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Cunard Portraits

Year: 1990
Language: english
Author: John H. Isherwood
Publisher: World Ship Society
Format: PDF
Quality: Scanned pages
Pages count: 65
Description: 144 Scale Line Drawings of Ships of the Cunard Fleet.
This book is published to commemorate the 150th anniversary of "Cunrad", and as a tribute to the memory of Captain J.Iserwood.
It includs virtually all the drawings which he made of the ships owned by The Cunrad Steam-Ship Company and predecessors and they from a striking pictoral record of the development of passenger shipping during the past 150 years.
The drawings, which were made with meticulos care during a period of over 30 years from early 1950s to the mid-1980s., are all to the uniform scale 1:1200 and from part of the J.Isherwood Collection of over 6000 of his drawings of ships which is to be maintained in Southampton and will be accessible to people who wish to refer them.
By 1841, the first Cunard ocean liners were in service, and the company went on to become the most famous transatlantic shipping company in the world. Their famous liners included the Blue Riband holders Lusitania, Mauretania, Campania, and Queen Mary as well as the largest ocean liner afloat, the new Queen Mary 2, which came in service in 2004. The story of Cunard is one of superlativesfrom the fastest ships to the largest rooms afloat to the greatest number of people ever carried on one vessel at one timeand the company has survived for 165 years.





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