbered.
PASSENGERS' MAIL INWARD AND OUTWARD STEAMERS
Passengers expecting urgent letters or telegrams should notify the Purser's Office. For the convenience of passengers, telegrams and postal matter are received aboard and distributed but without any responsibility whatsoever on the part of Cunard White Star Limited for non-delivery, mis-delivery or delay.
It will assist the system of delivery if letters are endorsed prominently in the top left-hand corner " Passengers' Mail " and addressed care ot Cunard White Star at port of departure or arrival and also bear the following particulars :—
Name of passenger (in full).
Close of Travel (Inward or Outward)
(Name of Ship],
Date of departure or arrival.
Accommodation Addresses. When it is desired to use any of the Company's Offices as accommodation addresses, it is essential that the envelopes be endorsed prominontly in the top left-hand corner "Passengers' Mail, to await instructions" and be addressed care of the appropriate Cunard White Star Office or Agency.
Source: SS Georgic Passenger List - 17 September 1937
THE SWIMMING POOL on the Georgic is located on E Deck and is available to passengers at hours which will be specified on the ship's notice boards.
CHECKING PASSENGERS' BAGGAGE FROM SOUTHAMPTON TO LONDON
Passengers arriving in Southampton may check their luggage for delivery to hotels and residences in London at a flat charge of 1/- per package. This delivery is subject to the usual free allowance of baggage on the railroad, which is First Class 150 pounds, Third Class 100 pounds, with children over three and under fourteen years of age receiving one-half of the allowance respectively.
IMPORTATION OF TYPEWRITERS AND WIRELESS SETS INTO FRANCE.
Passengers importing typewriters and wireless sets into France for their own use are warned that the entry of these articles is subject to certain restrictions and Customs Duty.
The Customs Authorities at the French ports will not pass Wireless Sets and Typewriters with passengers who are proceeding by the special trains to Paris and the articles must consequently go forward as registered baggage to Paris, at the passengers' expense, i.e.: $2.00 from Cherbourg and $1.50 from Havre.
So far as concern Wireless Sets, after arrival at the French Port, it is necessary to obtain a Certificate of Importation from the American Chamber of Commerce in Paris. It is, therefore to passengers' advantage to pack their typewriters and wireless sets in their registered baggage and to declare same on arrival in Paris.
REGISTRATION OF BAGGAGE ON FRENCH RAILWAYS
The French National Railways have ruled that the amount of Hand Baggage a passenger may take into his Pullman or compartment oi the special train to Paris is limited to two medium size suitcases, and any pieces of hand baggage in excess of this amount require to be registered.
To avoid any possibility of inconvenience to passengers on arrival at the French port of disembarkation passengers may effect registration of their hand baggage through the Baggage Master on board this ship.
Source: SS Georgic Passenger List - 8 July 1939
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Examples of Cunard White Star Line MV Georgic Letterhead Stationery circa 1936. GGA Image ID # 1e8203d476
Example of Cunard White Star Line Envelope Stationery circa 1936. If Underelivered, Please Return this Letter to (Space for Address). GGA Image ID # 1e820f895c
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Autographs Included in a MV Georgic Farewell Dinner Menu, 20 April 1935. GGA Image ID # 1e82eb459d
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Some 200 superb photographs—in long shots and close-ups—capture exquisite interiors of world's great "floating palaces"—1890s to 1980s: Titanic, Île de France, Queen Elizabeth, United States, Europa, more. Informative captions provide key details.
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