Welcome to the official website of maritime author and historian Mark Chirnside


Olympic, Titanic, Britannic, Majestic, Aquitania and other liners of the past.
‘Extraordinarily researched … highly recommended.’
Once you see the author’s name on the cover, you know it’s worth buying.’ Awesome book...’


The covers of two of Mark Chirnside's books are placed over an original illustration of RMS Olympic's Reception Room.

The revised and expanded edition of Mark Chirnside’s RMS Majestic: The ‘Magic Stick’ was released 7 March 2024! Signed copies are available to order securely through this website!


This site has been developed to make my books available and to showcase some of my latest maritime history research. I specialise in detailed research of archival material, and in giving research into the ‘Olympicclass liners a broader perspective through detailed analysis of the broader picture, including many other liners that served in the White Star, Cunard, or other shipping companies of that period. If you have any questions, please contact me; please also make sure to subscribe to my blog on the Updates page; and to follow me on Twitter and Facebook for more updates on my upcoming projects.

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