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April 3, 2019

40 Incredible Photos That Show Interior of the R.M.S. Mauretania During Its Launching in 1906

R.M.S. "Mauretania" is a photographic album held by the DeGolyer Library, at Southern Methodist University. Images include the dining room, lounge, deck areas, and state rooms.

Interior of the R.M.S. Mauretania during its launching in 1906

Unlike its sister ship, the Lusitania, which was torpedoed by a German U-boat during World War I, off the coast of Ireland, the Mauretania survived World War I and continued to operate until its eventual retirement from service in 1934.

During its lifetime, the Mauretania held the speed record for fastest transatlantic crossing from 1909 to 1929, and served as both a troop ship and hospital ship during World War I.

Photographs in the album from SMU Libraries Digital Collections are attributed to Bedford Lemere & Co., architectural photographers to His Majesty the King.

At full speed on the measured mile, circa 1906

Stern view showing disposition of propellers, circa 1906

Bow view during launching, circa 1906

Grand entrance. A. deck, 1906

Boat deck promenade, circa 1906

Bookcase in library, circa 1906

Children's room, circa 1906

Corridor A. deck, circa 1906

En suite rooms, A. deck, circa 1906.

En suite rooms, A. deck, circa 1906

First class smoking room, circa 1906

General view of upper and lower dining saloon. Showing dome, circa 1906

Library, looking across the vessel, circa 1906

Lounge or music room, looking aft, circa 1906

Lounge or music room, looking forward, circa 1906

Mauretania kitchen, circa 1906

Mauretania observation hall, circa 1906

Ordinary state room, D deck, circa 1906

Parlour suite. B deck, circa 1906

Promenade deck, circa 1906

Purser's Bureau, on the Promenade Deck, Mauretania, circa 1906

Regal suite bedrooms, starboard side, looking aft, circa 1906

Regal suite parlour and dining room, port side, circa 1906

Regal Suite parlour, circa 1906

Seat in grand entrance. A. deck, circa 1906

Second class dining saloon, circa 1906

Second class drawing room, circa 1906

Second class lounge, circa 1906

Second class smoking room, circa 1906

Second class special state room, circa 1906

Smoking room, looking aft, circa 1906

Smoking room, looking forward, circa 1906

Smoking room, port side, looking forward, circa 1906

Special state room. D. deck, circa 1906

Third class general activity room, circa 1906

Upper dining saloon, circa 1906

Verandah café, circa 1906

Elevator on Mauretania, circa 1906

Mauretania engine control room, circa 1906

Mauretania navigation bridge, circa 1906




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