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Picture History of British Ocean Liners : 1900 to the Present (2001)

Picture History of British Ocean Liners : 1900 to the Present

Picture History of British Ocean Liners 1900 to the Present by William H. Miller, Jr. Dover Publications, Inc., Mineola, New York, © 2001, Paperback, 134 Pages. 8.875 x 11.75. ISBN: 0-486-41532-5

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Back Cover, Picture History of British Ocean Liners : 1900 to the Present

Picture History Of British Ocean Liners 1900 To The Present
William H. Miller, Jr.

Some of the greatest liners of the 20th century sailed under the British flag. Embodying the glamor, majesty, and elegance of baronial manors, these floating castles were often designed to give wealthy passengers the feeling they had never left home. Some, like the Viceroy of India, even included paneled rooms outfitted with fireplaces, antiques, Persian rugs, and stained-glass skylights.

Many of these great liners were scrapped by the 1970s, victims of cheap airline fares. But soon, as a result of the growing popularity of cruises, new ships were being built—including behemoths of more than 100,000 tons, capable of carry¬ing more than 2,000 passengers.

This fascinating text-and-picture tribute documents both interiors and exteriors of majestic British ships from both of these periods of liner history, including the Orion, 1935; Queen Mary, 1936; Queen Elizabeth, 1940; and the Windsor Castle, 1959; plus such splendid recent cruise ships as the Pacific Princess (familiar to millions of viewers as the set of the television series The Love Boat); the Royal Princess (christened in 1984 by Diana, Princess of Wales); the Crown Princess, 1990; and the Aurora, 2000.

Over 200 rare black-and-white illustrations provide views of the ships at sea and in port, glimpses of lavish staterooms, lounges, and dining areas, on-board photos of celebrities and royalty, and much more. An extensive caption for each vessel gives details of the ship’s history, outstanding characteristics, size, speed, builder, and other data. Ship lovers and maritime historians alike will thrill to this fond pictorial reminiscence of a century of great liners.

Dover (2001) original publication. Foreword by Ronald W. Warwick, Master, Queen Elizabeth 2. Bibliography. Index. 203 photographs. x+134pp. 87« x 11%. Paperbound. ISBN 0-486-41532-5

Publisher Description

This fascinating text-and-picture tribute documents both interiors and exteriors of majestic British ships such as the Viceroy of India (which included paneled rooms with fireplaces, antiques, Persian rugs, and stained-glass skylights), the Orion, Queen Mary, Queen Elizabeth, Windsor Castle, Pacific Princess, Royal Princess Crown Princess, and Aurora.

Over 200 rare black-and-white illustrations provide views of the ships at sea and in port, glimpses of lavish staterooms, lounges, and dining areas, on-board photos of celebrities and royalty, and much more. Captions give details of each ship’s history, characteristics, size, speed, builder, and other data.

Foreword by Ronald W. Warwick, Master, Queen Elizabeth 2. Bibliography. Index. Approximately 200 photos.

Contents

  • 1900-1909 Zenith of Empire / 1
  • 19IO-1919 Tragedies and Triumphs / 11
  • 1920-1929 Good Times / 23
  • 1930-1939 Surviving the Depression / 39
  • 1940-1949 Wartime Service / 55
  • 1950-1959 A Decade of Prosperity / 71
  • 1960-1969 Dismantling the Fleet / 88
  • 1970-1979 Transition to a New Era / 102
  • 1980-1989 Cruises to All Points / 110
  • 1990-1999 The New Fleet-And Its Flagships / 122
  • Bibliography / 132
  • Index of Ships / 133

Library of Congress Catalog Listing

Personal name
  • Miller, William H., 1948-
Main title
  • Picture history of British ocean liners : 1900 to the present / William H. Miller, Jr.
Published/Created
  • Mineola, N.Y. : Dover Publications, c2001.

Description

  • ix, 134 p. : ill. 30 cm.

ISBN

  • 0486415325 (pbk.)

LC classification (full)

  • VM381 .M449824 2001

LC classification (partial)

  • VM381

Subjects

  • Ocean liners--Great Britain--History.

Notes

  • Includes bibliographical references (p. 132) and index.

LCCN

  • 2001028389

Dewey class no.

  • 387.2/432/0941

Geographic area code

  • e-uk---

Type of material

  • Book

 

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