Author(s): David L. Williams; Richard P.De Kerbrech
Great Passenger Ships That Never Were is a completely revised and updated edition of the authors'' classic work Damned by Destiny: a comprehensive account of all the world's projects for large passenger ships (over 20,000 gross tons) which, for one reason or another, never entered service. Some were still-born on the drawing board or in the model shop, some met with disaster after they had been launched but were still incomplete, others were diverted to wartime service which they never survived. Potentially, some were the greatest liners ever conceived and would have surpassed the most famous, not only in speed and splendour, but in size and appearance. They were all the victims of circumstance - a fate narrowly missed by a few of the most celebrated passenger ships which did make it into commercial service.