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Filename: EAW022298.jpg

Size: 4340 x 4342 (9.2MB)

Date: 14th February 2017

Source: Historic England

Credit: © Historic England Archive. Aer

Copyright Status: Copyrighted Work

Source: Historic England Archive

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RMS Queen Elizabeth EAW022298

RMS Queen Elizabeth in the Solent approaching Southampton Water, Cowes, from the south-west. Photographed by Aerofilms Ltd in April 1949

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"This breathtaking aerial photograph captures the majestic RMS Queen Elizabeth as she approaches Southampton Water, Cowes, from the south-west in April 1949. The RMS Queen Elizabeth, a British ocean liner renowned for her size, elegance, and luxury, was the flagship of the Cunard Line and the largest ship in the world at the time of her launch in 1938. The image, taken by the renowned aerial photography company Aerofilms Ltd, offers a unique perspective of the ship's impressive dimensions and sleek silhouette as she sails towards her homeport. The Solent, a famous shipping lane in the English Channel, is dotted with other vessels, adding to the bustling maritime scene. The RMS Queen Elizabeth was the first ship to be designed as a true transatlantic liner after World War II, and her arrival in Southampton marked the beginning of a new era in ocean travel. Her sleek lines, Art Deco styling, and luxurious amenities made her a symbol of post-war optimism and prosperity. This photograph is a testament to the beauty and grandeur of ocean travel in the mid-20th century and offers a fascinating glimpse into the past. The RMS Queen Elizabeth's journey from the open sea to the sheltered waters of Southampton Water is a reminder of the enduring allure of the ocean and the ships that ply its waters." © Historic England Archive. Aerofilms Ltd. All rights reserved. Reproduction or commercial use of this image without prior written permission is strictly prohibited.

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