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Ss Nieuw Amsterdam

Author : William H. Miller
ISBN : 9781445624068
Genre : Transportation
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The story in words and pictures of Holland America Line’s Art Deco masterpiece.

Ss Niuew Amsterdam

Author : Andrew Britton
ISBN : 0750961023
Genre : Ocean liners
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The fascinating story of the grand old lady, darling of the Dutch, and the largest vessel built in Rotterdam This book traces the distinguished career of the Holland America Line flagship Nieuw Amsterdam. One of the most popular liners on the Atlantic, she regularly visited Southampton, Hoboken-New York, Rotterdam, and latterly Fort Lauderdale and the Caribbean. The Dutch art-deco flagship was named for the Dutch settlement New Amsterdam, modern-day New York. Her pre-war life was short and with the fall of Holland in the Second World War she was requisitioned by the British Ministry of Transport under Cunard. After conversion she was a British troopship, carrying thousands of Allied troops to all corners of the world. After the war, she remained in Holland America Line service until 1974, the last ship to retain the Holland America Line's green, yellow and white funnels. Despite boiler problems in 1967, she was refitted with US Navy-surplus boilers and sailed on, cruising, until withdrawn from service in 1974.


Author : Philadelphia Orchestra
ISBN : UOM:39015024157045
Genre : Concert programs
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Rms Mauretania

Author : Andrew Britton
ISBN : 0752479504
Genre : Photography
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This long-awaited book tells the remarkable story of the second Mauretania (1938–65): her construction, her naming, her maiden voyage and her distinguished Second World War service, told through extracts from a rare diary of a soldier. Also recalled are two exciting escapes from torpedoing by German U-boats, and the tale of how this great liner was almost lost in a high-speed collision with the SS Île de France, which could have resulted in catastrophic loss of life.Interviews with those who served on board, peppered with fascinating anecdotes, describe daily life on the ship, as well as the more unusual events such as royal visits. Recollections of the crew, from bell boy to captain, cover the famous Sunshine Caribbean cruises and an encounter with a hurricane in the North Atlantic, as well as her final voyage to the scrapyard. Andrew Britton’s unique access to original artefacts from the Mauretania, including captains’ logbooks, publicity material, menus, deck plans and much more, makes this a collection like no other. Coupled with lavish photography, including a wealth of previously unpublished colour images, the result is an evocative book that preserves the memory of this great Cunard liner for future generations.

Cruise Travel

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Cruise Travel is the world's leading cruise vacation magazine. Whether you're an experienced cruiser, a first-timer, or just dreaming of a cruise vacation, Cruise Travel is for you. Every issue is packed with full color features on the best cruise ships as well as complete deck plans for our "Ship of the Month" feature. Also included, is a complete cruise calendar featuring cruises throughout the U.S. and the world. Embarkation ports, all ports-of-call, and itineraries are also featured as well as complete costs of the cruises. Reviews of new and classic vessels, tips on shore excursions and shopping, and much more all written by industry leading travel writers and photographers.

N A S M News

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ISBN : STANFORD:36105216813027
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Rms Caronia

Author : William H. Miller
ISBN : 0752457918
Genre : Transportation
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Painted in shades of green and known affectionately as the ‘Green Goddess’, Cunard’s Caronia of 1949 ushered in the era of modern cruising. Designed almost exclusively for an untapped passenger market – luxury cruising – she represented Britain’s recovery and moreover the rebirth of the world’s maritime industry after the devastation of the Second World War. With such illustrious Cunard predecessors as the Queen Mary, the ill-fated Lusitania, and the record-breaker Mauretania, Caronia was an instant favourite with the world’s rich and famous. She gathered an exclusive, often American, clientele – the ‘mink and diamonds set’ – who sailed on her year after year. Many passengers lived on board for years, giving her the air of an ultra-wealthy country club. Yet she ignominiously met her end while under tow to the breaker’s yard, ending up on the rocks at Guam after running aground during a typhoon. Her subsequent salvage was the largest ever undertaken by the US Army Corps of Engineers. Illustrated with previously unpublished photographs and rare memorabilia, including work from maritime artist Robert Lloyd, this history of one of Cunard’s most beloved liners is a must for all those who fondly remember the ‘Green Goddess’.

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