Auteur(s): Philip Dawson
Genre: Overig, Scheepvaart
Uitgave: hardcover met stofomslag, Engelstalig
Aantal bladzijden: 168
Uitgever: Conway Maritime Press, London
1e Druk, Jaartal: 1997
Afmetingen: 277 x 208 x 20 mm
Gewicht: 980 g + 130 g (verpakking) = 1110 g
Canberra; In the wake of a legend – Philip Dawson
On the withdrawal of Camberra, P&O’s most famous cruise liner, in September 1997, a chapter in shipping legends will be complete. Camberra began life in 1961 as a liner working the route From Southampton to Sydney, taking tourists between the continents and those on the assistedpassage scheme to new lives in Australia. Alongside her regular career as holiday home for the thousands who cruise in her every year, highlights of her service life include working as a troop ship and prisoner-of-war vessel during the Falklands conflict of 1982 and taking on a major role in the D-Day Remembrance Service in 1994. Canberra was also at the forefront of cruise liner design, with particular impact on the design of the new Oriana. In this volume her importance to maritime architecture is discussed alongside her undoubted place in the heart of the nation. Using original material from the P&O archives and drawing on personal collections, the author explores the part Camberra has played in history since the early stages of planning in the late 1950s through to her forthcoming retirement.
A complete illustrated history of Canberra’s career, containing original colour and black and white photographs, paintings and line drawings, many unpublished before, directly from P&O archives and personal collections.