Rhode Island Paquebot and Sea Post Mail
SS Franconia leaving Cobh, Ireland
Paquebot Cancellation 

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Postcard Sent to Hartford Connecticut in 1933
Boston, Mass Paquebot Cancel 

This post card shows a view of the Cunard Steamship Franconia leaving Cobh, (formerly Queenstown) Ireland on her westerly voyage to New York. The Postcard was posted at Boston and canceled with a Paquebot marking. The message on the reverse of the card states, "We arrive in Boston tomorrow and then sail north." 

In 1933 Franconia was painted all in white and sailed on the first of two World Cruises. (She sailed on her second World Cruise in 1938.) 

RMS Franconia was the second Cunard liner to bear that name. She was launched in 1922 and made her maiden voyage from Liverpool to New York on June 23, 1923. In 1933 she made a world cruise and this post card was sent by a passenger on that cruise. She made her second world cruise in 1938, after which she was fitted out as a troopship.

Franconia made her final cruise from Liverpool to New York in 1956 and was then scrapped. 

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