|The picture shows a front and back view of this Framed 1920 R.M.S. Celtic Steam Ship Photograph. Written on the original back is the following:|
Mother and I sailed from England to New York on this ship in 1920.
Dorothy (Stott) Halliday
The front of the photograph reads as follows:
700 ft. Length
75.4 ft. Breadth
The old photograph with the frame measures 11-1/8'' x 6-1/8''. The photo appears to be in mint condition and the frame is excellent as pictured. Below here is some addtional Historical reference to the R.M.S. Celtic that was found:
Celtic was the second White Star liner of this name, and was the first of White Star's turn of the century ''Big Four''. Launched in 1901, she was the first ship to exceed Great Eastern's gross tonnage and was the first ship ever to exceed 20,000 gross tons. Celtic made her maiden voyage, Liverpool to New York, on 26 July 1901. She served principally on that route until World War I, although she also did some cruising, and made a couple of voyages out of Southampton in 1907. Taken over as an armed merchant cruiser in 1914, she became a troopship in 1916. Celtic was a very lucky trooper; she survived the war even though she hit a mine in 1917, was torpedoed in 1918, and eluded at least one other U-boat attack. She returned to Liverpool-New York service after the war, and on 12 December 1928, was wrecked at Roche's Point, Cobh. There were no fatalities, but Celtic was a total loss and was broken up at the site. Demolition was completed in 1933.
Sources: Haws' Merchant Fleets; Bonsor's North Atlantic Seaway.