Unknown room on board RMS Mauretania

Unknown room on board RMS Mauretania

Postby Ludwig Bader on Sun Jun 27, 2010 4:18 am

Hi together,

I've found a very interesting photo on the website http://www.northatlanticrun.com:

http://www.northatlanticrun.com/400auction1998pg5.html

It shows four photographs of an 1998 auction catalouge. The interesting one is the one on the upper right side: It shows an very elegant room which is called "1st class lounge" on the RMS Mauretania. But fact is: This is definitely NOT the ship's 1st class lounge (for comparison: photos no. 5 & 7 on that site: http://www.merchantnavyofficers.com/cunard6.html).

But what room is it? There is no equivalent to it on the RMS Lusitania, it looks like a gallery room or something like that. Were there any rooms added to the Mauretania during her career? Any ideas?

Best regards, Ludwig
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Re: Unknown room on board RMS Mauretania

Postby David Haisman on Sun Dec 11, 2011 4:53 am

Having signed on the Mauretania the 2nd in October 1961, I can recall no unknown rooms onboard that ship but many ''old sea dog yarns'' floating about throughout my seagoing career. One would be surprised at how many of these stories are treated as '' gospel '' by many ''experts '' frequenting the world wide web sites these days.
Back to the unknown rooms, their was a ship full of them when the ship was due for fumigation alongside of the docks in Southampton at the beginning of that voyage.
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