This new series begins with British passenger ship, those great and grand vessels that connected the continents, but also those far-off, colonial outposts of the Empire. There were the great Cunarders, of course, but then also the likes of Booth Line to the exotic Amazon, Royal Mail to Rio and Buenos Aires, Union Castle to South and East Africa, British India to the likes of Bombay and Calcutta, and of course the iconic P&O to ports such as Sydney, Singapore, and colonial Hong Kong. The passenger ships covered in these pages are both large and small, and also included are passenger-cargo types. Presenting many previously unpublished images alongside historic, insightful text that combines personal anecdotes of the ships and their voyages from passengers and crew alike, Bill Miller takes the reader on a nostalgic voyagean evocative trip looking at days long past.
About the Author
Bill Miller, or "Mr. Ocean Liner", has written 70 books on passenger ships and is an acknowledged world expert in his field. He has received the National Maritime History Award in the US, the Silver Ribband Award, and he created the passenger ship database for the Ellis Island Immigration Museum. Along with appearing in numerous TV documentaries and news broadcasts, he has been a guest lecturer aboard some 75 different ships, including over 100 voyages with the Cunard Line. He has sailed on over 350 voyages on some 300 ships.