Rms Mauretania

Author: Andrew Britton
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This long-awaited book tells the remarkable story of the second Mauretania (1938–65): her construction, her naming, her maiden voyage and her distinguished Second World War service, told through extracts from a rare diary of a soldier. Also recalled are two exciting escapes from torpedoing by German U-boats, and the tale of how this great liner was almost lost in a high-speed collision with the SS Île de France, which could have resulted in catastrophic loss of life.Interviews with those who served on board, peppered with fascinating anecdotes, describe daily life on the ship, as well as the more unusual events such as royal visits. Recollections of the crew, from bell boy to captain, cover the famous Sunshine Caribbean cruises and an encounter with a hurricane in the North Atlantic, as well as her final voyage to the scrapyard. Andrew Britton’s unique access to original artefacts from the Mauretania, including captains’ logbooks, publicity material, menus, deck plans and much more, makes this a collection like no other. Coupled with lavish photography, including a wealth of previously unpublished colour images, the result is an evocative book that preserves the memory of this great Cunard liner for future generations.

Rms Mauretania 1907

Author: David Hutchings
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ISBN: 9780750985840
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FIVE YEARS in the making, RMS Mauretania and her sister the Lusitania represented a new era in British shipbuilding. Ostensibly built to compete against record-breaking German behemoths, the Mauretania was not only one of the first major ships to be turbine-driven or have four propellers - she was the largest moving structure ever to have been created by man at that time. And, soon enough, she would become the fastest as well.But the Mauretania wasn't just built for luxury. When war was declared in August 1914, she was pressed into service as a troop- and hospital ship. Where once she had carried society ladies, she now carried soldiers.Intensely researched and with over 100 photographs and illustrations, RMS Mauretania (1907): Queen of the Seas is the definitive book on this most remarkable liner.

R M S Mauretania

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R M S Mauretania

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Rms Lusitania It Wasn T It Didn T

Author: Michael Martin
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ISBN: 075096281X
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Within hours of the sinking of RMS Lusitania by a German submarine off the Cork coast in May 1915, a narrative was created which over time became the accepted truth of the incident. Many people today still believe the sinking of the Lusitania was a savage attack on an innocent vessel that brought America into the war. In this book, author and historian Michael Martin raises a series of disturbing questions that challenge this longheld perspective. Examining a raft of old and new evidence suggesting a more sinister function of RMS Lusitania, this book explores the widespread use of civilian vessels within the war effort; it shines a light on the operational response of the Royal Navy in the immediate aftermath of the incident; and it looks at the nature of the response of the United States at this crucial juncture. And, above all, this book questions the narrative that has grown up around one of the most pivotal junctures in the war to end all wars.

Rms Mauretania

Author: J. Kent Layton
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Holder of the Blue Riband as fastest steamship across the Atlantic from 1907 until 1929, the Mauretania was the second British four-funnelled liner, after her sister ship Lusitania. She had a long and illustrious career, only being scrapped at the height of the Great Depression in 1935. Built for speed, Mauretania was also luxurious and she captured the imagination of the travelling public, many of whom would choose their crossings so as to travel aboard her. She was a firm favourite of film stars, politicians and royalty and spent the war years as a hospital ship and troop ship. Built on the Tyne in 1906 and entering service in 1907, she soon gave an idea of her potential by breaking the record for the shortest Atlantic crossing, and kept up healthy competition with her sister, until 1909, when she retained the Blue Riband for the next two decades. Her sleek lines brought many admirers and she looked equally beautiful with her original black-painted hull and with her latter day white hull. Originally based at Liverpool, at the end of the First World War she transferred to the Southampton-New York run. Kent Layton uses many previously unpublished images to tell the story of the Mauretania, the speed queen of the Atlantic.

Cunard Line R M S Mauretania Fishguard 30th August 1909

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Captain Of The Carpathia

Author: Eric L. Clements
Editor: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 1844862887
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Responding to Titanic's distress calls in the early hours of 15 April 1912, Captain Arthur Rostron raced the Cunard liner Carpathia to the scene of the sinking, rescued the seven hundred survivors of the world's most famous shipwreck and then carried them to safety at New York. After twenty-five years at sea, the competence and compassion Rostron displayed during the rescue made him a hero on two continents and presaged his subsequent achievements. During the First World War he participated in the invasion of Gallipoli and commanded Cunard's Mauretania as a hospital ship in the Mediterranean and a troop transport in the Atlantic. As her longest-serving master he commanded that legendary vessel in transatlantic passenger service through most of the 1920s. Rostron retired in 1931 as the most esteemed master mariner of his era, celebrated for the Titanic rescue, decorated for his war service, and knighted for his contributions to British seafaring. This account uses newspaper reports, company records, government documents, contemporary publications and memoirs to recount Rostron's seafaring life from his first voyage as an apprentice rounding Cape Horn in sail to his retirement forty-four years later as commodore of the Cunard Line. Set within the context of his times and featuring particulars of the ships in which he served and commanded, this is the first comprehensive biography of Arthur Rostron before, during and after his year as captain of the Carpathia.

1906 Ships Rms Lusitania Hms Dreadnought Hms Agamemnon Uss Comfort Rms Empress Of Ireland Rms Mauretania Sms Scharnhorst

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Pages: 92. Chapters: RMS Lusitania, HMS Dreadnought, USS Comfort, SMS Schleswig-Holstein, RMS Mauretania, RMS Empress of Ireland, SMS Gneisenau, SMS Schlesien, SMS Scharnhorst, HMS Agamemnon, Russian battleship Ioann Zlatoust, Russian battleship Evstafi, HMS Lord Nelson, SS Kronprinzessin Cecilie, SS Sagamo, List of ship launches in 1906, Viola, SS Daniel J. Morrell, Sailing barge Thalatta, Russian battleship Andrei Pervozvanny, HMS Penshurst, HMS B11, Adele, SS California, SS Ravelston, Monticello 2, Japanese battleship Satsuma, USCGC Cobb, SS Governor Cobb, SS Re d'Italia, USS New Hampshire, USS North Carolina, USS Vidofner, SS Royal Daffodil, USS Montana, Russian cruiser Rurik, HMHS Rewa, SM U-1, Japanese cruiser Ikoma, SS Henry B. Smith, Alexander von Humboldt, USS Theodore Roosevelt, Viking, SMS N rnberg, HMS Suva, USS Kerlew, Japanese gunboat Fushimi, USS Emerald, SS Westfalen, RMS Adriatic, USS Carolinian, SMS Stuttgart, USS Shuttle, USS Tommy Traddles, HMS Shannon, HMS Minotaur, Greek destroyer Niki, SS Rohilla, USS Lagoda, Russian cruiser Pallada, USS Shur, USS Resolute, USS B-2, SS Ganges, USS Cythera, USS C-1, USS Eclipse, USS Needle, French cruiser Ernest Renan, USS Snapper, USS Mariner, USS Volunteer, HMHS Lanfranc, Greek destroyer Nafkratousa, Greek destroyer Doxa, USS Simplicity, SS Orcades, USS Helena I, USS Alabama, HMS C1, USS Aurora, HMS C3, USS Pompano, HMS B10, SMS Nautilus, HMS C4, HMS C2, HMS C5, USS Virginia, HMS C6, HMS B9, HMS B8, HNLMS Jacob Van Heemskerck, SM U-3. Excerpt: RMS Lusitania was a British ocean liner designed by Leonard Peskett and built by John Brown and Company of Clydebank, Scotland. The ship entered passenger service with the Cunard Line on 26 August 1907. The ship was named after the ancient Roman province of Lusitania, which is part of present day Portugal. During the First World War, as Ger...

Radio Interference On Ships Tests On R M S Mauretania

Author: Stanley WHITEHEAD (M.A., A.M.I.E.E., and PEARCE (Stephen Frederick))
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British Birds

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Affection Ninety Years Of Family Letters 1850s 1930s Haring White Griggs Judd Families Of New York And Waterbury Connecticut Vol 2

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Lusitania

Author: J. Kent Layton
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Prepare to take a journey back in time - step aboard the decks of one of the world's largest, finest, fastest and most beloved ocean liners, and relive her history in all its splendour.

The Lusitania Story

Author: Steve Jones
Editor: Casemate Publishers
ISBN: 1783400382
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The Lusitania Story is the complete story of this most famous ocean liner, told for the first time in a single volume. The Lusitania is today most remembered for controversy surrounding her loss by a German submarine attack in 1915, during the First World War. But this book also tells of her life before that cataclysmic event. It tells of the ground-breaking advances in maritime engineering that she represented, as well as a hitherto unheard of degree of opulence. This book also takes a close look at the disaster which befell her and, with the help of leading experts, the authors examine the circumstances of her loss and try to determine why this magnificent vessel was lost in a mere eighteen minutes.

London Calling

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Includes announcements of BBC short wave programs

Rms Queen Mary Queen Of The Queens

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Tomorrow We Escape

Author: Tom Trumble
Editor: Penguin Group Australia
ISBN: 1743484674
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On a November morning in 1943, escaped Australian POW Ian Busst comes within a day's march of Allied lines after journeying hundreds of miles on foot through war-torn Italy. The young man is starving and hypothermic, and the German 10th Army stands between him and freedom. Years later, 95-year-old Busst – the unlikely survivor – can still recall his wartime experiences in the Royal Australian Engineers in incredible detail, from the sound of a strafing Messerschmitt to the appalling vision of his two mates blown apart by a high-calibre bomb. Busst's odyssey took him through the dark days of the Battle of Britain and fighting in the Western Desert. Captured near Tobruk during a daring night mission ahead of the German advance into Libya, he was sent to the prison camps of Italy and eventually to the dreaded Campo 57. Subjected to appalling conditions, Busst – known as 'Mad Bugger' – became obsessed with one objective: escape. This is a thriller set amid the great battlefields and prison camps of the Second World War. Tom Trumble brings to life one man's extraordinary story of high adventure, courage, resilience and, above all, mateship.