The Unseen Aquitania

The Ship in Rare Images

Author: Kent Layton,Tad Fitch

Publisher: History Press

ISBN: 9780750967358

Category:

Page: 184

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RMS Aquitania was in service for decades, and was very much beloved. The third in Cunard Line's "grand trio" of express liners, running mate of the lost Lusitania and the legendary Mauretania (1907), Aquitania was the last surviving four-funnelled ocean liner. Aquitania was pressed into service during both world wars and was one of the longest serving passenger liners of the 20th century. She was also one of the most elegant, nicknamed the "ship beautiful." Maritime authors J. Kent Layton and Tad Fitch have collaborated to put together the most evocative and exciting collection of imagery relating to this historic vessel ever shown.

The Unseen Lusitania

The Ship in Rare Illustrations

Author: Eric Sauder

Publisher: History PressLtd

ISBN: 9780752497051

Category: Photography

Page: 176

View: 2649

Lost to a German torpedo on 7 May 1915, Cunard’s RMS Lusitania captured the world’s imagination when she entered service in 1907. Not only was she was the largest ship in the world, but she was also revolutionary in design as well as being a record breaker. Lusitania is now sadly remembered for her tragic destruction, sinking in eighteen minutes with the loss of around 1,200 souls.Through never-before-seen material, historian Eric Sauder brings RMS Lusitania to life once again. Filled with vivid, unseen photographs and illustrations from Eric’s extensive private collection, this absorbing read will transport the reader back 100 years to a time when opulent Ships of State were the only way to cross the Atlantic.

The Unseen Olympic

The Ship in Rare Illustrations

Author: Patrick Mylon

Publisher: Unseen (Paperback)

ISBN: 9780750982672

Category: Photography

Page: 128

View: 8211

RMS Olympic was created during a period of intense competition between the north Atlantic shipping lines. Sister ship to the ill-fated Titanic and the all-too-briefly successful Britannic, Olympic encompassed all the qualities White Star Line was striving for in size, opulence, and luxury. Moreover, she was the only sister to enjoy a lengthy and distinguished career, including time spent as a troopship in World War I. She served as the White Star flagship from 1911 to 1935, when she was finally scrapped. This illustrated history is packed with stunning postcards, images, and memorabilia from author Patrick Mylon's unrivaled collection. Also featuring passenger lists, advertisements, menus, log abstract cards, promotional brochures, and sailing schedules, this sumptuous book presents the definitive "unseen" history of this grand ocean liner.

The Unseen Britannic

The Ship in Rare Illustrations

Author: Simon Mills

Publisher: History PressLtd

ISBN: 9780752497716

Category: History

Page: 127

View: 4283

As the third and largest sister of the famous Olympic-class trio, Britannic is often and unjustly overlooked in comparison to Olympic and Titanic. Launched on the eve of war in February 1914, Britannic would never see service on the White Star Line’s express service on the North Atlantic mail run for which she was built. After being requisitioned by the Admiralty in November 1915 His Majesty’s Hospital Ship Britannic instead became indispensible to the thousands of injured and sick troops that needed transporting back to Britain from the Mediterranean theatre of war. 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 21 November 1916 and sank in less than an hour – three times faster than her sister ship Titanic, and yet thanks to the improvements in safety heralded by the tragedy of her sister 1,032 of 1,062 on board survived.Here Simon Mills brings together previously unseen material, including stunning colour images of Britannic’s wreck in the Aegean Sea, and this poignant story to tell a tale of heroism in the First World War, of an oftoverlooked but key ship to British maritime history and of the unique future that the wreck might still one day enjoy.

Ocean Liners

An Illustrated History

Author: Peter Newall

Publisher:

ISBN: 1526723174

Category: History

Page: 192

View: 5149

Before the advent of the jet age, ocean liners were the principal means of transport around the globe, and carried migrants and business people, soldiers and administrators, families and lone travelers to every corner of the world. Though the ocean liner was born on the North Atlantic it soon spread to all the other oceans and in this new book the author addresses this huge global story. The account begins with Brunel's Great Eastern and the early Cunarders, but with the rise in nationalism and the growth in empires in the latter part of the 19th century, and the opening of the Suez Canal in 1869, the colonial powers of Spain, France and Germany soon established shipping lines of their own, and transpacific routes were opened up by Japanese and American lines. The golden age between the two world wars witnessed huge growth in liner traffic to Africa, Australia and New Zealand, India and the Far East, the French colonies and the Dutch East and West Indies, but then, though there was a postwar revival, the breakup of empires and the arrival of mass air travel brought about the swan song of the liner. Employing more than 250 stunning photographs, the author describes not just the ships and routes, but interweaves the technical and design developments, covering engines, electric light, navigation and safety, and accommodation. A truly unique and evocative book for merchant ship enthusiasts and historians.

The Edwardian Superliners

A Trio of Trios

Author: J. Kent Layton

Publisher: Amberley Publishing Limited

ISBN: 1445614405

Category: Transportation

Page: 440

View: 465

As the twentieth century got underway, the competition between the three greatest passenger lines in the history of the North Atlantic produced three trios of wonder ships. From the Cunard Line came the Lusitania, Mauretania and Aquitania. From the White Star Line came the Olympic, the infamous Titanic, and the Britannic. From the Hamburg-Amerika Line came the Imperator, Vaterland and Bismarck, which would later find service as Cunard's Berengaria, the U.S. Line's Leviathan, and White Star's Majestic. They were, in turn, the fastest, most powerful, largest and most luxurious ocean liners that had ever sailed that ocean. Some would find great success; others would suffer disaster. Their careers would be affected by natural elements, by mismanagement, and by the brutalities of war. Their fates were also inextricably intertwined. The Edwardian Superliners tells their story.

Lusitania

An Illustrated Biography

Author: J. Kent Layton

Publisher: Amberley Publishing Limited

ISBN: 1445623706

Category: Transportation

Page: 440

View: 4130

Prepare to take a journey back in time - step aboard the decks of one of the world's largest, finest, fastest and most beloved ocean liners, and relive her history in all its splendour.

White Star Line

A Photographic History

Author: Janette McCutcheon

Publisher: Amberley Publishing Limited

ISBN: 1445635232

Category: Transportation

Page: 128

View: 1197

The story of the short-lived Liverpool shipping line, whose ships were some of the most luxurious afloat, and which included the Titanic, Olympic and Britannic.

On a Sea of Glass

The Life and Loss of the RMS Titanic

Author: Tad Fitch, J.Kent Layton & Bill Wormstedt

Publisher: Amberley Publishing Limited

ISBN: 1445614391

Category: Transportation

Page: 488

View: 4188

Made special by the use of so many rare survivor accounts from the eye witnesses to that night to remember, the narrative places the reader in the middle of the maiden voyage, and brings the tragic sinking to life as never before.

The Unseen Mauretania (1907)

The Ship in Rare Illustrations

Author: J. Kent Layton

Publisher: History Press (SC)

ISBN: 9780750959575

Category:

Page: 176

View: 7126

Showcasing photographs and illustrations from a variety of collectors’ archives, The Unseen Mauretania 1907 reveals the Cunard company’s most luxurious ocean liner of the early twentieth century as you have never known her before. When the Mauretania took to the North Atlantic for the first time in November 1907, she was the largest and fastest ship in the world, serving with her sister ship, the Lusitania, for nearly eight years. Although the Lusitania’s life was cut short during the First World War, the Mauretania continued to have an impressive presence at sea, holding the Blue Riband for the fastest transatlantic crossing until 1929.This evocative visual history by maritime expert J. Kent Layton follows her glorious career, which spanned four decades of the twentieth century.

RMS Majestic

The 'Magic-Stick'

Author: Mark Chirnside

Publisher: Tempus Pub Limited

ISBN: 9780752438771

Category: Transportation

Page: 96

View: 4557

History.

Titanic Unseen

Images from the Bell and Kempster Albums

Author: Senan Molony,Steve Raffield

Publisher: History Press (SC)

ISBN: 9780750967174

Category:

Page: 144

View: 3263

Titanic Unseen

RMS Olympic

Titanic's Sister

Author: Mark Chirnside

Publisher: The History Press

ISBN: 0750963484

Category: Transportation

Page: 352

View: 8247

The definitive study on this famous and highly successful White Star linerSitting around a dining room table in 1907, the owners of the White Star Line discussed their competition to the newly-built Cunard liners, Lusitania and Mauretania. From that smoke-filled room came the first designs of three White Star superliners. Olympic and Titanic were to be built at Harland & Wolff's yard in Belfast, while the third ship was to follow after construction had been completed on the first pair of sisters. The only ship to make a return passenger voyage was Olympic and she was always overshadowed by her younger sisters. This is the definitive story of Titanic's sister RMS Olympic.

Floating Palaces

the Great Atlantic Liners

Author: William H. Miller

Publisher: Amberley Publishing Limited

ISBN: 1445623447

Category: Transportation

Page: 120

View: 827

From the mid-1890s a race was on between the merchant navies of the recently unified Germany, Britain and France. That race was to make the most luxurious and fastest ocean liners, starting with the Kaiser Wilhelm der Grosse. The large vessels that followed each tried to outdo the previous one in terms of size and interior design. Using many famous interior designers, every part of the new ships was designed , from the cutlery and china to the bedrooms to the boat decks. Through Kronprinzessin Cecilie, Mauretania, Aquitania, Olympic, Titanic, Imperator, Vaterland, Ile de France, and Paris, the development and design of the ships grew grander and more luxurious. The process continued into the 1930s, with the Empress of Britain and the fabulously Art Deco Normandie, the finest and most expensive liner ever built, and the Queen Mary, a rather more traditional vessel, but one, nonetheless, which pushed the boundaries of design away from the traditional country house look of the Edwardian era. Each new vessel brought with it the finest of interiors and even today, the influence of these floating palaces can still be seen in vessels such as Cunard s Queen Mary 2 and the multitude of new cruise vessels, all vying for the public s interest and affection. The large liners were truly floating palaces, and here, William H. Miller brings together a collection of fabulous images of the finest ships ever built, showcasing the style and elegance of a time when getting there was half the fun .

Shipwrecks of the Cunard Line

Author: Sam Warwick,Mike Roussel

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780750985383

Category:

Page: 168

View: 8564

This fascinating book provides a unique record of the careers and final underwater resting places of ships of the Cunard Line, whose rich history spans over 300 ships and nearly two centuries. Many books have been published on Cunard's heritage but the final fate of these ships is often little more than a footnote of history. Authors Sam Warwick and Mike Roussel have taken the shipwrecks as a starting point to create a vivid new history. Featured vessels include the well-known Caronia, Lancastria, Campania, Lusitania, Malta, Oregon, Scotia and Carpathia, famous for rescuing the survivors from the Titanic, as well as many others. Events surrounding the wrecking of each vessel are thoroughly explored and unique diver accounts are incorporated, along with never-before-seen underwater images of the wrecks. Finishing off with practical data for interested divers, this book offers a fresh analysis of Cunard's maritime history.

Transatlantic Liners

Author: J. Kent Layton

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1782000984

Category: History

Page: 64

View: 6862

Since the end of the nineteenth century there has been a stunning succession of transatlantic liners, from the White Star Line's Oceanic of 1899 to the Cunard Line's Queen Mary 2 of 2004. These floating palaces often contained luxurious staterooms, ballrooms and lounges for the rich, and noticeably more modest and basic accommodation for poorer travellers. Their designs and powerplants were often cutting-edge as each competed to be the largest, most luxurious and fastest ship on the Atlantic. As the tides of passenger demand rose and fell through the years and the world plunged twice into global conflict, these ships had to adapt to survive. Many of these vessels – including Mauretania, Olympic, the first Queen Mary and France – had long and glorious careers; others – Titanic, Lusitania and Normandie among them – suffered tragic endings. J. Kent Layton describes the heyday of the superliners and explains what life was like for passengers, both rich and poor.

Cunard-White Star Liners of the 1930s

Author: William H. Miller

Publisher: Amberley Publishing Limited

ISBN: 1445649691

Category: Transportation

Page: 128

View: 5597

William H. Miller, 'Mr Ocean Liner', looks back at the great ships owned and operated by Cunard-White Star during the 1930s.

Olympic, Titanic, Britannic

An Illustrated History of the Olympic Class Ships

Author: Mark Chirnside

Publisher: History PressLtd

ISBN: 9780750956239

Category: Transportation

Page: 168

View: 4353

A pictorial celebration of the world-famous sister ships: the Olympic-class liners A maritime expert tells the story of the sister ships using previously unseen pictures, passenger diaries, and deck plans, illustrating Olympic's successful career; the premature ends of her two unfortunate sisters; and the experiences of those onboard. Designed for passenger comfort, they were intended to provide luxurious surroundings and safe, reliable transport rather than record-breaking speed. Ironically, fate decreed that only Olympic would ever complete a single commercial voyage and she went on to serve for a quarter of a century in peace and war. Titanic's name would become infamous after she sank on her maiden voyage. The third sister, Britannic, saw a brief and commendable career as a hospital ship during World War I, sinking in the Aegean Sea in 1916.

In Freedom's Cause

A Story of Wallace and Bruce

Author: George Alfred Henty

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Scotland

Page: 392

View: 5851

At the turn of the fourteenth century in Scotland, young Archie Forbes becomes involved with both William Wallace and Robert the Bruce in the struggle for Scottish independence from English rule.