17 January 2009

Britten Flies the Burgee

Today in 1935, the New York Times reported Sir Edgar Britten [left] would take command of the British line fleet and be made a Cunard White Star commodore at the age of 60. At that time, a year after the launch of the Queen Mary and a year before her maiden voyage (which he helmed), Sir Edgar was master of the RMS Berengaria. The paper also reported that he flew "...the burgee at the main truck of his vessel" upon his arrival in Southampton. 



Source:
New York Times Archives

Photo:
From Sir Edgar's autobiography, A Million Ocean Miles

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