Classic Liners from great Trans-Atlantic liners or Liners sailing the Globe and also Passenger-Cargo ships with 10 to 240 passengers
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October to December 2019
Ship of the Month 1 - Cunard’s - R.M.S. Mauretania (2) 1938.
Ship of the Month 2 -
Welcome to ssMaritime.com. So far this year in 2019, I have managed to add a few Classic Liners to ssMaritime as I had them in my portfolio partially completed, as well as slowly updating some of my earlier features, for believe me some of them really needed a good clean up, and sadly there are many more that need work. But as most of my readers will know, I have been suffering from a variety of extreme bad health issues, as well as having poor eye sight these days, and all this is sadly slowing me down greatly, and continuing this site and adding new ships, which I love to do so much is suffering greatly! Therefore, I only do a little work whenever I am able, and I will do my very best whenever possible to add a “Company” or a “Ship of the Month” but this will be done on a quarterly basis, but from now they will be based on ships that I already have online.
due to the flood of emails that arrive each and every day, I no longer
personally reply to the vast majority of the emails received, as 99.9% of the
emails will be taken care of by my friend and carer
It is hard to believe, that I have now written on over 1,300 ships, including so many of the great Passenger Liners, but also many Passenger-Cargo Liners.
Trans-Atlantic Liner and Cruise Ship the
Of course she was refitted a good number of times including having been given new diesel engines
M.S. Randfontein sold in 1971 to become the
In addition, there are also a good number of humble Migrant ships, many of these being converted War-Time C3 & C4 Class Vessels, and the two ships shown below, both were converted into fully operational aircraft carriers, The ship seen below received a more simple exterior refit like most in this class, but she did have some delightful and more traditional German style public venues.
Built as a C3 Class ship in 1941, and used as an aircraft carrier in WW2
into a migrant ship the
And received an extensive refit and renamed Seven Seas in 1953
Whilst other C-Class ships were rebuilt into
fine looking Migrant Liners, being delightfully modern and even glamorous
ships. Ships that come to mind are the Italian Flotta
1941 C Class ship & served WW2 and was sold to Sitmar Line to become
And it is my sincere hope, that through the pages of ssMaritime you may rediscover some wonderful memories, be it for past passengers and their relatives who may have sailed on these amazing ships, from days of old until their demise in the late 1970s to the 1990s. And not to forget the Classic Cruise Ships some of which are still sailing.-
I must say a very special thank you, to all ship lovers from around the world, for I have been astounded that there have been so many of you reading this site, in fact friends ssMaritime.com has reached as of recently over 532 million readers, and that, dear friends simply blows my mind! And please remember, that all my maritime/cruise sites have always been and will remain 100% non-commercial, for my purpose has been to provide wonderful and hopefully joyful memories to past passengers from around the world, and those who really love passenger liners and older cruise ships! Be assured, it has been a great joy for me to present these many classic ships to, and it has been a joy to have been able to write for so many years, thus all I can say is; go and enjoy the now on some 1,300 wonderful maritime memories!
ssMaritime’s Main Index is located just Below & as well at the Bottom of the Page, be assured that you will discover a “Ship lover’s delight” with so many great ships, both Liners, humble Migrant Ships as well as some wonderful Passenger-Cargo Liners from countless countries around the globe, and all of these will have you reading and returning for a long time to come!
Maritime Historian; Commenced in the Passenger Shipping & Cruise Industry in 1960.
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R.M.S. Mauretania (2)
Painting of the RMS Mauretania by the late Dutch Maritime Artist …
The Mauretania was first and the largest ever
Cunard White Star Line Trans-Atlantic Liner to be built in
Here we see the Cabin Class (later First Class) Grand Entrance Hall & Stairwell
In 1950 she returned to be operated by Cunard
Line and in 1962 she was given her second refit during her career. However,
during this refit, she was painted cruising green and accommodated slightly
less passengers. She operated popular winter
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R.M.S. Canton 3
RMS Canton was the very last P&O liner to be given a black hull and funnel
Besides serving to the
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