The First Atlantic Liners

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

This book is a history of the development of transatlantic shipping in the period when steam power overtook sail.

The book is not only a chronological history, with excellent photographs and line illustrations, but also a technical analysis of the developments that changed intercontinental transport forever. The routes between Europe and North America are stormy and the adoption of steam power brought a new regularity and reliability to the movement of people and goods. The technical challenges in design of ships and engines, as well as ship handling, communications and business practices are all outlined in detail in this masterwork.

Written by Peter Allington, a Master Mariner, and Dr Basil Greenhill, Director of the National Maritime Museum in England, I highly recommend this book if you are interested in the transition from Sail to Steam in the late 19th century.

The First Atlantic Liners
Seamanship in the Age of
Paddle Wheel, Sail and Screw

Peter Allington
Dr Basil Greenhill

Conway Maritime Press



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The First Atlantic Liners

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