Hilda James aboard Carinthia, September 1925

Hilda James aboard Corinthia, September 1925.

“Hilda James. The British swimmer and Olympic medalist shipboard in New York Harbor after retiring from amateur sports to preside over the pool in a new transatlantic liner.”

Carinthia. Launched 1925 at Barrow by Vickers Ltd. for Cunard Line
1925 Liverpool – New York service
1925 Laid down as the Servia but was launched for Cunard-White Star Line as the Carinthia on February 24th
1925 Aug. 22; departed on her maiden voyage Liverpool – New York
1939 Sept.3, converted to an Armed Merchant Cruiser
1940 June 6, torpedoed and sunk by German submarine U.46 off North Ireland, 4 lives lost

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