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Big Four of White Star Fleet : Celtic, Cedric, Baltic and Adriatic - Mark Chirnside

Big Four of White Star Fleet

Celtic, Cedric, Baltic and Adriatic

Hardcover Published: 1st December 2016
ISBN: 9780750965972
Number Of Pages: 192

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Groundbreaking book exploring the impact of White Star Line's 'Big Four' – precursors to the 'Olympic' Class sisters

The 'Big Four' served the White Star Line for 110 years and carried around 1,500,000 passengers between Liverpool and New York. Arguably, they were the most successful series of ships the company ever produced, but have been entirely overlooked in maritime literature.

Many features of the ships were trialled before their use on Olympic and Titanic and, in many ways, the 'Big Four' can be seen as the forerunners of the famous 'Olympic' class ships. Celtic met her end on the rocks off Ireland in 1928, and her sister ships fell into the red during the early 1930s. Mark Chirnside tells their stories in detail in this groundbreaking new book.

About the Author

Mark Chirnside is a well-known maritime expert and author. He has previously written RMS Aquitania: The Shop Beautiful, Olympic. Titanic and Britannic: The Olympic Class Ships, RMS Majestic and RMS Olympic: Titanic's Sister for The History Press.

ISBN: 9780750965972
ISBN-10: 0750965975
Audience: General
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 192
Published: 1st December 2016
Publisher: The History Press Ltd
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 25.3 x 23.3  x 2.4
Weight (kg): 1.14

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