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 roll-on/roll-off shipping.
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|Colour||Black and White|
|Published By||Coastal Shipping/Bernard McCall|
The General Steam Navigation Company is one of the most popular shipping companies to have been based on the River Thames. It was well-known for its pleasure steamers that offered day-trips, in addition to short trips across the English Channel to France and Belgium. Its cargo ships served various routes across the North Sea and to the Mediterranean. In its later years, it had to devise strategies to meet new methods of sea transport including the increasing use of roll-on/roll-off and containerisation. This splendid book takes full advantage of primary sources not previously available and is fully illustrated mainly in black/white but also using colour reproduction for paintings of some of the earliest GSN sailing vessels.
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