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Passenger liners of the Western Ocean; a record of the North Atlantic steam and motor passenger vessels from 1838 to the present day.

Author: C R Vernon Gibbs
Publisher: London, Staples Press [1957]
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 2d edView all editions and formats
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"This comprehensive work is unique in presenting in a voluem of convenient size a complete up-to-date record of every company and vessel of the North Atlantic passenger trade, from the introduction of the pioneer steamships in 1838 to the construction of the newest vessels of today. In the second edition of this books, the inclusion of new arrivals and of three little known mid-nineteenth century companies increases  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: C R Vernon Gibbs
OCLC Number: 1665848
Description: 434 pages illustrations, maps 23 cm

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"This comprehensive work is unique in presenting in a voluem of convenient size a complete up-to-date record of every company and vessel of the North Atlantic passenger trade, from the introduction of the pioneer steamships in 1838 to the construction of the newest vessels of today. In the second edition of this books, the inclusion of new arrivals and of three little known mid-nineteenth century companies increases the number of detailed histories of shipping lines to over seventy, and there are now "biographies" of more than eight hundred ships. Valuable fresh information concerning the pre-1870 period is now incorporated, including the origin of the Cunard Line's emigrant services, and particulars of the early French trans-Atlantic steamships. New information bearing on modern vessels includes the loss of the record breaking "Bremen". There are new appendices devoted to sailing packets, and to early trans-Atlantic passenger fares. In addition to supplying a mine of general information about each ship, including precise technical data, the author also describes more picturesque aspects of his subject ... The number of illustrations has been increased by 50 percent in the new edition ... Ships of the Mediterranean and Scandinavian lines, which were not illustrated in the original edition, are now represented, together with the majority of ships built since the end of the Second World War ..." -- Inside front cover.

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