A Tasman Trio
Wanganella – Awatea – Monowai
Illustrated with over 180 photographs and plans, this book tells the stories of three ships that plied the Tasman route between Australia and New Zealand in the 1930s and 1940s: Huddard Parker’s Wanganella and the Union Steam Ship company’s Awatea, the fastest ship on the Tasman Sea, and Monowai, whose 30-year career ended in 1960. The book covers the service of all three ships during the Second World War, which saw the bombing and destruction of Awatea.
SD14: Die Ganze Geschichte
In the mid 1960s, shipbuilders Austin and Pickersgill designed a basic standardized general-purpose cargo vessel to be built at their Sunderland yard and to be offered to other manufacturers to produce under license. This catalogue, with an introduction in German, contains detailed information and photographs of every SD14 built in English, Scottish, Greek, Brazilian and Argentinian yards. Text in German and English.
A Selection of the Post-War Ship Photographs of Basil Feilden
Basil Feilden (1908–1995) made a living by photographing ships in Liverpool during its heyday as a major shipping port. The 125 photographs in this collection date from 1950 to 1960 and are accompanied by details of each ship’s builder, date, gross tonnage, length and engine for the enthusiast, along with more general information about the ship and what it was doing in the Mersey at that time.
Coasters Go to War
Military Sailings to the Continent, 1939–1945
Within eight days of the declaration of war in 1939, a dozen coastal cargo ships had been requisitioned to supply the troops in France. By the following spring there were 160, and it was their task to bring the British Expeditionary Force back from Dunkirk. Four years later, 460 ships of ten different nationalities were involved in the D-Day operation. This book documents the activities of these vital fleets with listings of the service record of each vessel.
Triumph and Resurrection
One of the most famous liners ever built, Mauretania held the transatlantic Blue Riband for more than 20 years. Despite being scrapped in 1936, many of the ship's fittings have survived in various locations, including Pinewood film studios and a Bristol lounge bar. This well-illustrated book tells the story of the Mauretania, examines its design and construction, and investigates the whereabouts of some of the carved panelling, fine furniture and decorative metalwork that once graced its magnificent interiors.
A Fleet History
Once the leading passenger service between Britain and Australia, the Orient Line was founded in 1863 and operated up to 1966, when it was absorbed into P&O. This lavishly illustrated volume charts the complete history of the company with photographs and details of 129 ships, and chapters on life aboard and on Orient Line’s connections with Tilbury, with Australian ports, and with the shipbuilders Vickers-Armstrongs in Barrow-in-Furness.
Burns and Laird
This volume from the Ships in Focus series is a photographic record of the ships of the famous Glasgow shipping company which played a pioneering role in developing British coastal and short sea steamship services until its demise in the 1970s. The book also includes vessels operated by the separate Burns and Laird lines before their amalgamation in 1922. The extensive captions give details of builders, engines and basic dimensions and outline each ship's history.
Glen and Shire Lines
A Ship in Focus Fleet History
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.
British Shipping Fleets
This second volume of British Shipping Fleets presents detailed histories and fleet lists of United Baltic Corporation Ltd, Howdens of Larne, Thomas Dunlop and Sons, Chellew Navigation Company Ltd, and Glover Brothers. The fleet lists provide technical and career details for each ship and, wherever possible, a black-and-white photograph. The book has an index of ships and colour illustrations of the companies' liveries.