White Star Line

White Star Line
Author: Janette McCutcheon
Publsiher: Amberley Publishing Limited
Total Pages: 128
Release: 2008-10-15
Genre: Transportation
ISBN: 9781445635231

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The story of the short-lived Liverpool shipping line, whose ships were some of the most luxurious afloat, and which included the Titanic, Olympic and Britannic.

The White Star Line

The White Star Line
Author: Paul Louden-Brown
Publsiher: Hyperion Books
Total Pages: 138
Release: 1991
Genre: Merchant ships
ISBN: 0951603825

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Harmsworth Magazine

Harmsworth Magazine
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1900
Genre: London (England)
ISBN: NYPL:33433081672192

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Legacy of the White Star Line

Legacy of the White Star Line
Author: Timothy Turner
Publsiher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
Total Pages: 278
Release: 2017-11-20
Genre: Electronic Book
ISBN: 1979947988

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For over a century the Titanic disaster has fascinated the world's historians, writers, film makers and general public ever since she sank with the loss of over 1500 lives in April 1912. This copiously illustrated book considers much more than its title suggests, beginning with an overview of the White Star Line's fleet. Next, Titanic's construction, layout, opulent furnishings, passenger experiences and the central personalities are introduced. Important aspects of her maiden voyage are revisited; the first ice warnings, lookouts, striking the iceberg, sinking, partial lifeboat evacuation and the lessons learned from the Inquiries held in Britain and America. After touching on the 'Titanic's Curse', forewarnings, and myths of 1912, it moves to Dr Robert Ballard's dramatic discovery and exploration of her in 1985. This reawakened interest, and in 1997, James Cameron's film "Titanic" proved an outstanding success. RMS Olympic and HMHS Britannic are also reviewed together with the heroic rescue of stranded passengers from the hospital ship, Rohilla, which hit rocks in Whitby in October 1914 during a violent gale. The author has also written "Legacy of the Cunard Line" featuring the Lusitania, Mauretania, Aquitania, Queen Mary, Queen Elizabeth and QE2 with other famous sea disasters: Empress of Ireland, SS Normandie, SS Andrea Doria & the history of SS Great Britain.

Cunard White Star Liners of the 1930s

Cunard White Star Liners of the 1930s
Author: William H. Miller
Publsiher: Amberley Publishing Limited
Total Pages: 128
Release: 2015-11-15
Genre: Transportation
ISBN: 9781445649696

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William H. Miller, 'Mr Ocean Liner', looks back at the great ships owned and operated by Cunard-White Star during the 1930s.

The Ismay Line

The Ismay Line
Author: Wilton J. Oldham
Publsiher: Andrews UK Limited
Total Pages: 331
Release: 2013-06-26
Genre: Transportation
ISBN: 9781909183254

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The Ismay Line charts the rise and fall of one of the most eminent British shipping companies - and tells the story of the family behind it. The founder of the White Star Line, T H Ismay, pioneered a revolutionary design of iron steamships, built for him by Harland & Wolff of Belfast. By the time of his death in 1899 he had become the most successful steamship owner in the world. He was succeeded by his son, Bruce Ismay, who in April 1912 was aboard his latest ship, Titanic, when it collided with an iceberg on its maiden voyage. Ismay survived by boarding the last lifeboat to leave the starboard side of the sinking liner: and thus began one of the greatest witch-hunts of modern times. The Ismay Line draws on many previously unpublished family diaries and correspondence and offers a robust defence of Bruce Ismay’s conduct. Originally published in 1961, the book has been out of print for many years and is now a sought-after collector’s item.

Ships of the White Star Line

Ships of the White Star Line
Author: Richard De Kerbrech
Publsiher: Ian Allan Pub
Total Pages: 240
Release: 2009
Genre: Transportation
ISBN: 0711033668

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MARITIME HISTORY. The White Star Line was one of the most illustrious and controversial names in the history of passenger shipping. Its origins lay in Liverpool in the early 19th century, chartering sailing ships to Australia, but financial difficulties led to its takeover by Thomas Ismay in the 1860s. The company grew quickly to dominate the North Atlantic route, with famous ships such as Britannic and Germanic taking the Blue Riband for the fastest crossing several times in the late 19th century. At the turn of the century the company established an unrivaled standard of luxury in its new quartet of ships known as the Big Four, which led to the construction of the Olympic Class, which included Titanic. Despite the sinking of the Titanic in 1912, the Olympic had a long and successful career as the flagship of the White Star Line before the financial pressures of the Depression in the 1930s forced the merger of White Star with its rival Cunard.

Blue Star Line

Blue Star Line
Author: Ian Collard
Publsiher: Amberley Publishing Limited
Total Pages: 128
Release: 2014-11-15
Genre: Transportation
ISBN: 9781445645667

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Comprehensive illustrated history of the ships of the Blue Star Line

SS Atlantic

SS Atlantic
Author: Greg Cochkanoff,Bob Chaulk
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 174
Release: 2009
Genre: History
ISBN: 086492528X

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It's a cold April night on the high seas. A ship steams quickly towards port. Aboard are wealthy passengers enjoying their luxurious accommodations. In the holds below, steerage passengers sit in crowded berths, excited about starting a new life in a new world. In the bridge above, the Captain retires for the evening. The lookouts think they see something ahead. Too late, they warn the bridge . . . This was the fate of the S.S. Atlantic, the second ship built by the White Star Line for its new fleet. Built forty-two years before the RMS Titanic, the Atlantic had successfully completed eighteen crossings before it ran aground off the coast of Nova Scotia on April 1, 1873, killing 562 of the 952 onboard. It was the worst trans-Atlantic marine disaster of the 19th century, yet, until now, the full story has never been told.

Passenger Ships Owned by the United States Government

Passenger Ships Owned by the United States Government
Author: United States Shipping Board Emergency Fleet Corporation
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 45
Release: 1923
Genre: Merchant marine
ISBN: UIUC:30112104104275

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Titanic and Liverpool

Titanic and Liverpool
Author: Alan Scarth
Publsiher: Liverpool University Press
Total Pages: 239
Release: 2009
Genre: History
ISBN: 9781846312229

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If you had been behind the Titanic on that fateful night in 1912, the last word that flashed before your eyes as the great ship was lost to the sea would have been ‘Liverpool’. The ship’s loss, a national and international tragedy, was also a tragedy for its home port and this fascinating book explores the history and myths surrounding the sinking, highlighting for the first time new and extraordinary stories that link Europe’s pre-eminent port and its most famous maritime loss. Using material from the White Star line archives, the extensive holdings of the Merseyside Maritime Museum, new illustrations and a variety of historical sources, Scarth unearths the full back story of key characters and companies: many of her key officers and crew were either from Liverpool or had strong links with the port, the ship’s owners were based in the City, many of the most colourful tales emerging from the disaster relate to Liverpool people and here, where appropriate, we find out what happened to them after the sinking. Titanic and Liverpool will be compulsory reading for anyone interested in the Titanic and also for anyone hoping to understand Liverpool’s role as the great processing port of Europe and gateway to the US and Canada.

The History of Steam Navigation

The History of Steam Navigation
Author: John Kennedy
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 328
Release: 1903
Genre: Steam-navigation
ISBN: STANFORD:36105041667051

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White Star Liners at War

White Star Liners at War
Author: Patrick Mylon
Publsiher: History Press
Total Pages: 96
Release: 2020-03-02
Genre: History
ISBN: 0750988118

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The story of a great shipping line and its vessels through conflicts, in rare postcards and images

The Wreck of the Titan

The Wreck of the Titan
Author: Morgan Robertson
Publsiher: Рипол Классик
Total Pages: 243
Release: 1912
Genre: History
ISBN: UVA:X004548149

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The Big Four of the White Star Fleet

The  Big Four  of the White Star Fleet
Author: Mark Chirnside
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 192
Release: 2018-05
Genre: Electronic Book
ISBN: 075098600X

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The White Star Line's Celtic (1901), Cedric (1903), Baltic (1904) and Adriatic (1907), collectively known as the 'Big Four', served for a combined 110 years. Together they carried around 1.5 million passengers on the Liverpool to New York and Southampton to New York routes during their time in service. Arguably the most successful series of ships the company ever produced, they have been overlooked in maritime literature until now. In this ground-breaking book, Mark Chirnside relates the history of the 'Big Four', in many ways the forerunners of the famous 'Olympic' class ships. Features including a gymnasium and Turkish and electric baths were tested on Adriatic before their use on Olympic, Titanic and Britannic. Charting their history from civilian passenger ships to armed merchant cruisers and troop ships in the First World War, The 'Big Four' of the White Star Fleet explores the adventures and experiences passengers and crew had on board over the decades.