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The World’s Greatest Ocean Liners

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During much of the 20th century, giant ocean liners plied the Atlantic Ocean between Europe and New York. Some of these great liners still existed while some can only be seen in old photos while others rest peacefully on the ocean floor. A distinction should be drawn between ocean liner and cruise liner. Cruise liners are meant for entertainment and calm seas while ocean liners are built to ferry passengers across the rough Atlantic Ocean.

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RMS Titanic (1912) Report Abuse
Sank with the loss of 1,523 lives on her maiden voyage in 1912
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This shouldn't be number one.
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RMS Olympic (1911) Report Abuse
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Clean balanced lines belied her size. First of the true "floating palaces."
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proabably the best looking steamship before world war 1. also hte most popular ship in the 1920's.
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RMS Queen Mary I (1934) Report Abuse
The first Queen Mary was intended to bring back the British glory on the seas serve as a replacement for the aging Mauritania and Aquitania. Today, the Queen Mary is in Long Beach, California as a hotel and tourist attraction.
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Queen mary 1 should be 2nd
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SS United States (1952) Report Abuse
The SS United States, built with both passenger service and military use in mind, was so fast that her top speed was considered a state secret. The last of the old Atlantic Ocean greyhounds, she is slowly rusting at a Philadelphia pier today. She was built with both passenger service and military use in mind—many liners scrapped in the mid-1930s Today she still holds the title to westbound Blue Riband.
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RMS Mauretania (1906) Report Abuse
The Steam turbines powered Mauretania was regarded as the first Atlantic Ocean greyhound. This mighty and luxurious ship remained a favorite for three decades holding the Blue Riband for 20 years before the Breman captured it.
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RMS Queen Mary II (2003) Report Abuse
Queen Mary II is currently the largest Atlantic Ocean liner ever built (Note: the Freedom of the Seas, a Caribbean cruise ship, is a larger ship.)
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RMS Lusitania (1906) Report Abuse
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SS Normandie (1932) Report Abuse
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HMHS Britannic (1914) Report Abuse
The sister ship of RMS Olympic and RMS Titanic, and was launched on the eve on the First World War and entered service as a hospital ship. She sank in the Aegean in 1916 after hitting a mine and is regarded as the largest ocean liner on the sea bed.
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RMS Aquitania (1913) Report Abuse
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RMS Queen Elizabeth I (1938) Report Abuse
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SS Rex (1932) Report Abuse
The pride of the post-WWI Italian fleet, the Rex and her sister ship, the Conte de Savoia of the post-WWI Italian fleet, were Italy’s answer to Germany’s new greyhounds. Rex won the Blue Riband in 1933 and held it for 2 years. She was sunk in September 1944 to prevent the Germans from using her to block the harbor at Trieste.
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SS Nieuw Amsterdam (1905) Report Abuse
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SS France/SS Norway (1961) Report Abuse
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RMS Queen Elizabeth II (1969) Report Abuse
The RMS Queen Elizabeth II was retired in 2008, and will soon be a floating hotel in Dubai.
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SS Andrea Doria (1951) Report Abuse
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MS Kungsholm/Sea Princess/Victoria/Mona Lisa (1966) Report Abuse
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SS Rotterdam Report Abuse
The Rotterdam was the perfect cruise ship/ocean liner and a trendsetter. The Rotterdam was a Holland America Line ship from 1959-1997. She is preserved in Rotterdam as a hotel/museum.
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SS Bremen (1929) Report Abuse
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MS Athena / MS Stockholm (1946) Report Abuse
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Kaiser Wilhelm der Grosse - Kaiser William the Great (1897) Report Abuse
The first German ship to capture the Blue Riband and the first passenger ship sunk in World War I.
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RMS Empress of Ireland (1906) Report Abuse
Sank in the Saint Lawrence River with 1,012 lives lost
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RMS Majestic / ex-Bismarck (1914) Report Abuse
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SS Leonardo da Vinci Report Abuse
Larger, better Andrea Doria that also happened to not sink.
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Yawata Maru (1939) Report Abuse
Was recommissioned as the Taiyō-class escort aircraft carrier “Unyō” in 1942.
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RMS Lancastria (1920) Report Abuse
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RMS Berengaria / ex-Imperator (1912) Report Abuse
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