#55807, "RE: Campania canvas on Promenade deck." In response to In response to 9 Sun Feb-04-18 08:06 PMby mauretania1906
"...quite close to the waterline in fact..." - Jason
Perhaps a bit too close! From a manuscript I was writing long ago, this is 1916: "...Once again called up by the Admiralty with the newly assigned identification prefix and number combination "G1620" (photographed at Halifax 11/16), Mauretania made two additional crossings in October and November, carrying 6,214 Canadian troops from Halifax to England and ultimately the Somme. At one point, two days out of Liverpool, she was nearly lost. A surviving engineer from the Lusitania sinking discovered that Mauretania was taking on water through her bunkers. Her coal ports were not properly "dogged down" at her home port and she assumed a dangerous list until her pumps rectified the situation..."