ANURSE whose First World War memories book will be sold today was apparently a survivor of the sinking of the sister ship
of the Titanic.
However, as was the fate of many liners during the conflict, her life was cut tragically short when she was suddenly wracked by a mysterious explosion on November 21, 1916, and sank in less than an hour - three times faster than her sister ship
The inaugural sailing of Oasis of the Seas, Royal Caribbean's latest giant to carry 5,400 passengers, takes place in November, with sister ship
Allure of the Seas following in 2010.
With the QE2 now out of service and becoming a floating hotel in Dubai, the new Queen Elizabeth will be a sister ship
to Cunard's Queen Victoria, which was also built at the Fincantieri yard.
The ships have been given a temporary berth at Able UK's Middlesbrough Port Facility where the 23,000 tonnes vessel Cala Portofino is already moored and is expected to be joined on Friday by sister ship
the Cala Positano, currently en route from Brazil.
The vessel was the sister ship
to the Velutina, which was named by Princess Margaret on April 4, 1950.
The Margrethe Bojen had sailed from Grimsbsy on Monday with her sister ship
, Francis Bojen, for a trip of between 12 and 15 days in the North Sea fishing grounds.
A Navy spokesman said no-one was believed injured in the accident and the passengers had been transferred to the liner's sister ship
, MS Nordnorge.
If there are any "orphans" from our sister ship
HMS Caprice out there, they too are invited to join us as associate members.
This will be complemented by two calls in 2007/2008 from the Queen Mary 2's sister ship
, the Queen Elizabeth 2 (QE2).
Andrew Linington said the Al- Salam Boccaccio 98 used to be called Free Enterprise IV and was a sister ship
of the Herald of Free Enterprise, the Townsend Thoresen ferry which sank off Zeebrugge in 1987.
The 1,970-passenger Island Princess, sister ship
to the popular Coral Princess that debuted earlier this year, will begin its premiere Gulf of Alaska season July 12.