Bismarck (1922)
HMS Caledonia

March 1922: Bismarck seen upon completion at Blohm & Voss. Bismarck had been launched before the Great War and was handed over to Great Britain as war reparations. She was given to the White Star Line to replace Britannic and renamed Majestic. As a protest the shipyard had painted the funnels in Hamburg-Amerika Line colors and the name Bismarck appeared on the bows.
(Photo courtesy of Blohm & Voss)
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Majestic arriving at New York, date unknown.

Majestic arriving at New York, date unknown.

Postcard showing Majestic.
(Photo courtesy of Graeme Potter)

Majestic in drydock preparing to be converted into cadet training ship HMS Caledonia.

Page published Oct. 19, 2011