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Four decks are shown for the new ships; three on the older vessels. Small photos from the VOLTAIRE and VANDYCK show the Tennis Court, Veranda Cafe, and Dining Room. Shown from the VAUBAN\/VESTRIS are the Lounge and the Smoking Room. \u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003e\"The superb steamers of the Lamport \u0026amp; Holt \"V\" Fleet are the outcome of fifty years of continuous study of passenger traffic,\" boasted the company in their introduction, \"resulting in a degree of safety and comfort such as could only have been arrived at after prolonged experimentation and earnest consideration of the condition and amenities of ocean voyaging.\" \u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003eThey were dead wrong.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003e On November 10, 1928, the VESTRIS departed New York with 325 passengers and crew. Survivors say there was a decided list to the vessel but the captain discounted their concerns. Unfortunately, he had loaded the heavy freight on top and the lighter cargo underneath, making the ship top heavy. \u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003eDuring a storm two days later a wave smashed in a flimsy hatch cover and the ship was doomed. The increasing list was so great that the port side lifeboats scraped down the side and were destroyed. The crew was ill-trained and the passengers had not gone through a lifeboat drill. The captain waited six hours after the ship began sinking to radio for help, and then he reported the wrong position. There are several terrifying photos in circulation showing panic stricken passengers on the tilting deck of the VESTRIS. One-hundred and twelve people drowned. While most of the crew survived, half the passengers perished, all of the thirteen children, and most of the women. \u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003eWith their reputation ruined, Lamport \u0026amp; Holt's soon discontinued the New York service. \u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003eVery good condition with light wear.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e"}

Various: pre-war -1925 Lamport & Holt fleet plans including VESTRIS

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Lamport & Holt: A fold-out, eight-panel fleet deck plan brochure from 1925 for Lamport & Holt's New York to South America liners.

Each of the four ships gets their own set of plans - the new VOLTAIRE and VANDYCK, and the older pair from 1912, VAUBAN and the disaster ship VESTRIS. Four decks are shown for the new ships; three on the older vessels. Small photos from the VOLTAIRE and VANDYCK show the Tennis Court, Veranda Cafe, and Dining Room. Shown from the VAUBAN/VESTRIS are the Lounge and the Smoking Room.

"The superb steamers of the Lamport & Holt "V" Fleet are the outcome of fifty years of continuous study of passenger traffic," boasted the company in their introduction, "resulting in a degree of safety and comfort such as could only have been arrived at after prolonged experimentation and earnest consideration of the condition and amenities of ocean voyaging."

They were dead wrong.

On November 10, 1928, the VESTRIS departed New York with 325 passengers and crew. Survivors say there was a decided list to the vessel but the captain discounted their concerns. Unfortunately, he had loaded the heavy freight on top and the lighter cargo underneath, making the ship top heavy.

During a storm two days later a wave smashed in a flimsy hatch cover and the ship was doomed. The increasing list was so great that the port side lifeboats scraped down the side and were destroyed. The crew was ill-trained and the passengers had not gone through a lifeboat drill. The captain waited six hours after the ship began sinking to radio for help, and then he reported the wrong position. There are several terrifying photos in circulation showing panic stricken passengers on the tilting deck of the VESTRIS. One-hundred and twelve people drowned. While most of the crew survived, half the passengers perished, all of the thirteen children, and most of the women.

With their reputation ruined, Lamport & Holt's soon discontinued the New York service.

Very good condition with light wear.

$45.00
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