The Unseen Mauretania 1907: The Ship in Rare Illustrations books –

The Unseen Mauretania 1907: The Ship in Rare Illustrations Showcasing photographs and illustrations from a variety of collectors archives, The Unseen Mauretaniareveals the Cunard company s most luxurious ocean liner of the early twentieth century as you have never known her before When the Mauretania took to the North Atlantic for the first time in November , she was the largest and fastest ship in the world, serving with her sister ship, the Lusitania, for nearly eight years Although the Lusitania s life was cut short during the First World War, the Mauretania continued to have an impressive presence at sea, holding the Blue Riband for the fastest transatlantic crossing untilThis evocative visual history by maritime expert J Kent Layton follows her glorious career, which spanned four decades of the twentieth centuryJ Kent Layton is a maritime researcher and author His previous titles include The Edwardian Superliners and On a Sea of Glass He lives in New York

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