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The Big Ships


The two decades between the wars saw greater progress in the development of ocean commerce than in any previous period. The author traces the story of the large passenger and cargo liners developed by British shipping companies ' from pre-1914 liners like MAURETANIA, OLYMPIC, MAJESTIC and AQUITANIA ' to the mighty 'Queens' laid down for Cunard during the 1930's. Following a general survey the author examines various trades : North Atlantic, South Atlantic and West Indies ; India, Australia and the Far East ; Africa ; and the Pacific. He also describes the cruising boom of the pre-war era and the toll of the sea on shipping. Illustrated with 32 photographs of both ocean liners and cargo ships. DEVELOPMENT OF THE LARGE PASSENGER & CARGO LINERS OF THE MERCHANT NAVY BETWEEN THE WARS.

246 pp., 32 photo-plates
22 x 14cm.
hardback with only a portion of jacket remaining
Published by Cassell & Company (1956)

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