Wednesday, 11 December 2013

RMS Caronia


RMS Caronia was a 34,183 gross register tons (GRT) passenger ship of the Cunard Line (then Cunard White Star Line). Launched on 30 October 1947, she served with Cunard until 1967. She was nicknamed the "Green Goddess" by the people of Liverpool because her livery resembled that of the local trams, also known as "Green Goddesses".[1] She is credited as one of the first "dual-purpose" built ships: suited to cruising, but also capable of transatlantic crossings. After leaving Cunard she briefly served as SS Caribia in 1969, after which she was laid up in New York until 1974 when she was sold for scrap.

This slide was dated as November 1958, and the background is rather industrial, so it's possible that this was taken while the Caronia was in dry dock for repairs.

Bonus - The building of the USS Macon.

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October 23rd, 1961

Looking thru'my slides for a subject for today, and this one almost slipped through to be a Weekend Wallpaper. But something intrigue...