RMS Queen Elizabeth

RMS Queen Elizabeth

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This history book tells the story of RMS Queen Elizabeth, the ship which, along with her running mate Queen Mary, successfully worked Cunard's transatlantic service for much of the twentieth century. She was launched in September 1938, the largest passenger liner built at the time and for many years after. Entering service as a troopship in the Second World War, she had a successful career before retiring in 1968, after which she was sold to a Hong Kong businessman with plans to convert her into a floating university. But it was not to be and she was capsized in a mysterious fire in the harbour in 1972, a bizarre and unbecoming end for one of Cunard's most faithful servants. Andrew Britton delves into his comprehensive maritime collection to present a wealth of unpublished photography and ephemera, aerial photography and even Queen Elizabeth's original purchase receipt, to cover every detail of this historic liner.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 120 pages
  • 224 x 246 x 10mm | 539.99g
  • The History Press Ltd
  • Stroud, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 40 Illustrations, black and white; 180 Illustrations, color
  • 0752479512
  • 9780752479514
  • 884,979

About Andrew Britton

Andrew Britton is a lifelong shipping enthusiast and collector with a now vast body of photographs and ephemera, and a keen supporter of the "SS United States Conservancy." He is the author of "RMS Queen Mary "and "SS United States."show more

Review quote

"brings to life the glorious history of this great and beloved ocean liner." --Maritime Mattersshow more