Ports and other ships
Arklow Shippingis a well illustrated company history. It is a softback A4 size book of 96 pages with many colour photographs.
This 152 page hardback book is the first volume of what will be a 3-volume set, and it looks at the beginnings of the Cochrane company in Beverley, and its subsequent move to Selby.
Published on 7 July 2014, this second hardback volume of 160 pages of what will be a 3 - volume set looks at the beginning of the Great War to the start of World War 2 and includes details of vessels taken into Admiralty Service.
Against a background of the ruthless U-boat menace, famous artist Lieutenant N. Wilkinson RNVR put his Dazzle Paint Scheme to the Admiralty in April 1917. In this long overdue book Glyn L. Evans reveals the process that led to the introduction of Dazzle painting, how and by whom the ships were painted, and the international reaction to them.
Published 13 May 2016. Authored by Gilbert Mayes and Michael Thompson, this book has a detailed history of each vessel built between 1940 and 1993. The volume is fully illustrated with many superb, rare colour and black/white photographs. There are three colour pages depicting the funnel colours of vessel owners.
Written by Ian Collard, Cruise Ships of the Mersey is a full colour and vintage black & white album looking at examples of the wide variety of cruise ships to have visited the River Mersey since the 1930s. Each photograph is accompanied by a caption. It is a softback book with 96 pages and over 95 photographs.
Coast Lines was for a time one of the great success stories of British shipping. Focussing on the coastal liner trades, the group dominated its chosen sector of business more successfully than almost any other shipping company in the United Kingdom. But it is also one of the great untold stories of the shipping industry. 128 pages, black and white hardback