Following a trouble free delivery voyage MAURETANIA was dry docked in the Canada Dock in Liverpool where her bottom was cleaned and she was finally painted in Cunard colours in readiness for her official trials from 3rd to 7th November. During the trials she was steamed continuously for 48 hours on a course from Wigtownshire to Lands End and the average speed recorded following the various north and south runs was 26.04 knots. The second run south was carried out at a speed of 27.36 knots. On the 6th November the ship made various runs on the Skelmorlie Mile off the west of Scotland the best of which was carried out at a speed of 26.75 knots. Following further runs on a course between Ailsa Craig and Holy Island the vessel returned to Liverpool early on 7th November having conclusively proved that she could maintain a speed in excess of 26 knots over long distances.