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Mauritania

 Digital Image
Identifier: 2010-064-1-11-1.jpg
Mauritania

Dates

  • 1915
  • Digitzed: 2019-02-19

Creator

Summary

The photo shows the R. M. S. Mauritania sailing through the Strait of Gibraltar. Sister ship of the Lusitania, in 1915 she was used as a troop ship serving the Gallipoli Campaign. In early 1916, she was converted to a hospital ship. By the paint scheme in this image, she is a troop carrier. Africa is in the distance. In the foreground is what Welford elsewhere describes as a mosque and a schoolhouse. Title taken from description on scrapbook page. Image has been digitally altered for clarity.

Extent

1 item : Black and white photographic print ; 269 kb

Language of Materials

English