There was, of course, the RMS Titanic, a British passenger liner that sank on 15April1912 on a maiden voyage from Southampton to New York City. More than 1500 died.
But you've all seen this movie.
Queen Mary transported 16,683 on one voyage in 1943
Anthony Cooke today lectured on "The Great Liners," which he identified as:
- SS Ile de France: was the first ship built after World War II, and was not the fastest nor biggest, but the most-beautifully decorated:
- SS Rex was the greatest Italian ocean liner, launched in 1931, holding the Atlantic speed record from 1933-1935, with a low of 4 days and 14 hours.