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  1. jamied says

    "Southampton (?), Hampshire" - no, the location is Liverpool.

    "ship leaving dock - possibly 'Aquitania' on maiden voyage in 1914 or could be 'Britainia' ('Britannia')" - it's the Aquitania. Compare the scene at 00:38 with the photo at the bottom of the attached page and you'll see they match perfectly....

    www.maritimequest.com/liners/aq
    uitania_clyde_l_george_collection_pa
    ge_1.htm


    The date of filming is 30 May 1914.

  2. Jockships says

    This is clearly Cunard's "Acquitania", although possibly not on her maiden voyage. Definitely not White Star's short lived but of that era "Britannic" which at no time operated commercial voyages. From service entry to sinking (by German mine some 4 miles west of Port St. Nikolo {Greece} during 1916) she was an hospital ship on Admiralty service. In addition, there was no passenger vessel "Britannia" operating on North Atlantic services during WW1. The second of three vessels so named was an Anchor Line ship broken up at Bombay during 1908.The third and last commercial passenger ship of the name was Anchor Line's steamer completed by Alexander Stephen & Sons, of Linthouse, Glasgow during February 1926 (and sunk during an engagement on March 25th 1941 with the German Auxiliary Cruiser "Thor").
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