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Titanic: A Passenger's Guide - 1912

Front Cover, Titanic: A Passenger's Guide - Royal and United States Mail Steamer, White Star Line - 1912.

Front Cover, Titanic: A Passenger's Guide - Royal and United States Mail Steamer, White Star Line - 1912. (Compilation Reprint). GGA Image ID # 1105f6b4c7

Excerpt From The Preface

This guide is a conceit in which the reader will, I trust, delight, but an imaginative one such as could have been given to a passenger on board the RMS Titanic of the White Star Line on her maiden voyage from Southampton Docks on 10th April 1912, to be read at leisure during the Atlantic crossing.

Probably the best- known ship in the world, Titanic holds an enduring fascination for millions. Much has been written about her, but this pocket book sets out to present the ship as those who built Titanic had envisaged her - namely, as the most luxurious liner in the world, providing a quality of service that coined an expression still used today to describe the superlative: 'White Star service'.

Contents

Preface by John Blake

Part One: INTRODUCTION

  • Olympic & Titanic ( White Star Line Publicity Brochure, May 1911)
  • The White Star Line
  • The Builders of the Olympic & Titanic (‘The Shipbuilder’, Midsummer 1911)

Part T\vo: DESIGN, CONSTRUCTION AND LAUNCH

  • Factors of Design
  • Building of the Hulls
  • Completion (‘The Shipbuilder', Midsummer 1911)

Part Three: INFORMATION FOR PASSENGERS

  • The Arrangement of the Decks
  • Passenger Accommodation
  • Disposition of Rooms, &c.
  • The Decorations
  • Second Class Accommodation
  • Third Class Accommodation
  • General ship's fittings and furnishings (White Star Line Publicity Brochure, May 1911)
  • 'General Information for Passengers in the First Class', 1911
  • 'First Class Passenger List', 1912
  • General Information for Passengers in the Second Class', 1911
  • 'Second Class Rates', 1912
  • 'Third Class Rates. 1912'
  • 'Specimen Third Class Bill of Fare', 1912

Part Four: OPERATION. SAFETY & NAVIGATION

  • Ship's Officers & Complement ~ 'North Atlantic Lane Routes', 1899
  • Working Arrangements of the Ships ('The Shipbuilder', Midsummer 1911)

From the Back Cover

Back Cover, Titanic: A Passenger's Guide - Royal and United States Mail Steamer, White Star Line - 1912.

Back Cover, Titanic: A Passenger's Guide - Royal and United States Mail Steamer, White Star Line - 1912. (Compilation Reprint). GGA Image ID # 1106a28cd2

‘Everything on board has been well - in many cases brilliantly - conceived and admirably carried out, and passengers will find comfort, luxury, recreation and health in the palatial apartments, the splendid Promenades, the Gymnasium, the Squash Racquet Court, the Turkish Baths, the Swimming Pond, Palm Court Verandah, etc. ...Comfort, elegance, security - these are the qualities that appeal to passengers, and in the Olympic and Titanic they abound.’

EXTRACT FROM WHITE STAR LINE BROCHURE, 1911

On her launch Titanic was the pride of the White Star Line; the largest and finest passenger ship in the world, epitomizing the spirit: of the l age in elegance and style. This book is a unique passenger’s guide to the world’s most famous ship.

Telling the story of her construction and giving a complete overview of the ship’s luxurious fittings and facilities, it includes a wealth of information that: would have been indispensable for First Class, Second Class and Third Class passengers.

Experience the anticipation and excitement: of the maiden voyage through period illustrations and extracts from original documents, evoking the splendour of the ship and her unrivalled passenger comforts.

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