Great Passenger Ships of the World. Volume 5 : 1951-1976. 1st pr

By: KLUDAS, Arnold HODGES, Charles (trans.)

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KLUDAS, Arnold. Great Passenger Ships of the World. Volume 5 : 1951-1976. Translated by Charles Hodges. Cambridge : Patrick Stephens, (1977). Pp [1]-226. Illustrated. Index. Triple Column. Large 8vo, blue cloth, gilt lettering to spine. “The aim of 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 technicaland historical data, and including photographs of the vessels. This is the fifth volume in the series and covers the period from 1951 to 1976. The '5 0s still saw the building of large passenger vessels and their service on traditional routes. However, by the end of the decade the numbers launched had steadily decreased and the dominance of the aeroplane had become established. The mid '60s onwards brought a change since the large liners coming into service were gradually being used mainly for cruising, for example the famous Canberra and Oriana of P & O covered in this volume. The traditionalpassenger routes have also altered and become centred on Africa, Asia and the Pacific. The ship of the present and for the years ahead has become thecruise liner, and the first part of the '70s has seen a renewed increase i n the numbers launched and on order. Of growing importance is the new concept of the very large car ferries often exceeding 10,000 GRT and providing an indication of the increased mobility of people in this present age. In line with the previous four volumes, the technical and historical data of each entry is clearly presented after careful research by the author. At the end of this volume is a detailed list of all those builders and owners whosenames have appeared in more abbreviated form in the first four volumes of the series'.” - from the dj. Very good in dustjacket. 50.00

Title: Great Passenger Ships of the World. Volume 5 : 1951-1976. 1st pr

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

Categories: 72,

Publisher: Patrick Stephens, Cambridge, 1977, ISBN:0850592658:

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