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HMS Hood"Hood": Life and Death of a Battlecruiser Ships Of The Clyde. The Mighty Hood, as she became known, was launched in 1918 to much public acclaim. She was a magnificent ship: 860ft long and displacing 42,100 tons, Hood was one of the fastest capital ships in the world. Hood's peacetime role took her on goodwill visits around the world. When war came in 1939, however, after 21 years without a major refit the Hood was in no shape to face Germany's modern, better armoured battleships. In action with the Bismarck on 24 May 1941, she exploded and sank with the loss of all but three of her crew. Roger Chesneau's book investigates this tragic story, providing a lively mix of technical data and historical narrative.

LusitaniaRMS Lusitania: The Ship and Her Record Ships Of The Clyde. RMS Lusitania sank in May 1915 as the result of a torpedo from the U-20. 1,198 people died that day as she sank in less than twenty minutes off the coast of Ireland. Built in 1907, she had a successful career of nearly eight years before that fateful day. Famous for her sinking, she was the fastest ship in the world when built, and was the first of the superliners. For the first time, Eric Sauder looks at her as a ship, and not just at her sinking. She was the first true 'Ship of State'. Subsidised by the British Government, she had luxurious interiors, double deck restaurants, glorious public rooms and sumptuous cabins. The cream of the world's high society travelled aboard her. She was more than just the cause of America entering World War One. This illustrated history looks at Lusitania in her true context as the finest ship afloat during her eight years.

QE2QE2 - The Cunard Line Flagship, Queen Elizabeth 2 Ships Of The Clyde. The third edition of this book on the Queen Elizabeth II includes the refit of the mid-1990s and many new photographs of interiors and details. The author begins with the history of the Cunard Line. He continues with the construction and launching of the QE2 and provides a narrative of the ship's history, including her service in the Falklands war, her various mishaps, the sales of Cunard to Carnival and the new owner's plans for the future.

Queen Mary and the Queen ElizabethPicture History of the Queen Mary and the Queen Elizabeth Ships Of The Clyde. Two of the most famous and most successful ocean liners of the twentieth century are given royal treatment in this authoritative volume. In paying tribute to the Queen Mary and the Queen Elizabeth, maritime authority William Miller describes their heralded debuts, amenities, maritime rivalry and contributions during World War II, among other subjects, as well as their grand royal successors - Elizabeth II and Mary II.

Empress of BritainRMS Empress of Britain: Britain's Finest Ship Ships Of The Clyde. The Empress of Britain was considered the premier ship in the premier era of the utterly civilized cruise. It was a worldwide traveler, and took the fortunate to and from Asia, the Americas and Europe swathed in luxury up to the moment she was bombed by a Nazi plane in 1941 and left to burn off the coast of Scotland until she was sunk by a U- boat.

A History of Clyde ShipbuildingThe Song of the Clyde: A History of Clyde Shipbuilding Ships Of The Clyde. This title encapsulates the complex history of Clyde shipbuilding in one volume. Beginning in the 17th century, the book discusses the earliest shipyards and methods of building on the river, moves through the age of clippers and the great age of sail to the beginnings of iron shipbuilding and Thomas Wilson's trailblazing "Vulcan". The yards of the Clyde soon became the cradle of steam navigation and the ships built there spread the fame and prowess of Scottish engineering round the world. By the end of the 19th century, and well into the 20th, the River Clyde was providing the sinews of empire in the ships that carried Britain's trade, the liners that carried her people and the warships that defended her vast and far-flung territories. The book is packed with stories about famous yards and significant individuals and an exhaustive appendix of Clyde shipyards.

The Golden Years of the Clyde SteamersThe Golden Years of the Clyde Steamers, 1889-1914 Ships Of The Clyde. The 1890s were the heyday of the Clyde steamer. As the new railways systems established railway after railway on the great river, competition came from the new steamer fleets that provided a lavish transport service that competed with coastal traffic. This book recounts the story of both the railway's invasion of the coast services and the rival steamer fleets which included some of the most famous ships of their kind ever built - MacBrayne's "Columba" and "Iona", the Turbine Company's "King Edward" and railway vessels such as the "Glen Sannox", the "Duchesses" and the "Waverley". The book also weaves social background and humour into the narrative.

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