QE2 VERSUS THE FIRST BRITANNIA
Cunard’s first ship Britannia, would fit into QE2’s Grand Lounge.
The famous RMS Britannia of 1840 is a most notable ship as it was the first ship owned by Sir Samuel Cunard and his new shipping line.
It was the ship that started the transatlantic crossing and Cunard Line's long pedigree of great ships.
The Britannia was a paddle steamer and inaugurated Cunard Line's transatlantic crossing passenger and royal mail service from Liverpool to Boston, USA.