The Big Four of the White Star Fleet

The  Big Four  of the White Star Fleet

In this ground-breaking book, Mark Chirnside relates the history of the 'Big Four', in many ways the forerunners of the famous 'Olympic' class ships.

Author: Mark Chirnside

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ISBN: 075098600X

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Page: 192

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The White Star Line's Celtic (1901), Cedric (1903), Baltic (1904) and Adriatic (1907), collectively known as the 'Big Four', served for a combined 110 years. Together they carried around 1.5 million passengers on the Liverpool to New York and Southampton to New York routes during their time in service. Arguably the most successful series of ships the company ever produced, they have been overlooked in maritime literature until now. In this ground-breaking book, Mark Chirnside relates the history of the 'Big Four', in many ways the forerunners of the famous 'Olympic' class ships. Features including a gymnasium and Turkish and electric baths were tested on Adriatic before their use on Olympic, Titanic and Britannic. Charting their history from civilian passenger ships to armed merchant cruisers and troop ships in the First World War, The 'Big Four' of the White Star Fleet explores the adventures and experiences passengers and crew had on board over the decades.
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White Star Line Routes to Europe

White Star Line  Routes to Europe

ANKING in the White Star fleet the Adriatic heads the “Big Four” (the others being
the Baltic, Cedric and Celtic) in the White Star Line's Service between New York
and Liverpool. A few years ago a vessel of the Adriatic's size (24,541 tons) was ...

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ISBN: UCSD:31822035091529

Category: Steamboat lines

Page: 24

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Categories: Steamboat lines

Cunard White Star Liners of the 1930s

Cunard White Star Liners of the 1930s

The three survivors – Cedric, Baltic and Adriatic – soon faced hard times and,
within the struggling White Star fleet, were ... over at Osaka in March 1935, by
then the oldest liner in the former White Star fleet and the last of the famous Big
Four.

Author: William H. Miller

Publisher: Amberley Publishing Limited

ISBN: 9781445649696

Category: Transportation

Page: 128

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William H. Miller, 'Mr Ocean Liner', looks back at the great ships owned and operated by Cunard-White Star during the 1930s.
Categories: Transportation

Picture History of the Cunard Line 1840 1990

Picture History of the Cunard Line  1840 1990

In their time, they were the crack ships of the White Star Fleet and, as exemplified
by the rather dated look created by the four tall masts, they were intended to
remind the public of the glorious sailing ships of the previous century. They were
 ...

Author: Frank Osborn Braynard

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 9780486265506

Category: Transportation

Page: 134

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Photographs, prints, and text portray Cunard ships, inside and out, from the earliest steamships, through the great liners of the earlier twentieth century, to modern cruise ships
Categories: Transportation

The American Engineer

The American Engineer

-The White Star steamer “ Doric , ” which has for some years been running in the
Shaw , Savill , and Albion Co.'s service ... -The big steamer “ Maryland , " one of
the largest boats on the lakes was recently launched at Wyandotte , Mich . She
was built for the Inter - Ocean Transportation Company , of Milwaukee , and will
be the flag ship of their fleet of seven vessels , carrying iron ore from ... Four men ,
one white and three colored , were killed , and two colored men seriously
wounded .

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ISBN: NYPL:33433090916200

Category: Engineering

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Categories: Engineering

Titanic and Liverpool

Titanic and Liverpool

Two years later the eighty staff based there were involved in the management of
the entire White Star fleet and its worldwide services ... firm of Ismay, Imrie and
Company, managers of the Oceanic Steam Navigation Company, to serve a four-
year apprenticeship. ... White Star Line advertising brochure for 'The Big Four
From.

Author: Alan Scarth

Publisher: Liverpool University Press

ISBN: 9781846312229

Category: History

Page: 239

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If you had been behind the Titanic on that fateful night in 1912, the last word that flashed before your eyes as the great ship was lost to the sea would have been ‘Liverpool’. The ship’s loss, a national and international tragedy, was also a tragedy for its home port and this fascinating book explores the history and myths surrounding the sinking, highlighting for the first time new and extraordinary stories that link Europe’s pre-eminent port and its most famous maritime loss. Using material from the White Star line archives, the extensive holdings of the Merseyside Maritime Museum, new illustrations and a variety of historical sources, Scarth unearths the full back story of key characters and companies: many of her key officers and crew were either from Liverpool or had strong links with the port, the ship’s owners were based in the City, many of the most colourful tales emerging from the disaster relate to Liverpool people and here, where appropriate, we find out what happened to them after the sinking. Titanic and Liverpool will be compulsory reading for anyone interested in the Titanic and also for anyone hoping to understand Liverpool’s role as the great processing port of Europe and gateway to the US and Canada.
Categories: History

The Book of the Ship

The Book of the Ship

The “ Big Four ” sail from Liverpool , whilst the express White Star boats go from
Southampton . ... to send her deadly missile along for the destruction of the White
Star's * Since this was written the “ Celtic ' is out of the fleet , having gone ashore
 ...

Author: George Gibbard Jackson

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015020219815

Category: Shipbuilding

Page: 248

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Categories: Shipbuilding

The Age of Cunard

The Age of Cunard

... before White Star's plans for a class of medium - sized liners comparable to
Cunard's “ Pretty Sisters , " meant to replace the aging “ Big Four ” —the Baltic ,
Adriatic , Celtic and Oceanic — could be realized , leaving White Star with a fleet
that ...

Author: Daniel Allen Butler

Publisher: ProStar Publications

ISBN: 1577853482

Category: History

Page: 467

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For a century and a half, the single most important sea lane in the world was the transatlantic route linking the Old World with the New. For three hundred years, sailing ships sufficed to carry cargoes and people, but the demands of Steam Age business and commerce demanded more regularity. Just as the steam engine had allowed railroads to replace the unpredictability of stagecoaches on land with dependable schedules, steamships promised to bring this reliability to crossing the Atlantic. This is where the story of the Cunard Line began. The greatest influence Cunard would ever have on world events would be the leading role during the last half of the 19th century, when the great migration of millions of emigrants transformed the populations of Europe, the United States, and Canada. Wars devastation came to the Cunard Line with WW1 and WW2, as the power of the German submarine fleet -- built with one purpose in mind, to sever the North Atlantic shipping lanes -- threatened Great Britains very existence. By 1963, more people chose to travel by airplane than by steamship -- and it was the beginning of the end. Sir Winston Churchill observed, "You came into great things by the accident of sea power... By an accident of air power, you will probably cease to exist."
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Journal of the Institute of Transport

Journal of the Institute of Transport

... and afterwards entertained to tea on board by the Proprietors of the White Star
Line . s.s. Cedric has a tonnage of 21,227 , is 681 feet long and 75 feet broad ,
and is generally referred to as one of the “ Big four " of the White Star Line fleet ...

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ISBN: MINN:31951D00319463F

Category: Transportation

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Categories: Transportation

The Nautical Gazette

The Nautical Gazette

King Edward, Admiral of Mariners New Cabin Ships for Cunard White Star—Sir
Joseph Isherwood's Arcform Design a ... Board of the Cunard White Star Line has
decided to strengthen the intermediate fleet for the services from Liverpool and
London to ... The Laurentic, a post-war White Star ship, is laid up at Liverpool but
it is very doubtful whether she will ever be used again, while the famous “Big
Four" ...

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ISBN: STANFORD:36105117525399

Category: Shipbuilding

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Categories: Shipbuilding

On a Sea of Glass

On a Sea of Glass

Personnel at the British White Star Line were not particularly happy with this
development, either. ... Originally, they ran clipper ships, but eventually began to
introduce steam power to their fleet. ... was but the first of a quartet of great liners
that White Star would put into service, which would become known as the 'Big
Four'.

Author: Tad Fitch

Publisher: Amberley Publishing Limited

ISBN: 9781445614397

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 448

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A sumptuously illustrated history of the Titanic, her sinking and its aftermath.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

Maritime News Digest

Maritime News Digest

... know such things said there was no doubt that the coripany's plans to build
three large as well as three or four intermediate liners to meet the cornetition of
the big Cunard - White Star fleet have , to all intents and purposes , been
shattered .

Author: United States. Maritime Commission

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ISBN: UCAL:C2749208

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The Marine Engineer and Naval Architect

The Marine Engineer and Naval Architect

Meanwhile the idea of Wolft were famous as the builders of the White Star fleet ,
providing a separate sei vice of regular ... Then Bibby Line to Rangoon was built ,
much on White Star 1ollowed the Celtic , first of the big four " sisters of whom ...

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ISBN: CHI:103274285

Category: Marine engineering

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Categories: Marine engineering

Sea Breezes

Sea Breezes

... that yard for White Star and other North Atlantic companies . Flush decked with
four masts , she had a squared off , compact superstructure amidships , but the
most important innovation she brought to the fleet was twin screws , each driven ...

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ISBN: STANFORD:36105021787747

Category: Shipping

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Categories: Shipping

The Songbird is Singing

The Songbird is Singing

Majestic would have too the flag of the Commodore of the White Star fleet - a
White Star Line flag edged with white , flying from the mainmast ( I ... We had to
make do with the Adriatic , an old liner and one of the ' Big Four ' built about 1904.

Author: Alun Trevor

Publisher: Parthian Books

ISBN: IND:30000127003808

Category: Fiction

Page: 282

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Based on the life of the author’s father, this narrative follows the famous Welsh tenor Jabez Trevor as he tours North America with the Welsh Imperial Singers. The story is recalled by the 80-year-old Arthur as he reminiscences with his brother, Alun, about their childhood. They eagerly awaited news from their father’s trips, enthusiastically reading about the 1920s and airships, prohibition, Al Capone, talkies, gramophones, and the Empire State Building through postcards and letters. Presents would arrive from Chicago, Winnipeg, and New York, offering visions of the world as seen through their father’s eyes. Haunting and beautiful, this music-filled memoir tells with joyful immediacy of a time long gone, exacting the thrill and excitement of the world before the Great Depression.
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Titanic

Titanic

The Story of the Great White Star Line Trio : the Olympic, the Titanic and the
Britannic Thomas E. Bonsall ... One of their first decisions was to contract with the
Irish shipyard of Harland and Wolff for a new fleet of iron steamships suitable to
the goals of the fledgling concern . ... was the largest and most luxurious ship of
her day , but was soon eclipsed by the White Star ' s own " Big Four , " the Celtic ,
Cedric ...

Author: Thomas E. Bonsall

Publisher: Smithmark Publishers

ISBN: UOM:49015002259944

Category: Britannic (Steamship)

Page: 64

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This is the first book to put the fabulous three sister ships in true perspective.
Categories: Britannic (Steamship)

Giant Liners of the World

Giant Liners of the World

the lists , were the only serious rivals in building big express liners , but now there
are six nations included in the list of owners of the sixty ... 000 ton mark , this
being the Minnesota of 1904 which during the War , when the Atlantic Transport
Line ' s fleet had either been lost ... She was the third of what later became known
as the “ White Star Big Four , ” her predecessors being the Cedric of 1904 and
Celtic ...

Author: Alan L. Cary

Publisher:

ISBN: STANFORD:36105035279897

Category: Ocean liners

Page: 144

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Categories: Ocean liners

The Big Ships

The Big Ships

Author: Richard Millwood Wilson

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015002072984

Category: Cargo ships

Page: 246

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Categories: Cargo ships

Ships of the Cunard Line

Ships of the Cunard Line

White Star fleet of nine passenger liners The big ships were again employed as
was taken over ; only the two new transports - - the Cunarders carried over motor
ships Britannic and Georgic took four million persons and steamed a an ...

Author: Frank Ellerton Dodman

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015049101572

Category: Merchant marine

Page: 142

View: 844

Categories: Merchant marine

The Story of the Liner

The Story of the Liner

The papers were full of her , and without doubt few of us thought that in a brief
four years her tonnage would be practically doubled by a vessel in the White Star
fleet . Other lines copied the White Star in the big nine - day boats , though it may
 ...

Author: George Gibbard Jackson

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015020221746

Category: Steam-navigation

Page: 196

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Categories: Steam-navigation