The Cunard Express Liners Lusitania & Mauretania (8710)
(1987) Hard Back with laminated dust covers
For serious ocean liners buffs, these 2 detailed books on the inner workings of these vessels are hard to come by. Thankfully, there are some excellent reprints of period publications out there. The majority of this book is a facsimile of a special 1907 issue of the English trade journal "Engineering" devoted entirely to the new liner. The original issue featured separate chapters on the ship's inception, construction and passengers facilities, the propulsion machinery, and auxiliary equipment. This was followed by 37 plates, which featured photos of the ship under construction, her machinery, and interiors, a set of deck plans, and plans of the main machinery spaces.