Small coastal trading vessels
Royal Navy and Warships
A detailed exploration of the ship's history and a celebration of her current role as the much-loved Marco Polo.
This book by Harley Crossley, demonstrates his style of painting and takes the reader, via 128 pages of text and glorious colour, on a journey through the decades as he illustrates the finest ocean liners and cruise ships in his unique style.
In this book, David Morris, Curator of Aircraft at the National museum of the Royal Navy, tells the incredible story of Royal Navy search and rescue from the first mission by Sir Richard Bell-Davies VC to the present day.
This book, with 96 pages of text and photographs, tells the story of the 700 or more shallow-draught boats that took part in the audacious Operation Dynamo of 1940.
One of the world's most loved cruise lines, P&O Cruises can trace its history back over 175 years. With an impressive and unique collection of imagery, this book details the history of P&O Cruises and explores the impact P&O had in shaping the British Empire.
This book is this story of Cargospeed with 104 pages and hitherto unpublished photographs. Between the early 1960s and the beginniing of the 1980s, Cargospeed Equipment Ltd, based in Greenock on the Clyde, designed and manufactured vehicle deck access equipment and platform deck systems for numerous well-known ferries.
Townsend Thoresen's Pride of Dover and Pride of Calais were the first of a new generation of super ferry and represented their owner's response to the building of the Channel Tunnel. There were those who had warned that the opening of the tunnel would bring an end to the traditional cross-Channel trades and in a bold move to counter this threat, the new...
This book written in Dutch, tells briefly, the history of the shipping company, Waling van Geest/Geest Line, but more importantly comprises a very comprehensive fleet list of the company.
Entering service in 1938, the Nieuw Amsterdam was the Holland America Line flagship until the construction of the Rotterdam in the late 1950s. Her prewar life was short and she was used as a troopship during the Second World War.
David L. Williams tells the story of some fifty mercy ships engaged in repatriating gravely ill or wounded prisoners of war, medical staff, clergy, diplomats, civilians and alien internees. The safe exchange of 'protected personnel' is the gripping story of a little-known yet hightly dangerous dimension of the Second World War.
Bristol City Docks Through Time shows how an important harbour since the thirteenth century has become a magnet for leisure and tourism in the twentieth century. This fascinating selection of photographs and captions trace some of the many ways in which Bristol docks have changed and developed over the last century. This book has 96 pages and over 150...
Specially commissioned to commemorate the 100th anniversary of Douglas Corporation buses, this volume by well-known local historian and author Richard Davis, tells the story of Douglas buses from their inauguration in 1914 up to nationalisation in 1976 and beyond. Using many previously unpublished photographs from both the author's own collection and from...