Dutch Titanic

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  • Size: 270x245 mm
  • Volume: 256 pages
  • Binding: hardcover
  • Language: English
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Schöck ArtPrint, 2018. Hardcover. Condition: New. 1st Edition. SS Statendam was created by the Harland and Wolff Shipyard, Belfast during a period of intense competition between the north Atlantic shipping lines. Optimized for the Dutch waters as a smaller half-blood sister ship to the ill-fated Titanic designed and made according to high standards in size, opulence, and luxury introduced by the Harland and Wolff. Unfortunately, this luxury could never be enjoyed by the passengers but soldiers, as the ship was invoked by the army after the outbreak of the World War I. Renamed Justicia by Cunard to manage after sinking of the Lusitania however she was reassigned to the White Star Line who had the crew of the sunken Britannic. Justicia overthrew the record of the wartime naval tansport in 1917, when she transported 30,000 tonnes of munitions on a single journey. Just four months before the end of the war, Justicia (ex-Statendam) was torpedoed on 19th of July, 1918. The oceanliner did not sink, and using the navy's tugboat tried to reach a coast in Ireland. Twenty-four hours long and epic fight began with the flooding water and the enemy. This is the first recorded case in the history of naval warfare, when several submarines performed coordinated attack synchronously pursuing a common operation goal. In other words it was one of the antecedents of dreadful tactic of wolf-packs in World War II. This illustrated history is packed with numerous photo images advertisements, promotional brochures and sailing schedules that had never been published before, from famous private collectors in order to present the history of this grand ocean liner. Technical parameters: Size: 270x245 mm, Content: 156 pages, Print: 4+4 colors.