Sunday February 23, 2020

Fragments of maritime history in DeCourcey sale

17th March, 2019

There’s a fascinating footnote to maritime history in the DeCourcey House Contents Sale this week. Built by Harland & Wolff and launched in 1901, the White Star liner RMS Celtic plied the Atlantic between Liverpool and New York City.

She survived striking a mine off the Isle of Man in 1917, being torpedoed by a U-boat in 1918 and two serious collisions in the 1920s, but her luck finally ran out in 1928 when...

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