1906 Underwhelming pictures so far, I know - old-style drawings and layout, or black-and-white pictures of big belchers. But we're proceeding chronologically.

Let’s say this is the Mauretania, not its ill-starred sister. To state something you’ll be reading again: the World’s Largest Ship - for a while. Holder of the Blue Riband - for a while. It plied its routes until 1934, a remarkable run given its wartime service, and the tendency of the Boche to send big ships full of people down to the bottom.

Christened by the Duchess of Roxburgh, Winston Churchill’s aunt.