Picture History of the Queen Mary and Queen Elizabeth - 2004
Front Cover, Picture History of the Queen Mary And Queen Elizabeth By William H. Miller, Jr., 2004. Book Design by Carol Belanger Grafton. Typesetting by Irene Kupferman. GGA Image ID # 201fbb514a
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Powerful and fast Atlantic liners of the 1930s, this volume is packed with high-quality vintage photographs of the RMS Queen Mary and RMS Queen Elizabeth, from construction to heyday to eventual decline and their successor ships bearing the same name. Maritime authority William H. Miller pays tribute to both sumptuous and elegant vessels and describes their launchings, amenities, maritime rivalry, and contributions during WWII.
Also covered are other splendid ships, and the vessels are captured in iconic locations at key points in the Twentieth Century.
Back Cover, Picture History of the Queen Mary And Queen Elizabeth By William H. Miller, Jr., 2004. GGA Image ID # 201fe2e4d7
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Big, fast, and powerful, the RMS Queen Mary lived a long life that included 1,001 successful Atlantic crossings. Launched in Southampton, England, in 1934, the ship at one time held the record for the fastest-ever North Atlantic crossing. For many years, it carried the rich and famous across the ocean in luxury.
Her running mate, the RMS Queen Elizabeth, christened four years later, saw service in World War II and provided deluxe transatlantic travel afterward. These two ships, among the twentieth century's most famous and successful ocean liners, are given royal treatment in this authoritative volume.
In paying tribute to the RMS Queen Mary and the RMS Queen Elizabeth, maritime authority William Miller describes their heralded debuts, magnificent lounges, staterooms, other amenities, maritime rivalry, and contributions during World War II, among other subjects. Their royal successors—the RMS Queen Elizabeth 2 and RMS Queen Mary 2—are also covered, as are the Berengaria, Mauretania, Lusitania, and a host of other splendid ships.
In addition to nearly 200 rare photographs of impressive interiors and exteriors, extensive captions provide data on each vessel's builders, tonnage, size, speed, and passenger load.
A delight for ship lovers and armchair travelers, this affectionate pictorial reminiscence will also provide maritime historians with a wealth of information.
Original Dover (2004) publication. Forewords. Introduction. Bibliography. Index. 189 photographs. xii+116pp. 8"x 11". Paperbound. ISBN 0-486-43509-1
- Chapter I Maritime Rivalry
- Chapter II Royal Debut
- Chapter III The Queens at War
- Chapter IV Getting There Was Half the Fun
- Chapter V Decline, Withdrawal, And A New Cunard
- Chapter Vi Royal Successors: Queen Elizabeth 2 and Queen Mary 2
- Index of Ships
Index of Ships
Many of the ships mentioned in this book have carried different names during their careers. With a few exceptions, only the name most relevant to the text is reflected in this index.
- Conte di Savoia
- Crystal Serenity
- Cunard Ambassador
- Cunard Adventurer
- Cunard Countess
- Cunard Crown Dynasty
- Cunard Crown Jewel
- Cunard Crown Monarch
- Cunard Princess
- De Grasse
- Empress of Britain
- Empress of Scotland
- Ile de France
- Leonardo da Vinci
- Nieuw Amsterdam
- Queen Elizabeth
- Queen Elizabeth 2
- Queen Mary
- Queen Mary 2
- Queen Victoria
- Royal Princess
- Royal Viking Sun
- Sea Goddess Twins
- Sea Venture
- Seaboum Pride
- Sovereign of the Seas
- United States
- Voyager of the Seas
Library of Congress Cataloging-in-Publication Data
- Title: Picture History of the Queen Mary and the Queen Elizabeth / William H. Miller
- ISBN: 0-486-43509-1 (Pbk.)
- ISBN 13: 9780486435091
- Author William H. Miller, 1948-
- Format Paperback
- No. of Pages 128
- Publisher: Dover Publications, Mineola, NY
- Subjects: 1. Queen Mary (Steamship) -- History. 2. Queen Elizabeth (Ship) -- History. I. Title
- LC classification (full): VM383.Q4M54 2004
- Dewey class no.: 387.5'42--dc22
- Notes: Includes Biographical references and index.
- LCCN: 2004045548