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Rms Aquitania

Author : Mark Chirnside
ISBN : 0752444441
Genre : History
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She entered service two months before the start of World War I, was scrapped six years after World War II ended, and was the longest lasting of all four funnelled liners. For two wars, she spent much time transporting troops but for the rest of her career she traveled the North Atlantic as one of the most famous liners afloat. Holding many records, Aquitania was built for the Cunard Line, not for speed but for luxury, at which she excelled, being called the Ship Magnificent from her entry into service. Mark Chirnside writes with a passion about this most beautiful of ships, a ship that was the epitome of the four-funnelled liner.
Category: History

Abstract Of Log Of The Cunard White Star Rms Aquitania

Author : Cunard Steamship Company, ltd
ISBN : OCLC:538236356
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Colour postcard of RMS "Aquitania" with brief abstract of log on rear, showing captain's name, journey time, weather etc for crossing from New York to Cherbourg and Southampton, June 27 1936.

Royal Navy Auxiliary Cruisers

Author : Source Wikipedia
ISBN : 1155585208
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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Pages: 32. Chapters: RMS Aquitania, RMS Empress of Russia, SS Letitia, RMS Oceanic, RMS Empress of Asia, RMS Empress of Japan, RMS Laconia, RMS Empress of Britain, HMS Artifex, SS Teutonic, SS Rajputana, RMS Empress of France, HMS Hilary, RMS Maloja, HMS Otranto, SS Ranchi, SS Antenor, HMS Rawalpindi, HMAS Kanimbla, SS Laurentic, HMS Jervis Bay, RMS Cedric, RMS Carmania, SS California, RMS Carinthia, HMS Hector, SS Ophir, HMNS Liberty, HMS Pretoria Castle, RMS Celtic, SS Alcantara, RMS Caronia, HMS Forfar, HMS Montclare, SS India, SS Patroclus, MS Alcantara, RMS Ausonia, HMS Transylvania, HMS Calgarian, RMS Atrato, HMS Princess, SS Otway, RMS Andania. Excerpt: RMS Aquitania was a Cunard Line ocean liner designed by Leonard Peskett and built by John Brown & Company in Clydebank, Scotland. She was launched on 21 April 1913 and sailed on her maiden voyage to New York on 30 May 1914. Aquitania was the third in Cunard Line's "grand trio" of express liners, preceded by the RMS Mauretania and RMS Lusitania, and was the last surviving four funnelled ocean liner. Widely considered one of the most attractive ships of her time, Aquitania earned the nickname "Ship Beautiful." This despite criticism of her looks; having too many cowl ventilators and the forward funnel being as close to her bridge as it was is an interesting concept. In her 36 years of service, Aquitania survived military duty in both world wars and was returned to passenger service after each war. Aquitania's record for the longest service career of any 20th century express liner stood until 2004, when the Queen Elizabeth 2 (ultimate career service of 40 years) became the longest-serving liner. The origins of Aquitania lay in the rivalry between the White Star Line and Cunard, Britain's two leading shipping companies. White Star's Olympic and Titanic were larger than the latest Cuna...

Landing Arrangements For Rms Aquitania

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ISBN : OCLC:1091122737
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Description: Printed landing arrangements for Halifax. Includes details of baggage checks, onward travel by air or rail and immigration formalities.

Cray To Canada Frank Rodbourne Goes To War

Author : John Pateman
ISBN : 9781304711748
Genre : History
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The story of Frank Rodbourne and his time in the Canadian Overseas Expeditionary Force during the Great War.
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A Decline In Prophets

Author : Sulari Gentill
ISBN : 9781921997013
Genre : Fiction
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Murder and Intrigue When High Society Meets the High Seas – A Gripping Historical Mystery The Second Book of the Acclaimed Rowland Sinclair Mysteries, the Historical Crime Series The luxury liner, RMS Aquitania, embodies all that is gracious and refined, in a world gripped crisis and doubt. But elegant atmosphere on board is charged with tension. Civility remains... but how long will the peace hold when people start to die? After months abroad, Rowland Sinclair and his companions begin their journey home on the ship. The heroes dine with a suffragette, a Bishop and a retired World Prophet. The Church encounters less orthodox religion in the Aquitania’s chandeliered ballroom, where men of God rub shoulders with mystics in dinner suits. Gentill’s razor-sharp voice draws these wonderfully diverse characters, and as the pressure rises, so too does a foreboding sense of intrigue. As the bodies pile up, and Rowland unwittingly finds himself at the centre of it all again, can he unravel the mystery and stop these heinous crimes before he and his friends become victims themselves? Gentill captures the readers interest and imagination from the first page in this superbly narrated and observed novel. A highly amusing adventure amidst the horrors of death and the bizarre nature of 1930s society.
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The Edwardian Superliners

Author : J. Kent Layton
ISBN : 9781445614403
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A profusely illustrated history of the Titanic and her sisters as well as the competition from Cunard and Hamburg-Amerika Line.
Category: Transportation

Steamship Travel In The Interwar Years

Author : Lorraine Coons
ISBN : 9781445649870
Genre : Transportation
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Lorraine Coons and Alexander Varias explore the world of interwar steamship travel.
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