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Liner Collection

"Liner: A Voyage through Time and Luxury" Step aboard the magnificent world of liners, where opulence meets adventure

Background imageLiner Collection: Union-Castle shipping line poster

Union-Castle shipping line poster
Poster advertising the Union Castle shipping lines services to South and East Africa via the Canary Islands and Madeira featuring a big ship forging through the waves

Background imageLiner Collection: Union-Castle Line

Union-Castle Line
Poster advertising the Union-Castle Line, a shipping line that operated a fleet of passenger liners and freighters between Europe and Africa from 1900 to 1977

Background imageLiner Collection: Queen Mary, Cunard cruise ship

Queen Mary, Cunard cruise ship
Poster by Turner of the Cunard liner, the Queen Mary

Background imageLiner Collection: THE QE2

THE QE2
The RMS Queen Elizabeth 2 ( QE2 ), Cunard Line Ocean Liner, flagship of the line from 1969 to 2004. Date: 1977

Background imageLiner Collection: Seaton, Devon, poster advertising Southern Railway (colour litho)

Seaton, Devon, poster advertising Southern Railway (colour litho)
STC398728 Seaton, Devon, poster advertising Southern Railway (colour litho) by Shoesmith, Kenneth (1890-1939); Private Collection; The Stapleton Collection; American, out of copyright

Background imageLiner Collection: Normandie Poster

Normandie Poster
Poster emphasising the great size of the French transatlantic liner at Le Havre - dwarfing even the New York skyline !

Background imageLiner Collection: THE QE2

THE QE2
The RMS Queen Elizabeth 2 ( QE2 ), Cunard Line Ocean Liner, flagship of the line from 1969 to 2004. Date: 1977

Background imageLiner Collection: Painting of the Lusitania

Painting of the Lusitania
A framed painting by B Parr, dated 1919, of the SS Lusitania, a passenger ship which was torpedoed without warning by a German U-boat in May 1915

Background imageLiner Collection: Lancastria Steamship

Lancastria Steamship
Passenger liner and mail steamer of the Cunard White Star Line

Background imageLiner Collection: RMS Carpathia

RMS Carpathia
The Cunard RMS Carpathia on her maiden voyage in 1903. She was the first vessel built by Cunard exclusively for second and third class passengers

Background imageLiner Collection: The RMS Olympic - White Star Line

The RMS Olympic - White Star Line - sister ship of the ill-fated RMS Titanic. Many postcards have the incorrect ship depicted as the two were very similar

Background imageLiner Collection: Poster advertising Royal Mail Lines to the West Indies

Poster advertising Royal Mail Lines to the West Indies
Poster advertising a Royal Mail Lines cruise to the West Indies on the liner Atlantis

Background imageLiner Collection: Cunard White Star liner

Cunard White Star liner
The Cunard liner Queen Elizabeth sails into New York Date: circa 1940

Background imageLiner Collection: Cunard Line Poster

Cunard Line Poster, the fastest ocean service in the world, promoting the Mauretania, Berengaria, and Aquitania cruise ships between Southampton and New York

Background imageLiner Collection: RMS Olympic EPW041070

RMS Olympic EPW041070
The RMS Olympic in White Star dock 44, Southampton. Photographed in April 1933 by Aerofilms Ltd

Background imageLiner Collection: White Star Line Poster

White Star Line Poster advertising travel on the worlds largest liner between Southampton and New York

Background imageLiner Collection: French Line Normandie poster

French Line Normandie poster
French Line poster for the SS Normandie ocean liner, the worlds most perfect ship

Background imageLiner Collection: Union-Castle

Union-Castle
Advertising poster for Union-Castle, Mail Steamship Company Limited, featuring a liner running from Southampton to Cape Town and vice versa next to small sailing dinghies

Background imageLiner Collection: QUEEN MARY

QUEEN MARY
Cunard White Star liner - at the time, both the largest and the fastest ship of her kind in the world, with accommodation for 5000 passengers. Date: launched 26 Sept. 1934

Background imageLiner Collection: Jersey Airways Poster

Jersey Airways Poster
Poster, Jersey Airways Ltd, Regular Daily Services, Multi-Engined Air-Liners. Showing a De Havilland biplane with a map below. 20th century

Background imageLiner Collection: Portsmouth, Southsea & Isle of Wight Aviation Poster

Portsmouth, Southsea & Isle of Wight Aviation Poster
Poster, Portsmouth, Southsea & Isle of Wight Aviation Ltd, showing a passenger airliner flying above a cruise liner, advertising Travel by Air Ferry to Portsmouth and the Isle of Wight. 20th century

Background imageLiner Collection: RMS Olympic

RMS Olympic, 1911 Date: 1911

Background imageLiner Collection: Union-Castle liner

Union-Castle liner
The Windsor Castle, a steamship of the Union-Castle line, recognisable by the lavender hull and red and black funnel

Background imageLiner Collection: Poster for Aberdeen & Commonwealth Line to Australia

Poster for Aberdeen & Commonwealth Line to Australia
Poster for the Aberdeen & Commonwealth Line: cruises to Australia via the Suez Canal and Colombo (one class only)

Background imageLiner Collection: The Launch of R. M. S. Queen Mary, Clydebank, September 1934

The Launch of R. M. S. Queen Mary, Clydebank, September 1934
Photograph of the launch of the R.M.S. Queen Mary, viewed from the slipway she had just left, 26th September 1934. The Cunard White Star Liner then spent the next year-and-a-half in Clydebank

Background imageLiner Collection: French Line CGT Poster

French Line CGT Poster showing the Normandie cruise ship travelling from Southampton to New York, advertising an express luxury service on both the Ile de France and the Normandie

Background imageLiner Collection: Hamburg American line passenger ship poster

Hamburg American line passenger ship poster
Bright and graphic poster advertising the Southampton to New York service run by the Hamburg-American company. An enormous passenger liner is depicted with its funnels belching smoke

Background imageLiner Collection: SS Asturias, ocean liner

SS Asturias, ocean liner, built in 1926, served during the Second World War, and was used as the Titanic in the 1957 film, A Night to Remember. Date: late 1940s

Background imageLiner Collection: Promenade deck, RMS Olympic BL24990_054

Promenade deck, RMS Olympic BL24990_054
A 3rd class " Poop Deck" (promenade deck), RMS Olympic, White Star Line, October 1921. The Olympic was sister ship to the ill-fated Titanic and Britannic

Background imageLiner Collection: RMS Mauretania

RMS Mauretania - Passenger liner of the Cunard White Star line, she held the Blue Riband for 21 years; she was withdrawn from service and broken up in 1935. Date: circa 1907

Background imageLiner Collection: Cunard travel Poster

Cunard travel Poster for travel on the Aquitania cruise ship between Europe and the USA and Canada

Background imageLiner Collection: Sailing Ships Date: 1927

Sailing Ships Date: 1927

Background imageLiner Collection: Cunard Line poster

Cunard Line poster -- The largest passenger fleet on the Atlantic. Showing the fleet of ships, led by the Queen Elizabeth and the Queen Mary, together with a key, November 1956. Date: 1956

Background imageLiner Collection: The Lutine Bell in the Underwriting Room at Lloyds of London, 1933, (1935). Creator: Unknown

The Lutine Bell in the Underwriting Room at Lloyds of London, 1933, (1935). Creator: Unknown
The Lutine Bell in the Underwriting Room at Lloyds of London, 1933, (1935). The SS L Atlantique was insured by Lloyds for almost £ 1, 000, 000

Background imageLiner Collection: 3rd class dining, RMS Olympic BL24990_047

3rd class dining, RMS Olympic BL24990_047
Tables set for dining in the 3rd class saloon, RMS Olympic, White Star Line, 1920-21. The Olympic was sister ship to the ill-fated Titanic and Britannic

Background imageLiner Collection: The pantry, RMS Olympic BL24990_038

The pantry, RMS Olympic BL24990_038
The pantry, RMS Olympic, White Star Line, 1920-21. The Olympic was sister ship to the ill-fated Titanic and Britannic. This Bedford Lemere

Background imageLiner Collection: 3-berth cabin, RMS Olympic BL24990_030

3-berth cabin, RMS Olympic BL24990_030
The 3 berth cabin D23, looking towards the dressing table, RMS Olympic, White Star Line, 1920-21. The Olympic was sister ship to the ill-fated Titanic and Britannic

Background imageLiner Collection: SS United States - United States Line - Transatlantic liner

SS United States - United States Line - Transatlantic liner - prior to construction and maiden voyage. Date: 1949

Background imageLiner Collection: RMS Campania steamship

RMS Campania steamship
Photograph of RMS Campania, British ocean line steamship, owned by the Cunard Steamship Line, built by Fairfield Shipbuilding and Engineering Company of Govan, Scotland

Background imageLiner Collection: White Star Liner Titanic

White Star Liner Titanic, . Date: 1912

Background imageLiner Collection: White Star dock with three liners, Southampton

White Star dock with three liners, Southampton
White Star dock at Southampton with three liners, RMS Aquitania, Mauretania and Olympic. Date: circa 1910s

Background imageLiner Collection: The beehive terminal building at Gatwick Airport in 1937

The beehive terminal building at Gatwick Airport in 1937. de Havilland DH86 Express Air Liner, G-ADEA, of British Airways, flies past. Date: 1937

Background imageLiner Collection: White Star Line pipe rack with drawers

White Star Line pipe rack with drawers
A wooden item, possibly a pipe rack, with two drawers, from the White Star Line cruise liner company

Background imageLiner Collection: An illustration of the Queen Mary ocean liner

An illustration of the Queen Mary ocean liner
An illustration from an advertisement for cruises on the Queen Mary cruise liner

Background imageLiner Collection: Titanic 2nd Class Deck

Titanic 2nd Class Deck
Colour illustration depicting the Second Class Promenade Deck of the ill-fated Titanic. Passengers can be seen sitting on steamer and deck chairs

Background imageLiner Collection: RMS Pendennis castle Union-Castle line

RMS Pendennis castle Union-Castle line

Background imageLiner Collection: RMS Mauretania, First Class Lounge

RMS Mauretania, First Class Lounge Date: circa 1910s

Background imageLiner Collection: P&O Liner Chusan

P&O Liner Chusan. circa 1949




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"Liner: A Voyage through Time and Luxury" Step aboard the magnificent world of liners, where opulence meets adventure. From the majestic Union-Castle Line to the iconic Queen Mary, these floating marvels have shaped maritime history. Embark on a journey as we explore some of the most legendary liners that have graced our oceans. The QE2, a Cunard cruise ship known for its elegance and grandeur, captivated travelers with its luxurious amenities and impeccable service. Its presence was felt worldwide, just like the poster advertising Royal Mail Lines to the West Indies enticed wanderlust souls to embark on exotic voyages. Union-Castle shipping line poster evokes memories of an era when liners were symbols of prestige and sophistication. The Normandie Poster captures the essence of French artistry blended seamlessly with engineering brilliance. Delve into history with a glimpse at Titanic's blueprint - an ambitious design that tragically met its fate but forever etched in our collective memory. RMS Carpathia emerges as a hero amidst tragedy, rescuing survivors from Titanic's ill-fated voyage. SS Asturias stands tall as an ocean liner that transported passengers across vast seas while offering comfort and luxury beyond compare. RMS Olympic EPW041070 showcases White Star Line's commitment to excellence in both design and service. Immerse yourself in nostalgia through a captivating painting depicting Lusitania - once hailed as one of the fastest vessels crossing Atlantic waters before meeting her untimely demise during World War I. These liners embody more than mere transportation; they represent dreams realized, adventures embarked upon, and stories woven into maritime folklore. So let us celebrate these magnificent vessels that continue to inspire awe even today – reminding us that there is still magic within every liner's graceful silhouette cutting through azure waves.