Encyclopaedic in coverage and comprehensive in detail, this book records the losses of more than 1,000 passenger carrying vessels of all types (passenger liners, cruise ships and excursion vessels, ferries, troopships, hospital ships and other wartime auxiliaries) from the dawn of the age of powered navigation up to the present day. Hardback. 288 pages.
A beautiful album of illustrations and information. From around 1880 for almost 100 years, shipowners commissioned a wealth of paintings that depicted, as well as their magnificent liners, the routes they travelled, their exotic destinations, and life on board. 158 pages. Colour.
This World Ship Society book lists 67 ships which represented a new era in British destroyer development. Their predecessors, the A to I's were a linear development of the highly successful V and W Class destroyers of 1917 but were by the late 30's effectively obsolescent.
Arklow Shippingis a well illustrated company history. It is a softback A4 size book of 96 pages with many colour photographs.
ACL’s first 50 years have been rich with many industry innovations, history-making events and a very interesting cast of characters. Philip Parker, following on a long career managing ACL’s Marine Operations, has taken on the daunting task of chronicling the creation and growth of the company over those first 50 years.
Published by Stegro, this Dutch book lists the distinctive coasters under the ownership of Beck's Scheepvaartkantoor NV from 1861 until 2003. It includes many black/white photographs of the ships and gives detailed, technical information related to them. The book has 196 pages and is written in Dutch.
This book is written by Nick Robins. The General Steam Navigation Company based on the River Thames was well-known for its excursion services in addition to liner routes linking the east coast of the UK to many other ports in Europe. Its later story is a familiar one of a traditional shipping company trying to come to terms with the container age and...
This 186 page, A4 softback book has been written by Mike Dovey and Ken Bottoms, and published by TPO & Seapost Society in August 2014. It is a short history of the company with a comprehensive, well illustrated fleet list. It is now being offered at £15 instead of the original price of £28.50.
Blue Star Line was one of the most prominent and best loved of British liner companies. In its heyday it operated some of the world's finest cargo liners. This hardback book tells their story, and contains a comprehensive fleet history.
This publication follows the building and entry into service of this magnificent ship with the author having been given exclusive access to the Britannia throughout her construction at the famous Monfalcone shipyard in Italy.
The British India Steam Navigation Company Limited, dating from 1862, was one of Britain’s largest and most important shipping firms and has been owned by the even larger P&O since 1914. BI, as it was commonly called, created and maintained a great network of sea-going services – to Africa, India and the Middle East.
The ferries of Caledonian MacBrayne are as familiar in the waters of the west coast of Scotland as are the islands, mountains and magnificent sea lochs around which they sail. 64 pages. Softback.