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The Edwardian Superliners: A Trio of Trios

Layton, J. Kent

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ISBN 10: 1445614383 / ISBN 13: 9781445614380
Verlag: Amberley, 2013
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• Three trios of ocean liners led the maritime equivalent of the Arms Race in the Edwardian Era: They were: Mauretania, Lusitania and Aquitania for Cunard; White Star's Olympic, Titanic and Britannic and the Hamburg Amerika's Imperator, Vaterland and Bismarck.

Three sets of ocean liners, each destined to be of three vessels, dominated the Atlantic in the Edwardian era. The race to build the biggest and the best began with Mauretania and Lusitania in 1906, followed by the White Star Line's Olympic and Titanic in 1911-12. Each of these pairs was to see a larger sister, developed as a result of changes needed or desired as a result of operating the two earlier vessels, with Cunard's being Aquitania and White Star's, the ill-fated Britannic. Germany's answer to these British behemoths was the Albert-Ballin designed trio of Imperator, Vaterland and Bismarck.

Through misfortune or war, two of these vessels would sink but the others led useful lives, with Aquitania surviving two world wars before being scrapped. Designed to be the absolute engineering achievements of their time, these nine vessels dominated the Atlantic.

J. Kent Layton tells the story of the Edwardian Superliners in this fabulously illustrated volume, showcasing many images previously unpublished and never before seen. Rarely can one describe a book as definitive, but this volume truly deserves the accolade.

Vom Autor: The new Second Edition of this book, printed in the spring of 2013, is still in hardcover; however, the printing and binding issues experienced with the First Edition copies have been rectified. The book stands as, perhaps, my personal favorite among those I have authored. Absolutely packed with rare photos and illustrations, it contains detailed information on the careers of nine of the finest, or most famous, ocean liners ever to sail the North Atlantic.

The Edwardian Superliners: A Trio of Trios was nominated for the 2013 Mountbatten Maritime Award by the Maritime Foundation in Great Britain.

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Titel: The Edwardian Superliners: A Trio of Trios

Verlag: Amberley

Erscheinungsdatum: 2013

Einband: Hardcover

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