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.
With contributions from passengers, officers and masters, both past and present, together with stunning photographs never before published, Sharon Poole and Andrew Sassoli-Walker provide a glimpse into the work that goes into a year in the life of the Cunard Fleet.
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This book is this story of Cargospeed with 104 pages and hitherto unpublished photographs.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 is the story of the dedicated, determined, enthusiastic and colourful individuals who made it possible for the Western Ferries' service across the Firth of Clyde between Inverclyde and Cowal to survive. This survival triumphed in the face of deliberate sabotage by the heavily subsidised state-owned competitor and political scullduggery at the...
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.
Compiled by Nick Widdows this book aims to list every passenger/vehicle ferry in GB and Ireland, ro-ro freight vessels which operate regular services between GB and Ireland and to nearby Continental destinations and major passenger/vehicle ferries in other parts of Northern Europe. Contains over 180 photographs over 218 pages.
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.