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First Class Cargo : A History of Combination Cargo-Passenger Ships (Paperback) (William H. Miller)
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This book is about the unique, largely ignored and forgotten passenger-cargo ships that were not liners but more than ordinary freighters. The first appeared in the 1930s but their heyday was post-war until the 1960s. There were dozens of these ships, often carrying 50-300 passengers in very comfortable, sometimes quite luxurious quarters. Mostly, they were all-first class. They were club-like, even yacht-like and preferred by many, pre-jet travelers who wanted a longer, more restful journey, away from the often hotel-like quality of the big ocean liners. They also happened to be cargo vessels, carrying 5-6 holds of cargo while adhering to scheduled sailings. William Miller presents an important record of a little-documented aspect of maritime history.
Number of Pages: 95
Sub-Genre: Ships + Shipbuilding / History, Public Transportation, Ships + Shipbuilding / General
Publisher: Trafalgar Square
Author: William H. Miller
Street Date: May 1, 2016
Item Number (DPCI): 248-16-5962
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