OCEANIC of 1899, Liner of Luxury, Volume II, Issue XXIII, Fall 1979
Contents in this Issue
Issue devoted entirely to OCEANIC (II) by Charles Haas.
“The greatest and most elaborately fitted vessel ever constructed…a ship instinct with life, beautiful in her appearance, fitted with every luxury that modern ingenuity can devise for some 1600 passengers of various classes–to say nothing of a great crew that is needed to work her”
So wrote a shipping reporter about a vessel that in her 15 year long career would earn herself a permanent place in maritime history. White Star’s Oceanic of 1899 was the ultimate 19th century achievement
White Star’s founder Thomas Ismay realized there was another approach to ship design, speed often had a price–vibration. Ships that were not quite as fast but more spacious and comfortable than anything else afloat was culminated in Oceanic (II). She was called “The Crowning Glory of the 19th Century” and her first class accommodation surpassed anything afloat and equaled many of the finest hotels.
Numerous archival photos from various sources, log abstracts, menus and sketches.
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