Sep 27, 2008

Lyttelton 1954

The Cunard Line's Caronia at Gladstone Pier on the 27th of February, 1954. Carrying 450 wealthy American passengers on a 99-day cruise of the South Pacific, the famous "Green Godess" had arrived early that morning from Wellington and left in the evening for Melbourne via the Marlborough Sounds.

Launched by the Queen (as Princess Elizabeth) in 1947, the 34,000 luxury cruise ship sank at the harbour entrance on Guam in August, 1974.

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