40 Incredible Photos Showing the Interior of the R.M.S. Mauretania During Its Launching in 1906

RMS Mauretania was an ocean liner designed by Leonard Peskett and built by Wigham Richardson and Swan Hunter for the British Cunard Line, launched on the afternoon of 20 September 1906. She was the world’s largest ship until the launch of RMS Olympic in 1910. Mauretania became a favourite among her passengers. She captured the eastbound Blue Riband on her maiden return voyage in December 1907, then claimed the westbound Blue Riband for the fastest transatlantic crossing during her 1909 season. She held both speed records for 20 years.

The ship’s name was taken from the ancient Roman province of Mauretania on the northwest African coast, not the modern Mauritania to the south.[2] Similar nomenclature was also employed by Mauretania’s sister ship Lusitania, which was named after the Roman province directly north of Mauretania, across the Strait of Gibraltar in Portugal. Mauretania remained in service until September 1934, when Cunard-White Star retired her; scrapping commenced in Rosyth, in 1935. (Wikipedia)

At full speed on the measured mile, circa 1906
Stern view showing disposition of propellers, circa 1906
Bow view during launching, circa 1906
Grand entrance. A. deck, 1906
Boat deck promenade, circa 1906
Bookcase in library, circa 1906
Children’s room, circa 1906
Corridor A. deck, circa 1906
En suite rooms, A. deck, circa 1906.
En suite rooms, A. deck, circa 1906.
First class smoking room, circa 1906
General view of upper and lower dining saloon. Showing dome, circa 1906
Library, looking across the vessel, circa 1906
Lounge or music room, looking aft, circa 1906
Lounge or music room, looking forward, circa 1906
Mauretania kitchen, circa 1906
Mauretania observation hall, circa 1906
Ordinary state room, D deck, circa 1906
Parlour suite. B deck, circa 1906
Promenade deck, circa 1906
Purser’s Bureau, on the Promenade Deck, Mauretania, circa 1906
Regal suite bedrooms, starboard side, looking aft, circa 1906
Regal suite parlour and dining room, port side, circa 1906
Regal Suite parlour, circa 1906
Seat in grand entrance. A. deck, circa 1906
Second class dining saloon, circa 1906
Second class drawing room, circa 1906
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Second class drawing room, circa 1906
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Second class lounge, circa 1906
Second class smoking room, circa 1906
Second class special state room, circa 1906
Smoking room, looking aft, circa 1906
Smoking room, looking forward, circa 1906
Smoking room, port side, looking forward, circa 1906
Special state room. D. deck, circa 1906
Third class general activity room, circa 1906
Upper dining saloon, circa 1906
Verandah café, circa 1906
Elevator on Mauretania, circa 1906
Mauretania engine control room, circa 1906
Mauretania navigation bridge, circa 1906

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