The Atlantic Transport Line, 1881-1931: A History with Details on All Ships (Paperback)Jonathan Kinghorn (author)
Paperback 314 Pages / Published: 29/02/2012
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In 1881, dynamic Baltimore businessman Bernard N. Baker established the Atlantic Transport Line, an American-owned but British-operated steamship company with service from London to New York that became famous for shipping expensive livestock and for carrying only first-class passengers. Although moderately sized, the company remained a significant presence in international shipping until a failure to recover from business disruptions during World War I forced its closure early in the Great Depression. This volume chronicles the history of the line and its absorption into J.P. Morgan's gargantuan and ill-conceived International Mercantile Marine Company against the background of efforts to revive the American mercantile marine. Descriptions of life on board Atlantic Transport Line vessels, individual histories of every vessel owned by the line, and biographies of key figures associated with the company make this the most complete account of this important but overlooked player in the history of American trade.
Publisher: McFarland & Co Inc
Number of pages: 314
Weight: 549 g
Dimensions: 10 x 7 x 19 mm
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