The “Mauretania.”

Abstract

THE first impression of the Mauretania is one of colossal size, the last is wondering amazement at the forethought and design Winch appear in details, trivial in but of supreme importance to individual comfort, of the fittings. Only those who saw ship in the narrow waters of the Tyne can realise ner huge dimensions. Eight hundred feet long herself, she floated abreast the builders' yard in a river less than 900 feet wide, which runs in a narrow cleft between low hills. In that narrow valley the great bulk of the ship made a prodigious spectacle, and over the valley before the start on the maiden voyage the smoke from her four great funnels moved like a pall.

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