Distinguished Liners from The Shipbuilder - 1906-1914 Volume 1
Front Cover, Distinguished Liners from The Shipbuilder - 1906-1914, Volume 1. Compiled and Edited, with a New Introduction by Mark D. Warren. GGA Image ID # 1e8c4080c0
Synopsis: An authentic replication to the smallest detail of the best of "The Shipbuilder" magazine, 1906-1914, including articles on the "Titanic", "Olympic", "Lusitania", and "Mauretania".
This encyclopedic collection contains original text, photographs, and advertisements, as well as 22 fold-out blueprint plans, five color plates, a two-color "Titanic" cutaway folding advertisement and even two facsimile subscription forms.
Ships covered include:
Empress of Ireland, Oriana, Oronsa, Volturno, Falaba, Amazon, Araguaya, Avon, Adriatic, President Lincoln, Lusitania, Mauretania, California, Rotterdam, Lapland, George Washington, Laurentic, Megantic, Edinburgh Castle, Garth Castle, Balmoral Castle, Storstad, Galway Castle, Nomadic, Traffic, Zeelandic, Cameronia, Olympic, Titanic, France, Carmania, Paul LeCat, Reina Victoria-Eugenia, Ascania, Alaunia, Empress of Russia, Empress of Asia, Ceramic, Missanabie, Metagama.
To maritime enthusiasts, collectors, engineers, architects and historians, the name "The Shipbuilder" (known today as "Shipping World and Shipbuilder"), is pure magic. Founded in 1906, it chronicled in great detail the building, launch and outfitting of the latest ships, providing a vivid -- and sometimes the only existing record for future generations.
Blue Riband Publications, Inc. was founded with the primary purpose of making the invaluable material found in The Shipbuilder available to the public by republishing it. Mark D. Warren, noted maritime author and historian, carefully reviewed and edited thousands of pages in order to create this composite volume in the "Distinguished Liner" series comprising, "the best of The Shipbuilder."
Other features of Volume 1 include:
- An introduction by Mark D. Warren outlining the subsequent history of these great ships, which is particularly important since 15 of the vessels did not survive the "Great War," six were lost in World War II and three were lost in major peacetime disasters;
- 228 numbered pages, with an aggregate total of more than 176 pages of reprinted ship text and 145 beautifully reproduced, laser-scanned photographs;
- 22 additional folding blueprint plans;
- 41 diagrams including transverse cutaways and engine room plans;
- 4 additional color plates along with a fifth color plate, and two-color folding Titanic advertisement;
- 63 rare original advertisements totaling more than 37 pages that, illustrated with 18 engravings the more than 40 photographs, include 24 of the Lusitania & Mauretania, and 24 of the Olympic & Titanic;
- 2 facsimile perforated tissue subscription forms.
Back Cover, Distinguished Liners from The Shipbuilder - 1906-1914, Volume 1. GGA Image ID # 1e8c6be3af
Description of The Shipbuilder 1906 - 1914: Volume 1
To maritime enthusiasts, collectors, engineers, architects and historians, the name 'The Shipbuilder' is pure magic. Founded in 1906, it chronicled in great detail the building, launch and outfitting of the latest ships, providing a vivid and sometimes the only existing record for future generations.
First appearing in 1906, "The Shipbuilder" quarterly was advertised as "the only periodical published in Great Britain which is exclusively devoted to Shipbuilding, Ship-repairing, and Marine Engineering."
It set new standards with the quality and accuracy of its fold-out plans, drawings, photographs, color reproductions, and even the clay-coated paper it was printed on, and its reports on the building and launching of particular vessels remain, in many cases, the best if not the only record of these ships.
The articles are presented in these volumes in context with original illustrated advertisements for everything from Hugh McLean's Semi-Collapsible Life Boats to Brown, Lenox & Co., "experts in moorings" and for everything from Siemens telegraph equipment to the Vi-Spring mattresses selected for Olympic and Titanic.
In Volume 1 some of the most famous passenger ships of all time—including the Cunard liner Mauretania, the White Star sister ships Olympic and Titanic, and the fast French liner France—are among the ten vessels documented with foldout plans and construction photos in this volume.
For this volume, Warren selected 41 vessels, including such famous ships as the Rotterdamn, France, Cameronia, Adriatic, Laurentic, Empress of Russia, and Empress of Ireland, as well as Lusitania and Titanic. It presents a rare glimpse of the construction, size and furnishing of these remarkable liners.
This volume also includes an
- introduction outlining the subsequent history of these great ships, which is particularly important since 15 of the vessels did not survive the 'Great War,' six were lost in World War II and three were lost in major peacetime disasters.
- 22 additional folding blueprint plans
- 41 diagrams including transverse cutaways and engine room plans
- 4 additional color plates along with a fifth color plate, and two-color folding 'Titanic' advertisements
- 63 rare original advertisements totalling more than 37 pages that, illustrated with 18 engravings and more than 40 photographs, include 24 of the 'Lusitania' and 'Mauretania', and 24 of the 'Olympic' and 'Titanic.'
- Two facsimile perforated tissue subscription forms.
Compiled and Edited with a New Introduction: Mark D. Warren, noted maritime author and historian.
Library of Congress Catalog Listing
- v. <1-2 > : ill. (some col.); 25 cm.
- 0964815303 (v. 1 : alk. paper)
- 0964815311 (v. 2 : alk. paper)
LC classification (full)
- VM381 .D57 1995
LC classification (partial)
- Shipbuilder (London, England)
- Warren, Mark D.
- v. 1. 1906-1914 -- v. 2. 1907-1914
- Ocean liners--History--20th century.
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