1932 – 1956 / The second vessel of White Star’s modern pair of motor ships, the Georgic was to be one of the last ships to sport the company livery. Bombed and badly damaged during World War II, the ship was refitted and emerged with a single funnel after the conflict. She was sent to the breakers in 1956.
1936 – Present Day / Perhaps the most famous ship of all time, rivalled only by the Titanic, Queen Mary was the national symbol that inspired Great Britain’s struggle out of the great depression. She performed invaluable trooping duties during World War II, commanded the North Atlantic in the 50s, and is still with us today in Long Beach, California.
1947 – 1994 / Also known as Achille Lauro / An intermediate Dutch liner, the construction of the Willem Ruys was interrupted by the outbreak of World War II. She entered commercial service after the war, and became most famous under the name Achille Lauro, when she was hijacked by Palestinian terrorists in 1985.
1952 – 1994 / Also known as Carla C, Carla Costa, and Pallas Athena / Built to modernise the French Line’s fleet after the war, Flandre was unfortunately beset with electrical problems at the start of her career. In spite of this, she went on to have a long career with various companies, but was lost to fire in 1994.