RMS Mauretania 1907

RMS Mauretania  1907

The fascinating story of the 1907 RMS Mauretania, the then-most-famous liner in the world

Author: David Hutchings

Publisher: History Press

ISBN: 0750985844


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The fascinating story of the 1907 RMS Mauretania, the then-most-famous liner in the world

Illustrated Mauretania 1907

Illustrated Mauretania  1907

Illustrated history reveals the many experiences of Mauretania (1907) across an illustrious career The natural successor to David F. Hutchings' acclaimed text-focused Mauretania (1907): Queen of the Ocean, this new illustrated history seeks ...

Author: David Hutchings

Publisher: History Press

ISBN: 075099715X


Page: 168

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Illustrated history reveals the many experiences of Mauretania (1907) across an illustrious career

Captain of the Carpathia

Captain of the Carpathia

4 'The Trials of the Mauretania,' The Times, 8 Nov 1907; Aylmer, RMS Mauretania, 17. 5 Aylmer, RMS Mauretania, 17–18; 'The Cunard Express Liners Lusitania and Mauretania' (1907; reprint, Ocean Liners of the Past, No.

Author: Eric L. Clements

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781844862887

Category: History

Page: 320

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Responding to Titanic's distress calls in the early hours of 15 April 1912, Captain Arthur Rostron raced the Cunard liner Carpathia to the scene of the sinking, rescued the seven hundred survivors of the world's most famous shipwreck and then carried them to safety at New York. After twenty-five years at sea, the competence and compassion Rostron displayed during the rescue made him a hero on two continents and presaged his subsequent achievements. During the First World War he participated in the invasion of Gallipoli and commanded Cunard's Mauretania as a hospital ship in the Mediterranean and a troop transport in the Atlantic. As her longest-serving master he commanded that legendary vessel in transatlantic passenger service through most of the 1920s. Rostron retired in 1931 as the most esteemed master mariner of his era, celebrated for the Titanic rescue, decorated for his war service, and knighted for his contributions to British seafaring. This account uses newspaper reports, company records, government documents, contemporary publications and memoirs to recount Rostron's seafaring life from his first voyage as an apprentice rounding Cape Horn in sail to his retirement forty-four years later as commodore of the Cunard Line. Set within the context of his times and featuring particulars of the ships in which he served and commanded, this is the first comprehensive biography of Arthur Rostron before, during and after his year as captain of the Carpathia.
Categories: History

RMS Lusitania It Wasn t and It Didn t

RMS Lusitania  It Wasn t and It Didn t

That was until the RMS Lusitania came along. In 1907 the RMS Lusitania established a new record making an average 25.57 knots completing the journey in under five days. Britain finally had recaptured the initiative and the Riband from ...

Author: Michael Martin

Publisher: The History Press

ISBN: 9780750962810

Category: Transportation

Page: 160

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Within hours of the sinking of RMS Lusitania by a German submarine off the Cork coast in May 1915, a narrative was created which over time became the accepted truth of the incident. Many people today still believe the sinking of the Lusitania was a savage attack on an innocent vessel that brought America into the war. In this book, author and historian Michael Martin raises a series of disturbing questions that challenge this longheld perspective. Examining a raft of old and new evidence suggesting a more sinister function of RMS Lusitania, this book explores the widespread use of civilian vessels within the war effort; it shines a light on the operational response of the Royal Navy in the immediate aftermath of the incident; and it looks at the nature of the response of the United States at this crucial juncture. And, above all, this book questions the narrative that has grown up around one of the most pivotal junctures in the war to end all wars.
Categories: Transportation



... on long wooden tables with plain chairs, fixed to the deck, as the exam- ple from the Mauretania in 1907 demonstrates. ... Third-class restaurant on Cunard's RMS Mauretania, 1907. horizontal instead of upward-curving seat.2.

Author: Anne Massey

Publisher: Reaktion Books

ISBN: 9781780232492

Category: Design

Page: 224

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The chair—you’re likely sitting in one right now. Yet, despite its common presence in offices, restaurants, and homes, we very rarely stop to think about the origins of the chair and its place in culture. After all, the human body is actually more suited to sitting on the ground than on a chair; and as a result, chairs often cause back problems. Nonetheless, in Western culture, as Anne Massey explains, the chair is an object that marks our place in the modern world. Massey explores how, particularly in the last hundred years, the chair has become a revered object of design. Certain chairs have become iconic—like the Eames Lounge chair and Verner Panton’s S Chair, which are photographed, exhibited in art museums, and slavishly copied by cheaper models. Other chairs have reached iconic status simply through their everydayness—think of Van Gogh’s chair or the way Shaker chairs have become emblematic of a simpler and purer lifestyle. Massey further examines how chairs have been crafted, from local to global manufacture. In doing so she elucidates the meaning of the chair in contemporary culture, as well as the development, design, and manufacture of this ubiquitous object. Drawing on design, art, popular culture, and personal experience, Chair is an engaging and informative biography of this everyday object and will appeal to anyone interested in why we choose to sit on the chairs we do.
Categories: Design



... SS Canberra 1961 Belfast PS Great Western 1838 Bristol RMS Queen Mary 1936 Clydebank (Dunbartonshire) SS City of New York 1888 Glasgow RMS Queen Mary 22004 Southampton RMS Mauretania 1907 Wallsend (Tyne & Wear) Ocean Liners Phil ...



ISBN: 9780900214141

Category: Antiques & Collectibles

Page: 271

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A catalogue of postmarks used on mail posted at congresses, exhibitions, shows etc, and for anniversaries from 2004-2013.
Categories: Antiques & Collectibles

RMS Titanic

RMS Titanic

There are at least four such models of the RMS Mauretania of 1907. The first is in the Smithsonian Institute in Washington, the second is in the shipyard office in Wallsend-on-Tyne, the third model is in the Science Museum in South ...

Author: Peter Davies-Garner

Publisher: Verlag für Technik und Handwerk


Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 555

View: 978

In this book, Peter Davies-Garner describes the construction of a fascinating large-scale model that does justice in its perfection to the legendary model of the RMS Titanic. Built on a scale of 1:48 for an American museum, this excellently researched, and six-metre-long model is probably the measure of all things when it comes to replicas of the most famous ship in history. Not only because of the many original photos and the excellently detailed plans, this book is a treasure trove for all model builders. Above all, the detailed description of the various construction techniques used makes it a must-read for every ambitious model ship builder. From the content: • The sinking of the Titanic • Shipyard models • The model of the Titanic • The hull • The propellers • The rudder • The decks • The superstructure • The funnels • The lifeboats and davits • Masts and rigging • Titanic model kits • Colour scheme • Further reading
Categories: Crafts & Hobbies

Merchant Ship Types

Merchant Ship Types

Many shipwrecks occurred on this route, among them the RMS Titanic. ... Cunard's RMS Carpathia served on the Gibraltar-Genoa-Trieste route. ... RMS Lusitania and RMS Mauretania (1907) were built with the help of the British.

Author: Alexander Arnfinn Olsen

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 9781000831207

Category: Transportation

Page: 358

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Merchant Ship Types provides a broad and detailed introduction to the classifications and main categories of merchant vessels for students and cadets. It introduces the concept of ship classification by usage, cargo type, and size, and shows how the various size categories affect which ports and channels the types of vessels are permitted to enter. Detailed outlines of each major vessel category are provided, including: • Feeder ship; • General cargo vessels; • Container ships; • Tankers; • Dry bulk carriers; • Multi-purpose vessels; • Reefer ships; • Roll-on/roll-off vessels. The book also explains where these are permitted to operate, the type of cargoes carried, and specific safety or risk factors associated with the vessel class, as well as their main characteristics. Relevant case studies are presented. The textbook is ideal for merchant navy cadets at HNC, HND, and foundation degree level in both the deck and engineering branches, and serves as a general reference for insurance, law, logistics, offshore, and fisheries.
Categories: Transportation

The Sea in World History Exploration Travel and Trade 2 volumes

The Sea in World History  Exploration  Travel  and Trade  2 volumes

These luxurious vessels competed for the “Blue Riband” for the fastest crossing in each direction of the North Atlantic, which RMS Lusitania won in 1907 CE. In 1909 CE, RMS Mauretania won the Blue Riband for both directions of travel ...

Author: Stephen K. Stein

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 9781440835513

Category: History

Page: 919

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This two-volume set documents the essential role of the sea and maritime activity across history, from travel and food production to commerce and conquest. • Provides a broad survey of the importance of the oceans for all of human culture and civilization, including coverage of diverse cultures such as the Polynesians, Vikings, Minoans, and many others • Describes the voyages of the great explorers and places them in a broad multinational and multicultural perspective • Traces the human use of the sea over time, noting activities and historic events such as piracy, the slave trade, fishing, and whaling, as well as describing commerce in ancient and modern contexts
Categories: History

Titanic The Myths and Legacy of a Disaster

Titanic  The Myths and Legacy of a Disaster

Both were launched in 1906, Lusitania undertaking her maiden voyage in September 1907 and gaining the record at 23.99 knots the month after. Mauretania ... RMS Mauretania – the Olympic class were built as rivals to her and Lusitania.

Author: Roger Cartwright

Publisher: The History Press

ISBN: 9780752467719

Category: Transportation

Page: 300

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On 15 April 2012, 100 years had passed since the Royal Mail Steamer Titanic hit an iceberg and foundered in the North Atlantic with the loss of 1,503 lives. Had the disaster not occurred, what is now the best-known ship in the world would have lost the title of the largest liner within just two years. She was certainly not the fastest passenger ship of the time and can be considered a technological throwback, yet Titanic captures the imagination like no other. This book seeks to explore the myths and the truth about Titanic and explores the legacy that has made the ship so well known. Why was she built? Who really owned her? Why was nobody ever proved negligent? How has today's transportation been made safer by Titanic? Have we really learned the right lessons? Perhaps not! Since 1912 there have been worse disasters yet none has replaced Titanic in the popular consciousness. Her legacy exists in procedures, building regulation, navigational practice, statues, poems, novels, movies and even a musical. This book explores why.
Categories: Transportation