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A FINELY DETAILED 1:384 SCALE WATERLINE MODEL OF THE CUNARD LINER T.S.S. MAURETANIA (1939)
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A FINELY DETAILED 1:384 SCALE WATERLINE MODEL OF THE CUNARD LINER T.S.S. MAURETANIA (1939)

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A FINELY DETAILED 1:384 SCALE WATERLINE MODEL OF THE CUNARD LINER T.S.S. MAURETANIA (1939)
modelled by R. Chapman with masts, radio aerial, rigging, derricks, anchors, anchor crane and winch, fairleads, bitts, bollards, derrick winch, capstans, covered hatches, companionways, superstructure with bridge with wing bridges, and binnacle over, twenty-four covered lifebaots in davits, funnels with hooters, awning stanchions, engine room lights and other details. The hull with portholes and glazed promenade decks with finished in red below the waterline and black and set in a moulded and painted seascape with legends, display base with wood-bound glazed cover. Overall measurements -- 9 x 30½in. (23 x 77.5cm.)
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No VAT will be charged on the hammer price, but VAT at 17.5% will be added to the buyer's premium which is invoiced on a VAT inclusive basis

Lot Essay

Mauretania, built by Cammell Laird of Birkenhead, was launched on the 28th July 1938 with her maiden voyage completed the next May. Registered at 35,738 tons gross, she measured 772 feet with a beam of 89½ feet, despite her six steam turbines she could only reach a speed of 23 knots. She carried accommodation for 440 cabin-class, 450 tourist-class and 470 third-class passengers. During the early part of the Second World War she was used to transport troops between Australia and Egypt, until 1942 when she returned to the North Atlantic. Immediately after the war she returned to the Southampton-New York route. In 1962 she was repainted light green and used for cruises from New York to the Mediterranean until broken up at Inverkeithing in 1965.
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