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The Cunard Line, formerly Cunard White Star Line, is a British cruise line, operator of ocean liners RMS Queen Elizabeth 2 (QE2) and RMS Queen Mary 2 (QM2). Image File history File links Cunard_logo. ... A postcard of SS United States. ... The RMS Queen Elizabeth 2 (QE2) is a Cunard Line ocean liner named after the earlier Cunard liner RMS Queen Elizabeth. ... The RMS Queen Mary 2 (QM2) is a Cunard Line ocean liner named after the earlier Cunard liner Queen Mary, which was in turn named after Mary of Teck. ...

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History

Cunard had its beginnings in 1838 when shipping magnate Samuel Cunard, of Halifax, Canada, along with engineer Robert Napier and businessmen James Donaldson, Sir George Burns, and David MacIver formed the British and North American Royal Mail Steam Packet Company. The company successfully bid for the rights to a transatlantic mail shipping contract between England and America - winning this entitled it to use the RMS (Royal Mail Ship) prefix to its vessels' names. The company later changed its name to Cunard Steamships Ltd. | Jöns Jakob Berzelius, discoverer of protein 1838 was a common year starting on Monday (see link for calendar). ... Sir Samuel Cunard Sir Samuel Cunard, 1st Baronet (21 November 1787–28 April 1865) was a Canadian-born British shipping magnate. ... Halifax can refer to any of several things: // Australia Halifax Bay, North Queensland Canada Halifax Regional Municipality City of Halifax (dissolved city) Halifax County, Nova Scotia (dissolved county) Halifax (electoral district) Halifax International Airport Namibia Halifax Island United Kingdom Halifax, West Yorkshire Halifax (UK Parliament constituency) Halifax bank (formerly building... Robert Napier. ... Sir James Donaldson (1831-1915), Scottish classical scholar, educational and theological writer, was born in Aberdeen on 26 April 1831. ... Sir George Burns (December 10, 1795 - June 2, 1890) was a Scottish shipping magnate. ... The term transatlantic refers to something occurring all the way across the Atlantic Ocean. ... Royal Mail Ship (or Steamer), usually seen in its abbreviated form RMS, is the ship prefix used of any seagoing vessel that carries mail under contract to the British Royal Mail. ...

A captain waves aboard a Cunard Line vessel in 1901.
A captain waves aboard a Cunard Line vessel in 1901.

In May 1840 the 648 gross ton coastal paddle steamer SS Unicorn, the company's first steamship, made the company's first transatlantic trip. Under the direction of Captain Douglas, she carried 24 passengers, including Edward Cunard (Samuel's son), on a trip lasting 14 days, at an average speed of 8 knots.[1], thereby meeting the contract requirement of a crossing in a fortnight. Regular passenger and cargo service by steamship was inaugurated by the paddle steamer Britannia, the first ship commissioned by the company. On July 4, 1840 she sailed from Liverpool to Halifax, arriving in 12 days[2], then to Boston in 2 days 8 hours more. Image File history File links Please see the file description page for further information. ... Image File history File links Please see the file description page for further information. ... 1840 is a leap year starting on Wednesday (link will take you to calendar). ... Paddle steamers - Lucerne-Switzerland Left: original paddlewheel from a paddle steamer on the lake of Lucerne. ... A fortnight is a unit of time equal to two weeks: that is 14 days, or literally 14 nights. ... The RMS Britannia was an ocean liner of the British Cunard Steamship Lines. ... For the United States holiday, the Fourth of July, see Independence Day (United States). ... 1840 is a leap year starting on Wednesday (link will take you to calendar). ... Liverpool skyline. ... Nickname: City on the Hill, Beantown, The Hub (of the Universe)1, Athens of America, The Cradle of Revolution, Puritan City, Americas Walking City Location in Massachusetts, USA Counties Suffolk County Mayor Thomas M. Menino(D) Area    - City 232. ...


Cunard faced many competitors from Britain, the United States and Germany, but survived them all. This was mainly due to a great focus on safety. Cunard ships were usually not the largest or the fastest but they earned a reputation for being the most reliable and the safest. The prosperous company eventually absorbed Canadian Northern Steamships Ltd and Cunard's principal competitor, the White Star Line, owners of the ill-fated RMS Titanic and the HMHS Britannic White Star Line logo and burgee. ... For other uses, see Titanic. ... HMHS Britannic (1914), the third Olympic-class ocean liner of the White Star Line, sister ship of RMS Olympic and RMS Titanic, sank in 1916 after hitting a mine with the loss of 30 lives. ...


Between 1914 and 1918 Cunard Line built its European headquarters in Liverpool. The grand neo-Classical Cunard Building was to be the second of Liverpool's 'Three Graces'. The headquarters were used by Cunard until the 1960s. Liverpool skyline. ... Cunard Building is a building of elegant proportion, sited on the Pier Head at Liverpool. ... The Pier Head is a riverside location in the city-centre of Liverpool, England. ...


For more than a century and a half, Cunard dominated the Atlantic passenger trade and was one of the world's most important companies, with the majority of their liners being built at John Brown's Shipyard, Clydebank, Scotland. Its ships played important roles in the development of the world economy, and also participated in all of Britain's major wars from Crimea to the Falklands War, where Cunard's container ship Atlantic Conveyor was sunk by an Exocet missile. Clydebank (Bruach Chluaidh in Gaelic) is a town in West Dunbartonshire, Scotland, lying on the north bank of the river Clyde. ... Motto: (Latin) No one provokes me with impunity1 Anthem: Multiple unofficial anthems Capital Edinburgh Largest city Glasgow Official language(s) English, Gaelic, Scots2 Government  - Queen Queen Elizabeth II  - UK Prime Minister Tony Blair MP  - First Minister Jack McConnell MSP Unification    - by Kenneth I 843  Area    - Total 78,772 km... Combatants Allies: Second French Empire United Kingdom Ottoman Empire Kingdom of Sardinia Russian Empire Bulgarian volunteers Casualties 90,000 French 35,000 Turkish 17,500 British 2,050 Sardinian killed, wounded and died of disease 256,000 killed, wounded and died of disease The Crimean War (1854–1856) was fought... Combatants United Kingdom Argentina Commanders Sir John Fieldhouse Sir John Woodward Margaret Thatcher Leopoldo Galtieri Mario Menéndez Casualties 258 killed [1] 777 wounded 59 taken prisoner 649 killed 1,068 wounded 11,313 taken prisoner The Falklands War (Spanish: ) was fought in 1982 between Argentina and the United Kingdom... The Atlantic Conveyor was a British merchant navy ship that was requisitioned during the Falklands War and sunk by an Exocet missile. ... The Exocet is a French-built anti-ship missile whose various versions can be launched from surface vessels, submarines, and airplanes. ...


The line began to decline in the 1950s as speedy air travel began to replace ships as the main transporters of passengers and mail across the Atlantic. Cunard tried to address this by forming BOAC-Cunard Ltd in 1962 with the British Overseas Airways Corporation to operate scheduled air services to North America, the Caribbean and South America. It was dissolved in 1966. In 1983 Cunard took over the luxury cruise line Norwegian American Line, and in 1994 another luxury cruise company, Royal Viking Line. // Recovering from World War II and its aftermath, the economic miracle emerged in West Germany and Italy. ... Aviation refers to flying using aircraft, machines designed by humans for atmospheric flight. ... The British Overseas Airways Corporation (BOAC) was the exclusive British state airline from 1939 until 1946 and the long-haul British state airline from 1946. ... 1983 (MCMLXXXIII) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 1994 (MCMXCIV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated as the International Year of the Family and the International Year of the Sport and the Olympic Ideal by United Nations. ...


For much of the late 20th century and the first few years of the 21st the line's only vessel making transatlantic crossings was the RMS Queen Elizabeth 2. From 2004 the "QE2's" service was limited to cruising (mostly from the UK) and the annual world cruise, while the transatlantic route was taken over by the new RMS Queen Mary 2, the first ocean liner to be built in 30 years and the largest passenger ship of any type. In 2006 she lost the size record to the cruise ship Freedom of the Seas, but QM2 remains the largest ocean liner ever built. (19th century - 20th century - 21st century - more centuries) Decades: 1900s 1910s 1920s 1930s 1940s 1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s As a means of recording the passage of time, the 20th century was that century which lasted from 1901–2000 in the sense of the Gregorian calendar (1900–1999... The 21st century is the present century of the Anno Domini (common) era, in accordance with the Gregorian calendar. ... The term transatlantic refers to something occurring all the way across the Atlantic Ocean. ... The RMS Queen Elizabeth 2 (QE2) is a Cunard Line ocean liner named after the earlier Cunard liner RMS Queen Elizabeth. ... 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The RMS Queen Mary 2 (QM2) is a Cunard Line ocean liner named after the earlier Cunard liner Queen Mary, which was in turn named after Mary of Teck. ... A postcard of SS United States. ... Pacific Sky sails under Sydney Harbour Bridge A cruise ship is a passenger ship used for pleasure voyages, where the voyage itself and the ships amenities are considered an essential part of the experience. ... Freedom of the Seas is a Royal Caribbean cruise ship, scheduled to launch in June of 2006. ...


In 1998, Cunard became one of a number of lines owned by Carnival Corporation, now Carnival Corporation & PLC. On January 1, 2005 the business, assets and liabilities of Cunard Line Ltd were transferred to Carnival plc, ending the Cunard name as a business entity - the name still appears on the side of Queen Mary 2 and sails under the Cunard brand, but it is controlled by Princess Cruises in California. 1998 (MCMXCVIII) was a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated the International Year of the Ocean. ... January 1 is the first day of the calendar year in both the Julian and Gregorian calendars. ... 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Sea Princess at Fort-de-France Princess Cruises is an American cruise line made famous by The Love Boat TV series, in which two of its former ships, the Island Princess and Pacific Princess were featured. ...


Ships

The company operated some of the world's most famous liners and cruise ships, including: Image File history File links Download high resolution version (246x1000, 98 KB)Advertisement for Cunard White Star File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ...

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Old Admiralty House, Whitehall, London, Thomas Ripley, architect, 1723-26, was not admired by his contemporaries and earned him some scathing couplets from Alexander Pope The Admiralty was historically the authority in the United Kingdom responsible for the command of the Royal Navy. ... Year 1942 (MCMXLII) was a common year starting on Thursday (the link is to a full 1942 calendar). ... The Aquitania was an ocean liner built by John Brown and Company, Clydebank, Scotland, for the Cunard Line. ... Year 1913 (MCMXIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday (link will display the full calendar). ... 1950 (MCML) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will take you to calendar). ... Year 1918 (MCMXVIII) was a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar (see link for calendar) or a common year starting on Wednesday of the Julian calendar. ... 1923 (MCMXXIII) was a common year starting on Monday (link will display the full calendar). ... 1925 (MCMXXV) was a common year starting on Thursday (link will take you to calendar). ... Year 1956 (MCMLVI) was a leap year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 1924 (MCMXXIV) was a leap year starting on Tuesday (link will display the full calendar). ... The Berengaria was originally launched as the SS Imperator by the German HAPAG Line in 1912. ... Hapag may mean: Hamburg-Amerikanische Packetfahrt-Actiengesellschaft (HAPAG), a former German shipping company, see Hamburg America Line or Hapag-Lloyd 724 Hapag, a minor planet (asteroid) This is a disambiguation page—a list of articles associated with the same title. ... Year 1922 (MCMXXII) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will display full calendar). ... Year 1938 (MCMXXXVIII) was a common year starting on Saturday (link will take you to calendar). ... The RMS Britannia was an ocean liner of the British Cunard Steamship Lines. ... 1840 is a leap year starting on Wednesday (link will take you to calendar). ... The RMS Campania was a British ocean liner owned by the Cunard Steamship Line Shipping Company, built by Fairfield Shipbuilding and Engineering Company of Govan, Scotland, and launched on Thursday, September 8, 1891. ... 1892 (MDCCCXCII) was a leap year starting on Friday (see link for calendar). ... 1914 (MCMXIV) was a common year starting on Thursday (see link for calendar). ... Year 1940 (MCMXL) was a leap year starting on Monday (the link is to a full 1940 calendar). ... 1955 (MCMLV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 1968 (MCMLXVIII) was a leap year starting on Monday. ... The RMS Carmania (I) was a British passenger liner of the Cunard Line, which in World War I was converted to an armed merchant cruiser. ... The RMS Caronia was a 34,183 gross-ton passenger ship of the Cunard Line. ... Year 1949 (MCMXLIX) was a common year starting on Saturday (the link is to a full 1949 calendar). ... 1968 (MCMLXVIII) was a leap year starting on Monday. ... RMS Carpathia The RMS Carpathia was a Cunard Line transatlantic passenger steamship built by Swan Hunter & Wigham Richardson. ... 1903 (MCMIII) was a common year starting on Thursday (link will display calendar) of the Gregorian calendar or a common year starting on Friday of the 13-day slower Julian calendar. ... 1912 (MCMXII) was a leap year starting on Monday in the Gregorian calendar (or a leap year starting on Tuesday in the 13-day-slower Julian calendar). ... Cunard Countess was the name of a luxury cruise ship that was operated by the Cunard cruise lines. ... 1975 (MCMLXXV) was a common year starting on Wednesday. ... 1996 (MCMXCVI) was a leap year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated the International Year for the Eradication of Poverty. ... 1976 (MCMLXXVI) was a leap year starting on Thursday. ... 1995 (MCMXCV) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... RMS Etruria and her sister ship RMS Umbria were the last two Cunarders that were fitted with auxiliary Sails. ... The first RMS Laconia was a Cunard ocean liner built by Swan Hunter & Wigham Richardson, launched on July 27, 1911, delivered to the Cunard Line on December 12, 1911, and began service on January 20, 1912. ... 1912 (MCMXII) was a leap year starting on Monday in the Gregorian calendar (or a leap year starting on Tuesday in the 13-day-slower Julian calendar). ... U-boat is also a nickname for some diesel locomotives built by GE; see List of GE locomotives October 1939. ... Year 1917 (MCMXVII) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar (see link for calendar) or a common year starting on Tuesday of the 13-day slower Julian calendar (see: 1917 Julian calendar). ... The second RMS Laconia was a Cunard ocean liner built by Swan, Hunter & Wigham Richardson as a successor to the Laconia of 1911 to 1917. ... Year 1922 (MCMXXII) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will display full calendar). ... Year 1942 (MCMXLII) was a common year starting on Thursday (the link is to a full 1942 calendar). ... The RMS Lancastria was a Cunard liner sunk on June 17, 1940 during World War II with the loss of, possibly, 4,000 lives. ... Year 1922 (MCMXXII) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will display full calendar). ... Year 1940 (MCMXL) was a leap year starting on Monday (the link is to a full 1940 calendar). ... The RMS Lucania was a British ocean liner owned by the Cunard Steamship Line Shipping Company, built by Fairfield Shipbuilding and Engineering Company of Govan, Scotland, and launched on Thursday, February 2, 1893. ... Year 1893 (MDCCCXCIII) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will display the full calendar). ... Year 1909 (MCMIX) was a common year starting on Friday (see link for calendar). ... The RMS Lusitania was a British ocean liner owned by the Cunard Steamship Line Shipping Company, built by John Brown and Company of Clydebank, Scotland, and launched on Thursday, June 7, 1906. ... 1907 (MCMVII) was a common year starting on Tuesday (see link for calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Wednesday of the 13-day-slower Julian calendar). ... 1915 (MCMXV) was a common year starting on Friday (see link for calendar). ... RMS Majestic, originally christened the Bismarck, was launched in 1914 and was, at 56,551 gross tones, the largest ship in the world until the construction of the French Lines Normandie in 1935. ... Year 1922 (MCMXXII) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will display full calendar). ... RMS Mauretania (also known as Maury), sister ship of the Lusitania, was an ocean liner built by Swan, Hunter & Wigham Richardson at Wallsend, Newcastle upon Tyne, and was launched on September 20, 1906. ... 1907 (MCMVII) was a common year starting on Tuesday (see link for calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Wednesday of the 13-day-slower Julian calendar). ... Launched in 1938 at Cammell Laird, Birkenhead, Mauretania II was the largest ship built in England up to that time, and the first ship built for Cunard-White Star. ... 1939 (MCMXXXIX) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will take you to calendar). ... RMS Olympic (or SS Olympic) was the first of her class of ocean liners built for the White Star Line, which also included the ill-fated Titanic and Britannic. ... 1934 (MCMXXXIV) was a common year starting on Monday (link will take you to calendar). ... 1935 (MCMXXXV) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will take you to calendar). ... RMS Queen Elizabeth was a steam-powered ocean liner of the Cunard Steamship Company. ... Year 1940 (MCMXL) was a leap year starting on Monday (the link is to a full 1940 calendar). ... 1968 (MCMLXVIII) was a leap year starting on Monday. ... The RMS Queen Elizabeth 2 (QE2) is a Cunard Line ocean liner named after the earlier Cunard liner RMS Queen Elizabeth. ... For the Stargate SG-1 episode, see 1969 (Stargate SG-1). ... RMS Queen Mary was a Cunard Line (then Cunard White Star Line) ocean liner that sailed the North Atlantic Ocean from 1936 to 1967. ... 1936 (MCMXXXVI) was a leap year starting on Wednesday (link will take you to calendar). ... 1967 (MCMLXVII) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar (the link is to a full 1967 calendar). ... The RMS Queen Mary 2 (QM2) is a Cunard Line ocean liner named after the earlier Cunard liner Queen Mary, which was in turn named after Mary of Teck. ... 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The MS Queen Victoria (QV) is a new cruise ship under construction for the Cunard Steamship Lines at the Fincantieri ship yard near Venice, Italy. ... 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the Anno Domini (common) era. ... Holland Americas ms Prinsendam The ms Prinsendam (formerly Seabourne Sun and Royal Viking Sun) is a cruise ship for Holland America Line and is nicknamed the Elegant Explorer. ... 1994 (MCMXCIV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated as the International Year of the Family and the International Year of the Sport and the Olympic Ideal by United Nations. ... Seabourn Cruise Line is an ultra luxury cruise line. ... 1999 (MCMXCIX) was a common year starting on Friday, and was designated the International Year of Older Persons by the United Nations. ... 1983 (MCMLXXXIII) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 1997 (MCMXCVII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... RMS Scythia was a Cunard liner. ... SS Servia was an ocean liner built by John Brown and Company, Clydebank, Scotland, for the Cunard Line. ... RMS Umbria and her sister ship RMS Etruria were the last two Cunarders that were fitted with auxiliary Sails. ... 1983 (MCMLXXXIII) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... MS Caronia is a cruise ship in operation by Cunard Line shipping Company Facts: She Entered Operation In 1999 She is part of Cunard International Power: Diesel Categories: | ... 1997 (MCMXCVII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ...

Firsts

Some of the "firsts" accomplished by Cunard include:

  • First scheduled transatlantic passenger service (Britannia, 1840)
  • First passenger ship with electric lighting (Servia, 1881) - though this is disputed
  • First twin-screw ocean liner (Campania, 1893)
  • First gymnasium and health centre aboard a ship (Franconia, 1911)
  • Largest passenger ship (until 1911) (Mauretania, 1907)
  • Largest passenger ship (until 1996) (Queen Elizabeth, 1940)
  • Largest passenger ship (until 2006) (Queen Mary 2, 2004)

1840 is a leap year starting on Wednesday (link will take you to calendar). ... Year 1881 (MDCCCLXXXI) was a common year starting on Saturday (link will display the full calendar). ... Year 1893 (MDCCCXCIII) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will display the full calendar). ... 1911 (MCMXI) was a common year starting on Sunday (click on link for calendar). ... 1911 (MCMXI) was a common year starting on Sunday (click on link for calendar). ... 1907 (MCMVII) was a common year starting on Tuesday (see link for calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Wednesday of the 13-day-slower Julian calendar). ... 1996 (MCMXCVI) was a leap year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated the International Year for the Eradication of Poverty. ... Year 1940 (MCMXL) was a leap year starting on Monday (the link is to a full 1940 calendar). ... For the Manfred Mann album, see 2006 (album). ... 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ...

References

  1. ^ Ships of the Cunard Line; Dorman, Frank E.; Adlard Coles Limited; 1955
  2. ^ Hopwood, Peter. "Cunard Company" in The Canadian Encyclopedia (Edmonton, AB: Hurtig Publishers, 1988), Volume 1, p.555

External links

  • Cunard Steamship Fleet - 1849
  • Cunard homepage
  • Cunard White Star Line Merger on Titanic-Titanic.com
  • Caronia "Green Goddess" timeline
  • Passenger Lists of the Cunard Line
  • Cunard Steamship Passage Ticket 1913
  • Ticket Receipt for Third Class Passage 4 June 1910 From Liverpool To New York 1 Adult US$37.75
  • Steamship Passage Contract 1914 Göteborg till Boston Text in Swedish and English
  • Cunard to Liverpool via Cobh (Queenstown) Undated brochure circa 1925
  • The Cunard Line's Boston Route Excerpt from the Cunard Line brochure "Historic Boston" 1914.


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