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Shaw Savill & Albion, The Post-War Fortunes of a Shipping Empire

£8.99

Product description

The post-war years of the Shaw Savill Line saw the opening of new routes and the building of some of the company's finest ships, notably the innovative passenger liners Southern Cross and Northern Star.

But they also witnessed a general decline in world shipping and the final flowering of Shaw Savill's traditional Australasian links as Britain's entry into the EEC put a virtual end to the lucrative New Zealand trade.

This account by a former serving engineer, illustrated by over 100 photographs and 3 line drawings, charts the fortunes of one of the great post-war shipping empires before cutbacks reduced the fleet from 35 ships to just one - the containership Dunedin - in 1985.

Only the wreck of the 13,000 ton cargo vessel Runic, which lies stranded on Middleton Reef after running aground in 1961, remains of those great days.

Good condition
Published 1986
Black & White photographs
DJ grubby and some yellowing on inside flap
Some yellowing to title page

Item details

Author(s):
de Kerbrech, R P
Condition:
Used: good
Format:
Hardback
Number of pages:
0
Publisher:
Conway Maritime Press Ltd

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About this item

The post-war years of the Shaw Savill Line saw the opening of new routes and the building of some of the company's finest ships, notably the innovative passenger liners Southern Cross and Northern Star.

But they also witnessed a general decline in world shipping and the final flowering of Shaw Savill's traditional Australasian links as Britain's entry into the EEC put a virtual end to the lucrative New Zealand trade.

This account by a former serving engineer, illustrated by over 100 photographs and 3 line drawings, charts the fortunes of one of the great post-war shipping empires before cutbacks reduced the fleet from 35 ships to just one - the containership Dunedin - in 1985.

Only the wreck of the 13,000 ton cargo vessel Runic, which lies stranded on Middleton Reef after running aground in 1961, remains of those great days.

Good condition
Published 1986
Black & White photographs
DJ grubby and some yellowing on inside flap
Some yellowing to title page

Author(s):
de Kerbrech, R P
Condition:
Used: good
Format:
Hardback
Number of pages:
0
Publisher:
Conway Maritime Press Ltd

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