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Author: Mark Chirnside
ISBN: 0752444441
Pages: 96 pages
Publisher: The History Press (January 1, 2009)
Language: English
Category: Transportation
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RMS Aquitania: The ‘Ship Beautiful’. Mark Chirnside has written a number of books on the liners during the past decade; each one has been a gem in its own right. The History Press; September 25th 2008. He is able to lay to rest some myths that have beclouded the Aquitania’s history, and to provide new insight on her incredibly-long and distinguished career.

She entered service two months before the start of World WarI, was scrapped six years after World WarII ended, and .

She entered service two months before the start of World WarI, was scrapped six years after World WarII ended, and was the longest lasting of all four funnelled liners float. Holding many records, "Aquitania" was built for the Cunard Line, not for speed but for luxury, at which she excelled, being called the Ship Magnificent from her entry into service. Mark Chirnside writes with a passion about this most beautiful of ships, a ship that was the epitome of the four-funnelled liner. 34 people like this topic.

I got my copy of Mark's new book yesterday, on Aquitania, called The Ship Beautiful

I got my copy of Mark's new book yesterday, on Aquitania, called The Ship Beautiful  . I got my copy of Mark's new book yesterday, on Aquitania, called The Ship Beautiful. As Mark is a member of this board, I don't think he'll mind me crowing about it. I ended staying up about 2 hours later than I normally do reading it. It's a fantastic book, and I highly recommend it to everyone on this board who loves the Liners of the Golden Age.

She entered service two months before the start of World War I, was scrapped six years after World War II ended, and was the longest lasting of all four funnelled liners. For two wars, she spent much time transporting troops but for the rest of her career she traveled the North Atlantic as one of the most famous liners afloat. Holding many records, Aquitania was built for the Cunard Line, not for speed but for luxury, at which she excelled, being called the Ship Magnificent from her entry into service

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Mark Chirnside has a knack of finding new info and turning it into a learning experience for the ship buff. The pictures are excellent, the text is filled with important events in the ship's career

Mark Chirnside has a knack of finding new info and turning it into a learning experience for the ship buff. In this volume, we get a great over-view of the Majestic, which was an important ship for the WSL. The pictures are excellent, the text is filled with important events in the ship's career.

RMS Aquitania : The Ship Beautiful. Aquitania entered service two months before the start of World War One and was scrapped six years after World War Two ended

RMS Aquitania : The Ship Beautiful. Aquitania entered service two months before the start of World War One and was scrapped six years after World War Two ended. For two wars she spent much time transporting troops but for the rest of her career she travelled the North Atlantic as one of the most famous liners afloat.

Mark Chirnside writes with a passion about this most beautiful of ships, a ship that was the epitome of the .

Mark Chirnside writes with a passion about this most beautiful of ships, a ship that was the epitome of the four-funnelled liner. Ships & Waterways: General Interest. The History Press Ltd.

She entered service two months before the start of World WarI, was scrapped six years after World WarII ended, and was the longest lasting of all four funnelled liners. For two wars, she spent much time transporting troops but for the rest of her career she traveled the North Atlantic as one of the most famous liners afloat. Holding many records, Aquitania was built for the Cunard Line, not for speed but for luxury, at which she excelled, being called the Ship Magnificent from her entry into service. Mark Chirnside writes with a passion about this most beautiful of ships, a ship that was the epitome of the four-funnelled liner.
spacebreeze
Yes absolutely delighted with this book.Recently learned that my Mother's young brother served on this ship as an Able Seaman in the Merchant Navy in 1942 when he was only 22. He died on another ship,an Empire ship only months later.all lives lost when torpedoed by a U'boat in the North Atlantic.
So happy to have this great paperback A wonderful book for my family, which cover's this Beautiful Ship " Aquitania"s.long history so well and with so many photos.
A lovely keepsake to remind us,to think of our dear young uncle serving on it,"The Ship Beautiful", an honor which must have filled his boyhood dream to be a sailor and to go to sea.
Very happy to have this great paperback.
Arrived way before the expected date,too.
Thank you, Amazon once again.

J B
Shou
There is just enough over-all history of the ship to satisfy me and this is supplemented with enough anecdotes to make the passage of time not so distant. The photographs are primarily of the exterior but they are always interesting. This is not to say that there are not a very good assortment of photos of the public rooms of various classes and of various periods of her life. And - in addition, and it's a real plus for me - there are some very late color photos of the Aquitania's exterior and (what I think are) tinted photos of her public rooms. These colored additions are almost worth the price of admission in themselves. All in all, a beautiful souvenir of a beautiful ship.
Pruster
I was expecting that this book would be hardcover, but yet again no, I don't think it ever was.

This is still a nice, pricey for the size (6 millimetre thick) SOFTCOVER book. I tend to want to see the ships through the eyes of the passengers, in colour. So, aside from the typical b/w photos, there are wonderful colour reproduction drawings, plans, posters, adverts, and photos unusual for books on liners of this era. But they are smallish. This could have been a more deliciously published book in hardcover with larger, page-bleeding and fold out visual items as in James Steele's "Queen Mary." The anecdotal/technical text is very interesting and enlightening. I give it five stars because it is a drop of water in a desert where good, name specific, ocean liner books are scarce.

It is sad that the instant gratification banality of modern society has overlooked the joy of true ocean liner travel and history, replacing it with the rock climbing, put put golf, balcony encrusted, white shoe boxes floating around today. Among names which sound like slang for illegal substances, and visuals of plastic decor, they have questionable ability to handle the North Atlantic. This book gives more insight into that sadly bygone era when liners were really liners.
Thohelm
This extraordinary volume by Mark Chirnside, is a complete and invaluable work on this greatest of four-funneled liners... Never has there been a complete collection of un-retouched color photos of this mighty ship, a cruise deckplan in color depicting the accomodation as one class, the famous full color cutaway drawing of the entire ship, plus a collection of color postcards and Cunard travel posters from the period, all within one book... Mr. Chirnside includes the "as built" deckplans and builder's elevation, in addition to the later cruise deckplans, and covers little-known details as to the AQUITANIA's construction, as well as rarely-known events during her illustrious and heroic career, which spanned thirty-five years and two world wars. This fine book contains eight appendices relating to specifications, voyages, in-service improvements to the ship as recommended by her designer, company profits, captains, and other details which any Cunard enthusiast will use for reference many times over... Mr. Chirnside's book deserves five stars plus!! P. Hodges
Gabar
The long history of a great ship that had a history of running with most the great liners and trooping through two wars. Worthy of the transformation from coal-burner to a oil-burning ship. Wonderful book, and it answered a lot of questions as to why it's career lasted so long.
Glei
Cunard's famous and beloved Aquitania is finally getting her life story told in depth. Mark Chirnside has done an outstanding job in digging up many, never before published facts, about the last great four-stacker, which served longer than any other Express liner in the 20th century. His research covers the ship's very long and active sea career which spanned some 36 years. A career that included active service in various roles through two World Wars, as well as 443 voyages that saw her steam over 3 million ocean miles.

Although her's is a lengthy story, he has included a number of individual recollections of the ship from personal diaries. These accounts draw the reader in and they serve to remind him that this ship was, first and foremost, a carrier of human life. Whether it was a first class passenger crossing the Atlantic on business, an immigrant, heading to a new life in a new land, or most certainly a soldier, heading to a war zone with unpredictable consequences; this great ship directly impacted people's lives every time she sailed. Their story is also her story, and with the realization that she carried well over one million people in her lifetime, her historical impact actually boggles the mind.

I was lucky enough to be a contributor of some of the photographs used in this book, and it was a personal joy to have played a small part in the books creation. Mark wisely chose many photographs that have never been seen before, including a section of color views taken late in her life, which show the "Grand Old Lady" in her beautiful peacetime colors. Despite the passage of more than half a century since her last voyage, the Aquitania remains one of the most successful ships in maritime history, and this book tells you why. As a reader of books on historic ocean liners, and a collector of images covering the old ship that "did well to the end", I can tell you that this stunning and highly detailed book, was long overdue.