Williams, D.L. and De Kerbrech, R.P. 144 Pág. Rústica. 22×25. Lafayerre & Champlain, Britannic & Georgic and Manhattan & Washington.

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During the late 1920s and early 1930s three pairs of unique and innovative passenger liners emerged from France, the UK and the US designated as cabin-class liners: the Lafayette and Champlain, Britannic and Georgic and the Manhattan and Washington – three steamships and three motorships. Born at the height of Great Depression and constructed at a time when there was much work needed in the shipbuilding and allied trades, they were overshadowed by the larger, more luxurious express liner on the prestigious North Atlantic route.. Their introduction made incursions into the Atlantic passenger traffic, with spacious accommodation and sumptuous public rooms, in effect offering firts-class travel in relative luxury at much lower fares and at a longer, slower crossing time.