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No, not that ship beginning with \"T\". It is the MAGDALENA, Royal Mail's first post-war new-build that wrecked mid-way through her maiden voyage in 1949.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eA fold-out (11\" by 17\") brochure issued before her first and final voyage features a two-panel, color illustration of the split-bridge liner. Two sketches show previous Royal Mail ships with the same name. The rest of the brochure is a detailed description of her First Class interiors, covering everything from the marble fireplace in the Lounge to the cream and coral colored veneers used in the Dining Saloon. The First Class public rooms were stacked on top of each other in the curving superstructure of the midship structure, aft of the split bridge. \u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eMAGDALENA carried two classes - First with 133 and Third with 346. Included here is a Third Class deck plan measuring 19.5\" by 20.5\". Four decks are shown stacked on the stern which, ironically, covers most of the ship left floating after her accident.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eWhile approaching Rio de Janeiro on 25 April 1949 during the homeward leg of her maiden voyage, the brand new ship rammed into Tijuca rocks due to a navigation error. Passengers took to the lifeboats and baggage was removed, allowing the ship to be refloated at high tide. The MAGDALENA was taken under tow but soon broke in two right between the bridge and midship structure. The bow sank but the stern remained floating, eventually being towed into port to be scrapped.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eNot all was lost though. The engines were shipped up the Amazon to Manaus where they produced electricity until 2000. Floating champagne bottles were scooped up by happy oarsmen, a cargo of oranges decorated Rio's beaches for weeks, and a local sailing club decorated its lounge with salvaged bridge instruments.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eThe brochure is in very good condition and the plan in good condition with one rip.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003c!----\u003e"}

MAGDALENA: 1949 - Very rare pre-maiden brochure & deck plan - ship wrecked on maiden voyage

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Royal Mail Line: A very rare brochure and deck plan for a ship built by Harland & Wolfe that sank on its maiden voyage. No, not that ship beginning with "T". It is the MAGDALENA, Royal Mail's first post-war new-build that wrecked mid-way through her maiden voyage in 1949.

A fold-out (11" by 17") brochure issued before her first and final voyage features a two-panel, color illustration of the split-bridge liner. Two sketches show previous Royal Mail ships with the same name. The rest of the brochure is a detailed description of her First Class interiors, covering everything from the marble fireplace in the Lounge to the cream and coral colored veneers used in the Dining Saloon. The First Class public rooms were stacked on top of each other in the curving superstructure of the midship structure, aft of the split bridge. 

MAGDALENA carried two classes - First with 133 and Third with 346. Included here is a Third Class deck plan measuring 19.5" by 20.5". Four decks are shown stacked on the stern which, ironically, covers most of the ship left floating after her accident.

While approaching Rio de Janeiro on 25 April 1949 during the homeward leg of her maiden voyage, the brand new ship rammed into Tijuca rocks due to a navigation error. Passengers took to the lifeboats and baggage was removed, allowing the ship to be refloated at high tide. The MAGDALENA was taken under tow but soon broke in two right between the bridge and midship structure. The bow sank but the stern remained floating, eventually being towed into port to be scrapped.

Not all was lost though. The engines were shipped up the Amazon to Manaus where they produced electricity until 2000. Floating champagne bottles were scooped up by happy oarsmen, a cargo of oranges decorated Rio's beaches for weeks, and a local sailing club decorated its lounge with salvaged bridge instruments.

The brochure is in very good condition and the plan in good condition with one rip.

$250.00
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