Transport: la Not Ic

Since 1934, Cunard White Star has disposed of nine major vessels—Mduretania, Majestic, Olympic, Homeric, Doric, Oceanic, Calgaric, Adriatic, Albertic. It has built the Queen Mary and started slightly larger Hull 552. Still left is a gap in its fleet which Cunard last week announced will be filled with eight 30,000-to-40,000-ton motorships of an improved Georgic type, each to be given names ending in the traditional Cunard ia. The White Star ic suffix is being abandoned.

Simultaneously, Italy's rival merchant marine reorganized into four groups each covering one section of the seven seas and...

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