Sadly, I have just received this message via e-mail having given a small donation to try to assist Merseyside Maritime Museum in their bid to acquire a shipbuilder’s model of this famous Liverpool Liner at auction.
Mauretania Auction update
Many thanks once again for your recent gift towards our appeal to bring the Mauretania home to Liverpool.
Unfortunately, we were unsuccessful in our bid.
Here is a quote from Janet Dugdale, Director of Merseyside Maritime Museum:
“We are hugely disappointed with today’s outcome. Our intention was to bring the Mauretania home to Liverpool, at a critical time in the city’s maritime history. It is sad that we cannot do this. However, I would like to thank every single person who contributed. The donations raised were fantastic and will be used to improve the Merseyside Maritime Museum and its collections”.