Glen and Shire Lines

Glen and Shire Lines

A Ship in Focus Fleet History

Hardback188pp Illustrated302x217mm

9781901703658     Product Code: 210676


When the Suez Canal opened in 1869, it offered an 8,000-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.

publ £24.00