Item #CL205-44 RMS “Queen Elizabeth”
RMS “Queen Elizabeth”
RMS “Queen Elizabeth”
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RMS “Queen Elizabeth”

1947. Vintage silver gelatin photograph, studio blind stamp on image lower right, inscribed and dated by the ship’s captain “James Bisset” in ink on image upper left, 20.9 x 28.6cm. Slight foxing and dent to upper right corner. Framed.

Studio stamp reads “Stewart Bale Ltd, Liverpool.” Inscription reads “With best wishes from Sir James Bisset CBE, Commodore, Cunard White Star Co. Ltd, RMS Queen Elizabeth. Jan. 1947.”

Born in Liverpool, UK, Sir James Gordon Partridge Bisset, CBE, RD (1883–1967) was a “British merchant sea captain who served as Commodore of the Cunard White Star Line from 1944 to 1947. He documented his fifty-year sea career in a three volume autobiography: Sail Ho! My Early Years at Sea (1958); Tramps and Ladies – My Early Years in Steamers (1959) and Commodore – War, Peace and Big Ships (1961). In addition, Bisset authored Lifeboat Efficiency (1924) which became the primary text used by the British Merchant Marine until WWII for instructing merchant seamen in lifeboat utilization and handling, and Ship Ahoy!: Nautical Notes for Ocean Travellers (c1930), a treatise on shipboard operations for the edification of passengers. He served in or commanded Cunard RMS liners including Carpathia, Caronia, Franconia, Mauretania, Aquitania, Berengaria, Queen Mary and Queen Elizabeth.” Ref: Wiki.

Item #CL205-44

Price (AUD): $2,200.00  other currencies

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