THE ‘BIG FOUR’ OF THE WHITE STAR FLEET: CELTIC, CEDRIC, BALTIC & ADRIATIC
‘A spectacular book...Excellent book. Well written with a multitude of pictures. One of the best...It is beautifully presented and a great treasure.’
Chirnside, Mark. The ‘Big Four’ of the White Star Fleet: Celtic, Cedric, Baltic & Adriatic. The History Press; October 6th 2016. 192 pages. (Hardback)
PUBLISHER’S TEXT AND PRODUCT DESCRIPTION
The White Star Line’s Celtic (1901), Cedric (1903), Baltic (1904) and Adriatic (1907), collectively known as the ‘Big Four’, served for a combined 110 years. Together they carried around 1.5 million passengers on the Liverpool to New York and Southampton to New York routes during their time in service. Arguably the most successful series of ships the company ever produced, they have been overlooked in maritime literature until now. In this ground-breaking book, Mark Chirnside relates the history of the ‘Big Four’, in many ways the forerunners of the famous ‘Olympic’ class ships. Features including a gymnasium and Turkish and electric baths were trialled on Adriatic before their use on Olympic, Titanic and Britannic. Charting their history from civilian passenger ships to armed merchant cruisers and troop ships in the First World War, The ‘Big Four’ of the White Star Fleet explores the adventures and experiences passengers and crew had on board over the decades.
‘Mark has certainly shown his true colours in this book’. R. Lepien, 20 October 2016. Amazon.co.uk
‘Excellent book. Well written with a multitude of pictures. One of the best... It's nice to see lesser known liners and their interiors. Thanks again for a wonderful book.’ Neil Lucas, 24 October 2016. Facebook.
‘Mark is one of my favourite authors, you can’t go wrong with his books’. Peter Meersman, 25 October 2016. Facebook.
‘What a wonderful book… I had not realised before reading the book that Celtic was, at the time, the biggest ship in the world… It is beautifully presented and a great treasure.’ David Hume Elkington, 28 October 2016.
Readers with any documented corrections are invited to contact Mark in the hope that mistakes can be rectified in any future editions.