Who designed the Lusitania


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Dave Gittins

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Lusitania was designed by a Cunard team headed by Leonard Peskett. They worked with the Board of Trade and Lloyds to see the ship met the standards of the Board and Lloyds. They also met the requirements of the Royal Navy, which expected to use the ship in war, as a troopship or armed cruiser.
 

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Yes, Peskett appears in the Aquitania Shipbuilder once (p27), and the Mauritania Shipbuilder twice: Once as a formal photo(p53), and once in a group shot on the Mauritania's top of house. (p190 - he's unmarked, but he's in the last row just to the left of the funnel waste steam pipe)
 
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Rocky, you may be able to find the Shipbuilder articles by way of some reprints such as the two volumn set that Mark Warren edited and published. This is probably going to be hard to find since they appear to no longer be in print.

I expect the original volumns themselves will be extremely hard to find. You may luck out on some of the used book nets, but it's going to co$t $ome $eriou$ dollar$.
 

Jim Kalafus

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PESKETT: Here you go, Rocky:

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and, lest anyone think this is a lift from the copyrighted 1980s reprint, may I present the cover from my ratty but intact original:

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Should you need a better resolution scan, just let me know.

>I expect the original volumes themselves will be extremely hard to find. You may luck out on some of the used book nets, but it's going to co$t $ome $eriou$ dollar$.

Persist, my friend, persist. The originals did not enjoy massive circulation BUT seem to have a good survival rate. I found Normandie for $45... one man's treasure is another man's mildew-stinking garbage, and I'm sure that the dealer was as pleased to get the $45 as I was to get the magazine. Likewise, I have found Mauretania for well under $50 on occasion... you just gotta be on the lookout 27/7.

...and it helps if you are obsessive/compulsive.
 

Jim Kalafus

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Used paper shows are a must. You find a lot of good stuff, cheap, and develop an affinity for the smell of mildew.
 

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Hi Rocky,

Jim is quite right - just on eBay there have been both reprints and originals of the Engineering volume (and the Shipbuilder unless I am wrong) listed in recent months that brought fairly low amounts. I may have an extra copy of the Warren reprint of the Mauretania Engineering volume and possibly the Shipbuilder as well. Write me at [email protected] if you want me to look for them. Paper shows, postcard shows - all can lead to great finds at great prices. And you run into some amazing unexpected stuff too!

Best,
Eric
 
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