White Star Line
and Cunard Line (on separate page)

White Star Flag

S.S. "Laurentic"
en-route to Quebec, May 1928.

All photographs taken by Edward Buller Byard, on a Kodak folding F6.3 camera.

Michael Byard collection

RMS "Majestic" in the Southampton Floating Dock for routine maintainence, 1924.
Majestic in Southampton Floating Dock
White Star Line tender alongside S.S. "Laurentic" at Cherbourg May 1928. (This tender may possibly have been used to service RMS "Titanic's" call there in April 1912).
Laurentic's Foredeck 1928
Foredeck, mid-Atlantic May 1928

Laurentic Afterdeck
Port After Deck looking foreward,
mid-Atlantic, May 1928
Laurentic Tourist Class Passengers 1928
Tourist Class passengers May 1928
Laurentic Starboard Afterdeck
Starboard After Deck looking foreward, mid-Atlantic, May 1928
Laurentic Afterdeck looking Foreward
Starboard After Deck
looking foreward, mid-Atlantic, May 1928
Laurentic Stern Anchor Deck
Stern Anchor Deck
mid-Atlantic, May 1928
Laurentic Boat Deck
Port Side Boat Deck looking foreward,
mid-Atlantic, May 1928.
Note the lifeboats set up as they were
originally planned to be on Titanic
Laurentic Ships Log
The ship's "speedometer", the trailing log on the stern rail of "Laurentic", mid-Atlantic, May 1928
Below: the long-lived "Georgic" which, on her charter voyage to Melbourne under the
P and O Flag, was boarded by me from the Customs launch off Gellibrand Light,
carrying the ships and crew mail.
Motor Ship Georgic
"Georgic" Photographer unknown
(Michael Byard collection) She was chartered by the Australian Government to carry migrants and, during my time there, was managed for one voyage by P and O Lines.
(see my P and O Line page)
" Georgic" Built in Belfast by Harland and Wolff in 1931 and was the last ship built for White Star Line and became part of the Cunard White Star Line due to government insistance in 1934. Used as a troop ship she was attacked by German bombers off the North African coast and badly damaged but was driven ashore to stop her sinking. She was salvaged and towed to Port Sudan, and later to Karachi. She eventually found her way back to Belfast where she was completely overhauled and converted to a migrant ship.
Cunard Line
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