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Pictorial Encyclopedia of Ocean Liners, 1860-1994 (1994)

Front Cover, Pictorial Encyclopedia of Ocean Liners, 1860-1994 (1994)

Author: William H Miller, Jr.
Title: Pictorial Encyclopedia of Ocean Liners, 1860-1994
Format: Paperback
Pages: 142
ISBN: 0-486-28137-X
DCN: 623.8'2432'03
Publisher: Dover Publications, Incorporated
Location: New York
Pub. Date: July 1994
Language: English US
Subjects: 1. Ocean liners -- encyclopedia. 2. Ocean liners -- History -- Pictorial works.
Description: 417 Photographs
Notes: Includes bibliographic references and index of alternative ship names.
Size: 9" x 11 1/2"
Dust Jacket: No
List Price: US$16.95

Synopsis: One of the most comprehensive pictorial references on ocean liners ever published, this superb chronicle by noted maritime historian William H. Miller, Jr. depicts and describes virtually every passenger ship of over 15,000 tons built between 1860 and the late 1900's.

From the Publisher

Virtually every passenger ship over 15,000 tons built between 1860 and 1993: Great Eastern, Lusitania, Titanic, Normandie, Queen Elizabeth, Monarch of the Seas, many more.

From the Back Cover

PICTORIAL ENCYCLOPEDIA OF OCEAN LINERS, 1860-1994
William H. Miller, Jr.

One of the most comprehensive pictorial references on ocean liners ever published, this superb chronicle by noted maritime historian William H. Miller, Jr. depicts and describes virtually every passenger ship of over 15,000 tons built between 1860 and the late 1900s. The first ship in this glorious cavalcade is the Great Eastern, launched in 1860. The last vessels featured are spectacular cruise ships now under construction.

Among the other ships in this memorable maritime assembly are such megaliners as the Queen Elizabeth, France and Sovereign of the Seas, the legendary Titanic, Lusitania and Normandie, "floating hotels" such as the Monarch of the Seas, Regal Princess and Imagination, and "wedding cake-style" cruise ships, among them the Crystal Symphony and Fascination.

These vessels have covered the seven seas. They were -- and are -- in routes transatlantic and transpacific, African and South American, colonial Indian, Indochinese and Australian. A number of them have circumnavigated the globe. More than 400 historic photographs depict the fabled ships, documenting dramatic changes in design and construction over the years. Descriptive entries provide vital statistics on each builder, tonnage, length, speed, passenger load, history and distinguishing characteristics.

Original Dover (1995) publication. 417 illustrations. Introduction. Preface by Frank Trumbour. Bibliography. List of alternate ship names. 160pp. 9x12 Paperbound.

Library of Congress Catalog Listing

Personal name
  • Miller, William H., 1948-
Main title
  • Pictorial encyclopedia of ocean liners, 1860-1994 : 417 photographs / William H. Miller, Jr.
Published/Created
  • New York : Dover Publications, 1995.

Description

  • xiii, 142 p. : ill. ; 31 cm.

ISBN

  • 048628137X (pbk.)

LC classification (full)

  • VM381 .M4498 1995

LC classification (partial)

  • VM381

Portion of title

  • Ocean liners, 1860-1994

Subjects

  • Ocean liners--Encyclopedias.
  • Ocean liners--History--Pictorial works.

Notes

  • Includes bibliographical references (p. xiii) and index.

LCCN

  • 95010215

Dewey class no.

  • 623.8/2432/03

Type of material

  • Book

 

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