RMS Homeric, originally launched as Columbus, was built for Norddeutscher Lloyd and launched in 1913 at the F. Schihau yard in Danzig. Columbus was ceded to Great Britain in 1919 as part of German war reparations. She was sold to White Star Line in 1920, which named her Homeric. Her sister ship Hindenberg retained her German ownership and was re-named Columbus. Homeric was operated by White Star from 1922 to 1935. In July 1935, the Homeric participated in King George V's Silver Jubilee fleet review, a prestigious honor, but only two months later, the Homeric was laid up, never to see any sort of use again. In late 1936, after the successful debut of the 81,000-ton Queen Mary, she was sold to Thomas Ward & Sons for scrap. This is an unused postcard in very good condition except for some paper loss at corners.
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