Three Little Liners: General Steam Navigation’s Royal Daffodil, Royal Sovereign & Queen of the Channel (Paperback)

Three Little Liners: General Steam Navigation’s Royal Daffodil, Royal Sovereign & Queen of the Channel By David Toy Cover Image

Three Little Liners: General Steam Navigation’s Royal Daffodil, Royal Sovereign & Queen of the Channel (Paperback)

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General Steam Navigation was the oldest steam ship company in the world, dating back to 1824.

By the 1930s the company’s cargo fleet could be seen all over Europe sailing to France, Italy, Portugal, Spain and many other destinations. The company also had pleasure steamers, and in 1935 acquired the first diesel engine pleasure boat – the Queen of the Channel.

This was soon followed by the Royal Sovereign and the Royal Daffodil. They were known as the three luxury liners; two were lost in the war and replaced in 1948 and 1949. Here, David Toy tells the fascinating story of these three famous vessels and their replacements, painting an affectionate portrait of this bygone age of travel by utilizing a variety of rare and previously unpublished photographs.
David Toy’s father was an Engineering Office on the Royal Sovereign and Queen of the Channel for thirteen years. After thirty-one years as Chief Engineer/Engineering Director within the bus industry in England and Scotland, David is now retired, has published three books and writes for various transport magazines.
Product Details ISBN: 9781398100060
ISBN-10: 1398100064
Publisher: Amberley Publishing
Publication Date: January 15th, 2030
Pages: 96
Language: English