Inman Line: A Forgotten Giant

Inman Line: A Forgotten Giant

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Although largely forgotten today, for most of its existence Inman Line was one of the three largest British passenger lines on the North Atlantic, along White Star Line and Cunard Line. Concepts pioneered by Inman Line included iron-hulled screw-propelled ships and steerage passenger transport.

Leadership issues that arose after Inman’s 1881 death, combined with cash flow problems and speedier rivals,  all contributed to Inman Line’s absorption into American Line in 1893.

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