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RMS Mauretania,built in 1906 was one of the first ocean liners to convert to the steam turbine and was soon followed by all subsequent liners.

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Royal Mail 2004 Ocean Liners. Stately Queens of the sea (RMS Queen Mary 2 2004; SS Canberra 1961; MS Queen Mary 1936; RMS Mauretania 1907; SS City of New York 1888; PS Great Western 1838)

Royal Mail 2004 Ocean Liners. Stately Queens of the sea (RMS Queen Mary 2 2004; SS Canberra 1961; MS Queen Mary 1936; RMS Mauretania 1907; SS City of New York 1888; PS Great Western 1838)

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Mauretania (right) and Olympic (left) in 1935, awaiting their final voyage to the scrapyard.

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Men at Work - Mauretania by Tyne & Wear Archives & Museums, via Flickr. Boiler room after the conversion to oil burning, 1921. RMS MAURETANIA was one of the most famous ships ever built on Tyneside.

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RMS Mauretania. she had her maiden voyage in 1907 and held the Blue Riband for speed for a record 20 years. She worked as transport and hospital ship during WW1 and during her long caree at sea made 269 double crossings of the Atlantic. Her last crossing was in 1934 and the ship was broken up the following year.

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