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Maritime Archives and Library display 

From 1 May 2015

Photograph of Cunard's Upholstery Department, 1912. Archive reference PR/339 Authority to wear war medals, 1919-1921, belonging to William Gerrard, fireman and trimmer. William Gerrard sailed on the Cunard vessels Aquitania and Carpathia during the First World War. Archive reference DX/274/1 Photograph of the electricians working on the construction of the Queen Mary, John Brown shipyard, Clydebank, 1934. Archive reference PR/654.

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The Cunard Steam Ship Company was founded in 1840 as the British and North American Royal Mail Steam Packet Company. Ever since its first voyage, the sailing of the Britannia from Liverpool to Halifax and Boston on 4th July 1840, the company has been connected with the city of Liverpool.  

The current display outside the Maritime Archives and Library on the second floor of the Merseyside Maritime Museum highlights the many and varied roles of Cunard employees. Select the images above to view a few of the highlights from the display.

Cunard trail

This display is part of the Cunard trail around Merseyside Maritime Museum - download it here or pick up a copy when you visit.

Download the Cunard trail (pdf)

The Cunard 175 display and Cunard trail have been made possible by the support of Cunard.