Cunard celebrated the 175th anniversary of the first Transatlantic crossing at a ceremony in Liverpool on 4 July.

Queen Mary 2 sounded its foghorn at 2pm in Liverpool to signify the time that Cunard’s first ship, Britannia, left the city’s Coburg Dock and inaugurated the first ever scheduled Transatlantic service exactly 175 years earlier.

“It is just six weeks since the Three Queens Liverpool Salute made news around the world and the city has once again given Cunard the warmest of welcomes,” said Angus Struthers, Cunard Director. “Queen Mary 2’s departure – on a special crossing from Liverpool to Halifax and Boston – recreates that first voyage.

“2015 has been such an extraordinary year for Cunard but it has been the strength of the partnership with Liverpool, our ‘spiritual home’, which has made our 175th anniversary so special.”

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