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Scotland Cunard Liner Model Test

After a long series of investigations on 16 different models of the 73,000 ton new giant Cunarder, under construction at Clydebank, the final model was demonstrated at Glasgow, Scotland on May 7, 1931. The tiny river, 18 feet long made of paraffin-wax and laths mainly, went through grueling tests to determine the effect of head-on waves crashing over her bows, the amount and character of pitching induced by those waves - in short, the general. Seaworthiness of the model. And she emerged from such close scrutiny with colours flying. She is driven by small electric motors attached to her four propellers. During the rough sea tests, she was subjected to a scale representation of a real 60 knot Atlantic “Howler”, and even while ploughing the waves at this high speed, the actual rolling and pitching were almost negligible. Britain's hopes for recapturing the Blue Riband of the Atlantic, a title held by the North German Lloyd line, and for many years previously by the “Mauretania”. (AP Photo)

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May 07, 1931 04:00:00 AM
January 05, 2012 10:00:15 AM
ASSOCIATED PRESS
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3000 x 2241 4.22 MB
Glasgow, XSC GBR
APHSL51012
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