The RMSBritannia was an ocean liner of the BritishCunard Steamship Lines. Launched in 1840, the ship and its sisters, Acadia, Caledonia, and Columbia, were the first four Cunard ocean liners. The Britannia was a small ship, about 230 feet long, and was relatively fast for the time at 8.5 knots. She had paddle wheels and her engines had an output of about 430 horsepower. She was sold by Cunard some time after her launch and was converted into a sailing ship. She was sunk as a target ship in 1880. 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. ... An ocean liner is a large passenger ship, typically a motorized vessel that undertakes longer voyages on the open sea primarily for the purpose of transporting people from one place to another. ... The Cunard Line is the British cruise line that operates the RMS Queen Elizabeth 2 (QE2) and RMS Queen Mary 2 (QM2) cruise ships. ... 1840 is a leap year starting on Wednesday (link will take you to calendar). ... Target ship Japanese battleship Nagato following the Baker nuclear test in Operation Crossroads on 25 July 1946. ... 1880 (MDCCCLXXX) was a leap year starting on Thursday (see link for calendar). ...
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The Cunard Line formerly Cunard White Star Line is the British cruise line that operates the RMS Queen Elizabeth 2 (QE2) and RMS Queen Mary 2 (QM2) ocean liners.
In 1840 the company's first steamship, the Britannia, sailed from Liverpool to Boston, marking the beginning of the first ever regular passenger and cargo service by steamship.
In 2004 the "QE2's" service was limited to world cruises and her transatlantic route was taken over by the new liner RMS Queen Mary 2, the first ocean liner to be built in 30 years and the largest passenger liner ever built.
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