Picture History of American Passenger Ships - 2001

 

Front Cover, Picture History of American Passenger Ships by William H. Miller, Jr., 2001.

Front Cover, Picture History of American Passenger Ships by William H. Miller, Jr., 2001. GGA Image ID # 201d34dbd2

 

Publisher Description

Loving tribute to luxury liners documents more than 100 ships, including the Leviathan, the America, the Independence, the President Polk, and the United States. Detailed captions provide tonnage, speed, size, and passenger load information. Introduction. Preface by David Perry. Bibliography. Index. Approximately 200 photographs.

 

Back Cover, Picture History of American Passenger Ships by William H. Miller, Jr., 2001.

Back Cover, Picture History of American Passenger Ships by William H. Miller, Jr., 2001. GGA Image ID # 201d5ce9d1

 

From the Back Cover

Virtual floating palaces, in their heyday, ocean liners provided well-to-do passengers with a style of travel unmatched in glamor and elegance. Now noted maritime authority William H. Miller, Jr., author of numerous other best-selling picture histories of the world's great passenger fleets, has compiled a loving tribute to American ocean liners.

This authoritative volume contains approximately 200 black-and-white photographs—most never before published—documenting the majestic exteriors and stylish, impeccably maintained interiors of more than 100 ships, including the Leviathan, America's first superliner; the beautifully outfitted America, which blended luxury with a feeling of coziness; the Independence and the Constitution, with their two Hollywood-style swimming pools; the President Polk and the President Monroe, each with a wood-burning fireplace in the main lounge; and, finally, the magnificent United States, which "was well ahead in almost every way of every other passenger ship then afloat." Other luxury cruise ships presented in this book include the Argentina, the Lurline, the Celebration, and the Imagination.

Detailed captions provide a wealth of information on tonnage, speed, size, and passenger load. This comprehensive visual record—painstakingly printed on coated stock—will delight maritime historians and ocean-liner enthusiasts everywhere.

Original Dover (2001) publication. Foreword. Introduction by David Perry. Bibliography. Index. Approximately 200 photographs. 128pp. 8 7/8 x 11 3/4. Paperbound.

Contents

  • Chapter 1: America's First Superliner: Leviathan
  • Chapter 2: Acquisitions, Seizures, And Other Prizes Of War
  • Chapter 3: Standard Classes
  • Chapter 4: The Late Twenties: Big New Liners
  • Chapter 5: Small Ships Of The Prewar Era
  • Chapter 6: Expansion: Building Up The Fleet
  • Chapter 7: New National Flagship: America
  • Chapter 8: "Combo" Ships: Passengers And Cargo
  • Chapter 9: Serving The Military During And After World War II
  • Chapter 10: Modern American Luxury At Sea
  • Bibliography
  • Index Of Ships In Illustrations

 

Index of Ships in Illustrations

The different names the ships covered in this book have had during their careers at sea are generally mentioned in the text. Where relevant, these names are carried in alphabetical order in the following list.

  1. Acadia
  2. Acropolis
  3. African Endeavor
  4. African Enterprise
  5. African Planet
  6. Alaska
  7. Alcoa Cavalier
  8. Alcoa Corsair
  9. Alcoa Cruiser
  10. Aleutian
  11. Algonquin
  12. Alsatia
  13. America (1905)
  14. America (1939)
  15. American Farmer
  16. American Importer
  17. American Legion
  18. American Shipper
  19. American Star
  20. American Trader
  21. Amerika (1905)
  22. Ancon
  23. Argentina
  24. Aros a Star
  25. Athinai
  26. Atlantic
  27. Australis
  28. Bahama Star
  29. Barrett
  30. Bay State
  31. Belgenland
  32. Belgic
  33. Berkshire
  34. Bermuda Star
  35. Blanche F. Sigman
  36. Borinquen
  37. Brahantia
  38. Brasil (1958)
  39. Brazil
  40. Cabo de Homos
  41. California
  42. Canada Star
  43. Cavalier
  44. Celebration
  45. City of Hamburg
  46. City of Honolulu
  47. City of San Francisco
  48. Colombia
  49. Constitution
  50. Conte Biancamano
  51. Cristóbal
  52. Cristoforo Colombo
  53. David C. Shanks
  54. Del Mar
  55. Delbrasil
  56. Dixie
  57. Eclipse
  58. Edmund B. Alexander
  59. Ellinis, 59 Emerald
  60. Empire State
  61. Europa
  62. Evangeline
  63. Excalibur
  64. Exochorda
  65. Finland
  66. Flandre
  67. Florida
  68. Geiger
  69. Gen. Alexander M. Patch
  70. Gen. D. E. Aultman
  71. Gen. Hugh J. Gaffey
  72. Gen. J. C. Breckinridge
  73. Gen. Maurice Rose
  74. Gen. Simon B. Buckner
  75. Gen. Ulysses S. Grant
  76. Gen. W. M. Black
  77. Gen. William O. Darby
  78. Gen. William Weigel
  79. George Clymer
  80. George F. Elliott
  81. George Washington
  82. Great Northern
  83. H.F. Alexander
  84. Henry Lee
  85. Hermitage
  86. Homeric
  87. Imagination
  88. Independence
  89. Inspiration
  90. Iroquois
  91. Italia
  92. A. Mowinckel
  93. John Ericsson
  94. Joseph Hewes
  95. Joseph T. Dickman
  96. Kaiser Wilhelm II
  97. Kiautschou
  98. Koda
  99. Kronprinzessin Cecilie
  100. Kroonland
  101. Kungsholm
  102. Leviathan
  103. Limburgia
  104. Lombardia
  105. Lone Star State
  106. Lurline
  107. Madawaska
  108. Malolo
  109. Malolo
  110. Manhattan
  111. Marianna VI
  112. Marigold
  113. Mariposa
  114. Matsonia
  115. Maua
  116. Mauretania
  117. Mazatldn
  118. Mexico
  119. Monterey
  120. Monticello
  121. Morro Castle
  122. Mount Vernon
  123. Mount Vernon
  124. New Bahama Star
  125. Norway
  126. Oceanic Independence
  127. Old North State
  128. Oriente
  129. Peninsular State
  130. Pennsylvania
  131. Portland
  132. President Adams
  133. President Cleveland
  134. President Coolidge
  135. President Harding
  136. President Jackson
  137. President Madison
  138. President Pierce
  139. President Polk
  140. President Quezon
  141. President Roosevelt
  142. President Taft
  143. President Van Buren
  144. President Wilson
  145. Princess Matoika
  146. Puerto Rico
  147. Pvt. Eiden H. Johnson
  148. Pvt. William H. Thomas
  149. Queen Elizabeth
  150. Queen Frederica
  151. Queen Mary
  152. Regent Rainbow
  153. Reliance
  154. Republic
  155. Resolute
  156. Santa Elena
  157. Santa Isabel
  158. Santa Eucia
  159. Santa Maria
  160. Scznicz Pczu/cz (1958)
  161. Santa Paula
  162. Santa Rosa (1958)
  163. Santa Rosa
  164. Savannah
  165. Scanyork
  166. Schenectady
  167. Sovereign of the Seas
  168. Stanford White
  169. Stevens
  170. Surriento
  171. Takasago Maru
  172. Tarsus
  173. Thomas H. Barry
  174. U. S. Grant
  175. United States
  176. Uruguay
  177. Vaterland
  178. Veragua
  179. Ville de Bruges
  180. Ville de Eiege
  181. Virginia
  182. Vulcania
  183. Wakefield
  184. Washington
  185. West Point
  186. Westin World City
  187. William P. Biddle
  188. Zeilin

 

Library of Congress Catalog Listing

  • LC Control No.: 00052379
  • Type of Material: Book (Print, Microform, Electronic, etc.)
  • Personal Name: Miller, William H., 1948-
  • Main Title: Picture history of American passenger ships / William H. Miller, Jr.
  • Portion of Title: American passenger ships
  • Published/Created: Mineola, N.Y. : Dover Publications, 2001.
  • Description: ix, 118 p. : ill.; 30 cm.
  • ISBN: 0486409678 (pbk.)
  • Notes: Includes bibliographical references (p. 116) and index.
  • Subjects: Passenger ships --United States --Pictorial works.
  • LC Classification: VM381 .M449823 2001
  • Dewey Class No.: 387.5/42/0973 21
  • Geographic Area Code: n-us---
  • Quality Code: pc

 

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