Relationship to Titanic disaster / inquiries.
After departing Liverpool April 14 on her own passage westbound for New York, Mauretania soon became part of Titanic's story, related on three separate occasions.
While Titanic was at Queenstown on April 10, a young fireman named John Coffey, whose mother lived at Queenstown, deserted the ship by going ashore in one of the tenders.
The following Sunday, on April 14 he joined the crew of Mauretania, then at Queenstown on her way from Liverpool to New York.
April 16, 1912
In keeping with similar actions taken by passengers aboard other liners, Mauretania's saloon passengers met to pass a resolution expressing profound sympathy to the relatives of those who were lost in the disaster.
The resolution, passed in silence, was moved by Mr. A.A. Booth, Chairman of the Cunard Line, who was on his way to New York. A similar resolution was passed by the second cabin passengers.
April 19, 1912
The manifest of Titanic's cargo arrived at New York by registered mail aboard Mauretania. The cargo's value was about $420,000 (£84,000), far less than the $1,250,000 to $2,000,000 (£250,000 to £400,000) earlier estimated.
September 20, 1906
Newcastle: Launched (4.40 p.m.) by the Dowager Duchess of Roxburgh.
November 3-6, 1907
Irish Sea / St. George's Channel: Speed and maneuvering trials, four runs of 300 miles each between Corsewell Light, Scotland, and Longships Light, off Cornwall, England. During a total run of 1,216 miles an average speed of 26.04 knots was attained.
November 16, 1907
Maiden voyage: Liverpool-Queenstown-New York and return. On the return leg, set a new record of 4d.,
22h., 29m. between Ambrose Light and Queenstown at an average speed of 23.69 knots.
Made a crossing at 25.89 knots in 4d., 17h., 20m., establishing new Atlantic record, which she held until July 1929
August 30, 1909
Inaugurated a homeward call at Fishguard. Special trains run by the Great Western Railway made the trip to London in a bit under five hours; passengers for London arrived before the liner docked at Liverpool.
December 10, 1911 Dec 10
Ran aground in the River Mersey. Laid up for repairs until 13 Feb 1912.
Commissioned as a transport. Before entering military service made three trans-Atlantic voyages, the last
one completed on 10 Oct 1914. Was then converted to a troop carrier.
May - August, 1915
Made three voyages, trooping for the Mediterranean campaign: May 1915 Southampton to Lemnos; July 1915
Southampton to Lemnos; Aug 1915, Southampton to Lemnos. Transported total of 10,391 officers and
Converted to a hospital ship. Was under the command of Capt. Arthur Rostron, during three voyages from
Mudros to England: Oct 1915 Liverpool to Mudros; Nov 1915 Southampton to Mudros; Jan 1916 Southampton to Mudros. Transported a total 6,298 wounded and 2,307 medical staff.
Reconverted to a troop carrier.
Liverpool to Halifax and return.
Liverpool to Halifax and
return. Transported a total of 6,214 Canadian officers and men.
January 10, 1917
In the Mersey River, while departing Liverpool for Greenock for lay-up, broke loose from her tow in a storm and ran aground on a sand bank. Was pulled loose and continued her trip to Greenock.
Spent remainder of year laid up at Greenock.
March 21, 1918
Commissioned as HMS Tuberose for service as armed transport carrying American troops. New York-Liverpool. Made seven round trip voyages.
May 27, 1919
Paid off for war service.
June 28, 1919
Southampton - Cherbourg - New York.
July 25, 1921
Southampton: Fire on board caused by unauthorized flammable spirits being used to clean carpeting. As part of refurbishment was converted to oil fuel.
March 25, 1922
Returned to service. Gross tonnage, 30,696. Accommodation: First, 589; Second, 400; Third, 767.
August 9, 1924
Southampton - New York and return. Round trip average, 25.87 knots.
August 3, 1929
Westbound, Cherbourg - Ambrose Light, 4d, 21h, 44m. Average westbound speed, 26.85 knots.
August 16, 1929
Eastbound, New York - Eddystone Light, 4d, 17h, 50m. Average eastbound speed, 27.22 knots. Ran the 106 miles from Eddystone to Cherbourg at 29.7 knots. Round trip average, 27.035 knots.
Painted white for cruising.
Cruising out of British ports or New York
During one of her New York - Caribbean cruises, between Havana and New York, covered 603 miles at an average speed of 27.78 knots, which included a hundred-mile sprint at 32 knots! This was accomplished with over three million miles on
June 30, 1934
Departed Southampton -Cherbourg - New York on her last westbound crossing.
July - September, 1934
Five summer cruises from New York.
September 26, 1934
Last voyage, New York - Ply-mouth - Cherbourg -
Southampton. Withdrawn from service. Laid up.
April 2, 1935
Sold to Metal Industries for
July 1, 1935
Departed Southampton for
Rosyth, Firth of Forth, for scrapping.