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Cunard Line Handbook - 1905 1905-12 Cunard Line Handbook to the Mediterranean, Adriatic and the Continent of Europe. 180 Pages. Part I: The Ports of Call and the Places of Interest in the Neighborhood; Part II: Countries that may be passed on the way to Liverpool overland from the ports of call.
The Lusitania's Last Voyage by Charles E. Lauriat, Jr. 1915 1915-10 The Lusitania's Last Voyage: Being a Narrative of the Torpedoing and Sinking of the R.M.S. Lusitania by a German Submarine off the Irish Coast May 7, 1915 by Charles E. Laurait, Jr., one of the survivors. With Illustrations. Houghton Mifflin Company, Boston and New York 162 Pages. This is a rare copy of this eye-witness account to one of history's most famous sea incidents. The Lusitania was sunk by a German sub during World War 1. The author, Mr Lauriat, was a passenger on the ship who managed to survive and write this riveting memoir. Divided into Four Parts, the author provides a first hand account of the eastbound voyage of the Cunard Turbine Steamships S.S. Lusitania built by John Brown & Co., Clydebank in 1907. A large ship at 30,395 tons gross, the Lusitania was a passenger and emigrant ship as defined by the Merchant shipping acts. The book also incorporates the results of the Board of Inquiry in the final part.
Spanning the Atlantic - 1931 1931 Spanning The Atlantic by F. Lawrence Babcock. In the interest of the general reader, the author has attempted to eliminated from the text all unnecessary technicalities and specifications. Footnotes also have been avoided, with a view to subordinating details and minor controversial points to the purposes of a general narrative history of the Cunard Steamship Company. In compensation for these omissions is given a bibliographical list which will suggest further reference sources for such information.
Merchant Fleets - Cunard Line 1987 1987 Merchant Fleets - Cunard Line. Duncan Haws. 108 Pages. Illustrated fleet history of the Cunard Line, 1838 - 1984. Provides basic technical information about each ship including an illustration and major dates during the life of the ship. Additional information includes a Chronological History of the Cunard Line with dates from 1787 to 1990; Livery including Funnels, Hull, Uppers, Masts, Lifeboats, Deck Fittings, and House Flags; Routes and an Index to the Fleet. ISBN-10 0-946378-08-8.
Tramps and Ladies - 1988 1988 Tramps & Ladies: My Early Years with Steamers by Sir James Bisset with a new foreword by Walter Lord. Tramps and Ladies: My Early Years in Steamers, the second volume in th SL Library of Ocean Travel, is a facsimile reprint of t first edition of the second book of a trilogy by Sir Jame Bisset, originally published during the period 1958 to 19 all three of which have been long out-of-print. This volume concerns the author's life at sea in tramp steamers an then as an officer of the famous Cunard Line in their fashionable transatlantic service. It culminates with Sir James's experiences of the saving of the survivors from the Titanic in 1912. A great seaman's story of the sea, packed with interest for all who feel the allure of ocean adventure.
Picture History of the Cunard Line 1840-1990 1991 Picture History of The Cunard Line 1840-1990, Frank O. Braynard and William H. Miller, Jr. In this volume, two noted authorities on ocean liners have assembled a memorable pictorial tribute to the Cunard Line. An extensive text, fact-filled captions and scores of dramatic photographs and illustration depict and describe an eye-filling convoy of Cunard ships that made maritime history including: Carmania, Lucania, Mauretania, Lusitania, Queen Mary, Queen Elizabeth, QE2 and many more.
  1995 Exploring the Lusitania: Probing the Mysteries of the Sinking That Changed History by Robert D. Ballard with Spencer Dunmore. On May 7, 1915, a torpedo from a German submarine hit the elegant Cunard Liner Lusitania. In less than twenty minutes the ship sank, taking the lives of 1,195 people. For eighty years this great maritime tragedy has been shrouded in controversy. Was the Lusitania carrying munitions? Why was there a second explosion? Now underwater explorer Robert Ballard illuminates this ship of mystery. In his tiny submarine he has probed the entire length of the haunting wreck in search of clues. His history-making findings are revealed in this enthralling book highlighted by hundreds of breathtaking photographs, paintings and diagrams.
  1998 Glory Days: Cunard by David Williams. Glory Days recalls the era when ocean travel by liner was at its height and the "Queens" ruled the waves. Much has been written on the subject of Cunard previously so it contains few surprises, but that is not its purpose. Rather, it is a celebration in words and pictures of one of Great Britain's greatest passenger shipping companies in the period in which it was at the peak of its ascendancy.
  2002 The Lusitania Story by Mitch Peeke, Kevin Walsh-Johnson and Steven Jones For the first time, is a complete story of the R.M.S. Lusitania from conception to sinking. It is a cradle to the grave account of one of the most remarkable ships ever to have graced the deep ocean. The R.M.S. Lusitania.
Picture History of the Queen Mary and Queen Elizabeth - 2004 2004 Picture History of the Queen Mary and Queen Elizabeth by William H. Miller, Jr. Big, fast and powerful, the Queen Mary lived a long life that included 1,001 successful Atlantic crossings. Launched in Southampton, England in 1934, the ship at one-time held the fastest ever North Atlantic crossing, and for a number of years carried the rich and famous across the ocean in luxury. Her running mate, the Queen Elizabeth, christened four years later, saw service in World War II and afterward provided deluxe transatlantic travel. These two ships, among the most famous and most successful ocean liners of the twentieth century, are given royal treatment in this authoritative volume.
  2007 Lusitania: An Illustrated Biography of the Ship of Splendor by J. Kent Layton with Introduction by Mike Pairier and Jim Kalafus. It has been a century since the Lusitania made her maiden voyage across the North Atlantic. For seven-and-a-half years, she crossed that rugged ocean with punctuality and dependability. She fast became a living legend, the ship of choice for many of the trans-Atlantic travelers. Since her sinking on May 7, 1915, however, her wondrous career and technological marvels have largely been neglected. Instead, the focus has shifted to her political importance, and on numerous conspiracy theories about her last voyage and sinking. This illustrated biography of the Lusitania discusses her entire story, from her conception and birth to her career and, finally, to her tragic demise; it reveals her as she has never been seen before.
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