Immortalized by Kipling’s line, ‘Where the old Flotilla lay’, the Irawaddy Flotilla Company grew from four paddle steamers deployed in the Second Burmese War in 1852 to a commercial fleet of 650 vessels. This book charts the company’s development against the background of British colonial policy and the economic growth of Burma, and describes its tragic end during the Second World War, when its ships were scuppered to prevent them falling into the hands of the Japanese. Bears old cover price.
A Maritime Archaeology of Ships
Innovation and Social Change in Medieval and Early Modern Europe
Jonathan Adams evaluates key episodes of technical change in the ways that watercraft were produced, used and disposed of, arguing that ‘the material culture of water transport offers one of the best means of interrogating changes within past societies’.