White Star Line

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.

Author: Janette McCutcheon

Publisher: Amberley Publishing Limited

ISBN: 9781445635231

Category: Transportation

Page: 128

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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.

Ships of the White Star Line

MARITIME HISTORY.

Author: Richard De Kerbrech

Publisher: Ian Allan Pub

ISBN: 0711033668

Category: Transportation

Page: 240

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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.

The History of the White Star Line

Well known railway writer Adrian Vaughan, and author of the very successful title Railway Blunders, now turns his attention to what he considers to be the greatest blunder the railway industry has ever perpetrated, the privatisation of the ...

Author: Robin Gardiner

Publisher: Ian Allan Pub

ISBN: 0711031703

Category: Transportation

Page: 224

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Well known railway writer Adrian Vaughan, and author of the very successful title Railway Blunders, now turns his attention to what he considers to be the greatest blunder the railway industry has ever perpetrated, the privatisation of the 1990s. A personal polemic, he first gives a history from the dawn of the railway age up to 1948 when the industry developed into a number of large, centralised, integrated self-supporting companies, but the efficiencies borne from a common gauge and common standards enabled the railways to withstand even the very worst pressures that two World Wars brought to the transport system. The author then goes on to analyse the process of privatisation and the effects it has had on the industry in the ensuing years. He looks in detail at the franchisees, the contracts, the costs, the successes and more prevalent failures, the comparison with railways abroad, and to the final chapter where he poses the question 'Has privatisation achieved anything that could not have been achieved by BR?' All readers can judge for themselves in this often controversial but always absorbing study.

Lost Voices from the Titanic

T. H. ISMAY A Remarkable Career Revolution in Atlantic Enterprise The
announcement which we have to make to-day with profound regret, that Mr.
Thomas H. Ismay, the founder of the White Star Line, expired at twenty minutes to
seven last ...

Author: Nick Barratt

Publisher: St. Martin's Press

ISBN: 0230106269

Category: History

Page: 320

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On April 15, 1912, the HMS Titanic sank, killing 1,517 people and leaving the rest clinging to debris in the frozen waters of the North Atlantic awaiting rescue. Here, historian Nick Barratt tells the ship's full story, starting from its original conception and design by owners and naval architects at the White Star Line through its construction at the shipyards in Belfast. Lost Voices From the Titanic offers tales of incredible folly and unimaginable courage—the aspirations of the owners, the efforts of the crew, and of course, the eyewitness accounts from those lucky enough to survive. In narrating the definitive history of the famous ship, Barratt draws from never before seen archive material and eyewitness accounts by participants at every stage of the Titanic's life. These long-lost voices bring new life to those heartbreaking moments on the fateful Sunday night when families were torn apart and the legend of the Titanic was cemented in our collective imagination.

The Ismay Line

In April 1912the White Star Line's latest and largest vessel collided with an
iceberg and sankwhile on her maiden ... all the achievements of T H Ismay and
the interesting early history of the company are more or less completely forgotten.

Author: Wilton J. Oldham

Publisher: Andrews UK Limited

ISBN: 9781909183247

Category: Transportation

Page: 331

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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.

Picture History of British Ocean Liners 1900 to the Present

The success of the Oceanic led to even more ambitious plans at the White Star
Line offices in London . The designs for two sets of sisters , thereby creating a
quartet that could run weekly sailings from both Liverpool as well as New York ,
were ...

Author: William H. Miller

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 0486415325

Category: Transportation

Page: 134

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This fascinating text-and-picture tribute documents both interiors and exteriors of majestic British ships such as the Viceroy of India, the Orion, Queen Mary, Queen Elizabeth, Windsor Castle, Pacific Princess, Royal Princess, Crown Princess, and Aurora. Over 200 rare black-and-white illustrations provide views of the ships at sea and in port.

Picture History of the Cunard Line 1840 1990

Both C'unard and its nearest British transatlantic rival, the White Star Line (which
had actually been owned by the American J. I1. Morgan interests until the mid-
twenties) were hard hit. Both firms suddenly found that they had too many ships ...

Author: Frank Osborn Braynard

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 9780486265506

Category: Transportation

Page: 134

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Photographs, prints, and text portray Cunard ships, inside and out, from the earliest steamships, through the great liners of the earlier twentieth century, to modern cruise ships

Hearings

Through acquisition of the White Star Line , the Royal Mail interests expected to
maintain branch services from New York to Halifax and to ... That is a brief sketch
of the history of the Royal Mail , so far as its service operations were concerned .

Author: United States. Congress. House. Committee on Merchant Marine and Fisheries

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015018406523

Category:

Page:

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To Develop an American Merchant Marine

Through acquisition of the White Star Line , the Royal Mail interests expected to
maintain branch services from New York to Halifax and to ... That is a brief sketch
of the history of the Royal Mail , so far as its service operations were concerned .

Author: United States. Congress. House. Committee on Merchant Marine and Fisheries

Publisher:

ISBN: LOC:00014348165

Category: Merchant marine

Page: 1243

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The History of North Atlantic Steam Navigation with Some Account of Early Ships and Shipowners

In 1872 thus was inaugurated the service now so popularly known as the White
Star Line , or Oceanic Steamship Company . ” The first boats were the Oceanic ,
Atlantic , Baltic , Republic , Adriatic , and Celtic , all being nearly alike ( 3880 tons
 ...

Author: Henry Fry

Publisher:

ISBN: UIUC:30112124135861

Category: Steam-navigation

Page: 324

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Engineering

No BERTI DOTETIT 0 THE WHITE STAR LINE AT THE and how far they differ
from those floating struc- the rail and netting , as is seen on board ship , on
OHICAGO EXPOSITION . tures of an earlier age , which Dr. Johnson de the
netting being ...

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: UVA:X001695975

Category: Engineering

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History of Chicago

Nils ANDERSON , general western agent of the White Star Line , has filled that
important position of responsibility and trust since 1883 , and was a resident of
Chicago for sixteen years anterior to that date . Mr. Anderson is a native of
Sweden ...

Author: Alfred Theodore Andreas

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015013021541

Category: Chicago (Ill.)

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History of Toronto and County of York Ontario

White Star Line - Royal Mail STEAMERS .-- Mr . T. W. Jones , general agent of
this line , has filled various positions in the late Great Western Railway , and in
1875 became passenger agent of that company at Toronto . When that road
became ...

Author: Graeme Mercer Adam

Publisher:

ISBN: HARVARD:32044004332318

Category: Canada History

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History of Michigan University

AND ALL POINTS ON THE CONTINENT WHITE STAR LINE NEW YORK AND
LIVERPOOL " OCEANIC " i ( 704 feet long , 17 , 274 tons . ) “ TEUTONIC " "
MAJESTIC " Largest Ship in the World . 10 , 000 tons , 582 ft . 10 , 000 tons , 582
fto ...

Author: Ralph Henry Elsworth

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015071110939

Category:

Page: 32

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Cunard White Star Liners of the 1930s

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

Author: William H. Miller

Publisher: Amberley Publishing Limited

ISBN: 9781445649696

Category: Transportation

Page: 128

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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.

History of Merchant Shipping and Ancient Commerce

But another important line of steamers has been added , which in speed has
since surpassed , and in other respects is equal to , any of the great Transatlantic
lines now competing for the traffic of the New World . The White Star Line , under
 ...

Author: William Schaw Lindsay

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015008027289

Category: Commerce

Page:

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History of Merchant Shipping and Ancient Commerce by W S Lindsay

But another important line of steamers has been added , which in speed has
since surpassed , and in other respects is equal to , any of the great Transatlantic
lines now competing for the traffic of the New World . The White Star Line , under
 ...

Author: William Schaw Lindsay

Publisher:

ISBN: IBNF:CF000770156

Category:

Page: 666

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Picture History of the Queen Mary and Queen Elizabeth

Steam turbines, twin screw. Service speed 16.5 knots. 1,650 passengers (240
first-class, 460 second-class, 950 third-class).] MAJESTIC. By the early 1930s,
the White Star Line was ailing. Cunard's determined rival had never quite
recovered ...

Author: William H., Jr. Miller

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 9780486137711

Category: Transportation

Page: 128

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Authoritative, profusely illustrated volume describes the ships' debuts, amenities, rivalry, and contributions during WWII. Also covered: their grand royal successors: Queen Elizabeth 2 and Queen Mary 2. 189 photographs.