Lost Liners, Titanic to the Andrea Doria


Front Cover, Lost Liners: From the Titanic to the Andrea Doria, The Ocean Floor Reveals Its Greatest Lost Ships by Robert D. Ballard and Rick Archbold with Paintings by Ken Marschall, 1997.

Front Cover, Lost Liners: From the Titanic to the Andrea Doria, The Ocean Floor Reveals Its Greatest Lost Ships by Robert D. Ballard and Rick Archbold with Paintings by Ken Marschall, 1997. GGA Image ID # 2023a2c0f6


From the Inside Dust Jacket Flap

Once They Were "The Only Way to Cross." The great Atlantic liners synonymous with an ocean passage for decades are gone. But the legendary ships — the Titanic, the Lusitania, the Empress of Ireland, the Britannic, the Andrea Doria, and others — still lie on the ocean floor, their voyages uncompleted.

The stories of these fabled lost ships span the entire history of the great age of the transatlantic liner. Together, they comprise an extraordinary underwater museum that can now be visited thanks to the amazing new technology developed by explorers like Dr. Robert Ballard.

In this large and lavish volume, Robert Ballard takes the reader on a guided tour from the beginnings of the Atlantic express liner through its heyday to its sudden demise with the advent of the passenger jet.

The hook also revisits some of the most famous of the great liners that escaped the Titanic's fate, including the fabulous Normandie and the stately Queen Mary.

Featured throughout the book are the specially commissioned paintings of Ken Marschall, the world's leading painter of the Titanic, and her contemporaries. He depicts the great liners in their polished prime in astonishingly accurate detail. Then he descends to the ocean floor to show them in ghostly repose.

Complementing Ken Marschall's paintings is a vast selection of archival photographs, illustrations, and memorabilia that recalls the splendor that once was.

Maps, charts, and diagrams make this handsome volume a valuable reference tool and a compelling evocation of that glorious era when floating palaces ruled the sea lanes.


Publisher Description

Riding the wave of ocean liner nostalgia, Lost Liners presents the most comprehensive and spectacular volume ever--a guided tour encompassing the beginnings, heyday, and eventual decline of the great Atlantic express liners. Ken Marschall's lavish paintings depict the ships in their shining prime and their eerily poignant underwater repose.



  • Prologue: Revisiting Lost Liners
  • Chapter One: A Better Way to Cross: The Birth of the Transatlantic Ocean Liner, 1819-1900
  • Chapter Two: Friendly Rivals: The Story of the Lusitania and Mauretania, 1907-1935
  • Chapter Three: Death of a Dream: The Saga of the Olympic and the Titanic, 1911-1935
  • Chapter Four: Forgotten Sister: The Brief Life of White Star's Britannic, 1914-1916
  • Chapter Five: High-Seas Society: Normandie, Queen Mary and the Rise of Glamour, 1919-1945
  • Chapter Six: Fast Fade: The Twilight of the Atlantic Passenger Liner, 1945-1956
  • Epilogue: Protecting Lost Liners


Back Cover, Lost Liners: From the Titanic to the Andrea Doria, The Ocean Floor Reveals Its Greatest Lost Ships by Robert D. Ballard and Rick Archbold with Paintings by Ken Marschall, 1997.

Back Cover, Lost Liners: From the Titanic to the Andrea Doria, The Ocean Floor Reveals Its Greatest Lost Ships by Robert D. Ballard and Rick Archbold with Paintings by Ken Marschall, 1997. GGA Image ID # 2023d34024


From the Back Cover

Lost Liners -- The Legendary Lost Ships That Bear Witness to a Vanished Era

The stories of the great lost liners — the Titanic, Lusitania, Britannic, Empress of Ireland, Andrea Doria, and others — are filled with drama, romance, and tragedy.

Today, those fabled ships that lie on the ocean floor comprise an extraordinary underwater museum. In this large and lavishly illustrated volume, underwater explorer Robert D. Ballard gives a guided tour of these ghostly ships and tells the complete story of the glory days of the Atlantic liners.

High-quality underwater images reveal the lost ships today, eerily preserved for decades. At the same time, a host of paintings, period photographs, and illustrations recall the splendor that once was.


About the Authors

Robert D. Ballard has earned a worldwide following for his underwater explorations. His discovery of the legendary Titanic in 1985 created headlines around the world and his book The Discovery of the Titanic has sold over one million copies in fourteen countries. Subsequent explorations of the battleship Bismarck and the warships lost at Guadalcanal have also been the subjects of very successful hooks. His children's hooks have earned him a great following among young people as have his Jason Project programs with science centers and his appearances on Steven Spielberg's Sea Quest television program. He is also the president of the Sea Research Foundation's Institute for Exploration in Mystic, Connecticut.

Rick Archbold is very experienced at creating the text for illustrated books that bring the past to life in a vibrant way. He has previously collaborated with Dr. Ballard on The Discovery of the Titanic, The Discovery of the Bismarck and The Lost Ships of Guadalcanal. Among Archhold's other credits are Hindenburg: An Illustrated History and the popular 1997 title, Last Dinner on the Titanic.

Ken Marschall is internationally recognized for his magnificent paintings of the Titanic and other ships, which are splendidly displayed in four of Robert Ballard's previous books and in the bestselling Titanic: An Illustrated History. He has also been j a member of Dr. Ballard's expeditions, visiting the wrecks of the Lusitania and the Britannic by submarine. Most recently, he served as historical adviser on the James Cameron film Titanic.


A HYPERION / MADISON PRESS BOOK 10/97 Printed in Italy $60.00


Ships Referenced in Lost Liners

  1. Adriatic
  2. Alvin
  3. America
  4. Amerika
  5. Andrea Doria
  6. Aquitania
  7. Arctic
  8. Atlantic
  9. Baltic
  10. Batavia
  11. Berengaria
  12. Bismarck
  13. Bremen
  14. Britannia
  15. Britannic
  16. Cannanta
  17. Carolyn Chouest
  18. Caronia
  19. Carpathia
  20. Celtic
  21. Central America
  22. Chariot of Poseidon
  23. Chateau of the Atlantic
  24. City of New York
  25. City of Paris
  26. Collette
  27. Cristoforo Colombo
  28. Cuba
  29. Delta
  30. Deutschland
  31. Edward VIII
  32. Empress of Ireland
  33. Europa
  34. Florida
  35. Foxhound
  36. France
  37. Graf Zeppelin
  38. Great Britain
  39. Great Eastern
  40. Great Western
  41. HMS Hawke
  42. HMS Heroic
  43. Hindenburg
  44. Ile de France
  45. Imperator
  46. Kaiser Wilhelm II
  47. Kaiser Wilhelm der Grosse
  48. Kaiserin Auguste Viktoria
  49. La Normandie
  50. La Paix
  51. USS Leviathan
  52. Liberté
  53. HMS Lord Nelson
  54. Lucania
  55. Lusitania
  56. Mauretania
  57. New York
  58. Normandie
  59. Oceanic
  60. Olympic
  61. Pacific
  62. Persia
  63. Phantom
  64. Queen Elizabeth
  65. Queen Elizabeth 2
  66. Queen Mary
  67. Republic
  68. Royal William
  69. Savannah
  70. Scourge
  71. Servia
  72. Sirius
  73. Stockholm
  74. Storstad
  75. Teutonic
  76. RMS Titanic
  77. Turbinia
  78. U-20
  79. U-73
  80. SS United States
  81. Vaterland
  82. Viktoria Luise
  83. Voyager


Library of Congress Catalog Listing

  • Personal name: Ballard, Robert D.
  • Main title: Lost liners / by Robert D. Ballard and Rick Archbold ; paintings by Ken Marschall ; historical consultation by Eric Sauder.
  • Published/Created: New York, N.Y. : Hyperion, 1997.
  • Description: 223 p. : ill. (some col.), col. maps ; 29 x 31 cm.
  • ISBN: 0786862963
  • LC classification: G525 .B256 1997
  • Related names: Archbold, Rick, 1950-
  • LC Subjects: Shipwrecks. Ocean liners.
  • Notes: "A Hyperion/Madison Press book." A map of the sunken lost liners on endpapers. Includes bibliographical references (p. 221) and index.
  • LCCN: 97015270
  • Dewey class no.: 910.4/52
  • Type of material: Book


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