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Record breakers of the North Atlantic : Blue Riband liners 1838-1952

Author: Arnold Kludas
Publisher: Washington, D.C. : Brassey's, 2000, ©1999.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The foremost authority tells a tale of rivalry and remarkable engineering feats that embraced the commercial motivation of the great shipping lines.

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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Arnold Kludas
ISBN: 1574883283 9781574883282
OCLC Number: 47165526
Notes: Translated from Das Blaue Band des Nordatlantiks.
Description: 159 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 25 x 30 cm
Contents: The rules of the Blue Riband : Unwritten rules ; The Hales trophy --
Research and documentation of the Blue Riband --
The contest for the Blue Riband : Tables of flags --
The first era: 1838 to 1872 : Paddle steamers with side-lever engines: the propulsion technology of the fast paddle steamers ; Steam ships conquer the oceans: the pioneer years on the North Atlantic, 1819 to 1840 ; Subsidies smooth the way: the Cunard Line, 1841 to 1850 ; The American challenge: the Collins Line, 1850 to 1854 ; The last paddle steamers: the Cunard liners Persia and Scotia, 1856 to 1872 --
The second era: 1872 to 1907 : Screw steamers with steam piston engines: the propulsion technology of the express screw steam ships ; Technology versus subsidy: The White Star line, 1872 to 1882, The Inman Line, 1875 to 1876, The Guion Line, 1882 to 1884 ; The German fast steam ships of the Fluesse Class ; The last of the single-screw express steamers: the Cunard Line, 1885 to 1889 ; The first twin-screw express steamers: the Inman & International Line, 1889 to 1893 ; The first German twin-screw fast steam ships ; A final interlude: the White Star Line, 1891 to 1892 ; Alone at the top again: The Cunard Line, 1893 to 1897 ; The decade of the Germans: North German Lloyd, 1898 to 1903, The Hamburg-America Line, 1900 to 1907 --
The third era: 1907 to 1957 : Quadruple-screw turbine express liners: propulsion technology of the turbine steam ships ; Comeback with subsidised technology: the Cunard Line, 1907 to 1929 ; Prelude to the last round: North German Lloyd, 1929 to 1933 ; Italia ante Portas: the Italian liner, 1933 to 1935 ; Ruban Bleu for France: the Cie Gén Transatlantique, 1935 to 1938 ; The finale of a contest: Cunard White Star, 1938 to 1952 ; The end of an era: the United States, 1952 ; The super-liners that never were --
Epilogue --
Appendices : The Blue Riband: record voyages in the westerly direction, 1838-1952 ; Record voyages in the eastbound direction, 1838-1952 ; Record for the 'Blue Riband, 2nd class' eastbound ; Detailed specification of all holders of the Blue Riband.
Other Titles: Blaue Band des Nordatlantiks.
Responsibility: Arnold Kludas ; including thirty-five drawings of all the Blue Riband ships by Dietmar Borchert.

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