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Welcome to the Cunard fleet archives

In 1840 Sir Samuel Cunard set sail aboard Britannia and founded the great trans-Atlantic steamship service.

Since that date, there have been hundreds of ships owned and operated by the Cunard Line. From the small crowded paddle steamers to the magnificence of the Queens, Cunard Line has operated a vast array of ships.

These pages allow you to explore the history of the Cunard Line, ship by ship. While this is not an exhaustive list, the more notable vessels are detailed here.

Please select a time period using the menu on the left. From there you will be able to select a ship and learn more about its history.