Ships In Focus 2005
Hardback 188pp Illustrated 295x215mm
9781901703658   Product Code: 10676
When the Suez Canal opened in 1869, it offered an 8000-mile short cut to the East. Just a few years earlier, the development of a reliable and fuel-efficient maritime steam engine had also made it viable to use steamships on long ocean voyages. With comprehensive fleet lists and many photographs, this book tells the story of two of the first shipping lines to exploit these developments, pioneering the liner routes to the Far East.