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Author Name:    KLUDAS, Arnold HODGES, Charles (trans.)

Title:   Great Passenger Ships of the World. Volume 2 : 1913-1923. 1st pr

Publisher:    Patrick Stephens, Cambridge, 1976, ISBN:0850592429 

Seller ID:   86453

KLUDAS, Arnold. Great Passenger Ships of the World. Volume 2 : 1913-1923. Translated by Charles Hodges. Cambridge : Patrick Stephens, (1976). Pp [1]-240. Illustrated. Index. Triple Column. Large 8vo, blue cloth, gilt lettering to spine. “The aim of the five volumes in this outstanding series is to present, for the first time in international maritime literature, a work covering all passenger ships to date of over 10,000 gross registered tons, with relevant technical and historical data, and including photographs of the vessels. The period 1913-1923 is dealt with in this second volume and, although only a decade, it was one of the most turbulent in passenger ship history. Competition to produce ever-larger vessels declined between leading North Atlantic shipping companies, and for 20 years the ships of the Imperator-Class were the largest in the world. The First World War had a devastating effect on the passenger ship industry and many ships, among them the Britannic and Statendam, intended as flagships of the British and Dutch merchant fleets, were sunk before ever embarking on passenger voyages. With the reconstruction of passenger services at the end of the war, other nations such as Italy, entered the scene while Germany, hitherto at the forefront, played a temporarily minor role. Each vessel covered in this volume is described in detail: its builder, technical data and accommodation, together with a brief history of its period of service are given, fully supported by copious photographs,” - from the dj. Very good in dustjacket. 50.00


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