Author John Edwards

John is the publisher and editor of Oceanliners Magazine.

Ocean Liners

On 25 July 1956, a letter commissioning the construction of France’s first post-war superliner was signed by Jean Marie, chairman of Compagnie Générale Transatlantique (French Line). But there’s more to the story.


Marconi’s research revolutionized ocean liner safety. Thanks to his work, the days when ocean liners simply vanished without a trace were finally over, and for that we all owe him a debt of gratitude.

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