Carinthia, Ivernia, Saxonia: R.M.S. Carinthia, The sister Ships by Cunard Line. Shipping travel Poster

Product code: S-894

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Cunard Line announced at the end of 1951 that they had made a decision not only to build a series of new ships for the service between Liverpool and Montreal, but that they would be a class to themselves. The announcement was that there to be two ships built, however, soon after an additional two ships were added. These ships would become known and named after the first ships of the series, “The Saxonia Class Liners.” There were a number of things that made them special. They were the largest Cunard liners to built to operate especially on the Liverpool to Canada service. All four ships were built by John Brown & Co. Ltd, Clydebank, Glasgow, Scotland, and they had to meet the requirements of Canada’s rapidly growing population and increasing volume of overseas trade.
For their time at 21,600 GRT they were relatively large ships for Canadian service and each ship would have a considerable passenger capacity offering two classes, First and Tourist that offered traditional British style and comfort. In addition these ships had six holds with massive cargo spaces. However, the all important thing was to retain these ships in the dimensions that would permit them sail safely from Quebec along the St Lawrence River up to the Port of Montreal and return.

Cunard officially announced their third ship had been ordered in October 1953, this would be the Carinthia, but soon after named their first two ships on November 25, 1953, the first ship would be named Saxonia, followed by the Ivernia and then the Carinthia, which was followed by the Sylvania.
Whilst the Carinthia’s construction was underway an announcement was made by Cunard in June 1955, stating that HRH Princess Margaret had officially agreed to preside over the official naming ceremony. This special occasion made RMS Carinthia the 4th.ever Cunarder to be launched by Royalty, the previous ships had been, RMS Queen Mary, launched by HM Queen Mary, RMS Queen Elizabeth, launched by HM Queen Elizabeth and RMS Caronia, launched by HRH Princess Elizabeth.

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Brand Travel Posters Online
Condition New
Product Code S-894