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The history of the White Star Line

by Robin Gardiner

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Published by Ian Allan in Hersham .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • White Star Line -- History.,
  • Ocean liners -- History.

  • Edition Notes

    Includes index.

    StatementRobin Gardiner.
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsHE945.W47 G37 2001
    The Physical Object
    Pagination224 p., [32] p. of plates :
    Number of Pages224
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL3635746M
    ISBN 100711028095
    LC Control Number2002437394
    OCLC/WorldCa45900210

    Ships of the White Star Line book. Read reviews from world’s largest community for readers. The White Star Line was one of the most illustrious and contr 5/5(5). White Star Line Collection The Paul Louden-Brown White Star Line Collection was acquired in This remarkable collection of over items has been assembled by one of the world’s foremost authorities on the White Star Line. It illustrates the context of Titanic through the history .

    The White Star Line's Celtic (), Cedric (), Baltic () and Adriatic (), collectively known as the 'Big Four', served for a combined years. Together they carried around million passengers on the Liverpool to New York and Southampton to New York routes during their time in service. Original sailing list brochure issued by the White Star Line, dated June (20) pages in color lithographic wrappers, featuring an image of the ocean liner passenger steamship RMS Olympic, the nearly identical sister ship of the Rating: % positive.

    The Britannic was built by the Belfast firm of Harland and Wolff as part of a class of transatlantic luxury liners for the White Star class, which was designed for comfort rather than speed, was conceived in and initially included only the Olympic and third ship was added later, and it was planned to be larger and more luxurious than its sister ships. RMS Titanic was a British passenger liner operated by the White Star Line that sank in the North Atlantic Ocean in the early morning hours of 15 April , after striking an iceberg during her maiden voyage from Southampton to New York the estimated 2, passengers and crew aboard, more than 1, died, making the sinking one of modern history's deadliest peacetime commercial marine.


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This book covers the history of the White Star Line from the beginning of time. Not the most exciting read this year. The paper is of poor quality, seems to still have chunks of wood in it and the type face is not to my taste. The writing style The history of the White Star Line book pedestrian at best/5.

Transatlantic and The White Star Line: An Illustrated History are great too. Read more. 3 people found this helpful. Helpful. Comment Report abuse. Bradley J. Lucas. out of 5 stars There is a better book available. Reviewed in the United States on Febru /5(6). Overall I enjoyed White Star Line: A Photographic History.

There are a load of great photos of White Star's ships, including many of the less well known ships that sailed to places like Australia, Canada, and New Zealand. The history is informative and I learned a lot. For all its positives, the book is littered with typos to the point of being /5(8).

This book is a must buy for anyone interested in the White Star Line and its history. You find out what brought about the trend of White Star ships names ending with ic, the events which brought on the construction of the Olympic class liners which included the Titanic, and what routes the line use to operate and the early ships of the White Star line before the Olympic Class came along, and /5(14).

White Star History. Welcome aboard the White Star Line History Website (White Star History). The White Star Line – best known today as being the owner of the ill-fated RMS Titanic – was once one of the most successful and powerful shipping lines in the world – with a fascinating history dating from the 19th century to a legacy that continues to this day.

Get Books 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.

The White Star Line was originally founded in by Henry Threlfall and John Pilkington. The shipping line operated a fleet of sailing clippers, sailing from Britain to Australia.

In the Bank of Liverpool failed which left the White Star Line with a debt of £, which resulted in the White Star Line. The History of the White Star Line book. Read reviews from world’s largest community for readers.

Well known railway writer Adrian Vaughan, and author of /5(9). There are few names more famous - or infamous - in the history of commercial seafaring than White Star Line. Although to the public, the shipping line is inextricably linked to one event - the tragic loss of the Titanic on the ship's maiden voyage - White Star Line's pedigree stretched back to the midth century and the boom in commercial transatlantic sailing/5(6).

History of the White Star Line. At the turn of the twentieth century, major advances in transatlantic travel were being made. InThomas Ismay purchased the bankrupt White Star Line shipping company. Ismay decided to focus on providing shipping services in the North Atlantic.

This spurred competition between shipping lines. There are few names more famous - or infamous - in the history of commercial seafaring than White Star Line. Although to the public, the shipping line is inextricably linked to one event - the tragic loss of the Titanic on the ship's maiden voyage - White Star Line's pedigree stretched back to the midth century and the boom in commercial transatlantic sailing/5(2).

3 White Star Line Music Books. A great asset for Titanic parties or any event planning on using the music played by the band on Titanic and on White Star ships.

Three different music books covering three different eras. Circathe roaring twenties ofswing and more in Other articles where White Star Line is discussed: Britannic: transatlantic luxury liners for the White Star Line.

The class, which was designed for comfort rather than speed, was conceived in and initially included only the Olympic and Titanic. The third ship was added later, and it was planned to be larger and more luxurious than its sister ships.

Bruce Ismay, in full Joseph Bruce Ismay, (born DecemCrosby, near Liverpool, England—died OctoLondon), British businessman who was chairman of the White Star Line and who survived the sinking of the company’s ship Titanic in Ismay was the eldest son of Thomas Henry Ismay, who owned the White Star Line, which operated a fleet of passenger ships.

The first steamship for the White Star Line, and often referred to as the Mother of Modern Liners. Atlantic: – 3, Wrecked on the coast of Nova Scotia April 1, with the loss of lives. Baltic: – 2, Sold to the Holland America Line in and renamed Veendam.

In she collided with a wreck and. After Robin Gardiner's controversial two books about the alleged 'switch' between the two sister ships Titanic and Olympic, people were hardly awaiting the release of his new book, The History Of The White Star Line, with baited breath.

The book is sensibly split up into chapters covering the important eras of the White Star Line, from the very Reviews: 2. Joseph Bruce Ismay (/ ɪ z ˈ m eɪ /; 12 December – 17 October ) was an English businessman who served as chairman and managing director of the White Star Line.

Inhe came to international attention as the highest-ranking White Star official to survive the sinking of the company's new flagship RMS Titanic, for which he was subject to severe criticism. The History of the White Star Line by Robin Gardiner starting at $ The History of the White Star Line has 2 available editions to buy at Half Price Books Marketplace.

The White Star Line’s ‘Big Four’ (Celtic, Cedric, Baltic and Adriatic) were different. They set new standards for third class accommodation from According to one passenger, the food for those travelling in third-class was ‘all of a very fair quality and abundant’.

The origins of White Star Line can be traced back to T.H. Ismay bought the company inregistering it as Oceanic Steam Navigation, trading as White Star. He forged agreements with Harland & Wolff in Belfast to build his ships, which quickly gained a reputation for speed, comfort and reliability.

The company grew and prospered. The Titanic was a luxury British steamship that sank in the early hours of Ap after striking an iceberg, leading to the deaths of more than 1, passengers and.

The White Star Shipping Line was founded in to take advantage of an increase in trade following the discovery of gold in Australia. Inthe.The history of the White Star Line. [Robin Gardiner] Home. WorldCat Home About WorldCat Help.

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