RMS Olympic Archival Collection

 

White Star Line RMS Olympic Guided into Port by Tugboats K. Kirkham and Dowmer, 21 June 1911.

White Star Line RMS Olympic Guided into Port by Tugboats K. Kirkham and Dowmer, 21 June 1911. Detroit Publishing Company. Library of Congress # 2016797108. GGA Image ID # 1d5609de12

 

 

The "First Lady" of the Sea

People are known by the company they keep. Ships are known by the people they attract.

The Olympic is the aristocrat of the sea—not only because of her proud record of accomplishment but also because of her patronage. Experienced travelers prefer this 46,500-ton ship of the Channel Squadron of the White Star Line.

The Olympic is typical of the ships of the White Star and associated lines in the complete range of her accommodations. She is distinctive in her uniformly high standard of service throughout—a service at the traveler's disposal at a minimum rate and of the occupant of her most palatial accommodations.

 

Olympic (1911) White Star Line

Built by Harland & Wolff, Ltd., Belfast, Ireland. Tonnage: 45,324. Dimensions: 852' x 92' (882' o.l.). Propulsion: Triple-screw, 23 knots. Triple expansion engines and one low pressure steam turbine. Masts and Funnels: Two masts and four funnels. Laid down on December 16,1908. Launched, October 20,1910. Notes: From keel to top of funnels 175 feet. Navigating bridge was 104 feet above keel. Displacement of 60,000 tons. Draft of 34 feet. The promenade deck had an extreme breadth of 94 feet. The tower anchors weighed 7 1/2 tons each. The center anchor weighed 15 tons. Cost $7,500,000 to build. Passengers: 1,054 first, 510 second, 1,020 third. Crew numbered 860. Maiden voyage: Southampton-New York, June 14, 1911. Mishap: Rammed and holed by the British cruiser Hawke, September 20,1911, but was not seriously damaged. Post Titanic Changes: After the sinking of the Titanic, her construction was altered. The changes increased her tonnage to 46,439. WW1 Service: Served as a troopship in World War I. Post WW1 Service: Thoroughly reconditioned in 1921, including conversion to burning oil fuel. Mishap: She rammed and sunk the well-known lightship Nantucket off the New England coast, May 16, 1934, during a thick fog. The seven members of the lightship crew were lost. Fate: The great liner was withdrawn from service in March 1935 and sold to British shipbreakers later in the year. The scrapped hulk was finally dismantled in 1937. Sister ship: Titanic.

 

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Front Cover, White Star Line RMS Olympic Second Class Passenger List - 8 September 1920.

1920-09-08 RMS Olympic Passenger List

Steamship Line: White Star Line

Class of Passengers: Second Class

Date of Departure: 8 September 1920

Route: Southampton to New York via Cherbourg

Commander: Capt. Sir Bertram Hays

 

Front Cover, Second Class Passenger List from the RMS Olympic of the Cunard Line Sailing 23 August 1922.

1922-08-23 RMS Olympic Passenger List

Steamship Line: White Star Line

Class of Passengers: Second Class

Date of Departure: 23 August 1922

Route: Southampton to New York via Cherbourg

Commander: Captain A. E. S. Hambelton, C.B.E., R.D. (Lt. Cmdr. R.N.R., Retd.).

 

Front Cover of a First Class Passenger List from the RMS OLympic of the White Star Line, Departing Wednesday, 4 June 1924 from Southampton to New York

1924-06-04 RMS OLympic Passenger List

Steamship Line: White Star Line

Class of Passengers: First Class

Date of Departure: 4 June 1924

Route: Southampton to New York via Cherbourg

Commander: Captain F. B. Howarth (Cdr. RNR)

 

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Front Cover, Second Class Grand Concert Program Held on Board the RMS Olympic on Monday, 1 November 1920.

1920-11-01 Grand Concert Program - RMS Olympic

Sister Ship of the RMS Titanic, The Olympic presented a Grand Concert to passengers in the Second Class to aid various seaman’s charities. It was held in the Second Class Saloon at 8:15 pm on Monday, 1 November 1920.

 

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Transmigrant Certificate, Third Class Passenger Will Margarethe, RMS Olympic, 1921

1921-09-29 Transmigrant Certificate, Third Class Passenger

Transmigrant Certificate, issued in 1921 to a third class passenger on the White Star Line RMS Olympic. It is intended as a health certificate notifying anyone that the carrier had been inspected, vaccinated, examined and vermin-free.

 

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Title Page, RMS Olympic Second Class Passenger List, 8 September 1920.

Title Page, RMS Olympic Second Class Passenger List, 8 September 1920. GGA Image ID # 2076210237

 

Title Page, RMS Olympic Second Class Passenger List, 23 August 1922.

Title Page, RMS Olympic Second Class Passenger List, 23 August 1922. GGA Image ID # 207646ec7f

 

Title Page, RMS Olympic First Class Passenger List - 4 June 1924.

Title Page, RMS Olympic First Class Passenger List - 4 June 1924. GGA Image ID # 20701d1a9e

 

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Senior Officers and Staff on the RMS Olympic for the Voyage of 8 September 1920.

Senior Officers and Staff on the RMS Olympic for the Voyage of 8 September 1920. GGA Image ID # 20765bc1e2

 

List of Senior Officers and Staff on the RMS Olympic for the Voyage of 23 August 1922. GGA Image ID #

 

List of Senior Officers and Staff.

List of Senior Officers and Staff on the RMS Olympic for the Voyage of 4 June 1924. GGA Image ID # 2071def29a

 

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Guide to Public Accommodations on the RMS Olympic, 46,439 Tons, Part 1 of 2.

Guide to Public Accommodations on the RMS Olympic, 46,439 Tons, Part 1 of 2. White Star Line RMS Olympic First Class Passenger List - 4 June 1924. GGA Image ID # 2070bc9d5c

 

Guide to Public Accommodations on the RMS Olympic, 46,439 Tons, Part 2 of 2.

Guide to Public Accommodations on the RMS Olympic, 46,439 Tons, Part 2 of 2. White Star Line RMS Olympic First Class Passenger List - 4 June 1924. GGA Image ID # 2071032ab3

 

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Second Class Passage Rates, New York-Plymouth-Cherbourg-Southampton and Soutampton-Cherbourg-Queenstown (Cobh)-New York on the Olympic and Titanic, January 1912.

Second Class Passage Rates, New York-Plymouth-Cherbourg-Southampton and Soutampton-Cherbourg-Queenstown (Cobh)-New York on the Olympic and Titanic, January 1912. GGA Image ID # 20dbd93eb9. Click to View Larger Image.

 

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Information for Passengers - 8 September 1920

The Bar opens at 8:00 am, and closes at 10:30 pm

Lights are extinguished in the Saloon at 11:00 pm, Library and Smoke Boom at 11.30 pm.

Baggage. Questions relating to Baggage should be referred to the Ship's Baggage Master. Trunks, Chairs, etc., which Passengers may desire to leave in charge of the Company, should be appropriately labeled and handed to the Baggage Master on the Wharf at New York, and such articles will he stored entirely at owner's risk. It is for Passengers themselves to see all their Baggage is passed by the U.S. Customs Authorities on landing.

Deck Chairs can be hired at a charge of 7/6 each for the voyage.

Steamer Rugs can be hired at a charge of 7/6 each for the voyage

The Surgeon is Authorized to Make Customary Charges, Subject in Each Case to the Approval of the Commander, for Treating Passengers at Their Request for Any Illness Not Originating on Board the Ship. In the Case of Sickness Developed on Board, No Charge Will Be Made, and Medicine Will Be Free in All Circumstances.

Smoking is strictly prohibited in any of the Staterooms, Library or Dining Saloon.

Postage Stamps can be obtained from the Saloon Steward in the Dining Saloon who will take charge of Cable Dispatches and Telegrams for Transmission.

Meals are not permitted to be served in the Library.

Second Class Passengers are not allowed in First or Third Class quarters.

Valuables. The White Star Line has provided a safe in the office of the Purser, in which Passengers may deposit money, jewels or ornaments for safe keeping. The Company will not be liable to Passengers for the loss of money, jewels, or ornaments by theft or otherwise not so deposited.

Exchange of Money. The Purser is prepared. for the convenience of Passengers, to exchange a limited amount of English and American money. at rates which will be advised on application.

The "Olympic" carries an Orchestra of skilled musicians, which will play daily at the undermentioned times and places :

  • 10:00 am to 11:00 am : Second Class Companionway
  • 7:30 pm to 8.30 pm : (outside Lounge)

All Public Telephones, With Booths and Operators, on our New York Piers.

RMS Olympic Passenger List - 8 September 1920

 

Information for Passengers - 23 August 1922

SMOKING is strictly prohibited in any of the Staterooms, Reading and Writing Room, or Dining Saloon.

SEATS AT TABLE. Passengers who have not previously arranged for seats at table to be reserved should apply for same to the Saloon Steward.

LETTERS, ETC., FOR PASSENGERS will be brought on board before the passengers land. Passengers should personally ascertain whether there is any mail for them before disembarking and they are invited to leave their addresses with the Saloon Steward for any later dispatches to be re-directed. Postage Stamps can be obtained from the Saloon Steward, who will take charge of Cable Dispatches and Telegrams for transmission.

DECK CHAIRS and STEAMER RUGS can be hired on application at a charge of 7 /6 each for the voyage.

VALUABLES. The particular attention of passengers is drawn to the ticket conditions regarding the carriage and custody of articles specified in Section 4281 of the revised Statutes of the United States, but passengers can, and are accordingly advised to, protect themselves by insurance. The Line has provided a safe in the office of the Purser in which passengers may deposit money, jewels, ornaments, documents or other valuables for safe keeping and a deposit receipt will be issued by the Purser.

BAGGAGE. Questions relating to Baggage should be referred to the Ship’s Baggage Master. Trunks, Chairs, etc., which Passengers may desire to leave in charge of the Company should be properly labelled and handed to the Baggage Master on the Wharf at New York, and such articles will be stored entirely at owner’s risk. It is for passengers themselves to see all their Baggage is passed by the U.S. Customs Authorities on landing.

TRAVELLERS' CHEQUES, payable in all parts of Europe, can be purchased at all the principal offices of the White Star Line. These Cheques are accepted on board White Star steamers in payment of accounts, but the Pursers do not carry funds to enable them to cash same.

DECK GAMES AND AMUSEMENTS. Deck Quoits, Shuffleboard, Bull Board and other games are provided on deck under the charge of a Quartermaster. Chess, Draughts, Dominoes, etc., may be obtained on application to Saloon Steward.

PASSENGERS’ QUARTERS. Second Class passengers are not allowed to enter First or Third Class compartments, or vice versa, as complications might arise under the Quarantine Regulations.

PICTURE POSTCARDS. Picture Postcards of the steamer can be obtained gratis on application on Board.

HIGH SEAS MAIL. On all British steamers British Postage Stamps and rates are used when mailing letters for European points, and such letters should be posted in the ship’s letter box in the ordinary way.  The mail bag is closed a few hours previous to arrival. Full particulars can be obtained at the Enquiry Office upon application.

LONG RANGE WIRELESS SERVICE. This vessel is fitted with special long range wireless apparatus which will enable the ship to communicate with the shore throughout the voyage across the North Atlantic Ocean.

UPPER BERTHS

Passengers Occupying Upper Berths Can Obtain Steps for Getting in or Out of Same on Applying to the Steward or Stewardess.

INNOVATION TRUNKS.

Passengers are advised that it is not always possible to arrange for the placing of Innovation Trunks in the passenger accommodation in a position where they are easily accessible, also that there is frequently difficulty with regard to the landing of such packages owing to their exceptional size. They are therefore recommended to use steamer trunks in preference.

LANDING ARRANGEMENTS AT NEW YORK

Should the Steamer arrive at the New York Wharf after 8 p.m., Passengers may land if they wish to do so and have their baggage passed by the Customs Authorities immediately on arrival, but those who prefer to remain on board may do so and have the whole of their Baggage passed the following morning not earlier than 7 o’clock. Breakfast will be served to those who remain on board overnight.

Uniformed representatives of the American railroads meet all steamers on arrival at New York. Railroad tickets may be purchased, and baggage checked from the Steamship Pier to any point along the Lines of the Pennsylvania, New York Central, Erie, Lehigh Valley, and connecting railroads.

RMS Olympic Passenger List - 23 August 1922

 

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Track Chart and Memorandum of Log 1922-08-23

Track Chart and Memorandum of Log, Back Cover, Second Class Passenger List from the RMS Olympic of the Cunard Line Sailing 23 August 1922. GGA Image ID # 12bc2244eb

 

Back Cover: Track Chart and Memorandum of Log.

Back Cover: Track Chart and Memorandum of Log. White Star Line RMS Olympic First Class Passenger List - 4 June 1924. GGA Image ID # 20759f9b2f

 

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White Star Line Express Mail Service Between Soutampton, Cherbourg, and New York from 9 August 1922 to 3 January 1923.

White Star Line Express Mail Service Between Soutampton, Cherbourg, and New York from 9 August 1922 to 3 January 1923. Service Maintained by the RMS Majestic, RMS Olympic, and RMS Homeric. RMS Majestic Passenger List, 6 September 1922. GGA Image ID # 1dd4b5c677

 

Sailing Schedule, Express Mail Service Between Southampton-Cherbourg-New York, from 22 August 1923 to 2 February 1924.

Sailing Schedule, Express Mail Service Between Southampton-Cherbourg-New York, from 22 August 1923 to 2 February 1924. Ships Included the Canopic, Homeric, Majestic, Olympic, and Pittsburgh. RMS Homeric Passenger List, 5 September 1923. GGA Image ID # 1f0ab3dab9

 

Sailing Schedule, Southampton-Cherbourg-New York, from 21 May 1924 to 10 January 1925.

Sailing Schedule, Southampton-Cherbourg-New York, from 21 May 1924 to 10 January 1925. Ships Included the Canopic, Homeric, Majestic, Olympic, Pittsburgh, and Zeeland. White Star Line RMS Olympic First Class Passenger List - 4 June 1924. GGA Image ID # 207345c3ef

 

WSL Sailing Schedule, Southampton-Cherbourg-New York and New York-Cherbourg-Southampton, from 4 April 1925 to 28 November 1925.

WSL Sailing Schedule, Southampton-Cherbourg-New York and New York-Cherbourg-Southampton, from 4 April 1925 to 28 November 1925. Ships Included the Homeric, Majestic, and Olympic. Back Cover, SS Homeric Second Class Passenger List, 4 April 1925. GGA Image ID # 20b6f106f5

 

Sailing Schedule, White Star Line Express Mail Service, Southampton-Cherbourg-New York, from 30 April 1925 to 26 September 1925.

Sailing Schedule, White Star Line Express Mail Service, Southampton-Cherbourg-New York, from 30 April 1925 to 26 September 1925. Ships Included the Arabic, Belgenland, Homeric, Lapland, Majestic, Olympic, Pittsburgh, and Zeeland. RMS Celtic Passenger List, 30 May 1925. GGA Image ID # 1e5245b658

 

Proposed Sailings, White Star Line, Liverpool-Queenstown (Cobh)-New York, from 3 July 1926 to 27 November 1926.

Proposed Sailings, White Star Line, Liverpool-Queenstown (Cobh)-New York, from 3 July 1926 to 27 November 1926. Ships Included the Homeric, Majestic, and Olympic. RMS Belgenland Passenger List, 26 June 1926. GGA Image ID # 1df234cffb

 

Sailing Schedule, Southampton-Cherbourg-New York, from 25 January 1928 to 8 December 1928.

Sailing Schedule, Southampton-Cherbourg-New York, from 25 January 1928 to 8 December 1928. Ships Included the Albertic, Homeric, Majestic, Megantic, and Olympic. RMS Baltic Cabin Class Passenger List, 3 March 1928. GGA Image ID # 20c168c3d4

 

Sailing Schedule, Southampton-Cherbourg-New York, from 23 May 1928 to 17 November 1928.

Sailing Schedule, Southampton-Cherbourg-New York, from 23 May 1928 to 17 November 1928. Ships Included the Homeric, Majestic, and Olympic. SS Doric Passenger List, 19 May 1928. GGA Image ID # 206c022e20

 

Sailing Schedule, Southampton-Cherbourg-New York and Liverpool-New York, from 1 August 1928 to 10 November 1928.

Sailing Schedule, Southampton-Cherbourg-New York and Liverpool-New York, from 1 August 1928 to 10 November 1928. Ships Included the Adriatic, Baltic, Cedric, Celtic, Homeric, Majestic, and Olympic. SS Lapland Passenger List, 31 August 1928. GGA Image ID # 1ebe71055b

 

Westbound Sailings of the White Star Line from 6 October 1934 to 2 February 1935.

Westbound Sailings of the White Star Line from 6 October 1934 to 2 February 1935. Ships Included the Alaunia, Antonia, Aquitania, Ascania, Athenia, Aurania, Ausonia, Berengaria, Britannic, Carinthia, Franconia, Georgic, Laconia, Lancastria, Laurentic, Letitia, Majestic, Olympic, Samaria, Scythia, and Transylvania. The Schedule Includes Originating, Calling, and Destination Ports for Each Voyage. RMS Britannic Passenger List, 6 October 1934. GGA Image ID # 1e3159e0ee

 

Eastbound Sailings of the White Star Line from 6 October 1934 to 14 February 1935.

Eastbound Sailings of the White Star Line from 6 October 1934 to 14 February 1935. Ships Included the Alaunia, Antonia, Aquitania, Ascania, Athenia, Aurania, Ausonia, Berengaria, Britannic, Carinthia, Doric, Franconia, Georgic, Laconia, Lancastria, Laurentic, Letitia, Majestic, Olympic, Samaria, Scythia, and Transylvania. The Schedule Includes Originating, Calling, and Destination Ports for Each Voyage. RMS Britannic Passenger List, 6 October 1934. GGA Image ID # 1e3178f51a

 

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The White Star Line RMS Olympic Grand Stairway, Second Landing, 1911.

The White Star Line RMS Olympic Grand Stairway, Second Landing, 1911. Photo by William Herman Rau (1855-1920). Library of Congress # 2002721297. GGA Image ID # 1d53b9ca29

 

First Class Lounge on the RMS Olympic, 1911.

First Class Lounge on the RMS Olympic, 1911. Photo by William Herman Rau. Library of Congress # 2002721298. GGA Image ID # 1d54179862

 

RMS Olympic First Class Reading Room, 1911.

RMS Olympic First Class Reading Room, 1911. Photo by William Herman Rau. Library of Congress # 2002721299. GGA Image ID # 1d544715e5

 

RMS Olympic First Class Dining Saloon, 1911.

RMS Olympic First Class Dining Saloon, 1911. Photo by William Herman Rau. Library of Congress # 2002721354. GGA Image ID # 1d55220e09

 

White Star Liner Olympic First Class Gymnasium, 1911.

White Star Liner Olympic First Class Gymnasium, 1911. Photo by William Herman Rau. Library of Congress # 2002721358. GGA Image ID # 1d554c724e

 

RMS Olympic First Class Smoking Room, 1911.

RMS Olympic First Class Smoking Room, 1911. Photo by William Herman Rau. Library of Congress # 2002721360. GGA Image ID # 1d55acac0f

 

The Palm Court on the RMS Olympic, 1911.

The Palm Court on the RMS Olympic, 1911. Photo by William Herman Rau. Library of Congress # 2002721362. GGA Image ID # 1d55ba0932

 

Deck Showing Second Class Entrance on the RMS Olympic, 1911.

Deck Showing Second Class Entrance on the RMS Olympic, 1911. Photo by William Herman Rau. Library of Congress # 2002721351. GGA Image ID # 1d549f1913

 

Fore Deck of the RMS Olympic While Docked in New York Harbor.

Fore Deck of the RMS Olympic While Docked in New York Harbor. Photo by William Herman Rau. Library of Congress # 2002721352. GGA Image ID # 1d54acb1ca

 

The White Star Line RMS Olympic Enters New York Harbor on Her Maiden Voyage, 21 June 1911.

The White Star Line RMS Olympic Enters New York Harbor on Her Maiden Voyage, 21 June 1911. Detroit Publishing Company. Library of Congress # 2016800142. GGA Image ID # 1d565a631d

 

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The White Star Line RMS Olympic, Triple-Screw, 46,359 Tons. The Largest British Steamer, 1914.

The White Star Line RMS Olympic, Triple-Screw, 46,359 Tons. The Largest British Steamer, 1914. GGA Image ID # 1d61a32c42

 

White Star Line RMS Olympic Triple-Screw	- 46,439 Tons.

White Star Line RMS Olympic Triple-Screw - 46,439 Tons. RMS Majestic Passenger List, 6 September 1922. GGA Image ID # 1dd125d119

 

White Star Line RMS Olympic, Triple Screw, 46,439 Tons.

White Star Line RMS Olympic, Triple Screw, 46,439 Tons. SS Canada Passenger List, 18 September 1925. GGA Image ID # 1ea56e4c9e

 

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Plate III. Deck Plans for the RMS Olympic and RMS Titanic for the Longitunal, Boat Deck, and Promenade Deck A.

Plate III. Deck Plans for the RMS Olympic and RMS Titanic for the Longitunal, Boat Deck, and Promenade Deck A. The Shipbuilder, June 1911. GGA Image ID # 1dcbbb6990. Click to View Larger Image.

 

Plate III. Deck Plans for the RMS Olympic and RMS Titanic for the Forecastle Deck, Shelter Deck C, Saloon Deck D, and Upper Deck E.

Plate III. Deck Plans for the RMS Olympic and RMS Titanic for the Forecastle Deck, Shelter Deck C, Saloon Deck D, and Upper Deck E. The Shipbuilder, June 1911. GGA Image ID # 1dcbd8058b. Click to View Larger Image.

 

Plate V. Deck Plans for the RMS Olympic and RMS Titanic for Middle Deck F, Lower Deck G, Orlop Deck, Lower Orlop Deck, and Tank Top.

Plate V. Deck Plans for the RMS Olympic and RMS Titanic for Middle Deck F, Lower Deck G, Orlop Deck, Lower Orlop Deck, and Tank Top. The Shipbuilder, June 1911. GGA Image ID # 1dcb3e2a46. Click to View Larger Image.

 

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Front Cover, Classic Ocean Liners, Volume 1: Berengaria, Leviathan, & Majestic by Frank O. Braynard, © 1991.

Classic Ocean Liners, Volume 1: Berengaria, Leviathan, & Majestic

An absorbing and detailed account of the three ships: Berengaria, Leviathan, & Majestic, 50,000-ton dinosaurs of the transatlantic lines in the years before World War I.

 

Front Cover, Cunard: Glory Days by David L. Williams, © 1999.

Cunard: Glory Days (1999)

Cunard -- few names in the maritime industry are more redolent of the great days of ocean-going passenger liners and cruise ships. This book recalls the era when ocean travel by liner was at its height and the 'Queens' ruled the waves with page after page of beautiful photographs that tell its story. Glory Days: Cunard provides a vivid reminder of the lost grandeur of ocean travel.

 

Front Cover, Distinguished Liners from The Shipbuilder - 1906-1914, Volume 1.

Distinguished Liners from The Shipbuilder - 1906-1914 Volume 1

An authentic replication to the smallest detail of the best of The Shipbuilder magazine, 1906-1914, including articles on the Titanic, Olympic, Lusitania, Mauretania, and more. 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.

 

Front Cover and Spine, Famous Ocean Liners: The Story of Passenger Shipping from the Turn of the Century to the Present Day by William H. Miller, 1987.

Famous Ocean Liners - 1987

Here is the story of twentieth-century passenger shipping, from the first of the superliners — the German Kaiser Wilhelm der Grosse — to Cunard's Queen Elizabeth and Queen Mary, right up to Queen Elizabeth 2.

 

Front Cover, The First Great Ocean Liners in Photographs, 193 Views, 1897-1927.

The First Great Ocean Liners in Photographs - 1983

Sumptuous volume recalls the glorious early years of elegant transatlantic travel. Over 190 historic photographs depict exterior and interior views of 101 great ocean liners, including the Virginian, Imperator, Vaterland, Bismarck, Lusitania, Mauretania, Balmoral Castle, Titanic, Olympic, Aquitania and dozens more. Full captions.

 

Front Cover, The Great Liners: The Seafarers, Volume 4, by Melvin Maddocks, 1978.

The Great Liners: The Seafarers, Volume 4

A history of the world's famous luxury liners provides portraits of the ships. It examines such great disasters as the sinking of the Titanic. This edition explores the grand hotels that traversed the Atlantic between 1840 and 1930.

 

Front Cover, Great Passenger Ships of the World, Volume 1: 1858-1912 by Arnold Kludas, Translated from the German by Charles Hodges, 1975.

Great Passenger Ships of the World 1858-1912

This initial volume deals with Ships from 1858-1912, from the first passenger ship of over 10,000 GRT to be placed in service (the Great Eastern) to those unforgettable sister ships, the Olympic and Titanic — the first of more than 40,000 GRT.

 

Front Cover,  Leviathan: "The World's Greatest Ship" Volume 2

Leviathan: "The World's Greatest Ship" Volume 2

Volume 2 picks up the LEVIATHAN saga during her monumental conversion from a troop ship to a luxury liner and carries the ship’s tempestuous life up through her first round trip as a U.S. express liner. The book finishes with the SS Leviathan's triumphant return to the Atlantic.

 

Front Cover, Liverpool and the Mersey, Volume 1: Gladstone Dock and the Great Liners by Ken Longbottom, 1995.

Liverpool and the Mersey, Vol. 1: Gladstone Dock and the Great Liners

More than 190 rare archive photographs and maps, many never before published, recount the story of this most famous dock and the Great passenger Ships that were once a regular sight there.

 

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.

Lost Liners, Titanic to the Andrea Doria

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.

 

Front Cover and Spine, Majesty at Sea: The Four-Stackers by John J. Shaum, Jr. and William H. Flayhart III, 1981.

Majesty at Sea: The Four Stackers

The opulent and luxurious four-funnel passenger liners, of which only fourteen have ever been built, are unsurpassed in maritime history. Built between 1897 and 1921, these great vessels vied with each other in their standards of comfort, spaciousness, and speed, and great was the rivalry between their owners.

 

Front Cover, Ocean Steamers: A History of Ocean-Going Passenger Steamships 1820-1970 by John Adams, 1993.

Ocean Steamers: A History of Ocean-Going Passenger Steamships 1820-1970

A history of the steam-powered passenger ship that details its story from the SS Savannah of 1819 to the SS Hamburg of 1969. It contains historical details of all civilian vessels built in the intervening years, with numerous illustrations and previously unpublished material.

 

Front Cover, Passenger Liners Of The World Since 1893 By Nicholas T. Cairis, Revised Edition With Over 200 pictures, 1979.

Passenger Liners of the World Since 1893

The author here takes a nostalgic look back to the heyday of the passenger ship, providing a brief history of 211 ships of over 10,000 tons, together with specifications and technical details of each.

 

Front Cover and Spine, Passenger Ships of the World, Past and Present by Eugene W. Smith, 1963.

Passenger Ships of the World - 1963

Passenger Ships of the World, 1963, represents an incredible resource covering passenger ships that are Trans-Atlantic, Trans-Pacific, Trans-Pacific via Panama Canal, Latin American, Africa and the Eastern Oceans, and California-Hawaii.

 

Front Cover, Pictorial Encyclopedia of Ocean Liners, 1860-1994 by William H Miller, Jr., 417 Photographs, 1995.

Pictorial Encyclopedia of Ocean Liners, 1860-1994

One of the most comprehensive pictorial references on ocean liners ever published, this superb chronicle by noted maritime historian William H. Miller, Jr., depicts and describes virtually every passenger ship of over 15,000 tons built between 1860 and the late 1900s.

 

Front Cover, Picture History of the Cunard Line 1840 - 1990 by Frank O. Braynard and William H. Miller, Jr., 1990.

Picture History of the Cunard Line 1840 - 1990

The Picture History of the Cunard Line 1840 - 1990 has over 180 photographs and illustrations showing the liners on the high seas and in port and depicting handsome staterooms, lounges, interior decor, and carefree life aboard ship.

 

Front Cover, Picture History of the Queen Mary And Queen Elizabeth By William H. Miller, Jr., 2004.

Picture History of the Queen Mary and Queen Elizabeth

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.

 

Front Cover: Picture History of the SS United States by William H. Miller, Jr.

Picture History of the SS United States

A comprehensive pictorial record of the SS United States that will appeal to maritime historians, this celebration of an American champion and centerpiece of national pride will also captivate ship lovers and anyone thrilled by sea travel.

 

Front Cover and Spine, Steamships and Their Story by E. Keble Chatterton with 153 Illustrations, 1910.

Steamships and Their Story

This book provides, in a narrative free from technical terms, a complete history of the development of steamships, showing the evolution of the modern ocean greyhound from the earliest experiments in marine engineering. The illustrations form a unique feature of this handsome volume.

 

Front Cover, Sway of the Grand Saloon: A Social History of the North Atlantic by John Malcolm Brinnin, 1971. Barnes & Nobel Hardcover Copy.

Sway of the Grand Saloon: A Social History of the North Atlantic

History of the ocean liners of the North Atlantic crossings. A comprehensive history of Trans-Atlantic passenger ships covering 1818 - 1968, with 55 b/w illustrations, photos, and drawings.

 

Front Cover and Spine Plus, The Atlantic Liners 1925-70 by Frederick Earl Emmons, 1972.

The Atlantic Liners 1925-1970

THE ATLANTIC LINERS will be cherished by all the millions of Americans who love the sea. Frederick Emmons sketches the histories of every ocean liner that sailed between the United States and Europe between 1925 and 1970.

 

Front Cover, The Only Way to Cross: The Golden Era of the Great Atlantic Express Liners -- from the Mauretania to the France and the Queen Elizabeth 2 by John Maxtone-Graham with a Forward by Walter Lord, 1972.

The Only Way to Cross: The Golden Era of the Great Atlantic Express Liners

The book profiles the opulent lifestyles aboard such floating palaces as Normandie, Rex, Olympic, Amerika, Queen Mary, France, Mauritania, Queen Elizabeth II, Imperator, and Titanic.

 

Front Cover and Spine, Tourist Third Cabin: Steamship Travel in the Interwar Years by Lorraine Coons and Alexander Varias, 2003.

Tourist Third Cabin: Steamship Travel in the Interwar Years

Ocean Liners and New Vistas of Interwar Society From Immigrants to Tourists. The Changing Complexion of Translatlantic Passengers as The Soul of a Ship. Experience and Life of Below-Deck Personnel Traveling Palace or Floating Sweatshop. The Experience of Women Seafarers Projecting an Image: The Allure of Transatlantic Travel.

 

Front Cover and Spine, Tramps & Ladies: My Early Years in Steamers by Sir James Bisset, Written in Collaboration with P. R. Stephensen, 1959.

Tramps & Ladies: My Early Years in Steamers

This volume concerns the author's life at sea in tramp steamers and then as an officer of the famous Cunard Line in their fashionable transatlantic service. It culminates with Sir James's experiences of the saving of the survivors from the Titanic in 1912.

 

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Advertisement: The Largest Vessels Afloat, White Star Liners RMS Olympic and RMS Titanic (45,000 Tons).

Advertisement: The Largest Vessels Afloat, White Star Liners RMS Olympic and RMS Titanic (45,000 Tons). The Whole of the Tank Tops Throughout the Boiler Rooms and Passages Coated with Wailes, Dove & Co.'s Patent "Bitumastic" Covering. "Bitumastic Holds the World's Record as an Anti-Corrosive. The Marine Engineer and Naval Architect, March 1912. GGA Image ID # 1e352a104e

 

White Star Line 1923 Express Service Between Southampton-Cherbourg-New York by the Big Three.

White Star Line 1923 Express Service Between Southampton-Cherbourg-New York by the Big Three: RMS Majestic at 56,551 Tons The Largest Steamer in the World. (Record Trip from New York to Cherbourg), RMS Olympic (Triple Screw), 46,439 Tons, and the RMS Homeric at 34,356 Tons, Maintain a Weekly Mail Service. RMS Homeric Passenger List, 5 September 1923. GGA Image ID # 1f08fc590e

 

Advertisement for the Majestic, Olympic, and Homeric Offering Weekly Sialings in Tourist Third Cabin between New York, Cherbourg, and Southampton, c1930.

Advertisement for the Majestic, Olympic, and Homeric Offering Weekly Sialings in Tourist Third Cabin between New York, Cherbourg, and Southampton, c1930. GGA Image ID # 1ea438846f

 

The Olympic, 46,439 Tons Carries Tourist Third Cabin On All Sailings.

THE TOURIST DINING SALOON is a most attractive room finished in dignified oak paneling. Located on D deck, high in the ship, and furnished with fine linen and silver, it provides exactly the environment to make the meal time a pleasure.

THE TOURIST SMOKING ROOM. also on C deck, provides an atmosphere of solid comfort in which to enjoy the company of one's fellow passengers. Here you will find contestants worthy of your skill at chess, checkers, dominoes, bridge, or other games.

Much of the pleasure of the ocean crossing is found on deck. The OLYMPIC'S broad decks provide ample space for chairs, promenading and a variety of interesting sports devised for the entertainment of passengers at sea.

THE TOURIST LOUNGE, a bright cheerful apartment on C deck, is an attractive gathering place for the many social activities of the crossing. Games of many kinds are available and books from its well-stocked library may be used without charge.

The MAJESTIC, OLYMPIC, and HOMERIC Offer Weekly Sailings in Tourist Third Cabin between New York and Cherbourg - Southampton.

 

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White Star Line RMS Homeric, 34,356 Tons, Sailing in Conjunction with the RMS Majestic and RMS Olympic Maintaining a Weekly Express Mail Service Between Southampton, Cherbourg, and New York.

White Star Line RMS Homeric, 34,356 Tons, Sailing in Conjunction with the RMS Majestic and RMS Olympic Maintaining a Weekly Express Mail Service Between Southampton, Cherbourg, and New York. RMS Majestic Passenger List, 6 September 1922. GGA Image ID # 1ea503074d

 

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